The design publication that specified the 80s has actually been relaunched online with a print variation to come in September
A fter a hiatus of 15 years, the Face, the design publication understood for its striking covers that assisted release the professions of Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen, Juergen Teller and Phoebe Philo, is back. Theface.com is online now , and will be followed by a quarterly publication in September, with the goal of recovering its status as design bible of a generation.
“It seems like a best time for the Face to be returning,” states the editor, Stuart Brumfitt. “In these unpredictable times, we wish to develop an enjoyable, clever, unifying location for design-, culture- and society-loving individuals to savor.”
Dan Flower, the publication’s handling director, concurs about the timing. “When the Face came out the very first time [in 1980], there was a great deal of political turmoil,” he states. He thinks it will attract a recently politically conscious generation, including that there are contrasts to be drawn in between the 80s and present day.
At its peak, the Face publication offered 70,000 copies a month. Its covers– including the similarity Moss, Bart Simpson, Madonna, McQueen impersonated Joan of Arc, David Beckham or a 13-year-old young boy impersonated a gangster– guaranteed it stood apart on the newsstand, and it ended up being a month-to-month pop-culture talking point throughout its 24-year run up to 2004.
Brumfitt states: “The covers were so effective. There’s one cover for everybody out there. It offered you a photo of design at that minute in time however more through character and culture and way of life.” He is intending to regain that sense with the relaunch, which will look for to replicate the detaining covers, amusing writing and a mix of material that discussed the A-list along with popular culture, sport, existing affairs and youth subculture.