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.]]>
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.]]>