Later this month the Editorial Design Organisation invites Chris Dixon, design director of Vanity Fair, to present a talk about his work, which has included being part of the team that relaunched New York magazine ten years ago. Tickets for the event are still available…
In 2005, Dixon joined Luke Hayman at New York magazine to help reinvigorate the title under the new editorship of Adam Moss. Dixon has noted the influence of early editions of US Esquire and Spy magazine on the relaunched New York. (CR’s Patrick wrote about the success of New York’s rigorous infographics, here, while the magazine’s design team also employed this aesthetic to create our own December 2010 cover, here.)
Since 2011, Dixon has been design director of Vanity Fair (current issue shown, above), and while there has led a visual overhaul of the magazine. His brief on coming into the Vanity Fair stable from Graydon Carter was to “Dixonise it!” according to Jeremy Leslie’s Eye interview with the long-serving editor. Leslie has also interviewed Dixon for the MagCulture site.
Dixon’s EDO talk will take place on Thursday 24 September, downstairs at ad agency Mother (address below). Drinks will also be provided.
Venue: Mother, Biscuit Building, 10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DD
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm (talk is 7pm to 8.30pm)
Cost: £20 / £15 for bookings of 5+. Students: £12.50. Tickets via eventbrite.co.uk