November 26, 2008 - Art in America - Redesigned Magazine: December Issue
November 26, 2008

Redesigned Magazine: December Issue

Redesigned Magazine: December Issue

Available from Friday November 28th

Redesigned Art in America Magazine to Debut with December Issue

Brant Publications unveils a brand new Art in America with the December issue of the art industry bible. Featuring a new design and type styling from Co-Editorial Director Fabien Baron, including a new logo inspired by that of the 1960s, the new design reaffirms the magazine’s status as the nation’s pre-eminent art publication. For Baron, it was important that his design provide a canvas for the strong visuals that fill the magazine every month. “The finest artworks in the world appear in these pages. Our goal was to provide a design that will lend itself to the infinite variety of art in the 21st century while providing a comfortable companion for the reader.”

Leading off the newly designed issue is an eye catching cover featuring artwork from Los Angles artist Raymond Pettibon. Co-Editorial Director Glenn O’Brien said, “Pettibon’s work really grabs your attention. He’s a hipster who grew up working on cutting edge magazines, and I thought it was a perfect choice to call attention to the new format. There’s a gun aimed right at the readers, demanding they check it out. You might think you know Art in America, but it’s really new. It’s one art magazine that’s not square.”

Recently appointed Editor, Marcia Vetrocq highlighted the magazine’s new subtitle “International Review:” “The range is best represented in the December issue by the presence of both an in-depth digest of Asian exhibitions and biennials—coverage that involves reports from several countries by a team of a dozen writers—and a selection of previously unpublished drawings by Argentine master Guillermo Kuitca, which offers an intimate look at the creative process of an important artist.”

Vetrocq has lost no time in making a number of significant additions to the magazine’s masthead. Legendary essayist and critic Dave Hickey offers a monthly column airing his views on current art related topics. In the December issue, Hickey extols the virtues of wealthy collectors both as art benefactors and as sources for memorable conversations. Former artistic director of Art Basel and Parkett editor Cay Sophie Rabinowitz joins the magazine as European Editor at Large, and in December she talks with urban portrait filmmaker Sarah Morris. In addition, art critic Peter Plagens has joined the magazine as a Contributing Editor.

On the Advertising side of the magazine’s masthead, longtime Advertising Director Cynthia Zabel has been named Publisher. According to O’Brien, “Art in America has always had depth, but we are deeply committed to expanding its range and scope. We serve the art world but we are also bringing in advertising from new areas. Cynthia’s expertise in art and her sophisticated sensibility will help make that happen.”

The new Art In America will be available on newsstands Friday November 28th.

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