Wired magazine was in town last week, hosting a tech-centric TED gathering in Long Beach last Thursday at the 555 East American Steakhouse. Most of the Wired bigwigs, including publisher Howard Mittman, EIC Chris Anderson, and super-awesome contributing editor Clive Thompson (pictured above on the left with Conde Nast‘s Scott Dadich; NBC Universal International’s Roma Khanna; and Wired managing editor Jacob Young) were there. The Daily Show‘s Jon Hodgman and Boing Boing‘s Mark Frauenfelder also made appearances, among others. No video, unfortunately. But we do have plenty of glamor shots!
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Until last Friday, Scott Dadich was juggling two job titles at once: creative director at Wired and Condé Nast’s executive director of digital-magazine development. Now, WWD’s John Koblin is reporting that Dadich will concentrate solely on the latter of the two roles and continue to develop the company’s new media agenda.
Since July, Dadich has been back and forth between managing Wired magazine in San Francisco and teaching print editors in New York how to incorporate their copy with new tech devices (i.e. tablet computers). Dadich has been at the forefront of company’s new media ventures and connected Condé Nast to Adobe to build iPad apps for Wired and The New Yorker. Other company titles including Vanity Fair, GQ, and Glamour also have apps that are currently in development.
Dadich’s move may be motivated by the recent decline in Wired‘s digital performance. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations Rapid Report, after selling 100,000 copies in its debut month of June, the magazine’s iPad app sold just 59,000 combined copies in July and August.
Wired.com is expected to get a its long overdue relaunch sometime later this week. Courtesy of TechCrunch, we have our first look. The move is tied to the magazine’s recent design overhaul executed by creative director Scott Dadich. Most striking part is the middle-of-page toolbar.
You know, it really ties the page together.
Here‘s their explanation:
Spearheaded by creative director Scott Dadich, who joined Wired last spring from Texas Monthly, the redesign is based on a simple premise: expand our use of provocative photography and inventive illustration while maintaining our tradition of innovative typography and design pioneered by John Plunkett in 1993.
Perhaps our Grape Nuts are finally safe.