Things are changing fast in publishing. Like other sectors it is buffeted by the rigours of recession, but it was already going through fundamental shifts with long-term implications, whatever the economic climate. Those shifts centre on the twin platforms of print and online publishing. Most newspaper and magazine publishers have long been wrestling with the challenge of how to capture readers and satisfy advertisers through a blend of both, and even book publishers are looking at options now. Meanwhile, independent media – in print or online – are springing up everywhere. These are often the renegades that are breaking new ground. The movement is rapid, but the opportunities for design are still there. In this publication we ask the experts how things are panning out for design.
Lynda Relph-Knight, Editor, Design Week