Thanks to SPD (the Society of Publication Designers) for naming this week’s Steve Jobs cover their Cover of the Day! High fives to our Creative Director, Dirk Barnett, and our Director of Photography, Scott Hall, for their work on this.
SPD 45: The Design Annual For iPad
“How fitting that the Society of Publication Designers should celebrate the world’s best design, photography and illustration with an incredible new iPad app that sets a new standard unto itself." Download the iPad app here. and read Joe’s full post here.
Fred Woodward invited me up to the GQ offices to have an advanced look at their new version of the GQ iPad app. GQ’s new take on the app goes beyond the previous RSS-feed style. In contrast, the new app is based on the print magazine driven by Fred Woodward's design direction and executed by the GQ art department, thus reflecting the look and feel of the print publication. Click here for the full post at SPD.org.
Must Download Magazine App from SXSW: SPIN Play
CD Devin Pedzwater and DD Ian Robinson worked with development shop Bottle Rocket to create the app which leverages the printed magazine, but also adds live news & reviews feeds and what you would expect the most out of a music magazine: music. Users can stream songs mentioned in the magazine in a unique immersive experience. Definitely a must download app (see also: The Cut, EW’s Must List).
Check out more images from SPIN Play at SPD.org…
Mag Apps: Reinventing your Publication for the iPad
Reformat or Reinvent your publication for the tablet? That was the question Joe Zeff answered yesterday in San Francisco at The WoodWing World Tour as WoodWing showed off its latest additions, including a set of HTML5 widgets that provides publishers with a way to add custom programming to their magazine apps. All of the presentations are available for download at WoodWing’s community site, including Roger Black's take on where tablet publishing may be headed and Rebecca McPheters' statistical analysis of the marketplace.
Visit Joe’s blog for his smart and concise abridged version of his presentation. It’s a good read!
Newsweek Redesign Q&A with Dirk Barnett
In advance of today’s redesign launch, I asked Newsweek Creative Director Dirk Barnett about getting the call from Tina Brown, his process for the relaunch and bringing back the swagger that Newsweek once had. Read the full interview here on SPD.org.