Don’t sleep on the Huffington. iPad magazine! That’s my message to everyone for the holiday season. They just marked their six-month anniversary, and the now-free weekly app has become a powerful example of original tablet publishing. I’ve been doing a bunch of iPad consulting lately, and Huffington. is always the first app I point to as something that is smart, original, engaging, and fully utilizing the power of the platform. Creative director Josh Klenert and his ace team have been creating some brilliant imagery and design, tapping a stellar crew of illustrators, photographers, and infographic-makers, including talent like Ward Sutton, Brian Stauffer, Dan Winters, Christoph Niemann, Mirko Illic, Eddie Guy, Noma Bar, and many more Newmanology favorites. The cover design fuses the sensibility of gonzo altweeklies with the cool, modern, restrained look of the Dirk Barnett-era Newsweek, plus a dash of Arthur Hochstein’s pop-Photoshop Time magazine covers. I like it a lot! And it’s fun to watch the Huffington. design and look morph and mature, especially since it’s not based on an existing print publication, but is unique to the iPad platform.
The Huffington. visual team includes: Josh Klenert, creative director; Andrea Nasca, art director; Anna Dickson, photography director; Martin Gee, Troy Dunham, Eve Binder, Susana Soares, designers; Wendy George, associate photo editor; Peter Niceberg, production director.
You can get Huffington. here.
Above: Photograph by Aaron Packard