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Vice Acquires British Style Magazine i-D

Vice has purchased i-D, a British fashion and style magazine. Terry Jones and Tricia Jones, the co-founders of i-D, will remain minority partners. Vice also plans to keep the staffers currently employed at i-D and increase the magazine’s print circulation.

Vice sought out the style magazine because it felt the two brands complimented each other. “Vice is so excited to work with the guys at i-D magazine, one of the only fashion publications in the world we actually respect,” said Andrew Creighton, Vice’s president, in a statement. “We know digital, i-D knows style, and together we’re going to give the world the gift of eye-catching, mind-blowing video-driven fashion content.”

“Working with Vice means partnering with a company that knows how to expand from print to digital in a smart way,” added Terry Jones. “There’s a huge void in video-driven fashion channels and this partnership will fill and dominate that void.”

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Breaking: Print Magazine Loses Editor In Chief

e cropped UNLOCKED111.jpgWhen design publication I.D. magazine shuttered last month, we hoped it was the last of the bad news we’d be hearing from its publisher, F+W Media.

Unfortunately, in a move that metaphorically stands for everything that happened in 2009, F+W, has let go the editor-in-chief of one of their other design publications, Print magazine. We received a tip about Emily Gordon‘s departure moments ago, only to have it confirmed by Gordon’s own Twitter feed.

After over a year of speculating this exact question, we can now quite literally ask: will this be the death of Print?

We’ll update you with more details as they become available. Know anything? Leave us an anonymous tip or send it by email.

Previously: Breaking: I.D. Magazine Shutters

Interview Publisher Launches New Design Magazine

modern.pngIt’s a big week for design magazines.

Yesterday, we reported about editorial staff changes at I.D., and today there is news that Interview magazine publisher Brant Publications is set to launch a new design magazine, Modern, next month.

According to Folio, Modern‘s 118-page debut issue (which includes 58 ad pages) will be mailed to subscribers of Brant’s two art magazines, The Magazine Antiques and Art in America, and will be on newsstands polybagged with the June issue of Art in America.

First On FBNY: I.D. Magazine Editors Start New Company

ID.pngWe noticed something interesting yesterday on themediaisdying‘s Twitter feed about New York-based design title I.D. magazine, and it got us digging.

The Twitter news was that managing editor Jill Singer and senior editor Monica Khemsurov had departed. A check of Singer’s LinkedIn profile seemed to confirm that she had left the magazine, published by F+W Media, last month and was currently working as a freelance design writer. Further digging led us to her Twitter feed, where we learned that she had founded a design consulting company with Khemsurov called Sight Unseen

When reached for comment, Singer confirmed that she and Khemsurov had left I.D. in mid-April. We also learned that editor-in-chief Julie Lasky had left in February to join design Web site Design Observer. The three made up the entire editorial staff of the magazine.

“The magazine has weathered several changes over the last six months, and we understand its owners (F+W Media) intend to change the direction of the magazine,” Singer told FBNY exclusively. “I.D. was our passion for three and a half years, but this change has allowed us to do something we have been wanting to do for a while, which is to found our own company, Sight Unseen.”

Singer explained that through Sight Unseen she and Khemsurov will be “writing, curating, consulting, scouting trends and emerging designers, doing design-related events and creating our own design and culture publication, both on the web and (hopefully) in print.”

Update: I.D. publisher Gary Lynch announced today that Jesse Ashlock will be joining the magazine on May 26 as editor-in-chief. Ashlock will be hiring to replace the departed editors and Lynch said he hopes that staff will be in place by mid-June.

After Lasky, Singer and Khemsurov departed earlier this year, “we had to move quickly to replace them,” Lynch said. “But we see it as an opportunity to bring on some fresh blood and a new way to look at the business.”

Lynch also told FBNY that he hopes Ashlock will work on expanding I.D.‘s online presence. The full release about Ashlock’s move after the jump.

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