Letter to Jane: The Future of Magazine Apps

I’ve been pessimistic lately about the state of iPad magazine apps. There are certainly some ably-designed apps based on existing magazines, but increasingly they feel like static replicas that are being churned out from an assembly line. A lot of this is due to various publishing strategies, rules, and budgets (or the lack of budgets). […]

Video! Case Study: Launching the Reader’s Digest App

In late 2010 and early 2011, Reader’s Digest created and launched their first magazine iPad app. I was hired as creative director for the launch. Working with the Reader’s Digest art team and with support from Adobe, we designed and launched the app in a period of five weeks. It was the first time anyone […]

Jan 30, 2013 By Kim Caviness
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Jan 29, 2013 By Mario Garcia
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Bob Newman: “We are through with that ‘death of print’ moment”

[Originally published July 7, 2011] TAKEAWAY: He is one of the most prolific, talented and—I must add—nicest people in our business. Meet Bob Newman, who after a glorious career as design director to the most celebrated magazine titles, has now become Creative Director for Reader’s Digest. With Newman we have the inspirational example of a […]

Jan 28, 2013
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Video! Reader’s Digest: Multi-platform Publishing on Tablet Devices

See how Reader’s Digest, the world’s largest paid circulation magazine, is reinventing its brand for the digital era and engaging readers on a variety of devices, including iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. This is a video made by Adobe about the creation of the Reader’s Digest tablet apps. It features members of the Reader’s Digest app […]

Video! iPad Apps Come to Life!

Reader’s Digest has a fun animation in their December 2011/January 2012 iPad app issue, called “When iPad Apps Come Alive!” It’s an action-packed look at what happens to an iPad desktop when the apps take over. The animation was created by Alan Becker, and art directed by Marti Golon and RD creative director Robert Newman. […]

The Huffington iPad Magazine

Don’t sleep on the Huffington iPad magazine! That’s my message to everyone for the holiday season. Huffington just marked their six-month anniversary of publication, and the now-free weekly app has become a powerful example of original tablet publishing. I’ve been doing a bunch of iPad consulting lately, and Huffington is always the first app I point […]