Shortlist: Editor of the Year

by Grace Wang in November 2016
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As the judging day for the Stack Awards nears, we’re taking a closer look at the magazines shortlisted for each category. And today we have to report the only mishap of the whole process so far.

The titles selected for Editor of the Year are currently with judge Rob Alderson (ex-It’s Nice That editor-in-chief) but unfortunately the magazines we sent to Andrew Losowsky (editor/co-editor of several books including We Love Magazines, We Make Magazines, Visual Storytelling and Fully Booked: Ink on Paper) never reached him. We know they made it to New York and we’ve been trying to work with UPS to track them down, but unfortunately time has run out and they’re now classed as lost.

Of course the category will still be judged, but we’re sorry to be missing out on Andrew’s expertise, and sorry that he never got to enjoy poring over this selection of editorial excellence…

A New Type of Imprint | Oslo
Published by an award-winning agency, A New Type of Imprint celebrates the creative community currently working in Norway, and also focuses on Norwegians working overseas.

Benji Knewman | Riga
Named after a middle-aged, rather mysterious man, Benji Knewman is a bi-annual magazine published in Latvia, and a charmingly eccentric publishing concept dedicated to telling extraordinary stories about ordinary people.

Courier | London
This free magazine tells stories of modern business, priding itself on challenging conventional ideas of how and why companies should be run. Read more in our interview with founder Jeff Taylor.


Delayed Gratification | London
“Today’s ultra-fast news cycle rates being first above being right, telling us what’s happening in real time, but rarely what it means.” This magazine, by the guys at the Slow Journalism Company, revisits news after the dust has settled to give the final analysis on the stories that matter.

Dirty Furniture | London
A look at furniture after it leaves the showroom and enters into our (often dirty) lives. Read co-founder Anna Bates’ interview on Dezeen.

Elsie Magazine | Cheshire
A true one-man magazine, Elsie is written, edited, photographed, illustrated, designed and published by Les Jones. As you’d expect, it’s an incredibly personal publication, and a fascinating record of his obsessions and eccentricities.

Eye Magazine | London
A collectable graphic design journal, this quarterly print magazine is made for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical writing about design and visual culture.

Flaneur Magazine | Berlin
“‘Flaneur’ Magazine Will Turn Your Street into a Print Publication” — this title focuses on one single street each issue. See more on VICE.

Two-Minute Magazines #64: Flaneur from Steven Watson on Vimeo.

The Great Discontent | New York
“The print and online magazine is a favourite for many, perhaps because of its candid, long-form approach to interviews with contemporary artists, makers, and designers.” — See more on magCulture.


The Happy Reader | London
A publication out of Penguin Books and edited by Fantastic Man’s Seb Emina, this magazine is “the perfect foil to ‘binge-reading’ online content” — Read more on It’s Nice That’s interview with Seb.

Magazine B | Seoul
This publication introduces one well-balanced brand each issue. Have a look at their introductory video for the AirBnB issue below, and read our interview with editor-in-chief Taehyuk Choi.

Positive News | London
“We’ve always wanted to break down assumptions about what news should be and what it should look like. We want to come back to purpose. To create something that inspires and empowers” — Read more of founder Sean Dagan Wood’s interview on magCulture.


Slightly Foxed | London
“Slightly Foxed have stepped aside from the ebook stampede to publish beautifully bound hardbacks that recall a bygone age…They produce beautiful catalogues of recommended reads” — See more on The Telegraph.


Soho Revue | London
The Soho Revue is a monthly arts magazine with a focus on London’s Soho neighbourhood and its environs. It is associated with the Revue Gallery, which exhibits the work of promising contemporary artists.


Womankind | New South Wales
Filled with refreshing commentary on what life is like for women today, this feminist title is an engaging read featuring intimate stories from around the world. “A new magazine with a different view” — read more on Women’s Agenda.


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