Rachel's Blog: Don't scratch below
I've recently discovered Surface magazine. After reading a couple of issues cover to cover I remain impressed overall. The content, covering all aspects of design - fashion, architecture, interior, sculpture and automotive - while avoiding the ubiquitous pandering to Hollywood or pop celebrities, is thoroughly researched and presented in one of the most stylish publications I have come across. Even the advertising is beautiful.
What is strange, and I suppose an indication of the high level of technology used in publishing today, is the apparent lack of a human proofreader. In issue 43 there are whole slabs of text that appear out of order within two separate articles and the letters page is a shambles. Issue 44 boasts typographic errors (bear instead of bare for example) and missed markers (page XX). It's a shame that's such an upmarket magazine contains such basic flaws.