The Modern Magazine and the 620 Reading Room

Tickets are selling fast for magCulture’s Modern Magazine conference, set to take place at the London College of Communication on September 19. MC is also partnering with Vitsoe and Postcard Teas on a second event launching this month that aims to provide a place of calming magazine-related respite during the London Design Festival

Tickets are selling fast for magCulture‘s Modern Magazine conference, set to take place at the London College of Communication on September 19. MC is also partnering with Vitsoe and Postcard Teas on a second event launching this month that aims to provide a place of calming magazine-related respite during the London Design Festival…

The Modern Magazine line-up boasts some great names from mainstream and independent editorial design and will aim to build on last year’s discussions as to where the world of magazines is heading.

According to magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie, this year’s event will hope to “look more closely at subjects such as what can the mainstream publishers learn from the never-ending wave of independent magazine launches; how do we combine print and digital; and what’s the secret of content marketing.”

 

Veronica Ditting, art director, The Gentlewoman (UK/Netherlands)

The day will consist of presentations and discussions (full line-up at the bottom of this post), with refreshments, lunch and a drinks event where attendees will have the chance to meet the speakers. Attendees will also receive a magCulture tote bag full of magazines and other freebies.

 

Elana Schlenker, founder/art director, Gratuitous Type (US)

Registration is at 9am for a 9.30am start. The LLC is located here (map); event tickets can be purchased from the magCulture shop (general tickets are £140, student tickets are £70).

Additionally, visitors to magCulture’s 620 Reading Room at Vitsoe’s central London showroom can try out the company’s 620 chair programme, sip a cup of Postcard Tea and read one of twenty independent magazines which represent the breadth of creativity behind the current growth of independent publishing.

A special publication, magmagmag, will also be available featuring interviews with the people behind the selected magazines and their own suggestions of further magazines to investigate. Copies will be free to visitors while stocks last (The Modern Magazine 2014 attendees will receive a copy too).

MagCulture will also be hosting a series of meet-the-editor sessions on afternoons at the 620 Reading Room during LDF (more details to follow via magCulture.com).

 

David Moretti, creative director, Wired (Italy)

The full Modern Magazine line-up is as follows:

Adam Moss, editor, New York magazine
David Moretti, creative director, Wired Italia
Jeremy Langmead, head of content, Christies
Kai Brach, founder, Offscreen
Veronica Ditting, art director, The Gentlewoman
Rob Orchard, founder, Delayed Gratification
Elana Schlenker, founder, Gratuitous Type
Peter Houston, blogger and man behind the Magazine Diaries
Simon Lyle, editor of Hot Rum Cow and new magazine Poppy
Danny Miller, founder of Little White Lies, revealing his new magazine
Danielle Pender, editor, Riposte
Pekka Toivonen, ‘art dictator’, FAT

A list of speaker biographies is here.

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