Vanity Fair Nabs New York Design Director Chris Dixon

Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter has poached Chris Dixon, New York magazine’s design director, according to an internal memo sent out today.

Longtime VF design director David Harris is reducing his role at the magazine.

Mag Culture points out that Mr. Dixon has held is own at New York since graduating from the Luke Hayman school of magazine design. Hugo Lindgren, formerly of New York, tweeted his congrats.

Full memo below.

To all staff,

I am glad to announce today a development for the art-and-design department.

David Harris has decided to reduce his role with V.F., but I am delighted that he will continue as Vanity Fair’s first design editor-at-large.

David has been my creative partner since I came to Vanity Fair, almost 20 years ago, and for that I feel I have been truly blessed. I can’t think of a man, or a colleague, I admire more. It is his uncompromising eye and his way of marrying words and images that have given the magazine its crisp, elegant look.

Taking David’s role as Vanity Fair’s design director will be Chris Dixon, who will come to us from New York magazine, which he made one of the most well-designed magazines in the industry.

Chris has been at New York since 2004.  He has also worked at The Financial Times, The New York Times Magazine, Ogilvy & Mather, and the influential journal Adbusters.

I know you will join with me in wishing David well in his new role and in welcoming Chris Dixon on his arrival, at a date to be decided.

As ever, Graydon

Vanity Fair Nabs New York Design Director Chris Dixon