The MagCulture blog has some discouraging notices about how designers have responded to the tablet.
The blogger’s Creative Review column assesses Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-only newspaper The Daily as falling “well short of the kind of design finesse we take for granted in print. Instead of taking advantage of the iPad’s killer screen it falls back on website-like templates and characterless typographic choices.”
He also links to his Design Week article in which he contrasts publishers’ upbeat anticipation of the iPad this time last year with” the current reality of (at best) stagnant magazine app sales.”
“Together they add up to a rather pessimistic view of the iPad’s potential to reinvigorate publishing,” he says.