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LETTER TO JANE magazine is back
- with a new, vibrant design, great interviews and contributions from the current and up and coming stars of the creative world. The first thing to be noticed is the new design that looks forward to editorial design that is not tied down to just the print world. The experience of designing issue 01 for the iPad taught creator Tim Moore to stop making a magazine that looked liked all the others, and to start finding new ways to design a publication. For starters there is no traditional front cover, the reader is brought directly into the content and moves right into the other features. Taking design cues from social interaction in the forms of discussions and storytelling and placing them together so that every page has multiple events going on at once. In the forefront there is a discussion of ideas, and in the background the images tell a story. Separate the image and text and they display different things; the words representing the cerebral, and the images creating an emotional response. Put the two together and they create a new experience that is fashioned after the cinema of the French New Wave. The online
and PDF versions of Issue 02 also have integrated sharing features so that every part of the magazine can be easily shared on Facebook and Twitter with friends, and the entire magazine is under a creative commons license.
Issue 02 features:
Chrissie Miller (Designer and owner of NYC label Sophomore)
Best Coast (Indie rock band from Los Angeles)
Waris Ahluwalia (Jewelry designer of House of Waris and actor most known for his work with Wes Anderson)
Washed Out (Indie electronic band from Georgia)
Male Bonding (Indie rock band from the UK)
threeASFOUR (Avant-garde fashion label from NYC)
Vivian Girls (Indie rock band from NYC)
Nabil Elderkin (Photographer and videographer most known for his work with Kanye West)
LETTER TO JANE magazine
is the work of 25 year old artist Tim Moore from Portland Oregon. Moore started LETTER TO JANE as a website in 2008 to move away from what he felt was a new age of materialism in the culture that hasnt been seen since the 1980s. In 2009 Moore started LETTER TO JANE magazine to be a place for discussion for ideas and inspiration to be shared with other creative people. Issue 01 with Yoko Ono, No Age, Hedi Slimane, and more is still available online at http://lettertojane.com/mag
and on the iPad in the Apple App Store
. Issue 02 is available online, in print, and as an interactive PDF for download, with mobile applications coming soon.