Three days before the news hit that Gourmet folded, I made a portrait of editor in chief Ruth Reichl. We chatted a bit and she mentioned how I should stop by and visit next time I’m in NYC. This was on a Friday and the announcement came on the following Monday. I was a bit shocked because there was no hint of what was to come. It just made me wonder that if the editor in chief didn’t know, then how did the whole thing go down?
Kevin Demaria, an Art Director at Gourmet, posted a blog with images from the last days at the office. You can view the blog here.
I’m hoping 2010 will bring better news for the editorial world. While there are tons of magazines out there, it’s tough to see some of the strong brands go.