"Everybody here has one thing in common: we were all born before the 21st Century began" - St. Vincent, Sydney Opera House, 2014.
Welcome to our 'Young & Restless' issue, for which we were inspired by Annie Clark A.K.A St. Vincent's quote during her show at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid earlier this year. Our generation has grown up during the biggest change in communication technology in history, which is a pretty big deal, and begs the question: in the face of this tech explosion, what does it mean to exist, and how are we dealing?
So in this issue we argue that, because of our current state of technological flux, creative directors are replacing the fashion director, we interview three up-and-coming New York art stars who are using technology (they're taking all of the selfies) in their work, and two sides of the millennial coin (one writer born in 1994, the other born in 1985), go head-to-head about how the other uses social media. Our fashion director Elle Packham argues that the future's still worth fighting for with her cover shoot, 'Hold on Tight / Fight the Fight / Enjoy the Ride / At Least you Tried' photographed by Max Doyle, and gets nostalgic with photographer Jo Duck for 'I Grew Up A Screw Up'. Speaking of nostalgia, did you know that we're apparently the most nostalgic generation ever? (Because we grew up in a boom and are living in a bust.) So we use this as an opportunity to talk about all the truly terrible things that we'll love forever and ever, namely Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Did we mention we're also bigger? And we're now bi-monthly! And we've started subscriptions (and you get a complimentary sterling silver bracelet by Elvis et Moi for subscribing)! And we're giving away a tote bag with each issue featuring either a beautiful photograph by Petrina Hicks or Ollie Henderson's 'Start the Riot' protest slogan! AND we're giving away $1600 worth of product, from our friends like Kate Sylvester, Meadowlark, Logitech, DL&Co., Grown Alchemist, Salasai and more (click on the win link in the menu bar to enter)! AND we're giving away 10 Komono x Basquiat watches. All of the things, basically. You're welcome!
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