A new year heralds year two of the newly founded Editorial Design Organisation. Last year we here at Things to Look at saw some iconic people talk about editorial design: Janet Frolich spoke about being the art director of The New York Times and T magazine. Jonathan Hoefler spoke about designing fonts for a plethora of publications ranging from Martha Stewart's Living to The Wall Street Journal. And Robin Derrick took us through 25 years at Vogue. Just some of the talks and debates on offer.
All in all the organisation is a great resource for everyone interested in editorial design from students to professionals. This was fully represented in the turnout at the party last week. Students met and talked with designers and art directors from publications such as Wallpaper, Eye, Creative Review, Case da Abitare plus many more. There was even an exhibition of work people gathered together by attendees which they considered represented the best work from 2008. Work by Studio 8 and Wired featured very prominently on the walls which was interesting.
All in all, a great start to what hopefully will carry on growing year after year. Here are some bits and bobs from the display. If you would like to join up and potentially see Scott Dadich, creative director of Wired magazine talk, sign up via the website.