Ones to watch in 2015: the 20 most influential magazine editors, designers and commentators

First published in GYM CLASS 12, March 2015

The GC20 is a celebration of the top 20 magazine makers — the new stars, mainstays and disruptors — who we believe will define our industry in 2015. These are the most influential editors, designers and commentators in modern magazine publishing. Below is the full list of our inaugural GC20 inductees.

20. Simon Esterson, Art Director/Editor, EYE

19. Danielle Pender, Editor in Chief, RIPOSTE

18. Jaap Biemans, Founder, Coverjunkie

17. Matt Curtis, Art Director, THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE

16. Kuchar Swara, Creative Director, PORT

15. Danny Miller, CEO, Human After All

14. Mirko Borsche, Creative Director, ZEIT MAGAZIN

13. Thomas Alberty, Design Director, NEW YORK

12. Veronica Ditting, Designer, THE GENTLEWOMAN

11. Will Hudson, Founder/Director, It’s Nice That

10. David Lane, Editor in Chief/Creative Director, THE GOURMAND

9. Jeremy Leslie, Founder/Creative Director, magCulture

8. Francesco Franchi, Art Director, IL/IL SOLE 24 ORE

7. Gert Jonkers/Jop van Bennekom, Editor/Creative Director, FANTASTIC MAN

6. Matt Willey, Art Director, THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

5. Françoise Mouly, Art Director, THE NEW YORKER

4. Albert Folch, Founder, Folch Studio

3. Chris Dixon, Design Director, VANITY FAIR

2. Gail Bichler, Design Director, THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

  1. Scott Dadich, Editor in Chief, WIRED (Read our Q&A with Scott here.)