Category Archives: Arts & Culture

UK: Dazed & Confused magazine released new app

Fashion and culture enthusiasts around the world will now be able to access Dazed & Confused from anywhere at any time, with the release of the new Dazed & Confused iPhone and iPad app this week.

“From fold out poster to iPad app, Dazed & Confused has come a long way since its birth almost two decades ago,” says Jefferson Hack, Publisher and Co-founder of Dazed & Confused. “With the new app, a whole new audience of culturally aware iPad and iPhone users will be introduced to Dazed.”

Dazed’s monthly “unparalleled” fashion editorials, created by the best stylists and photographers in the industry, and profiles of the best creative talent in every field, will now be available for free on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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Tyler Brûlé launched summer newspaper version of Monocle

Tyler Brûlé, editor of Monocle and self-appointed arbiter of cool, has launched a new summer offshoot of his monthly style magazine. He has produced what he is calling a summer newspaper, a 64-page broadsheet-sized read called Monocle Mediterraneo, whose first issue came out on July 29.

Edited by Monocle’s London-based team, the Monocle Mediterraneo newspaper features a mix of essays, reportage, interviews and fashion. The specially curated summer newspaper will be accompanied by the Summer Series, a weekly audio show that will be broadcast on with live music and debate on Fridays at 12.00 CET. Both in print and online, this latest Monocle media extension will become the ultimate accessory for summer relaxation. To order your copy online click here.

Clearly Brûlé, founder of Wallpaper* magazine, which he then sold to Time Inc., would like his well-heeled readers to pick the paper up as they swan around the Côte d’Azur and Sardinia.

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USA: Vanity Fair just introduced a movie trivia app featuring “Little Graydon”

Vanity Fair just introduced an iPhone app on movie trivia, featuring “Little Graydon.” This app is free and has an ad deal from Bing.

You’ll need a quick brain, limber thumbs, and a good working knowledge of Hollywood lore to go deep into Vanity Fair’s new film-trivia game, Movie Madness. With hundreds of fun, sophisticated questions from Vanity Fair’s stable of film geeks, you may get one or two of these questions wrong—but by the time you’ve beat the 25 levels, you’ll be a veritable Roger Ebert.

First Arabic edition of National Geographic to be published

Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC) and the National Geographic Society have announced a partnership to publish the first Arabic-language version of National Geographic Magazine.

National Geographic Al Arabiya will provide readers in the region with greater access to National Geographic magazine’s award-winning features on geography, archaeology and natural science, as well as its iconic imagery of natural beauty from around the world. Complementing this global content, more than 20 percent of each issue will be generated locally, with unique features of particular relevance to regional readers. National Geographic Channels International & Abu Dhabi Media Company also broadcast the National Geographic Channel in Arabic across the Middle East.

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France: “Arts Magazine” to launch “Expos” on August 26

Arts Magazine, which currently circulates about 30 000 copies per issue (10 000 subs), just announced the launch of a new guide magazine dedicated to upcoming art exhibits in France for the end of summer.  Named Expos (abbreviation of “expositions, which is the French word for exhibits), it aims to be an 84-page guide the world of arts distributed every other month in a pocket-size format and highlighting the 200 most relevant art exhibits happening in France over the period.  Each exhibit selected will feature a review, notes and explanations and rank from the editors of Arts Magazine.

This guide will be bilingual French/English with a special section dedicated to non-French readers such as foreign tourists and expats.  The English part will cover mostly the exhibits taking place within the Paris area as well as other major French cities.  The content of the Expos guide will also be available online, as well as on iPad et iPhone devices.

Expos’ publisher currently is banking on an estimated print run of 50 000 copies per issue with a cover price 2,90 € each.  On the advertising side, a special launch offer will be sold: -40% for the first two issues, as well as a package deal including Arts Magazine + Expos for 4 500 € net.  Ad sales for the package deal are being handled by Arts Magazine’s ad sales representative, Initial Régie, a subsidiary of Prisma Presse.  Otherwise, Expos’ team will handle its own advertising in-house for now.

Click to view the latest digital issue of Arts Magazine.
Click to see Arts Magazine’s 2010 media kit in PDF.

Wallpaper*, the international design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, is publishing its first handmade issue

Wallpaper*, the international design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, is publishing what it claims to be its most ambitious issue to date with “Handmade“, which is printed on seven different paper stocks, has 21000 unique covers and every object it features was reportedly commissioned by the magazine.

For the August issue, Wallpaper* magazine brought together and briefed some of the world’s leading designers, craftsmen and manufacturers to produce unique furniture, fittings, foodstuffs, fashion and more. The special issue chronicles the production and presentation of this astonishing collection of one-off designs and delicacies.

From cover to cover, Wallpaper* Handmade is a complete celebration of craftsmanship. Through working closely with paper supplier UPM, the issue is printed on no less than seven different paper stocks and includes an A5 sketchbook documenting how several of the designs evolved. There is even a paper house to cut out and assemble, courtesy of architect Ryuji Nakamura.

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France: Philippe Starck helps celebrate Télérama’s 60th anniversary in style!

The French cultural weekly Télérama just turned 60! To celebrate its anniversary in style, the publication asked design star and visionnaire Philippe Starck to share his vision of the world in 60, 600 and 6000 years!

On this occasion will exceptionnally boast 230 pages and will be perfect-bound instead of saddle-stitched.  The Télérama editors will offer their take on the major events of the past 60 years that changed the music business, TV, theater, cinema, radio and litterature of course!

Launched in 1950 as Radio-Loisirs, a supplement to catholic paper La Vie catholique illustrée, it becomes known as Télérama, which is the French acronym for Télé (TV), Radio and Cinéma, in the 70’s while simultaneously leaving all religious ties behind.  Télérama is some ways comparable to The New Yorker magazine.  While definitely a left-wing bastion amongst French publications, it is nevertheless always bi-partisan in its approach movie reviews or book critiques alike.  The magazine is known to Continue reading