The Stack

Mirko Borsche, the future of the ‘LA Times’ and ‘Openhouse’ magazine

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3 February 2018

Episode 284

30 minutes

One of the world’s foremost editorial designers talks us through a trio of his longest-running projects. Plus: our editor in chief tells us what he thinks the future of southern California’s pre-eminent legacy newspaper should be and we review a title offering a glimpse into the private spaces of the global creative class.

3 February 2018

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Mirko Borsche

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From titles such as ‘Zeit Magazin’, which set the bar for mainstream newsstand design, to laboratories of weird and wonderful experimentation such as the freesheet ‘Superpaper’, Mirko Borsche’s graphic-design work runs the gamut while retaining an unmistakable visual signature. He talks us through the latest issues of three of his longest-running projects.

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The future of the ‘LA Times’

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This week the ‘The Los Angeles Times’ got a new editor in chief. Jim Kirk, who’s taking over from Lewis D’Vorkin, faces a heady cocktail of challenges, including a trade-union campaign by staff, corporate difficulties and an organisational inability to retain good managers.

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‘Openhouse’

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‘Openhouse’ is a title that takes readers into the homes and workplaces of creative people the world over, with handsomely illustrated stories published both in the language of the author and in English.

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