Alexander McQueen and AnOther Magazine


AnOther Magazine has a special issue out with beautiful and wonderful articles about Alexander McQueen (the Wikipedia entry is recommended and used in this blog, with thanks!). Lee McQueen was certainly one of the most brilliant designers of his generation and has a deep legacy here in London. So in with Dazed [EC1V 9BG] the publishers of AnOther Magazine, Exact Editions is creating some free ByPlace locations in London where the app for AnOtherMagazine will be completely free for the next six months. If you go to the post code locations dotted through this blog you will be able to get free access to the whole archive of the magazine including this spectacular commemorative issue. Make sure you have location services switched on for your iOS device, go and pick up the free AnOther Magazine app in iTunes and say “Yes” when the app asks you whether you want free access by location! Then all you need to do is walk around London checking out these places with their Alexander McQueen association. The app will alert you when you walk into a free zone. Lee (to his friends) McQueen was born in Lewisham but spent his childhood in Stratford. He attended Carpenters Road Primary School[E15 2JQ], where he started making dresses for his three sisters……McQueen later went to Rokeby School [E16 4DD] and left aged 16 in 1985 with one O-level in art, going on to serve an apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard [W1S 3AT] ….later he applied to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design [WC2H 0HZ] …..His first collection Taxi Driver was at the Ritz Hotel [W1J 9BR] McQueen was known for his lavish, unconventional runway shows: a recreation of a shipwreck for his spring 2003 collection; spring 2005’s human chess game; and his fall 2006 show “Widows of Culloden“, which featured a life-sized hologram of supermodel Kate Moss dressed in yards of rippling fabric. There is an Alexander McQueen flagship store in Bond St, [W1S 4PD]. Alexander McQueen’s showrooms are in Clerkenwell [EC1M 5QA]. Not far from the Exact Editions office, which also has ByPlace free access [EC1R 4RN]

Lee McQueen died five years ago by his own hand, and his funeral took place on 25 February 2010 at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, West London [SW1X 8SH]. His ashes were later scattered on the Isle of Skye, at the Kilmuir cemetary [IV51 9UE]

If you manage to visit all those places, you will probably be first in line for the the celebratory exhibition shortly opening at the V&A: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty [SW7 2RL]. It broke box office records when it premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, [NY 10028] We expect to be posting some more points for free ByPlace access to AnOther Magazine, so it may be time to pack your Epi Pégase 45 suitcase.


Blue circle shows free zone at Carpenters Road

A quick reminder. You can download the free app from iTunes

Making sure that your Apple device has location services switched on, let the app have your location and agree to getting free content where it is available. When you walk into a free zone

1. Download the app
2. Scroll past the free pages
3. Switch on ByPlace
4. Enjoy reading

Smallish online now!


Exact Editions are pleased to announce a new offering in the shape of luxury parenting magazine Smallish. This new magazine is now available as both desktop edition and app, and you can choose between quarterly or annual subscriptions.

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Whilst Smallish covers family life, health and education, the magazine also features fashion, travel and entertainment; “an inspiring read for discerning mothers who want more from a parenting magazine”!


Songlines launches new digital edition using Exact Editions


Songlines, the essential guide to music from around the world, today launched a new digital edition. The prestigious music magazine, published 10 times a year has partnered with digital publishing experts Exact Editions, to develop a brand new digital edition.

The digital edition of Songlines now features Exact Editions’ advanced archive and search functionality, meaning subscribers can browse and share a range of back issues as well as each new issue. The extensive archive gives subscribers the option to find a favourite article, review or interview at the tap of a button.

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As part of the transition to Exact Editions, all subscribers to the previous Songlines digital edition will gain access through Exact Editions. This seamless process has meant that there has been no interruption of service for subscribers who have paid for digital access.

A digital subscription to Songlines can be purchased from the Exact Editions web store here.

Daryl Rayner Managing Director of Exact Editions said about the launch:

“Exact Editions are delighted that Songlines is using the Exact Editions platform; the high quality content of the publication means that it is a perfect fit with Exact Editions archive and access model of selling subscriptions.”

Luca Da Re, head of Marketing and Digital Strategy at Mark Allen Group:

“We are really excited to have Songlines available through the Exact Editions platform and we are confident that our readers will be enthused by the enhanced reading experience, and the added benefit of the archive content.”

The Musical Times goes digital!


The world’s oldest continuously published classical music journal is now available as an app and desktop edition! The Musical Times, which first appeared in 1844, is devoted to western classical music, covering new and old with regular contributions from established authors, performers and scholars.


Published four times a year, The Musical Times can now be found in the Apple Newsstand and the Exact Editions webstore where quarterly and annual subscriptions are on sale. As with all Exact Editions apps, ByPlace™ functionality is available, along with the comprehensive search, social media sharing and bookmarking content for offline reading.


Falconers swoops into the Apple Newsstand!

The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine is the latest in our expanding collection of titles, available through the Exact Editions webstore and the Apple Newsstand – and boy, is it a hoot!


The magazine provides readers with news, features and a good all-round coverage of sport and professional falconry. Editor Peter Eldrett has been a practicing falconer for many years and enjoys flying his birds at every opportunity.

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With annual subscriptions at £13.99 and quarterlies at £3.99, you’re hardly being hawked! So, hop over to iTunes and subscribe!