Three new titles join Stack

by Steve Watson in November 2011
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Typical isn’t it? You wait ages for a new magazine and then three turn up at once.

Over the last couple of days we’ve added the brilliant Romanian magazine DoR, fashion journal Address and surf/skate/snow title Huck. It looks like they’ve decided to celebrate joining Stack by all putting out monochrome covers this issue, but aside from the colour scheme they’re three very different magazines.

DoR is the English language version of Decât o Revistă, and is really quite special. When they first sent me a copy last year I didn’t hold out great hopes for it, but it’s a fantastic read – really inventive and playful, and absolutely fascinating. If you’re anything like me you’re probably not all that into the ins and outs of modern Romanian life, but DoR is a reminder that sometimes it doesn’t matter what a good story is about – a good story, well told, is just a good story. I’m really looking forward to sending it out and hearing the response it gets.

Address is a brand new fashion magazine – the first issue came out just a couple of months ago – and it’s doing something totally different. Taking an almost intellectual approach to fashion, it asks us to think again about the clothes we wear and what they mean to us. Its editor Johannes Reponen says he was inspired by Fire & Knives, and you can see the similarity – Address delves deep into its subject, exploring fashion in the same way that Fire & Knives loses itself in the lesser appreciated corners of the kitchen.

And finally there’s Huck. I run Stack out of the offices of Huck’s publisher The Church of London, and we’ve been trying to add the magazine to the Stack line-up for ages. The cover declares that it’s about surf, skate and snow, but also music, art and activism, a clear statement that this is a magazine with ambitions beyond sport. It’s as happy profiling a big-wave surfer as it is interviewing Ai Weiwei, and its mix of political awareness, counter-cultural cool and beautiful photography makes for a fantastic read.

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