Simon Esterson and Joanna Cummings

Simon and Joanna are the designer and editor of Word on the Street

And talked about The making of Word on the Street

About Word on the Street

Word on the Street is the magazine made in a day from Magazine Street, designed by world renowned editorial designer Simon Esterson, and written by kick-ass editor Joanna Cummings.

Word on the Street is a snapshot of Magazine Street – and the magazine publishing industry we all love to be part of. In its pages you’ll find examples of the passion, knowledge and sheer bloodymindedness that gets publications from concept to treasured project.

Get your copy of Word on the Street 2022 here, and join us at this year’s Magazine Street for a free copy of the 2023 issue.

About Simon Esterson

Simon is a magazine, book and newspaper designer.

His studio, Esterson Associates, has worked with Mark Porter on The Guardian and The Sunday Times in Britain, NZZ am Sonntag in Switzerland and Valor in Brazil. He was previously art director of the Italian architecture title Domus and is now co-owner and art director of the international graphic design magazine Eye. Current publications working with the studio include the monthly History TodayPulp for the papermaker Fedrigoni and, with Stephen Coates, Art Quarterly for the Art Fund.

He is a Royal Designer for Industry and a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.

About Joanna Cummings

Joanna is a freelance editor, and regular writer for FIPP, Mensa and Meet the Leader. A former editor of both craft newsstand titles and B2B publications, she is a member of the British Society of Magazine Editors, and is Editorial Director of the newly launched The Grub Street Journal – the magazine for people who make magazines.

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