Monday, October 5, 2009

The End for Gourmet Magazine


This morning I was stunned and saddened to hear of Gourmet's imminent closing. This New York Times article confirms the story. Gourmet was the ultimate food magazine, in print since 1940. I feel for the editors, photographers, and stylists especially since I heard a fantastic presentation by them at the 2007 International Food Photography and Styling Conference in Boston.

It is estimated that publishing industry has lost 50% of its income in the past year! This signals a disturbing change in the media we all style for and learn from. Without magazines how will we continue to develop our visual style?

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