BLITZ magazine was a monthly media, fashion & pop culture magazine, founded in 1980 by university students Carey Labovitch and Simon Tesler. It was one of a trio of British "style" magazines which established a broad following internationally as well as in the UK, paving the way for the lads magazines of the early 1990s. It closed in 1991.
Dazed & Confused is a British style magazine,that was set up in 1992 and published monthly. Its founding editors were Jefferson Hack and Rankin. Topics covered include music, fashion, film, art and literature. With the demise of both The Face and Sleazenation, it now exists alongside old rival i-D. Beginning as black & white folded poster published sporadically the magazine soon turned full colour, promoted with London club nights. The combination of Jefferson Hack's eye for emerging scenes and talent, Rankin's growing reputation for celebrity portraiture, inventive graphic design and an inspirational fashion team brought a reputation that belied the magazine's small distribution.
The Face was a magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan out of his publishing house Wagadon. Logan had previously created titles such as Smash Hits, and had been an editor at the New Musical Express in the 1970s during one of its most successful periods. The magazine, often referred to as the "80s fashion bible", was influential in championing a number of fashion music and style trends, whilst keeping a finger on the pulse of youth culture for over two decades; its best selling period was in the mid-1990s when editor Richard Benson brought in a younger team that included art director Lee Swillingham. While Benson ensured the magazine reflected the UK’s revitalized art and music scene, Swillingham changed the visual direction of the magazine to showcase new photography. It was during this time that the work of fashion photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde, Steven Klein, David LaChapelle, Norbert Schoerner, Glen Luchford, Craig McDean and Elaine Constantine was first published.
Flair (UK) Magazine
Harpers and Queen Magazine was formed from an amalgamation in November 1970 between Harper’s Bazaar UK (founded in 1929) and Queen magazine (which dated from 1862). Its circulation in 2005 was 100,102 copies, with an adult readership of 218,000 (the majority being female). The magazine is owned and operated by the National Magazine Company, a division of Hearst Corporation. It was announced at the end of 2005 that it would be rebranded as Harper’s Bazaar UK from the March 2006 issue onward.
Harpers Bazaar Magazine
i-D is a British magazine dedicated to fashion, music, art and youth culture. i-D was founded by designer and former Vogue art director Terry Jones in 1980. The first issue was published in the form of a hand-stapled fanzine with text produced on a typewriter. Over the years the magazine evolved into a mature glossy but it has kept street style and youth central to every issue. The magazine is known for its innovative photography and typography, and over the years established a reputation as a training ground for fresh talent. Photographers Nick Knight, Wolfgang Tillmans, Juergen Teller, Terry Richardson and Ellen von Unwerth, Kayt Jones have produced work for i-D. The magazine celebrated its 250th edition at the end of 2004 and its 25th anniversary in 2005. The July Issue of 2009 was the magazines 300th publication, boasting many interesting articles and iconic photography, true to the magazines concept.
L'Officiel was first published by Andrée Castaniée in 1921. George Jalou joined the magazine as artistic director in 1932. Soon after, L'Officiel launched the careers of designers including Pierre Balmain, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, and Yves St. Laurent, and the magazine became "the Bible of fashion and of high society". Jalou later became the magazine's general director, and ultimately purchased the publication
Newnes/IPC, monthly, March 1965 - October 1975,March 2000 - June 2001 Launched with Harry Fieldhouse as editor. The publishing company Newnes merged into what was to become IPC. Dennis Hackett took over after six months (having been editor at Jocelyn Stevens' Queen) to create a groundbreaking magazine. IPC tried to revive the title in 2000. First designer was Harri Peccinotti, who carried on as a freelance photographer for the magazine. Peter Crookston from Sunday Times Magazine took over in 1969 with David Hillman joining him as art director. Editors: Harry Fieldhouse (Mar-Aug 65); Dennis Hackett (Sep65-Dec 67); Bill Smithies (Jan-Jun 68); Dennis Hackett (Jul 68-Apr 69); Peter Crookston (May/Jun 69- Nov 70); Gillian Cooke (Dec 70- Oct 75). The book Nova 1965-1975, compiled by David Hillman and Harri Peccinotti, and edited by David Gibbs, was published by Pavilion Books in 1993.
Ritz Newspaper, colloquially Ritz Magazine, sometimes simply Ritz, was a British magazine focusing on gossip, celebrity and fashion. It was launched in 1976 by David Bailey and David Litchfield, who acted as co-editors. Published on newsprint and described by Litchfield as "the Lou Reed of publishing", it sold 25,000 copies a month at its peak in 1981. It ran for fifteen years, though at the beginning of the 1990s it lost readership to glossy titles such as Tatler. It closed temporarily in October 1988. Redesigned in A4 format on matt art stock paper by Art Director Tony Judge, it relaunched early in 1989 with funding from the property developer Neville Roberts, finally closing in the early 1990s.
Vogue was founded as a weekly publication by Arthur Baldwin Turnure in 1892. When he died in 1909, Condé Nast picked it up and slowly began growing the publication. The first change Nast made was that Vogue appeared every two weeks instead of weekly. Nast also went overseas in the early 1910s. He first went to Britain, and started a Vogue there, and it went well. Then he went to Spain, however that was a failure. Lastly, Nast took Vogue to France, and that was a huge success. The magazines number of publications and profit increased dramatically under Nast. The magazine's number of subscriptions surged during the Depression, and again during World War II. In the 1960s, with Diana Vreeland as editor-in-chief and personality, the magazine began to appeal to the youth of the sexual revolution by focusing more on contemporary fashion and editorial features openly discussing sexuality. Vogue also continued making household names out of models, a practice that continued with Suzy Parker, Twiggy, Penelope Tree, and others.
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