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Comments on: Distributing Design Publications Today http://designnotes.info/?p=1746 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 By: realtouch http://designnotes.info/?p=1746&cpage=1#comment-101550 Mon, 04 May 2009 05:30:00 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1746#comment-101550 type

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By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1746&cpage=1#comment-100211 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 18:06:43 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1746#comment-100211 I think you might be right about that Raph—I may have been confusing lulu with a different service out there. I'll fix the text above. I think all you can do is buy a hard copy.

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By: litherland http://designnotes.info/?p=1746&cpage=1#comment-100214 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:52:14 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1746#comment-100214 As I'm sure Michael knows, I tend to agree with him about enlisting stars simply to lend a project credibility. It's a fine line: one becomes “known”, presumably, because one has something to say. But when people are asked to contribute to a project to serve as rainmakers, to draw traffic, it can undercut an effort to start something new. When the usual suspects show up again and again, everywhere, no matter what, things can start to feel brittle and static. It takes work and courage (and a little imagination) to break out of that homogeneity.

File Magazine looks interesting. The crowdsourcing/flickr aspect of it has a precursor, though, I think: A5, from Tel Aviv, has been employing a similar methodology for a while to good effect. And long before that there was JPG.

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By: Raph http://designnotes.info/?p=1746&cpage=1#comment-100210 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:19:08 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1746#comment-100210 Michael,
You mention being able to buy a digital version of Design Business Review….but I can only find a link to purchase a printed version on lulu.com?
Also love your blog, always lots of interesting posts.

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By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1746&cpage=1#comment-100212 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 07:09:39 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1746#comment-100212 Well you do know how I feel about lazy design writing that basically relies on a known name to give the story credibility. But your other observations are interesting to me. I was wondering why Design Business Review didn't bother showing any images of the inside text. And yes, I agree a first issue is just that—a place to start.

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By: jonathan selikoff http://designnotes.info/?p=1746&cpage=1#comment-100213 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 02:44:41 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1746#comment-100213 I just received my issue of Design Business Review yesterday. At the risk of being superficial, have these guys ever heard of a gutter before? Between articles, they have large pull quotes that run across a full spread. Maybe this looks great on the PDF, but when buried halfway into a perfect-bound booklet, the middle is gone, completely unreadable. Similarly, the interior margins are too small for perfect binding. Hopefully they can fix this for the next issue.

On cursory read, I think it needs to be a little more depth. As much as you dislike the name authors, they do bring people in, myself included. Reading about Pentagram's plans for the recession sounded interesting, but the content was remarkably light and touched on what most people already know about them. I'm still working my way through the issue, so hopefully there's more meat to be found.

It's issue 001, so I can't be too critical yet. It's a good idea that none of the bigger design magazines – like HOW's business annual – really tackle well. Not having pictures to fall back on is actually a positive here. Let's get some good content.

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