Little White Lies (magazine)
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Little White Lies is an internationally-distributed movie magazine. It has been described as one of the "magazines at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement."  It is known for its unique style of reinterpreting films through illustration, changing aesthetic and style with each issue to reflect the spirit of the cover film. It is published by London-based media company TCOLondon, who also publish the DIY culture magazine Huck Magazine.
Little White Lies rose out of the ashes of Adrenalin, an adventure sports and lifestyle magazine. When Adrenalin's publisher went bankrupt, a group of friends working there decided to turn designer Danny Miller's student degree project "Little White Lies: Issue Zero" into a full-fledged magazine.
The design of each issue of Little White Lies is inspired by its feature film, often represented on the cover by an illustration of its lead actor. The cover film also influences interior aspects, such as editorial icons, chapter headings and custom typefaces. However, the overall template of the magazine remains the same.
Content and Ranking system
Little White Lies' content is split into three acts: the lead review, a series of feature articles inspired by the cover film, and the reviews section, which also includes interviews with directors and stars of upcoming movies. The magazine uses a three part ranking system. The categories (Anticipation, Enjoyment and In Retrospect) are marked out of 5 and accompanied by explanatory text.
The first Little White Lies book, "What I Love About Movies," was due to be published by Faber and Faber in November 2014. The book is a collection of responses from directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola and actors including Ryan Gosling, Kristen Stewart and Helen Mirren to the magazine's signature question: What do you love about movies?
Collaborations with "Huck" magazine
"Little White Lies" is published by creative agency The Church of London, who also produce Huck magazine. The cover film of issue 26 of "Little White Lies" was Where the Wild Things Are, directed by Spike Jonze. The Church of London commissioned illustrator Geoff McFetridge to produce a cover for "Little White Lies" and a cover for "Huck" which interacted with one another.
|1||March/April 2005||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou|
|2||June/July 2005||Sin City|
|3||September/October 2005||Land of the Dead|
|5||February/March 2006||Romance & Cigarettes|
|6||May/June 2006||Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!|
|8||October/November 2006||Marie Antoinette|
|9||December 2006/January 2007||Babel|
|10||February/March 2007||Chinese Film Special Issue|
|11||April/May 2007||This Is England|
|12||July/August 2007||Tales from Earthsea|
|14||November/December 2007||The Darjeeling Limited|
|15||January/February 2008||The Diving Bell and the Butterfly|
|17||May/June 2008||Gone Baby Gone|
|18||July/August 2008||Man on Wire|
|20||November/December 2008||The Silence of Lorna|
|22||March/April 2009||Let the Right One In|
|23||May/June 2009||Star Trek|
|25||September/October 2009||An Education|
|26||November/December 2009||Where the Wild Things Are|
|27||January/February 2010||The Road|
|30||July/August 2010||The Future Issue|
|32||November/December 2010||Tron: Legacy|
|33||January/February 2011||Black Swan|
|34||March/April 2011||Attack the Block|
|35||May/June 2011||Apocalypse Now|
|36||July/August 2011||The Skin I Live In|
|38||November/December 2011||Another Earth|
|40||March/April 2012||The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists|
|41||May/June 2012||Midnight Movies Double Bill (The Raid and The Innkeepers)|
|43||August/September 2012||On the Road|
A Magazine Is Born
In January 2011, the creators of "Little White Lies" released a video called "A Magazine Is Born". The 1.54 clip depicts the two-month process of creating issue 33 of "Little White Lies" (The Black Swan Issue) from initial conception to the final printed item. The clip is set to "A Swan is Born" by Clint Mansell from the soundtrack of Darren Aronofsky's film Black Swan.
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