Insanely Beautiful

Insanely Beautiful NEWCOWLESSIGNER.jpgBy Andy Cowles

Whilst on vacation in NYC this summer I met with Time Out's sparkling new editor Terri White and her top notch new art director Chris Deacon. And like many media expats before we gathered at the Ear Inn on Spring Street to drink Mexican beer and gossip about our friends in the media.

Which was all great fun, but for a while we were sorely distracted by a copy of The Wall Street Journal's magazine, WSJ., which I had been "loaned" earlier that day by Christos Hannides, the Creative Director of Ink Global Media's Rhapsody and Hemispheres.

Dear God what a beautiful magazine this is. Page after page of effortless class. Amazing photography, perfectly judged layout, and top-notch writing. It's completely old school, large format, black and white images to the fore, resolutely not glossy. The WSJ. creative team includes Magnus Berger, creative director; Pierre Tardif, design director; and Jennifer Pastore, photography director.

You've got great taste Christos. And you're not getting it back.

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