There’s obviously no shortage of content online for web designers, but the offline content is frequently overlooked. There are a number of print publications that cover various topics that are relevant to web and graphic designers. Here is a look at 12 magazines that may interest you.
“.net delivers cutting edge practical advice on the full range of topics essential for today’s web builders: design, development, sales, marketing, usability and accessibility, information architecture, security, copywriting, advertising and more. It is read by people who are serious about the commercial application of the internet.”
“Web Designer is the only serious tutorial-driven monthly publication dedicated to online creativity available in the UK. Each issue boasts over 25 pages of regular Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop walkthroughs across a wide range of topics and disciplines from some of the country’s most knowledgeable technology writers.”
Computer Arts is a magazine that includes tutorials on a variety of design-related topics, “covering everything from manipulating photographs with Photoshop to creating amazing vector illustrations with Illustrator. You’ll also find tonnes of tips and tricks for web design, typography, 3D, animation, motion graphics, and multimedia. It’s the one-stop shop for professional advice.”
Computer Arts Projects
“Computer Arts Projects is the successful monthly spin-off of Computer Arts magazine. Each issue gives you an in-depth guide to a different creative subject, and recent issues have covered themes such as print design, web design, Photoshop, typography, packaging, creative advertising, and how to start your own design business. Inside every edition, you’ll find great step-by-step tutorials and tips from the best digital artists in the business, showcases, and profiles of up-and-coming talent and established creatives, as well as explorative features on the subject in hand.”
A general graphic design magazine, PRINT “is a bimonthly magazine about visual culture and design. Covering a field as broad as communication itself, PRINT documents and critiques commercial, social, and environmental design from every angle.”
“HOW strives to serve the business, technological and creative needs of graphic-design professionals. The magazine provides a practical mix of essential business information, up-to-date technological tips, the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects, and profiles of professionals who are influencing design.”
CMYK Magazine is where aspiring creatives showcase their talents to an industry driven by inspiration and new ways of creative problem solving. At the same time, CMYK Magazine is where creative directors, agency principals, and art buyers recruit students and recent graduates at today’s top art-design schools: art directors, copywriters, designers, photographers, and illustrators.
“Communication Arts magazine is the leading trade journal for visual communications. It’s the largest creative magazine in the world and showcases the top work in graphic design, advertising, illustration, photography and interactive design. Since 1959, more graphic designers, art directors, creative directors, commercial photographers and illustrators have turned to Communication Arts for ideas and inspiration than to any other creative publication. What makes Communication Arts so special? Our unique combination of respected juried Annuals, in-depth profiles in our multi-topic issues and numerous informative columns makes Communication Arts the premier publication to cover all aspects of visual communications.”
“Design Edge Canada print magazine, launched with a March/April 2006 issue, is published six times per year… The magazine has the highest circulation to professional graphic designers of any publication in Canada. Regular departments include News on Design, Trendspotting, Case Study, Design for Print, Tool Tips, Newsmakers and New Releases.”
Eye Magazine is “the quarterly print magazine for everyone involved in graphic design and visual culture.”
Graphic Design USA
“Graphic Design USA is a monthly news and information magazine for and about the professional design community including graphic design firms, corporate and publishing inhouse departments, advertising agencies, institutions and non-profits, and other creative businesses and organizations. The magazine is free to creative professionals within the United States. This includes art, design and production titles at graphic design firms, advertising agencies, corporate and publishing inhouse design departments, and more. For those who do not qualify as working creative professionals or for international subscribers, paid subscriptions are available.”
“Website Magazine is the one magazine to focus exclusively on the business of running a website: tips for successful websites, solutions for enhancing website traffic, the latest Internet industry trends and statistics, as well as news analysis on the Internet industry.”