Reaching Young Readers
A new initiative by MPA gives free digital editions of magazines to college students hoping to convert them into magazine readers and to test the viability and popularity of digital delivery. Five publishers are participating in this initiative. Read more

Ideas archive

World's First Mag
The Gentleman's Magazine was the first general-interest magazine. It was founded in London by Edward Cave in January, 1731. The original complete title was The Gentleman's Magazine: or, Trader's monthly intelligencer. More>>

More Facts

Merrill Lynch report on the state of the newspaper industry does not see online representing over 50% of total newspaper ad revenues until more than 30 years from now.More>>

More Numbers
  • ASME's Top 40 Magazine Covers
  • 30 Most Notable Launches of 2005
  • Talking Magazine Videos
  • An Illustrated History of Magazine Covers and Cover Lines
  • Magazine First Issue Archive
  • Poynter
  • Folio Magazine
  • Magazine Publishers of America
  • American Society of Business Press Editors
  • Mr Magazine
  • Beyond the Page
  • Designing Magazines
  • NewsWatch India
  • Free Newspapers
  • The Editors Weblog
  • FishBowl NY
  • International Magazine News
  • Newspaper Index Blog
  • MagCulture
  • Magazine Daze
  • Magazine Enterprise 360
  • Online Press Gazette
  • Magazine Symposium 2007
  • Magazine Literacy
  • Magazine death blog
  • Premiere Issues Project

  • Global Voices Online - The world is talking. Are you listening?


    Why Magpie? Because I like observing these sleek birds with a tapering tail. And like Magpies, I live with the burden of being a 'chatter', even though I believe that I am rather shy, reserved and unobtrusive :).

    Friday, July 14, 2006

    Trends: 48% Cotton, 52% News

    Worried that your newspapers and magazines are not giving you all the news you ought to get? Perhaps it is time to subscribe to T-post.

    T-Post is a lot like having subscription to a magazine, only instead of receiving magazines in your mailbox, you receive Tshirts! Every six weeks staffers at Tpost take a news story that catches their attention and design a Tshirt based on the news. Each T-shirt is a new issue and is numbered like magazines.

    Themes vary from hard-hitting stories like Nepal striving for democracy (a sun peeking over the shoulder of a snow-covered mountain imprinted with the saying 'This is merely the beginning of the beginning', in Nepali) to more entertaining reports including a recently discovered breed of pigs that glow in the dark (a bright green tee adorned with a giant pig’s tail).

    Every delivery accompanies a small write up that describes the news behind your Tshirt. According their website "You may not always read about Tshirt story in your newspaper, but in our opinion you should have".

    The downside: Each Tshirt costs 26 euros and even if you don't like what you get, you cannot return it back.
    If you do like stories in a magazine you subscibe to, you cannot return it, can you?



    Post a Comment

    Links to this post:

    Create a Link

    << Home