One hundred tips in ten categories will make your magazine better. These were evaluated for three criteria: Make work easier, improve skills and save time. If you only find ten of these useful, you could save up to 30 minutes a week. That’s 25 hours a year you could spend reading the great books recommended in this issue.
Every publication or studio should have a resource library to inspire, instruct and improve your skills. From classic (and indispensable) resource tools, to the best software tutorials, to an eclectic selection of inspirational sample books and artist profiles, these titles should be part of any creative’s comprehensive collection.
This conclusion of the Six Degrees series brings everything full circle—suggesting an innovative technique for evaluating the effectiveness of your publication to engage and retain your readers, while also providing direction for improving your content—to make your book a must-read.
Doing great work is easier if you work in a great place. Take our quiz and see how the workflow, people, politics and management support stack up at your place—and maybe learn some new ideas for improving things around the shop.
Harvard Business Review Becomes a Real Magazine; Demi Moore—or Less?; Recycled: Colbert Everywhere?; Snark Attack: Costco Connection; [FPO]’s End-of-Print Countdown Clock; NBC Steals Antenna; Quiz #6: “Olden Daze”; Gone But Not Forgotten: Regardie’s; Reps Good for Men’s Health?; NET Scape Explorer; Meat Me in St. Louis, Magazine Bestiary
Designers who won’t collaborate aren’t just elitist artistes—they actually hinder creativity and tank morale.
If you aren’t learning to be better, you’re just making excuses.
Cover portraits can be a cliché. Here are suggestions for making images with real personality.
A designer equally adept at redesign and art direction shares some background on his most recent gig: creative director at Fortune magazine and its most recent redesign.
Serialized stories have a long history of making readers crazy—for the next issue. Create serial articles that keep readers hungry for more.
How-to’s and step-by-steps are as easy as, well, you know.
Bye-bye Arial and Times. New technology allows for real typography on your site.
What makes a great review? Consistency, credibility and circumspection. Great reviewers can make or break your pub.
The most powerful timesaver in InDesign is also the most hidden feature in the program.
Scripts and Actions bring experts inside your programs.
Make your monochrome images dramatic and distinctive. All you need to do is avoid the gray areas.
Getting stock from an artist representative can provide the best of both worlds.
There are some useful glyphs hiding in some common fonts. You just need to know where to find them.
After nearly four decades, this title hasn’t changed its mind-set.
Three “ships” can launch your magazine and help it keep on sailing.
How Andy Warhol got in the soup.
Featured illustrators and photographers. Go to showcase.
How did we miss these titles in our review of great design books?