SPD@FIT: New York Magazine at 40

The passing of New York Magazine's founding editor Clay Felker earlier this summer was marked as it should be for all of the greats, as the magazine he and Milton Glaser started in 1968 devoted serious real-estate to several sharp pieces of reflection, and one of the greater oral histories around about what it was like during the early days of the ground-breaking, pace-setting magazine start-up. It was exciting to pore over the Felker-era cover highlights posted online and fire off e-mails that started, "What about this...?" That the opportunity for such a clear-eyed, funny and frank appreciation fell during the same year New York celebrates its 40th anniversary seems like synchrony Felker himself would engineer.

To open the 2008-09 season of SPD@FIT, SPD presents an evening that continues the celebration and honors the creators, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of New York.

This panel discussion, including Editor-in-Chief Adam Moss, Design Director Chris Dixon, co-founder Milton Glaser, former Art Directors Walter Bernard and Robert Newman, along with other notables from the magazine's past (who KNOWS who'll be in the audience?!), will be a candid discussion about what it took then, and what it takes now, to make this very special magazine.

New York Magazine's 40th Anniversary
Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, FIT
27th Street & Seventh Avenue, NYC

7:00 - 8:30 PM; doors open at 6:30

SPD Members, $10 in advance ($15 CASH ONLY at the door)
Non-members, $15 in advance ($20 CASH ONLY at the door)
Students with valid ID: $5

Please call SPD at 212 223 3332 by noon on Monday, September 8th for advance tickets while they last; after Monday the 8th, tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event will be $5 higher, CASH ONLY.

RSVP early! All tickets, and seating, are first come, first served.
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  • Heather Jones

    Great night, good job guys! but just curious...kinda missed the Michael Picon / Chris Dougherty team that was there for 5+ years, or at least a note addressing 9-11 story when they were there, anybody else? I noticed that cover in the presentation and was wondering about the details on how they dealt with that tragedy as a singular point in the city's history...

    Also LOVED Milton Glaser's note about people discussing the mag at a restaurant, (something to the effect of...) he felt NYM was "participating in the collective life taking place around us". Makes it all seem worthwhile. /// HJ

    ps. will there be a link to watch it online?

  • ee

    How about Anna Wintour, C.D. at NEW YORK in the early '80's?


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