Our very own Thom Fougere and Nils Vik (you may remember him from our Hallowe’en post) designed the 2008/2009 Network book for University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture. Above is a flip through.
While Ed was in New York he had the chance to see The September Issue; a documentary by R. J. Cutler about the hectic and very private life of Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine. What is remarkable about this film is that Cutler was granted unprecedented access to Wintour’s world including a behind the scenes look at Fashion Week, photo shoots, exclusive closed-door staff meetings and (perhaps most notable) the two-decade relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington, the infamous Creative Director and fashion genius behind Vogue magazine. Read more about the film here.
Ed is such a huge fan that after seeing it for himself he encouraged some friends to go see it too. With a very casual interest (mainly stemming from Ed’s excitement) they went to the Clearview Theatre in Chelsea where The September Issue was playing. When it was all over and the lights came back on, who should walk up to the front but Grace Coddington and director R. J. Cutler. It was time for a question and answer period – a rare treat that, unfortunately, Ed had missed out on.
Luckily, his friend Mark Paulson managed to capture the entire interview for Ed (and now the world!) on his iPhone. Be forewarned: the clapping is much louder than the talking.
Print media has been an endangered species for quite some time now. More and more publications have been shifting focus to the internet due to it’s ability to cater to up-to-the-minute news and content, the ability to house videos, and, of course, the low environmental impact. The only problem was it’s lack of portability. Sure there are ultra thin laptops, but nothing as light, flexible, or resilient as a magazine. Until now!
(Skip to about 2:30)
I’m anticipating another polaroid style heartbreak.