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Icon 134: Venice Biennale

In this issue, in the spirit of the 2014 Venice Biennale's cabinet of curiosities approach, we have chosen to elaborate on the various themes and images that particularly fascinated us at this year's event: the cast of characters include a French enthusiast of ramps, an English aristocrat and corridor fetishist, a Japanese architectural detective, a Swiss flâneur and a rollerskating popstar.

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Icon is one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines. Every month we interview the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visit the best new buildings, analyse the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and review an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films. Beautifully presented and accessible, rigorous and insightful, Icon shows you exactly what’s happening in architecture and design today, and what it means for the future. 

 

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Icon magazine, Deputy editor

Icon is looking for a new Deputy editor. The Deputy editor will take a central role in planning, commissioning and executing features and news articles for this high-quality magazine and support the editor across the magazine's operations.

The successful candidate will be a hive of ideas for themes, features and other articles and skilled at making those ideas happen on the page. You will have specialist knowledge of architecture and design, and established contacts within that world, and experience of working for a visually led magazine. As well as commissioning and managing writers, you will be expected to contribute to the magazine and website yourself, and a strong track record in writing is essential.

Please apply by 1 September with a CV & brief covering message to Fran Lobe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Salary: £28-30k

 

Junior designer

Icon magazine is looking for a new junior designer to join the small team that produces the monthly architecture and design title. This is a full-time position requiring a keen interest in editorial design, print and digital.

The role:

- Designing and managing magazine layouts
- Layout design for supplements, special issues and marketing materials
- Working on the digital edition of the magazine
- Supporting the arts desk with day-to-day tasks

The ideal candidate:

- You will be a self- starter who takes responsibility for his/her projects and have initiative in doing so
- You are enthusiastic about editorial design and the design industry
- A keen eye for detail and drive for perfection
- The ability to work under pressure effectively as part of a team

You will have:

- Experienced in editorial design
- Good communication skills
- Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
- Experience and an interest in front end web design
- An interest in digital publishing – it's an advantage if you have knowledge of digital publishing applications (such as magplus)
- Retouching/Repro skills

Please apply by 12 August with your CV and a pdf with 3 samples of your work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Mandarin edition

Read Icon's digital Mandarin language issue, released in March 2014, which featured some of the magazine's most popular recent articles and big names in design and architecture such as Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Matali Crasset and Scholten & Baijings.

   

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