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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King (23 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780672985
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780672984
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.5 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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, Time Out, and Virgin Atlantic's Hot Air, as well as working for clients such as Budweiser and Silk Cut. He runs magCulture, providing hands-on design and advice to publishers and other clients working with content for print and digital media.

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By Pam on 9 April 2014
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Full of inspirational examples of publications. Not a lot of text to read.

Highly recommend this for students who want to go into editorial design. But also good for graphic design, typography, photography and possibly book art.

Would have liked more digital/web based examples, as it is very concentrated on printed/physical outcomes.
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Great gift 21 Jan 2014
By Jo Dugan-Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this for a gift for my son. He is in a Masters Program in Advertising a I thought it would be a great reference book. He agreed and really liked it!
I need more 29 Oct 2014
By Luis Salazar - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has excellent examples... But it should be more text and info than images
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Long on style, short on substance 15 Jan 2014
By T. Wesley - Published on Amazon.com
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1 page of content

25 pages of magazine covers & spreads

The author's opinions about the state of the magazine industry are pretty standard (print is dead! long live print!) and not at all surprising. He does get into some of the lesser-known niche magazines out there in the US & Europe, and even some of the even lesser lesser-known ones from other places (South Africa, Japan), but most of this book is just ... pictures. Pictures of interesting layouts, sure, and some really great covers, but in the end, it's nothing graphic designers and magazine art editors haven't seen before.

It's a decent enough book, but do yourself a favor and wait for the paperback version.
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