Andy Chappin is taking early retirement from the Financial Times after 21 years on the paper and its various magazine and supplements. How many designers expect to be on a job for so long today?
Archive for September, 2008
The 2005 Dalek cover for the BBC’s Radio Times has won the nation’s heart in the PPA’s cover promotion for Magazine Week, says the Guardian. It cornered a quarter of the 10,000 votes cast to win the title of the nation’s favourite cover.
The Magazine Week website has a video of Adam Pasco nominating the cover. The Gardeners’ World editor knows a good magazine when he sees one. He has been at the helm of GW since launching it for BBC/Redwood in 1991. The title went straight to the top of the gardening sales chart and has seen off all challengers since.
Time Out is celebrating surviving 40 years – with a triple gatefold front cover that depicts the heroes of London, from Damien Hirst to Jamie Oliver to Helen Mirren (this time showing off her legs, which once appeared to be the subject of a British Airways advert).
The last time Time Out did a such as fancy cover, it was a triple fold-down gatefold – very rare because of the amount of paper wasted – for the 2004 London Film Festival.
Sarah Sands, recently appointed as Reader’s Digest editor from the Telegraph, has set about giving the magazine a new look. ‘We would all like to learn more, to live fully and to seek sanctuary in the glow of the home,’ she explains.
There’s a mean-looking Fiona Bruce telling Richard Barber about her favourite heirloom, pictures of the latest Bond girl Gemma Arterton (star of TV’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles on Sunday nights) and, as always, it’s packed with titbits. How about this one to get more exercise while cooking: use a cleaver for your chopping because it’s heavier than a knife. How many fit people are going to lose fingers in the next decade because of that idea?