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Quito departs Quartz to be ME of new design magazine

August 11, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Anne Quito

Anne Quito, a staff writer at Quartz, is leaving the publication to become managing editor of a new design magazine at Amazon.

A staff reporter at Quartz, her coverage examined the design angle of politics and business news. She is the first recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary.

Quito wrote “Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making Magazines,” (Columbia University Press, 2019) a book about the glory days of magazine design as told by Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser.

Her writing also appears in The Atlantic, CNN, Architectural Digest, Town and Country, Metropolis, Design Observer, Works That Work, A24, and Eye on Design. Her thesis about the nation branding of South Sudan, the world’s newest country, was featured on NPR.

Her analysis of Emmanuel Macron’s symbolic presidential portrait garnered a Malofiej26 medal. SABEW – The Association for Business Journalists gave a first prize award to her investigation into the growing monopoly within the font industry in its “2022 Best in Business Awards”.

She graduated from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in Visual Culture in 2009 and is an alumna of the School of Visual Arts Design Criticism MFA program.

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