Author Archives: Dickon

The name’s Tee…Ian Tee

It’s not often we have a feature hook that works for both our teenage magazine Flipside and our professional grown-up magazine E&T but a new Bond film is one of those. We were spoilt for cover image choice but we … Continue reading

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Flipside for Teachers poster magazine

Next week is the launch of our latest Flipside spinoff in the shape of a poster magazine for teachers. Flipside is aimed squarely at the target readership of young teenagers but we had become aware that some teachers were using it … Continue reading

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Wiring Matters matters

The IET’s Wiring Matters has relaunched with a new design and a new editor. I asked Roger Dettmer, who used to be features editor for E&T, to edit the magazine. And the new design is inspired by partworks and reference … Continue reading

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The E&T Wood Issue

For our wood special cover, our Chief Designer John took a blowtorch to a block of wood. He used a laser-cut metal stencil originally made for our laser anniversary issue last year to burn the E&T logo into a sample … Continue reading

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Medal winners!

E&T’s design department won a silver and two bronze awards in this year’s TABPI or ‘Tabbie’ Awards. The design categories are listed. E&T also got some honourable mentions, making it the single most successful title in this year’s Tabbies. Swifty’s … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics Issue

Our shortlist of covers for the London 2012 Olympics issue, which has been at least a year in the planning. Vitali Vitaliev, our regular columnist, this month remembers the Moscow Olympics and the strange economic miracles that were conjured for … Continue reading

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TABPI awards – aka the Tabbies

Congratulations to E&T staff and contributors for their success so far in the international trade press awards known as the Tabbies. They are called ‘winners’ but they are shortlisted for greater glory as we find out if anyone gets a … Continue reading

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PPA awards shortlist

No gongs for us at this year’s PPA Awards but it’s a real achievement that our staff and contributors managed to get two of our magazines shortlisted in no less than four categories. See the four entries in this site’s … Continue reading

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Swifty’s Covers

We wanted a real retro hi-fi feel for the cover of E&T’s December 2011 music special so we asked the graphic designer Swifty to illustrate it. He’s designed some very cool album covers, posters and typefaces that hark back to … Continue reading

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The Age Of The Spaceport

One of our spacecraft is missing, the Russians admitted last month. There was no Cold War-like fear of covert superpower sabotage as there might have been in the days of the space race, but this mysterious disappearance alarmed a nervous … Continue reading

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