Centaur Media's Design Week magazine will see its last print issue this month. The latest and final issue will hit magazine stands this week. Moving with the times, Design Week will appear only digitally now, as will Centaur's New Media Age.
The company will still keep its other titles, Marketing Week, Creative Review, The Lawyer, and Money Marketing on the shelves, for now.
With the print cut, come job cuts too. The Telegraph reports that 'a number of the company's publishers and editors have left the building,' though Art & Design was unable to confirm this.
Dezeen reports that editor, Lynda Relph-Knight and part of her editorial team will no longer be needed.
On Thursday, Relph-Knight posted an article to DesignWeek.co.uk. She wrote:
This is a sad week for the Design Week team as we publish the last issue of the magazine. The title lives on to deliver daily news about design, but the print version is no more.
I am very proud to have been part of the industry's development and hope I will remain so, though in a different guise now.
There are too many highlights for me to list here, but the privilege of meeting so many great creative people has been awesome. Linking with designers across the globe, particularly in South Africa, has made the past 20 years special for me personally and professionally.
I hand over now to my colleagues Angus Montgomery, Tom Banks and Emily Gosling who will take Design Week into its next phase.
The move is expected to affect more than 60 jobs.
Magazines have, for some time now, been struggling with the recent boom in online publications, and even some digital publications prefer to avoid the open web and go straight for iPad exclusive publications.
A pioneer of this movement is Richard Branson who launched Project in November 2010. The digital publication focuses on pop culture and is currently for iPad owners only. The Project app is available on iTunes, and will grant users access to the Virgin digital publication.