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by Steve Watson in July 2014
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Have you got your tickets to the next Printout yet? It’s happening on 22 July at The Book Club in London and we’ve already sold more than half of the allocation, so if you’re planning to come make sure you don’t miss out.

The theme of the night is longevity – those magazines that manage to pull off the trick of staying relevant to a lot of people for a long time, and we’re very pleased to have put together a line up of three outstanding and long-lived titles.

Eye is a magazine that has made major structural changes over the years. Launched in 1990, it has had several publishers including Wordsearch, Emap and Haymarket, but for the last five years it has been published by its editor, John L Walters, and its art director, Simon Esterson. When they took control of the magazine they had a vision of true independence and experimentation, and I’m really looking forward to hearing them speak about what they’ve done in that time, and why they did it.

Colors might be the most exciting piece of brand publishing in the world. Launched by Benetton in 1991, the early Colors had a penchant for controversy, led by photographer Oliviero Toscani and his pictures of war, anorexia and AIDS victims. But over the years it has shifted its focus, and while it’s still a very visual magazine, today it tells the big, complex, international stories of our times, under the guidance of editor Patrick Waterhouse. He can’t be with us on the evening, but I can’t wait to see the video he’s creating specially for the evening.

And last but by no means least, Vice is a true publishing phenomenon. Born in 1994 as a government-funded magazine made in Montreal, it expanded with regional editions that took its distinctive brand of sleazy cool to readers all around the world. These days the print magazine is just one part of Vice’s operations, and its articles, videos and photo stories are just as likely to be about politics or the environment as they are about sex and drugs. Bruno Bayley is EU managing editor at Vice, and he’ll be on hand to tell how he manages to keep the print magazine moving forward as part of the wider Vice family.

Sounds like fun? Buy your tickets and join us for a night of long-running editorial adventures.

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