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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing (29 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856693368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856693363
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jeremy Leslie is the author of the highly successful book issues: New Magazine Design. He has been designing magazines since the mid-1980s and has art directed Blitz magazine, Time Out and Virgin Atlantic's Hot Air, as well as working for clients such as Budweiser and Silk Cut. He is currently Creative Director at John Brown Citrus Publishing.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sara Greatorex on 24 April 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is a must for any wannabe designer of the mainstream commercialpublication. There are many design aids that focus heavily on imagesrather than text in order to give the designer inspiration. I get bored ofpictures sometimes - I just wanna know how people tick! This book hasplenty of interviews to persuade, inform and teach the modern graphicdesigner about magazine design.
Magazines are so important to society today, yet there is so muchcompetition out there, many publications simply lose the battle withcompetitors and dissapear into thin air. 'The Face' has been the mostrecent example of this, because it just lost its appeal. The cutting edgedesigns of the 80's were never matched in the 90's and the 00's. As amagazine designer, its essential to be innovative, yet work to therestraints of the overall mag identity. Magculture not only seeks to showthe designer successful examples with images, but it also teaches. Thereare interviews with several top art directors that make informativereading, and also a few short essays from design gurus, like PatrickBurgoyne, editor of 'Creative Review' magazine.
This is a book that can provide that inspiration pick-me-up whenever youneed it - and let's face it, we all get stuck at some point. Whether youare a professional or a student designer, Magculture can offer us allsomething.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Ross TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 July 2005
Format: Paperback
This attractive book falls firmly into the category of what I call "designer porn". Like any number of design books that look to provide an overview of the latest wave in whatever field, it's both mouthwatering and entirely impractical. The six essays that open the book do a decent job of setting the context for what follows and providing an overview of consumer magazines, newspaper magazines, indie mags (mircrozines), corporate/brand magazines, and even web magazines, but the real-world designer is unlikely to find any helpful tips or advice (granted, the book isn't intended to do that to begin with). The 150 or so pages that follow are chockablock with beautifully shot examples of the latest and greatest magazine design from the late '90s and early '00s (almost all the examples are from Western Europe). Organized into sections on overall format, cover design, flow, typography, and photography, these make for great eye candy, and act as a sort of sourcebook for potential inspiration, but that's about it. Overall, it's a nice book, but almost all the examples are of magazines supported by fancy ads or fancy corporations. What would be nice is if someone could put together a similar book based on low-budget magazines. That's something that would transcend the usual designer porn and actually be useful to more of us.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
More Designer Porn 17 July 2005
By A. Ross - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This attractive book falls firmly into the category of what I call "designer porn". Like any number of design books that look to provide an overview of the latest wave in whatever field, it's both mouthwatering and entirely impractical. The six essays that open the book do a decent job of setting the context for what follows and providing an overview of consumer magazines, newspaper magazines, indie mags (mircrozines), corporate/brand magazines, and even web magazines, but the real-world designer is unlikely to find any helpful tips or advice (granted, the book isn't intended to do that to begin with). The 150 or so pages that follow are chockablock with beautifully shot examples of the latest and greatest magazine design from the late '90s and early '00s (almost all the examples are from Western Europe). Organized into sections on overall format, cover design, flow, typography, and photography, these make for great eye candy, and act as a sort of sourcebook for potential inspiration, but that's about it. Overall, it's a nice book, but almost all the examples are of magazines supported by fancy ads or fancy corporations. What would be nice is if someone could put together a similar book based on low-budget magazines. That's something that would transcend the usual designer porn and actually be useful to more of us.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Just ok... 9 July 2005
By Alison K. Mackey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am a magazine designer always on the lookout for new books addressing the topic. This one was...just ok. Most of the showcase designs are too abstract to really apply in most small publication markets. Not a total waste, but there are far better books on the topic (such as "Suprise Me" or "Magazine Design That Works")
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Worth Buying 19 Mar 2007
By madstoner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The title said enough of it. Buy the book and you can learn lot more about editorial design and editorial part. Good luck!
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