In their latest issue, Computer Arts magazine asked a selection of creative pros on their take on the recent magazine redesign, including myself:
Its always great to see a magazine that focusses on design show they understand flexibility and the trends it reports on by applying it successfully themselves. The new design is more open and dynamic than before, and I’m liking the absence of tutorials and in favour of in-depth Projects.
Tom Muller, helloMuller Ltd.
I’ve been reading their magazine since the late 90s, and have seen the magazine evolve over the years, whilst having the privilege of being featured in many of its pages.
Where others have fallen by the wayside, CA has always been able to adapt to trends — not just on a superficial design level — but also more importantly in the content they feature, not afraid to be populist when they needed to be, or stick to a particular design vernacular. And where the design student in me was thankful to read a QuarkXpress tutorial, I’m glad to see the magazine veer away from technical ‘how-to’ subject matter to — what I believe to be much more important — reports focussing on insight and practise.