About: (Est. 1947) “Road & Track is the longest-running and most trusted automotive magazine brand in the United States. Its content is geared to the passionate auto enthusiast and contains information about the latest models, industry news and auto shows blended with wide-ranging feature stories, technical insights and coverage of the vintage car scene and motorsports.”
Design by: N/A
Ed.’s Notes: Very nice update. I especially like the R&T monogram version shown below (or after the jump) along with a video and before/after images of the magazine’s cover.
About: (Est. 2008) “WSJ Magazine features the business of luxury and discerning lifestyle content. It is relevant to the [Wall Street] Journal’s readers, who are the world’s most powerful and influential consumers. It acts as an escape and inspiration for their diverse and sophisticated lives. Reaching the largest number of affluent consumers globally, WSJ. Magazine is the World’s Largest Luxury Magazine.”
Design by: In-house.
Ed.’s Notes: Not as famous as the recently B-Sided T magazine but in the same magazine-inside-a-newspaper realm, here is the Wall Street Journal’s own redesign. Magazine covers below (or after the jump).
About: (Est. 2004) “T: The New York Times Style Magazine is a perfect-bound magazine dedicated to fashion, living, beauty, holiday, travel and design coverage. The magazine was launched in August 2004. It is published 15 times a year and distributed within the Sunday edition of The New York Times newspaper. Since December 2007, an international edition has been distributed with the weekend edition of the International Herald Tribune. Stefano Tonchi was editor until 2010; his replacement was Sally Singer. Singer left in 2012 and was replaced by Deborah Needleman. T is not a supplement of The New York Times Magazine, but a distinct publication with its own staff.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Design by: In-house.
Ed.’s Notes: It’s sad to see the iconic, blackletter “T” go, but perhaps this will give the magazine its own wings to be considered separate of The New York Times. Before/After of the cover below (or after the jump).
Relevant links: Fishbowl mention.
First published in 1894, Billboard is a weekly magazine devoted to the music industry and issuing weekly charts of the top songs, including the popular and industry-leading Hot 100 of the top singles, which then spawned an endless inventory of CDs. This week, Billboard is introducing a redesigned magazine featuring a new logo, both by Pentagram partner Michael Bierut. The new identity will be introduced unto the website on January 26 when it relaunches.
Computer Arts, the UK-based magazine for digital artists and designers, has published what they call the Computer Arts Collection, comprised of six, new, 200-plus-page annual issues, each devoted to their core topics: graphic design, typography, illustration, branding, photography, and advertising. Editor Nick Carson was kind enough to send me a sample of the branding annual and it’s pretty fantastic. While it covers some of the same things we do on Brand New — like the EDP, More4, and DC Comics identities — the in-depth coverage and the fact that you can take it with you into the John, makes for a welcome read. The issue is thick with great content, including a 48-page feature story that chronicles the development of an identity project by London-based Studio Output. See more about the branding issue here and the overall collection here. A few images of the magazine below (or after the jump).
We cover it all, from all corners of the world: cooking magazines from Ukraine, hot dogs from North Carolina, and bike polo players from Spain.
First published in 1992, Men’s Journal, as its name implies is a lifestyle magazine for men with a circulation of more than 700,000 copies to an 84% male audience. Owned by Wenner Media, Men’s Journal is a sister publication to Rolling Stone and Us Weekly. Last week the magazine introduced a new logo designed by renown letterer Jim Parkinson — who previously drew one of the past versions of the logo — in collaboration with Men’s Journal art director Benjamen Purvis.
Reaching seven million readers every month, House Beautiful is known as the publication of American home design and decoration. Since being founded in 1896, House Beautiful remains the oldest continuously published shelter magazine in the United States. In 1936, House Beautiful was purchased by Hearst Corporation, who continues to publish the magazine. In September, the magazine rolled out a new editorial design and an updated wordmark crafted by Jeremy Mickel.
First published in 1846 — eighteen forty-six, people! — Town & Country (T&C) is officially described as “America’s premier lifestyle magazine for the affluent.” Thankfully that’s at least not in its tagline, like Petco, “where the rich people go.” But I digress. Published by Hearst Corporation, T&C covers fashion, travel, design, beauty, health, the arts and antiques and has a circulation of more than 450,000. T&C has been going through some changes this year with a new Editor-in-Chief, Jay Fielden, named in January and a new Design Director, Edward Leida, last month. With the release of the September issue, T&C is introducing a new logo and a redesign of the magazine.
First published in 1945, Ebony magazine “profiles successful African-American role models; discusses the issues that our community faces today; goes one-on-one with the hottest celebrities and community leaders; and brings you tips on career, relationships, health, parenting, personal finance and much more.” Earlier this month the magazine introduced a cover to cover redesign, including the logo, all done internally. For a full look at the redesign cover and interiors see here.
W magazine, first published in 1971, is a monthly American fashion magazine, published by Condé Nast. Its average reader is female, mature and lives in a household with yearly income of $135,840. In response to declining circulation figures, Condé Nast hired Stefano Tonchi creator and editor of the highly regarded T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Tonchi’s first task was to relaunch the magazine, and the logical starting point was the logo or, to use publishing speak, the masthead.
BusinessWeek, a weekly periodical catering to the business community (go figure), was recently acquired by Bloomberg Media from their previous owner, McGraw-Hill. Financial pundits saw this as a quick route for Bloomberg, the successful, finance-oriented media outlet started by the mayor of New York, to a strong presence in print. More to the point, it was viewed as an opportunity to make Bloomberg, the unseen hand behind so many news feeds and stock tickers, more of a household name. And so it came to be. Their name now graces the living rooms and reception areas of millions of homes and businesses across the world, announcing its debut by turning a new page in BusinessWeek’s 80-year history.