Posts Tagged ‘Magazine’

Latest Reed Pages/Erykah Badu Cover.

January 20, 2011

Jeff Staple posted a picture on his Twitter of the cover of the latest issue of Reed Pages. The issues cover story is on Erykah Badu who Jeff spent a few days on tour with. Very happy to see a new issue is being made as I absolutely loved the first one.

When the magazine first debuted, it was suppose to be a quarterly and I heavily considered getting a subscription but opted not to because I didn’t think they would publish them on a timely matter. It seems I was right as the last issue came out in the middle of 2009. That’s not a knock against them as I understand how difficult it is to produce a magazine in a timely manner, especially for Jeff and Staple Design guys who have a lot on their plate as it is.

That said, I’m glad to know they are grinding out another one. Can’t wait for the issue to come out. Long live print!

Reed Pages

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Monocle

December 15, 2010

Monocle is one of the two resources I use to get my news. Basically it’s just the Associated Press RSS feed and Monocle. I try to stay as far away from American televised news as I can. Monocle represents the complete opposite of the in-your-face, scare tactics, yellow press journalism we’ve been sadly grown accustomed to here in the states. Monocles reporting is a breath of fresh air as it slows things down and takes a calculated, well thought out approach to stories that seem minutely irrelevant to most but works for a attention-to-detail geek like myself.

When I read Monocle, simply holding an issue is satisfying in itself due to a single issues sheer heft. It’s completely dense and packed with enough content to easily last you until the next volume. The magazine has fantastic paper stock, smells incredible and design wise always has a cohesive style and tone to it. It’s magazine execution at its finest.

While we continue to see numerous magazines die off on a monthly basis. Not only are they one of the few subscription based publications to stay afloat during the slow rise of digital media’s inevitable takeover, they manage to flourish.

Monocle


Gamefan+EGM: Don’t Call It A Comeback

May 8, 2010


I never thought I’d see the day these two magazines would be back on the shelves. Coincdentally making their return at the same time. *sniff* Brings a tear to my eye. Long live print!

EGM
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1UP/EGM Forever

January 18, 2009

This…is…rad. I grabbed this from Dan “Shoe” Hsu and Crispin Boyer’s site Sore Thumbs. This piece was done by artist Bill Mudron, who drew EGM’s Seek And Destroy series, as a goodbye and tribute. It supposedly contains every 1Up staff and tons of EGM inside jokes throughout it’s run.

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1UP

Okay here’s who I got so far. I probably got a few of these wrong. If any 1UP/EGM super fans can help fill in the blanks, please comment and do so.

Top Center Cirlce: Dan “Shoe” Hsu, Mielke, Shawn Smith, Mark Mcdonald, Donahoe?, Quarterman, Sushi X.

Right Side Top Circle: Jeremy Parish, Scott Sharkey, Ray Barnholt?, Jenn Frank, Alice Liang, other two I don’t know.

Right Side Bottom Circle: The 1UP Show Crew, Ryan O’Donnell, Matt Chandronait, Jane Pinkard, Kathleen Sanders, David Ellis, Rob Bowen, is that Che Chou? And I don’t know who’s at the very bottom.

Left Side Top Circle: Nick Suttner, Phil Koller, Anthony Gallegos, Crispin Boyer, Greg Ford, Jenn Tsao?, Tina Sanchez.

Left Side Botom Circle: Jeff Green, Ryan Scott, Shawn Elliot. Other two I don’t know.

Bottom Circle: Skip Pfister, Todd Zuniga, Shane Bettenhausen, Luke Smith, Garnett Lee. Two guys on the right, I’m not sure.

Outskirts: Sean Baby, Andrew Fitch, Demian Linn.

R.I.P. EGM/1UP

January 17, 2009

It’s been tough for me to see the recent demise of EGM and 1UP. I’ve been a huge fan of 1UP for a couple years now and I would spend literally 5 to 6 hours of my week listening to the various podcasts and watching the latest episode of the 1Up Show. After all that time you really got to know these people like they were your friends who you talked and played games with. To see so many of them lose their job is a very grim thing. Not only for many of us who are fans but most especially for them no longer having a job.

Electronic Gaming Monthly was the other major casualty of the UGO buyout. I haven’t subscribed to it since I was in high school but ever since I’ve been playing video games, it’s been Gamepro, EGM and which ever Dave Halverson magazine was out at the time. To have one of them not on the magazine rack is pretty damn depressing. It’s a small part of my childhood gone for good.

EGM Sheng Long Scan

The earliest, most memorable EGM moment was back when I was in 5th or 6th grade. I was riding the bus home from school and someone had the EGM issue where they had that infamous “Sheng Long” screen cap. I freaked out and thought to myself, “Who the fuck is the old guy with fire on the end of his Dragon Punch?!”

My friends were saying how it was some secret boss even more harder to beat than Bison! My mind exploded. I don’t remember when I found out that that was all just a April Fools Day prank but I, along with EVERY other kid who was obsessed with Street Fighter, felt like a complete idiot.

April Fools!

*sigh* Remembering this makes me a little teary eyed. Goodbye Quarterman. Goodbye Sushi X. May you two live forever in the annals of game journalism. Farewell EGM, thanks for the memories.

Warp April 2008

April 26, 2008

Another one of my Kinokuniya pick ups, last months issue of Warp which features Nigo, Pharrell and the Boyz on the cover. Warp seems to be more of a mixture of fashion and music whereas Street Jack is straight fashion. The cover is nice and glossy and I particularly like the layouts and pictures throughout the issue. I really like the black and white two page spread of Nigo and P.

Some other things to note: Hiroshi Fujiwara, Big-O, some new Phenomenon and W-Taps pieces are also featured in the mag.

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Street Jack April 2008

April 21, 2008

On my last trip to Japantown, one of my Kinokuniya purchases was the latest issue of Street Jack. It’s pretty much filled up with all kinds of cool shit I can’t even buy here in the states. Oh how I love to torture myself. Enjoy.

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