February 15, 2007

Adobe Magazine returns

Adobe Proxy, the quarterly design magazine from available in PDF format, has been rethought and relaunched as–dramatic flourish Adobe Magazine.  The new (historic) name should make the publication easier to find, and the format & content have been revised for easier browsing.  From the mag:

Many of you told
us you don’t have time to read the
magazine cover to cover. That’s
why we’ve designed all articles in
the new Adobe Magazine to give
a quick shot of inspiration and
instruction. You’ll see innovation
in the fields of photography,
publishing, interactive, and video,
and you’ll get specific details on the
techniques and software features
used to create it.

You can download the current issue (cut & curled by guest designer Josh Berger of Plazm), as well as sign up for notification of upcoming issues. The mag is also available in French and German. [Update: I’ve added links to French and German. The UK sign-up page, which lists other countries in the popup, is here. I believe the main page will be updated with these links.]

Posted by John Nack at 5:09 PM on February 15, 2007


  • Will — 6:43 PM on February 15, 2007

    John – Is there some reason why the “Country” Selection is US & Canada only?
    [Good question; I’m checking. –J.]
    Also, is it possible to add an RSS Feed. I know it’s a quarterly mag – but still.
    [I’ll pass along the suggestion. –J.]
    I would have sent these comments to the mag’s site… but, well… there’s no contact page on the site, and Acrobat can’t communicate out through the corporate firewall.
    Looks good though, thanks!

  • Angel A. Martinez — 1:02 AM on February 16, 2007

    Unfortunatly, for unknown reasons, the magazine is not available outside US or Canada. Is there any way to have it available for other countries??
    [It’s really odd that the sign-up form lists only the US and Canada, and I’ve asked for more details. Anyone can simply click the links and download the magazines. Maybe there’s an issue with anti-spam regulations across countries. In any case, I don’t like sending the message (even though it’s inadvertent) that if you’re not in North America, you’re somehow less than welcome/appreciated by Adobe. Hopefully we can get this sorted out shortly. –J.]

  • contentguy — 9:08 AM on February 16, 2007

    “The mag is also available in French and German.”
    [I’ll investigate. Update: See links at the bottom of the post. –J.]

  • Angel A. Martinez — 5:13 AM on February 17, 2007

    Many thanks!!!!!

  • Will — 1:29 PM on February 18, 2007

    Excellent, thanks John.

  • William Overington — 12:37 PM on February 19, 2007

    I have found the French and German HTML versions, yet not the French and German pdf versions: are there French and German pdf versions please?
    Thinking about the fact that there are English, French and German versions and that the English version pdf is twenty-seven pages long resonated with the fact that there are twenty-seven countries in the European Union now and lead to the thought that maybe one future edition of Adobe Magazine could have each page in a different European language. Yet those twenty-seven countries do not all have their own language: for example, Austria uses German. So maybe a few languages from outside the European Union could each have a page, languages such as Norwegian and Icelandic, and also some other languages from within the European Union, such as Welsh. Maybe Esperanto could be included too.
    All of this would produce interesting typography, many of the languages use accented characters, sometimes accented characters unique to a particular language or used by just a few languages.
    What would be expressed on each of the pages in such an edition of the magazine? Could there be some newly-designed symbols with the meaning of each expressed in the individual language, so that each page became a reference sheet for the symbols? Symbols for such things as “Restaurant” and for “Pharmacy” and for “Railway station” and for “Diversion – turn left at the roundabout” and so on. Maybe there would be a free font containing the symbols with the magazine – print on paper magazines sometimes have a CD-ROM as a cover disc, how could Adobe Magazine in a pdf have the all-electronic version of a cover disc?
    What if Adobe Magazine ran an event, not a competition where people compete, an event, where people suggest symbols and meanings for that issue of the magazine and then the editorial staff of the magazine gather them together and arrange for the translations and for the making of the font.
    The magazine would contain many languages, all on an equal footing each with the others and the issue would have lasting value as a collector’s item if the symbols became widely used for conveying information to people visiting countries where they did not know the local language.
    The magazine could showcase various Adobe fonts which could be used to typeset in the various languages.
    William Overington
    19 February 2007
    [Interesting ideas. I think it would be cool to typeset the PDF in multiple languages in InDesign, then generate a multi-layer PDF file that contains each. Hmm… I’ll pass along your suggestions plus mine. –J.]

  • maeda23 — 1:36 PM on February 22, 2007

    Why am i redirected to onlineregister?
    was not the case few days ago..

  • Logic — 9:50 PM on February 24, 2007

    Why would a link to a zip file open in a new window?

  • German Translator — 9:41 AM on October 03, 2007

    I heard about this magazine from my friends, but I’ve read it? Is it good?
    [Are you translating yourself from German? –J.]

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