Turning Pages
Editorial Design for Print Media

Turning Pages is a perceptive survey of the state-of-the-art magazines, books, and newspapers that are redefining print media. It introduces relevant solutions for a print landscape that has been and continues to be changed indelibly by economic upheaval and our shifting media preferences.

Renowned editorial designers present their publications and comment on the stages of their conceptualization, design, and production. Thus, the book provides an overview of the editorial process as well as valuable perspectives on how different designers are meeting the challenges of creating outstanding print products for today and the years to come.


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Emigre No.70: The Look Back Issue – Selections from Emigre magazine #1 – #69

During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, graphic design was experiencing one of its most exciting and transformative periods. The Apple Macintosh computer had been introduced, design schools were exploring French linguistic theory, the vernacular had become a serious source of study and inspiration, the design and manufacture of typefaces was suddenly opened up to everyone who could use a computer, and for the first time in the United States, New York City was no longer the place to look for the latest developments in graphic design. And in Berkeley, California, across the bay from Silicon Valley, Emigre magazine, like no other, recognized the significance of the events, and became both a leading participant and a keen observer of this innovative international design scene, generating a body of work and ideas that still resonate today.

Fueled by Emigre’s successful digital type foundry, the magazine became one of the most popular and controversial graphic design magazines of its time. 69 issues were published in a variety of formats, featuring in-depth interviews with fellow design trailblazers and critical essays by an emerging group of young design writers.

This book, designed and edited by Emigre co-founder and designer Rudy VanderLans, is a selection of reprints, using original digital files, tracing Emigre’s development from its early bitmap design days in the late 1980s through to the experimental layouts that defined the so called “Legibility Wars” of the late 1990s, to the critical design writing of the early 2000s.





Cube is a loosely biennial bookzine, packed full of visual imagery, be it in the form of photography, painting or graphic. Cube is a multifaceted canvas that we offer to visual artists, to let them express and bring their ideas to the world. Cube is theirs, more than ours.

Cube neatly expresses our vision. It is an instrument for practicing cultural engineering, the way we like to do it. In the end Cube, more than anything else, is ours. It’s our way to recount and represent ourselves.

No really, Cube is yours.


Began is life as a fanzine, eventually became a full-blown magazine, and has morphed intot a bookzine. Each issue is inspired simply by Giorgio De Mitri’s state of mind at the time and the relationship he has ith his wide and varied network of creatives and friends. He collects images and text from them over a number of months putting them together to create the next issue.
Source: Mag art, innovationin Magazine Design, by Charlotte Rivers.


Publishers and Art Directors Kevin Grady and Colin Metcalf both have backgrounds in art and journalism, but tneither had been involved in the overall production of a magazine, so in 2002, they decided to create one that ould offers something new and different to readers.
Source: Mag art, innovationin Magazine Design, by Charlotte Rivers.

About Kevin Grady


LEMON IS POSITIVE. In a snark-infested media landscape, LEMON appeals to the best in human nature. Content curated through the filter of curiosity and creativity leaves little room for cynicism. LEMON is an antidote to a toxic mindscape.

LEMON is pop culture with a twist. An elaborate, one-of-a-kind annual publication staking its claim at the intersection of 60’s-70’s Pop and 21st century hyper-culture. Illustrated with specially-commissioned art, design and photography from celebrated artists and acclaimed talents alike, LEMON is an immersive experience in print.

Typography in magazines

By Laura Meseguer
Barcelona, 2010.

8vo : on the outside
Mark Holt & Hamish Muir.
Lars Müller, 2005.

Merz to Emigre and beyond :
avant-garde magazine design of the twentieth century

Steven Heller.
Phaidon, 2003.

Rick Poynor.
Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

Mag-art : innovation in magazine design
Charlotte Rivers.
RotoVision, 2008.