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The last ten years of magazine publishing have been a period of rapid innovation, providing a vital record of the era’s diverse visual trends. The Modern Magazine features the best editorial design, looking in particular at how magazines have adapted to respond to digital media. Encompassing mainstream and independent publishing, and graphic and editorial design, The Modern Magazine explores the issues now facing the industry, examining changes to the basic discipline of combining text and image for the global, Internet-savvy consumer. The book looks at key developments in the field, interviewing a broad range of specialists to discover their understandings of the current state of the industry and how different areas of publishing influence each other. Incorporating great visuals and genuine insight into the process of their creation, The Modern Magazine chronicles these exciting changes, providing a resource for designers, with interviews with major figures, summaries of new developments and trends, links to blogs, and more.

As part of his ongoing work for Witness, Harry Pearce has created the identity for The Hub. Conceived as a “YouTube for human rights”, The Hub is the world’s first participatory media site focused on the protection of human rights, providing a network for users to upload, share and discuss videos, photos and audio. (via New Work: The Hub | New at Pentagram)

Mint has this series of articles on offices of well-known companies and how they help the brand. You can read the article here. They note “office design serves to motivate employees and instill a sense of belonging in them”. I wonder how our office space is perceived by our employees and the rare visitors. It is slightly messy with industrial looking cement flooring. Dust and cobwebs can be noticed if you look hard. When we moved in, the only thing we did was put a partition to make a meeting room and fixed a few desks on one side. Most desks were second-hand or donated or jugaad stuff we picked up from here and there (Three desks thanks to Rashmi Vallabhajosyula). Subbu donated the cane sofa set and the fridge. I brought the microwave and cups from my home. See Subbu at this 40-year-old desk. (This was my late father’s).