h1

Carson Magazine is Now Untitled and Here is the Reason Why?…

July 30, 2011

Anyone with an iota of interest in magazine design, the news of David Carson’s launching a new magazine, simply called Carson, was a major news event. Bloggers wrote about it, designers could not wait and reporters and subscribers kept waiting for the first issue to arrive. The first issue was supposed to appear in January, however it did not surface until late March and the second issue “should be arriving any time now.”

However, the second issue carries a major surprise. The name Carson is crossed with what looks like a magic marker and the website of the magazine has changed to a new website promoting the same magazine under a different name, Untitled Magazine. On David Carson’s personal website there was this note buried in a sea of other notes:

david carson has no connection whatsoever with the magazine calling itself “carson mag”,

So, considering the note and the new name for both the magazine and the website, I reached out, via email, to Alex Storch, the magazine’s editor with few questions about the situation. Here are my questions and his answers:

Samir Husni: What is the story behind the shift from Carson magazine to Untitled magazine?

Alex Storch: We bent over backwards to try and accommodate David but unfortunately he made working together impossible. The funny thing is, under all of this drama, we’ve realized that the real story here is how remarkable the magazine is. We have amazing content in Issue Two, which features Noam Chomsky, Mike Doughty, Neil Strauss, Shepard Fairey, and more. We’re currently in the process of changing the name and bringing on new designers for future issues, but hey, life goes on.

SH: Is the second issue with the line on top of Carson’s name going to be sold on the newsstands as such?

AS: Yes.

SH: What about the future?

AS: We are moving forward as planned, and have increased subscription numbers as well as distribution. We should be in all Barnes & Noble stores for the next issue and have some exciting collaborations planned. Stay tuned!

About these ads

5 comments

  1. [...] Here’s more on the story from the publisher’s perspective. Related Posts:No Related [...]


  2. [...] art director David Carson and Editor-in-Chief Alex Storch. The feud has been documented on various design blogs and on Carson’s Facebook page, where both men have given conflicting versions of [...]


  3. [...] David Carson first published issue of  the C A R S O N magazine is already sold out.  The title of the second issue is FAME – Mr. Brainwash (N.B. Banksy Movie „Exit Through The Gift Shop“) created the Kate Moss cover art. But why did they rename C A R S O N magazine in UNTITLED MAGAZINE? On the top of the cover you can see a crossed out “CARSON”. David Carson wrote following to his website: david carson has no connection whatsoever with the magazine calling itself “carson mag”. Further information and an interview with the magazine’s editor Alex Storch you can find here. [...]


  4. [...] I need google to answer all my questions…Carson isn’t the creative director anymore, he quit. It’s sad, but I only have to wait until Friday to buy my copy of IDpure on its homeland, and [...]


  5. [...] David Carson first published issue of  the C A R S O N magazine is already sold out.  The title of the second issue is FAME – Mr. Brainwash (N.B. Banksy Movie „Exit Through The Gift Shop“) created the Kate Moss cover art. But why did they rename C A R S O N magazine in UNTITLED MAGAZINE? On the top of the cover you can see a crossed out “CARSON”. David Carson wrote following to his website: david carson has no connection whatsoever with the magazine calling itself “carson mag”. Further information and an interview with the magazine’s editor Alex Storch you can find here. [...]



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,207 other followers

%d bloggers like this: