Fullscreen
Books & Magazines December, 16 2009

I.D. Magazine Closes Down

This news has been doing the twitter rounds, but a magazine of I.D’s magazines deserves a little more than 140 characters. I.D Magazine (not to be confused with UK fashion title i-D) has been around since 1954, officially making it the oldest design magazine in the US. Their publisher, Gary Lynch, issued a statement where he laid out just why the magazine is shutting down:

“Ceasing publication of an iconic brand like I.D. is never an easy decision, but there are several forces that have worked against its sustainability. Certainly the downturn in print advertising has contributed to this decision, but other factors include the fragmentation and specialized information needs of I.D.’s core readers (product designers) and the plethora of information resources available to them – some for free (online and B2B) and others that are highly specialized and targeted to specific industries served.”

Their annual design review is set to continue and there will be an expanded online edition. (Fast Company)

Highsnobiety