For the Love of New York
SPD’s 50th Anniversary Speaker Series continued with For the Love of New York magazine
Founded by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker in 1968, New York established itself as a cradle of New Journalism. Over time, it became more national in scope, publishing writers such as Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Nora Ephron, Frank Rich, and John Heilemann.
Since its redesign and relaunch in 2004, the magazine has won more National Magazine Awards than any other publication, which includes the 2013 award for Magazine of the Year. It has been named Magazine of the year in SPD’s PUB competitions three times!
Watch former and present Art Directors and Photography Directors discuss their best moments, memories, and their role in shaping this peerless, legendary magazine brand.
This prestigious panel was moderated by New York's Editor-In-Chief, Adam Moss.
For the Love of EW
SPD’s 50th Anniversary Speaker Series kicked off with a panel discussion with the innovators from one of the industry's most-beloved publications, Entertainment Weekly.
An exploration behind the scenes of magazine making from its premiere issue to now. Featuring every design director from Entertainment Weekly’s 25 years!
With a Special Tribute to Amid Capeci.
Wyatt Mitchell on Redesigning the New Yorker
In his presentation, he discusses the challenges and triumphs of refreshing The New Yorkers’s visual vocabulary and expanding it beyond its print origins. This discussion covers the history that inspired the update of The New Yorker’s signature typeface Irvin, the introduction of Neutraface to the magazine’s pages and the recent design refresh of the Goings On About Town section. Additionally, he discusses the introduction of new artists to the magazine including staff photographer Pari Dukovic.
How to F*** Up a Perfectly Fine Magazine and Look Good While Trying: An Evening with David Curcurito, Design Director of Esquire & Friends
Curcurito has helmed the visual team at Esquire for over eight years, working with editor David Granger to make it one of the most potent and smartest-looking magazines in the business. Curcurito has a gonzo design style honed at places like The Source and Complex that has given Esquire a wonderful sense of energy, vitality, and engagement.
In addition to Curcurito, Esquire art director Stravinski Pierre and photo director Mike Norseng will also join in to, as Curcurito says “give insight into what it truly takes to give Esquire its unique look and feel.”
Leading up to next Wednesday’s speakeasy, SPD will be presenting a series of Esquire page designs and images selected from Curcurito & Company’s very impressive body of work. We’re starting with a baker’s dozen of our favorite Esquire covers, designed by David Curcurito over the past eight years.
VIDEO IN PUBLISHING
The magazine evolution will be televised! Bringing it all to life with the integration of print and video. Lights, camera, action...and audio: an experts’ how to. Squeezing the most out of your 30 second short. Creative solutions to small screen and budget challenges. Doing it all without an outrageous download time... plus so much more!
Kira Pollack Photo Director, Time Magazine
Dora Somosi Photo Director, GQ Magazine
Danielle Levitt Photographer
Moderated by Bon Appetit’s Alex Grossman