Redesigns: August 2008 Archives

The Blender Redesign: It's all about the

The Blender Redesign: It's all about the "E."

Before he became creative director of Blender late last year, Dirk Barnett held the enviable position of art directing both Play, the New York Times Sports Magazine, and Key, the New York Times Real Estate Magazine. He had landed at the Times after completing a highly-lauded redesign of Premiere, where he was art director from 2004-2006. Before that, as design director of Popular Science, he won a General Excellence award from the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Dirk's industry acknowledgements include recognition from the Type Directors Club, the Society of Publication Designers, the British Design and Art Direction Awards, the New York Art Directors Club, Communication Arts and Print. His work is included in the permanent collection of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. 

We were thrilled to have the talented Mr. Barnett sit down with us this week and discuss his  magazine, the challenges surrounding change, and his partnership with newly-minted Blender editor Joe Levy. 
Prepare Thine Mailboxes

Prepare Thine Mailboxes

All of you who've recently reupped your Interview subscriptions (like we have), prepare for the coming onslaught of greatness from the inimitable Mr. Fabien Baron. Folio has the scoop on the redesign--no, what we've been drooling over these past two months wasn't it--debuting next week. Unlike some magazines, this one will be getting bigger, up to 13" tall from the measly 12" height it sported before.
Dwell Redesign Interview with Kyle Blue

Dwell Redesign Interview with Kyle Blue

This week Chad Kloepfer from the Walker Art Center published an interview with Dwell Design Director Kyle Blue on their design blog. Chad talks with Kyle about the guiding principles, rejected covers, font choices and more that went into the current magazine.

A good Friday afternoon read.

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