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magCulture Live

7th November 2019 · 9:30am - 6:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 magCulture Live

After six editions of ModMag in London and two in New York, it felt time to take stock and re-evaluate the format of the day. We return to the same venue and with the same ethos, but this year’s London edition will see five key strands running through the programme: art direction, illustration, journalism, photography and typography, forming a framework for a day of talks with specialists taking a deep dive into each of them.

We’ll also be homing in on publications making positive shifts using print as a vehicle for change. Whether it be providing a platform for marginalised voices or taking on global warming through its pages, magCulture Live will dedicate time to editorial projects striving to alter the status quo in some shape or form. These are not throwaway magazines or ideas, but objects made to be kept, referenced and used to define a certain place and time.


We’re delighted to confirm the following speakers will be joining us:

Bertie Brandes
Writer/editor, Civilization
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
Head of editorial, gal-dem
Martha Dillon
Editor, It’s Freezing in LA!
James Hewes
President and CEO, FIPP
Gert Jonkers
Editor-in-chief, Fantastic Man
Alex Morrison
Co-editor, Contra
Felicia Pennant
Editor-in-chief, Season Zine
Serge Ricco
Creative director, L’Obs
Ariane Spanier (Germany)
Art director and designer, FUKT
Jody Quon
Photography director, New York (US)
Matt Willey
Art director, The New York Times Magazine and co-founder of Port


Look out for more names over the coming months – subscribe to the magCulture Weekly newsletter for first news!

We’ll also be introducing audience Q&A sessions for some speakers, expanding the conversation and helping to get burning mag-making questions off of the audience’s chest. We hope that the day not only acts as a source of inspiration but offers practical learnings for anyone keen to jump into the world of publishing themselves. Make the most of the discount, students!

The magCulture pop-up Shop will be on site, packed full to the brim with our speaker’s work plus staff favourites and bestsellers from our Clerkenwell shop. A series of ‘Sidebar sessions’ will see workshops, discussions and satellite events taking place across the day. Stay tuned for updates!

We look forward to welcoming you to magCulture Live this November!




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