We often talk about the difficult second album at It’s Nice That, the problem being that when you pour every ounce of passion you have into version zero of a new project it can be tricky to replicate this energy the second time around. Rather than falling into that old trap though, the creators of art and commerce focused publication Noon appear to have taken a great leap over it. Following up from the first issue of which we made no secret of fawning over last time around they’ve somehow found time to sit back, regroup and then set out to create something even more impressive with issue two. Safe to say, it’s quite something to behold.
Featuring a sumptuous cover and an 18 page feature of original photography by Alasdair McLellan, no less, not to mention imagery by Mel Bles, an interview with artist and icon Yayoi Kusama, a stunning photo-series by Robi Rodriquez and artwork by Lorenzo Vitturi, the second instalment of Noon follows on both logically and ambitiously from the first. It’s a beautiful thing, with a rainbow foil on Alasdair’s sun-drenched cloudy cover hinting wildly at the wonder of its content, and its larger-than-average size commanding all attention, on bookshelf or otherwise.
Noon is available to buy now through our online shop, Company of Parrots.