Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications
Knitting magazine is looking to capitalise on the renewed popularity of knitting. It contains a mix of modern, classic and traditional knitting, with patterns for complete beginners as well as more challenging designs for experienced knitters. The target readership ranges from early 20s to late 80s. Designers such as Kaffe Fasset, Jean Moss, Debbie Bliss, Sasha Kagan and Brandon Mably have been commissioned to contribute patterns. There are features on techniques, book extracts, reader offers, product news and reviews of yarns, books, exhibitions and shows.
Editor: Christine Richardson
Contact: 116 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XU
Tel: 01273 478449
Fax: 01273 478606
Digital Creative Arts
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
This new Paragon title is for people who enjoy creating digital video, 3D design and using Photoshop. The 148-page magazine is aimed at ABC1 aspiring and professional digital users. It will include a buyers’ guide to hardware and software and a free DVD containing software demos, sample files, movies, sounds, video tutorials and plug-ins.
Managing editor: Paul Newman
Contact: Paragon House, St Peter’s Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2JS.
Tel: 01202 299900
Turkey Writer Of The Year Award
Food journalists should dig out their favourite turkey recipes for a chance to win the British Turkey Recipe Writer of the Year award. The piece must have been published in the past 18 months. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the London Hilton on 25 September. Entries should be received by 25 July.
Contact: British Turkey Recipe Writer, c/o Field McNally Leathes, 8 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9TY.
Tel: 01273 834726
Bettmann 100 Photo Contest
Corbis is inviting entries for the Bettmann 100 Photo Contest, organised in celebration of Otto Bettmann’s 100th birthday. It is open to professional photographers, and the judges select 100 entries that best capture the zeitgeist of the early 21st century. Judges include Josef Csallos, picture editor at Der Spiegel; Kathleen Klech, photography director at CondÃ© Nast Traveller; Tom Reynolds, design director at the Sunday Times Magazine; and Dr Mary Panzer, contributing editor at American Photo. The winning photographs will be accepted into the Bettmann Archive, the first time it has been open to new work since 1985. Deadline is 22 August. Corbis will accept five entries per photographer.
Local Reporting Awards
Deadline: 11 July
Contact: Martha Leary-Tanner, Newspaper Society, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA
Newspaper Society New Media Award 2003
Deadline: 4 July
Contact: Lynsey Giddings, New Media Awards, The Newspaper Society, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA
Worldwork Media Awards
Deadline: 14 July
Tel: 020 7004 7224
Publisher: Archant Specialist
Grafik magazine, formerly known as Graphics International, has been revamped. The redesign aims to make the magazine’s graphic design element more prominent to compete with imported journals. Designer Nick Tweedie of MadeThought says the magazine is “more reactive and relevant to its content and less of a box-filling exercise”. The title has also downsized. “The previous size was a little unwieldy; a smaller size felt more comfortable and made it easier to file for future reference,” he adds. The fonts used are designed by Herb Lubalin: ITC Avant Garde (also designed with Tom Carnase) and ITC Lubalin Graph. “We felt that people would expect us to use Helvetica; it was a conscious decision to kick against that preconception and come up with something a little different,” says Tweedie. “Lubalin Graph is very similar to Avant Garde but its slab serif makes for easier reading. Both fonts look harmonious together and there is a bit of a nod to classic magazine and newspaper design where a serif and a sans serif are used in tandem.” The use of imagery was one of the hardest elements to balance, he adds. “While trying to remain respectful of other designers’ work shown, we still felt we needed a sense of freedom and scale away from neat columns of ‘squared-up’ images that would result in looking generic. We felt it important to achieve a sense of ‘freedom with control’.”
Editor: Caroline Roberts
Contact: 24a Unit Workshops, 1-13 Adler Street, London, E1 1EE.
Tel: 020 7247 4959