PILOT Magazine has gone from strength to strength since its launch early last year and is preparing to release its sixth issue next month. Issue #5 received a silver at the recent Best Awards and issue #4 was shortlisted in the D&AD Awards in London, alongside such distinguished publications as Monocle and Wired.In the cutthroat world of publishing, how has this ambitious project made it so far?
According to editor Andy Pickering, the secret is maintaining a diverse mix of art, design, fashion, architecture, romance, magic and mystery, pushing it beyond a simple magazine and towards a finely crafted hybrid product that simultaneously acts as a gallery space, collectable archive and manifesto.
Head along to CreativeMornings this week to hear Pickering expound on PILOT's success at Q Auckland (see creativemorningsauckland.eventbrite.com). Tickets are free (and double in quota for the last event of the year) but seats are often booked out fast, so register to book in a creatively-charged injection for the last day of the work week.
For those new to CreativeMornings, it's a free monthly breakfast talk series which invites one speaker to give a 20-minute whirlwind update of their latest creative projects while you sip your coffee and bask in the inspiration.
Originally launched in New York and now in 17 cities, CreativeMornings was brought to Auckland this year by Jade Tang and Elise Sterback and has so far featured speakers Zoe Ikin, Sam Trustrum and Clem Devine from Studio Magazine and Elliot O’Donnell aka graffiti artist Askew One.