PROJECT, Virgin's iPad Magazine, Launched by Richard Branson
(Press Release) Nov 30, 2010—Richard Branson, Holly Branson and Anthony Noguera have launched PROJECT in New York.
PROJECT is the first global magazine app for creative people about creative people.
PROJECT goes on sale in the Apple App Store today, priced at £1.79/$2.99 per issue. An app that looks like a style magazine and acts like a website, PROJECT has been created by Virgin Group and Seven Squared (an award-winning multi-media UK publisher) working in partnership to create groundbreaking new media.
Richard Branson was in New York to herald Virgin's first foray in to digital magazine publishing— read his blog on PROJECT.
PROJECT is a monthly magazine that will change daily, hourly-minute by minute at times-to give its global audience of early adopters a month of entertainment for less than the price of a decent cup of coffee. It will encourage contributions from its readers, bloggers, anyone with anything interesting to say—it is a magazine that truly evolves, stays fresh and gives new undiscovered talent across the world a voice.
PROJECT has four key editorial pillars—design, entertainment, technology, and entrepreneurs. In addition PROJECT's international team of contributors will be blogging daily about news, design, film, fashion and technology.
Edited by former Arena editor Anthony Noguera, the launch issue's cover star is Jeff Bridges, star of the upcoming movie Tron: Legacy. The cover story was written by Christopher Tennant (editor, digital entrepreneur and author once described by PJ O'Rourke as a 'paragon of naked wit'). The groundbreaking cover shoot and videos were created by legendary photographer Warwick Saint, who has shot for everyone from Vanity Fair to Sports Illustrated.
PROJECT is art directed by award-winning creative director Ché Storey, formerly of Arena and Men's Health.
Anthony Noguera, editor of PROJECT, said in New York: "I must be the luckiest editor alive. To be given the opportunity to create a magazine that is completely unique and innovative, to work with like-minded journalists, contributors and advertisers who are just as passionate and excited as I am about PROJECT has been inspiring. I am proud of PROJECT. Proud of what we have achieved and delighted to have played a small part in determining what will become the future of what we as readers expect from the magazines of tomorrow. Today, PROJECT has set the standard."
Every month, PROJECT will feature leaders and innovators in their fields. The launch issue's star cast includes controversial author Rachel Botsman; Rene Redzepi, the chef behind the world's best restaurant; Yamauchi Kazanori, the visionary games developer behind the astoundingly successful Gran Turismo game series; Soho House legend Nick Jones; and, of course, Hollywood maverick Jeff Bridges.