News 07.01.09

Design, etc. news, 7.1.09

Vibe Magazine Folds
After reducing circulation and instilling four-day work weeks, Vibe leaves just two wide-circulation music magazines in its wake, and virtually nothing in the black community but XXL and The Source.

Debbie Millman’s first day
Today is Debbie Millman’s first day as president of AIGA. Check out who’s helping her lead America’s go-to design organization. You can keep up with her on Twitter, as well.

 

According to the world’s least fashionable magazine, Forbes ranks New York behind Paris and Milan for fashion and design. In the U.S., San Francisco and Los Angeles also made the top 10.

Hartford Courant goes back to the basics

After almost 95 percent of readers spoke out against the paper’s September redesign that shifted the nameplate vertical, the oldest continuously published paper in the U.S. returns to a traditional front page.
via Design Observer


2009 Penguin Design Award winners announced

Student designers submit their proposals for the cover of The Secret History by Donna Tartt “to design a fresh and bold new look for this cult classic in order to bring it to a new generation of readers.”


Keeping up with Gmail

For all you Gmail users, Google releases a few new features for its ubiquitous email program, including drag-and-drop and advanced labeling.

 
The New York Times wants to see what you see

Calling all would-be photojournalists: Submit your cell phone photos to the “Lens” section of the venerable paper’s website.

Creative Review website redesigned
The site boasts a sleeker look, updated blog, and more web-based knowledge to share. Designed by Bureau of Visual Affairs.

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