magCulture’s annual conference championing the very best in editorial creativity, formerly known as ModMag, returns this November with a brand new name.
magCulture Live will take place on Thursday 7 November at Conway Hall in central London and we can’t wait to see you there.
After six editions of ModMag in London and two in New York, it felt time to take stock and re-evaluate the format of the day. We return to the same venue and with the same ethos, but this year’s London edition will see five key strands running through the program: art direction, illustration, journalism, photography, and typography, forming a framework for a day of talks with specialists taking a deep dive into each of them.
We’ll also be homing in on publications making positive shifts using print as a vehicle for change. Whether it be providing a platform for marginalized voices or taking on global warming through its pages, magCulture Live will dedicate time to editorial projects striving to alter the status quo in some shape or form. These are not throwaway magazines or ideas, but objects made to be kept, referenced and used to define a certain place and time.
Speakers joining the magCulture Live lineup:
Matt Willey (US)
Art director, The New York Times Magazine and co-founder of Port
Head of editorial, gal-dem
Ariane Spanier (Germany)
Art director and designer, FUKT magazine
Serge Ricco (France)
Creative director, L’Obs
Editor, It’s Freezing in LA!
President and CEO, FIPP
Look out for more names over the coming months – subscribe to the magCulture Weekly newsletter for first news!
We’ll also be introducing audience Q&A sessions for some speakers, expanding the conversation and helping to get burning mag-making questions off of the audience’s chest. We hope that the day not only acts as a source of inspiration but offers practical learnings for anyone keen to jump into the world of publishing themselves. Make the most of the discount, students!
The magCulture pop-up Shop will be on-site, packed full to the brim with our speaker’s work plus staff favorites and bestsellers from our Clerkenwell shop. A series of ‘Sidebar sessions’ will see workshops, discussions and satellite events taking place across the day. Stay tuned for updates!