TheFace.com – Now live!
Wednesday 17 April 2019
The Face, the iconic style magazine that defined youth culture, has launched as a digital platform for the first time today at www.theface.com.
Britain’s rising rapper Octavian is the hero feature for the digital launch, with an interview by Music Editor Davy Reed, photoshoot in LA by Julian Klincewicz and an audio conversation with Louis Vuitton men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh. The politics of illegal raves, the companies racing through space to claim the moon’s resources, a conversation with Britain’s doyenne of psychedelics Amanda Feilding and a UK exclusive interview with pop icon Robyn are amongst the first major features to go live on the site.
The first issue also includes a joint interview with Ms Banks and Lawrence Okolie, the rap heavyweight and the cruiserweight boxing champion who are hailed as Britain’s new power couple, and The Face’s founder Nick Logan discusses the issue of the seminal magazine that means the most to him.
Delving deep into the world of music, fashion, sport, politics and the arts, The Face is reborn and reimagined as an integrated, multi-channel offering, reflecting the need of today’s ‘always on’ audience, but never losing sight of the wit and intelligence that made The Face great.
The Face is about discovering new talent and uncovering the fascinating stories that are found at the intersection of social and cultural boundaries – through audio, video and the written word. It’s about a global outlook; connecting the dots; always talking up to its audience – and all done with a style that no one else is doing right now.
Why bring an icon back? Because we need it. Because there’s a new, exciting, energised generation who have been ill-served and short-changed by the emptiness of today’s ‘feed’ culture, where endless content streams replace genuine insight, with little thought beyond the constant need for the new. There has never been more demand for the sharp editorial curation that The Face offers, delivering a depth of understanding about wider trends in popular culture across all channels, providing energy and focus for a smart, savvy, questioning audience.
Managing Director Dan Flower and Brand Director Jason Gonsalves have pulled together an innovative core creative team consisting of Editor Stuart Brumfitt, Digital Editor Brooke McCord, Art Director Alex O’Brien, Fashion Director Danny Reed.
In addition, the creative team is bolstered by a diverse, global collective – a pioneering move that replaces the predictable roster of contributing editors with those who are all at the forefront of cultural discourse and helping to drive the conversation forwards. These include The Face creative lead, Acyde and Asia’s Creative Director-at-large Margaret Zhang. As well as Tremaine Emory, Zainab Jama, Grace Wales Bonner, Grace Ladoja, Chimene Suleyman and Magnus Reid, who will all feed in ideas, connections and audio reports from the cultural frontline. Renowned Munich-based designers Bureau Borsche have collaborated on the branding and design.
The Face will launch a quarterly print magazine in August 2019. In addition, look out for an international programme of live events, partnerships and collaborations coming soon…
The Face is back.