An Interview With The New Yorker’s Ed Steed

For an interview several years in the making, Lucy Bourton at It’s Nice That finally got in contact with one of her favorite cartoonists for The New Yorker, Ed Steed. Formerly an architect, Steed became a professional cartoonist after sending several ideas to the publication—a process which remains essentially the same, even as a regular contributor. Blending politics, humor and art into something accessible and …

Yes Plz’s Coffee and Print Magazine Subscription Service

A double-delivery that encapsulates zine culture of the '90s

LA-based Yes Plz, a coffee start-up, channels early morning energy into their subscription model: delivering a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans and a print zine every week (or two weeks, or month, depending on your subscription frequency). The inclusion of a publication was crucial to co-founder Tony “Tonx” Konecny’s vision. With a professional background in coffee, Konecny’s passion for print media stems from an …

The American Society of Magazine Editors’ 2020 Cover Contest

Each year the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) holds the Ellie Awards to celebrate distinguished reportage, emerging talent, decades-long achievements, and more. Separately, they host a cover contest. This year’s finalists (of which there are over 200) include submissions from Bon Appetit, Playboy, Garage, The New York Times Magazine, 5280 Magazine, TIME, The New Yorker and many more. Voting is open for the month …