Rachel's Blog: Don't scratch below

Wed, 14 Jan 2004

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.

Comment by toby on Fri, 16 Jan 2004

Is it anything like Wallpaper? It's a little hard to tell from the website what kind of content it has. Eye (the international review of graphic design -- http://www.eyemagazine.com/) is also worth checking out.

Comment by toby on Fri, 16 Jan 2004

Ooh, Richard, your comment system formats *awfully* ;)

Comment by Richard on Fri, 16 Jan 2004

It's a work in progress ;)

Comment by Rachel on Sun, 18 Jan 2004

Similar to Wallpaper, but more US-centric (despite European offices). I find it less "stand-offish" than Wallpaper. The eye website is a little scary!