Metropolis magazine, published by Horace Havermeyer III '64, was recently ranked among the nation's top 10 magazines by the staff of the Chicago Tribune's Tempo magazine. The listing was part of Tempo's 50 Best Magazines 2005.
Tempo's editors wrote, “In these days of sexed-up, hipped-up design magazines, Metropolis is the quiet, smart one in the good suit with the wire glasses.
“This is the design magazine for adults who would rather read intelligent prose about 'daylighting' in our buildings, green roofs, the birth of a high-tech chair and the latest adventures of Florence Knoll than try to figure out what all those bare naked people are doing in the advertisements.”
Metropolis, published in New York City, was only one of three business-to-business magazines included in this year's rankings.
On its own Web site, Metropolis says it “examines contemporary life through design — architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.
“Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use. In looking for why design happens in a certain way, Metropolis explores the economic, environmental, social, cultural, political, and technological context. With its innovative graphic presentation and its provocative voice, Metropolis shows how richly designed our world can be.
To read the full story and listing in the Tribune, visit “50 Best Magazines”