The glossiest of the five magazines subverts the form, using strong design and production values to produce a contemporary publication that caused a stir with its launch theme, Sex. The outrightly confrontational visuals – check the artfully shot dildo on the front cover – are matched by strong writing throughout its 200 pages. With illustration generally preferred to photography, the result is a bright and positive claiming back of sexual imagery. It’ll be intriguing to see how the team can build on their success with their next theme, Mind.
The Ladybeard team are among the speakers at Modern Magazine 2016, which takes place on 27 October at Central St Martins, London.
Full details can be found here. Earlybird tickets for professionals and students are available until 30 June 2016.