THE NEW AJ FINDS FAVOUR...
I'd like to congratulate you and your team on the beautiful new AJ. When I heard you were relaunching I expected a nip/tuck, not such a radical revamp, which is exemplary in all respects.
John McAslan, John McAslan + Partners, London W11 I just opened the anonymous envelope sitting on my desk and so, unannounced, out dropped? the reborn AJ. I think it's an amazing and intelligent redefinition of the magazine. Form and content working together.
Simon Esterson, Esterson Associates, London N1 Congratulations - beautiful. I'm going to start keeping my AJs again, rather than leaving them on the bus. We all think it's great.
Harry Hamberger, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, London N1 Format? content? Hellman.
Very well done! Congratulations? and a vintage 'Hellman'.
Michael West, West & Partners, London SE1 I saw your new AJ today and was very impressed - it looks really great and I liked the Sergison Bates piece/detail page - nice work.
Don Matheson, Tony Fretton Architects, London My compliments to you all on the new format. I like the minimalist graphic approach you are taking, and, combined with the more in-depth reporting, I think it makes the publication much more 'coffee table' and collectable, rather than 'magazine rack'.
Richard Nelson, Llewelyn Davies, London WC1 We think it rocks.
Zach Pulman, Spaced Out, London EC1 Congratulations on such an elegant, clear and intelligent redesign.
Done with the care and attention to detail that any self-respecting architect would be proud of.
Tony Chambers, creative director, Wallpaper* Magazine The AJ's new concept and design are big improvements.
Rob Cowan, Urban Design Group I just received a copy of the new AJ, and it's refreshingly simple and extremely elegant. Many congratulations. I know to get the magazine to where it is today must have taken an enormous amount of work, but what an improvement. You have come up with a contemporary but classic design that should last for many years.
Julian Honer, editorial director, Merrell Publishers We think the new AJ format is great - well done to you all.
We particularly like the Sketchbook section, which in this day of CAD is refreshing to see and reminds us how design and architecture all starts.
Melanie J Whild, on behalf of Weedon Partnership, Birmingham I'm reminded of Baumeister, Detail and some of the other European journals when I look at the new AJ. Certainly different from anything seen this side of the channel. Very bold! Good luck with the new ship and all those who sail in her!
Martine Hamilton Knight, Nottingham Just a short note to congratulate you on the new AJ format - really good? love it.
Neil Deely, Metropolitan Workshop, London, EC1 We received our copy of the new AJ today and think it looks great, more like a book than a weekly magazine. We were so pleased to read that you will be publishing more realistic images. We've struggled to meet our clients' expectations in the past of an untouched space and welcome images that actually show the building being used!
Daniel Hopkinson, photographer Very classy.
Steve Chance, Chance de Silva Architects Congratulations on the radical redesign. It's clear and classy.
I'm particularly pleased to see the emphasis shifting from the ubiquitous 'porn' shots of finished buildings to ideas and process.
Looking forward to future issues.
Robert Evans, Evans Vettori Architects, Derbyshire The magazine looks great, much improved. Well done.
James Gorst, James Gorst Architects, London EC1 Fresh, clear and clean. The work and words have space to breathe - I'm sure it wasn't easy to strike the right balance. It's definitely come out of the process really well. Congratulations! Now to reading? Richard Conner, Piercy Conner, London N1 Congrats with the new AJ - very nice? looks like a weekly 'collectable' item.
Adrian Fowler, Fowler Architects, Tring