Listings 13-06-06

LAUNCHES

Greece

Sector: travel

Publisher: Merricks Media

Price: £3.50

Frequency: bimonthly

This 82-page glossy is aimed at lovers of Greece. This issue looks at island hopping, Corfu and getting married in Greece. Rosemary Barron provides the first instalment of her Greek cookery course. Regular features include a guide to renting and buying property.

Contact: Merricks Media, Charlotte House, 12 Charlotte Street, Bath BA1 2NE

Tel: 01225 786 835

Email: greece.edit@merricksmedia.co.uk

RELAUNCHES

Wine International

Sector: food and drink

Publisher: Quest Magazines

Price: £3.30

Frequency: monthly

Wine magazine has changed its name to Wine International to tie in with its association with the International Wine Challenge, the world’s biggest wine competition. New features include a regular look at the way wines perform as investments, a six-part A-Z series on wine, food and travel in Bordeaux and recipe contributions from celebrity cooks Rick Stein, Giorgio Locatelli and Delia Smith.

Editor: Catharine Lowe

Contact: 6-8 Underworld Street, London, N1 7JQ

Website: www.wineint.com

Tel: 020 7549 2567

Girl Talk

Sector: girls lifestyle

Publisher: BBC Worldwide

Price: £1.20

Frequency: monthly Circulation: 83,511

“Tweenage” magazine Girl Talk, for girls aged seven to 11 has unveiled a new look. The title has a new logo, a glossy cover, four additional pages and cover mounts. Editorial staples such as photo stories, animals and relevant features have been modernised to give the magazine a fresher feel.

Editor: Samantha McEvoy

Contact: BBC Worldwide, Woodlands, Wood Lane, London, W12 0TT

Tel: 020 8433 2000

Fax: 020 8749 0538

AWARDS

Workworld Media Awards

These awards celebrate excellence in workplace, management and business journalism . Categories include newspaper journalist, magazine journalist, newspaper feature, broadcast journalist, television programme, radio programme, online journalist, scoop, campaigner and cartoonist of the year. Deadline for entries is 14 July. Judges include Polly Toynbee of The Guardian and Dorothy Byrne from Channel 4.

Contact: www.theworkfoundation.com/newsroom

Tel: 020 7004 7224

LAUNCHES

Fact

Sector: music

Publisher: Vinyl Factory

Print run: 20,000

Frequency: bimonthly from September

This magazine for music lovers is shaped like a seven-inch record to attract vinyl lovers. It is designed by Dan Moscrop and Paul Pensom. “The market is flooded with music magazines so our intention was to be original, creating a fanzine-style mag that people could relate to,” says Moscrop. “We’ve drawn inspiration from sources as varied as early Punk mags through to Cuban poster art.” Moscrop used Block and Neuzeit Grotesque fonts throughout the magazine. “Block gives a hand-printed feel in line with the fanzine style of the magazine and Neuziet is a more characterful sans than Helvetica or Akzidenz. It also works well at small sizes, leads tightly thanks to its shallow descenders and ascenders and tracks like a dream,” he says. The bold graphic pictures and strong colours reflect the magazine’s influences as well as making best use of the material.

“When we receive images they are often of a low resolution, from the internet or poor reproductions, but this is not critical given the nature of Fact’s aesthetic, indeed it actually compliments it, as everything is treated in a similar manner, from our own generated imagery to PR shots,” says Moscrop.

Editor: Sean Bidder

Tel: 08700 600 458

Email: seanbidder@vinylfactory.co.uk

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