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Exclusive: a first look at Johnson magazine’s five covers

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Hauling lads mags into 2016 comes Johnson. Less pints, more Prince – for issue two, the Now issue, the team printed five very different covers showcasing the reach of modern masculinity.

Up first is the man who turned himself into a symbol: a homage to both Prince and “a year of loss” in the form of an exclusive Richard Bernstein-inspired cover by graphic illustrator (not to mention former Prince record sleeve designer and INT favourite Mat Maitland).

Next is a Syrian musician (and firm festival favourite) Omar Souleyman, shot by Apartmento magazine’s Nacho Allegre. For the third cover, Johnson shipped photographer Sharif Hamza off to deepest, darkest Texas to shoot high school footballer showcase, the All American Bowl.

A fourth, slightly unconventional cover shows William S. Burroughs’ NYC bunker, which remains something of a time-machine into the writer’s life. Lastly, there’s a Fendi cover, shot by Bruno Staub, styled by Julian Ganio and inspired by (who else?) David Bowie.

Have a look below then sit tight for pre-orders, available here from Monday.

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