A Behind The Scene's Look into the Redesign of The New York Times Magazine
Good magazine redesigns aren't easy or fast. They require a great deal of planning, long hours, and lots of hard work by a dedicated team. But what happens when you finish one and 14 months later a new regime is hired and wants to rethink everything? And what if that magazine is one of the most decorated and well respected in the industry? In this DesignCast, Arem Duplessis gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how he and his team navigated the recent New York Times Magazine redesign when new editor Hugo Lindgren came aboard.
Duplessis will give viewers an in-depth look into the journey of a major magazine's major redesign. He'll share the evolution of the new design and how his team combed the magazine and newspaper archives for visual elements to incorporate. Plus he'll present practical information into how and why one should approach a redesign and the lessons learned along the way.
Arem Duplessis is the Design Director of the New York Times Magazine Division (the Sunday Magazine, Key and T magazines). He has been Design Director and Art Director at various titles, including The New York Times Magazine, Spin, GQ and Blaze. He has received numerous awards from organizations such as the Society of Publication Designers (SPD), where he and his team have won both the Members' Choice Award and the prestigious Magazine of the Year Award for The New York Times Magazine. His work has also been recognized by Communication Arts, the Art Directors Club (Gold Cube for "Design Team of the Year"), the Type Directors Club, the AIGA, Print, American Illustration / Photography and PDN. While at Spin, his team was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Design.
Duplessis has chaired and juried competitions for the American Society of Magazine Editors, the Art Directors Club, The Type Director Club, Applied Arts, the Advertising and Design Club of Canada, American Illustration and the Society of Publication Designers, where he also served as a board member from 2003 to 2007.
He is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts and teaches a yearly Masters Workshop on design in Copenhagen. His work has been published in books including Area 2: 100 Graphic Designers, 10 Curators, 10 Design Classics; Magazine Design That Works, by Stacey King; 100 Habits of Successful Publication Designers, by Laurel Saville; and New Ornamental Type, by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson.
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