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.
- Dime Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
- Small Gods magazine explores “anomalies of the drone”
- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Cat Sims confronts issues of social housing in latest zine, Space
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s