Opening Ceremony has debuted its annual, limited-edition magazine — OC Annual. With the content to revolve around a certain theme each year, the inaugural issue focuses on Sports for the Olympic year. “With imagery and text by both iconic and up-and-coming photographers, artists, and writers, the magazine features a range of incredible, athletic content.” Look for OC Annual to also come in a unique iPad application, featuring exclusive content captured by Bruce Weber, Poppy de Villeneuve, and a host of artists. The print magazine is available now in limited numbers through Opening Ceremony.
GQ Style South Africa has launched their first issue for Autumn / Winter 2012 and asked British designer Ozwald Boateng to grace the cover. The bespoke menswear designer discusses his working philosophy of style, his vision of the African future and what it means to be human. Be sure to grab a copy if you’re able to. More looks from the spread can be found below.
Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school values. The publication has evolved from having nineteen employees to over seventy now and representation in over 100 countries. The type of work they do ranges from print to video to radio. Yes, radio. Monocle also launched a television series on Bloomberg TV. Their reach is far and wide and the content is as rich and newsworthy in its 51st issues as it was back in issue 2007 when issue No. 1 hit newsstands. Here is a film that chronicles the first five years.
For those not familiar, Edition29 ARCHITECTURE is a visually invigorating magazine made exclusively for tablets (iPad and Android/Kindle Fire) that focuses on showcasing the new generation of modernist architects and their creations through cinematic photographic storytelling. Each issue contains over 150+ pages of full screen photographs, audio commentaries, video, text and pages that are in motion. The magazine is now on its eighth issue and features some really rich content. The video below gives us a preview of the issue, running through some great highlights of the 150 pages in 30 seconds. Grab the iPad app here (iTunes link).
The boys over at Selectism give us a look at Rolling Stone Italia’s debut Rock & Roll Style issue. It was specially produced to be released during Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week, with a well-produced stream of content for the Italian gentleman. Topics ranged from product reviews and style tips to some more in-depth features like those for Brooks Saddles and Victorinox knives. The price for such an exceptional read? Free.
Available now is Inventory Magazine’s Issue No. 5. This issue features highlights with Carlo Rivetti and Stone Island, Missoni, Nepenthes, Mos Def, Flat Head and a few others. Find it at Inventory Stockroom.
Brownbook magazine, one of the Middle East’s finest publications is in their 28th edition, this time taking a trip out to the boatyards of Bodrum in Turkey to examine the region’s growth in the high net-worth individuals. Another feature digs into the organic food movement currently taking place in the Middle East and looks to further highlight the region from a view most seldom consider.
With Inventory Magazine Issue No. 4 available now through select stockists and the team working on next seasons masterpiece, they’ve dropped this behind the scenes video. It shows us how Issue 04 got printed at Vancouver-based Hemlock Printers, something very few people will ever get a chance to experience firsthand.
Artist/activist Ai Weiwei is on the cover on the June issue of Daze & Confused Magazine. Inside is his last interview before he was detained by the Chinese government. The world is bigger than fly gear so you should definitely swing by your local newsstand and grab a copy.
Japanese Label White Mountaineering teamed up with Men’s NON-NO magazine to celebrate their 25th anniversary, offering up this exclusive, limited iPhone 4 case in the process. The casing features a black and grey Navajo-style print with White Mountaineering’s logo in the mix as well.