Monday, March 29, 2010

#1166 New-look Remix looks good

Photo: Damien Van Der Vlist

I have in my hands a copy of the brand new, new-look Remix Magazine. The same Remix Magazine that I blogged about two weeks ago, and which, at the time, received quite a dressing down in the comments section. I'm happy to say that it's a massive improvement on the old-look Remix. The paper stock is of a higher quality; the design is cleaner, more sophisticated and full of white space; and the fashion is much stronger. Keep in mind that while it's indie (from a publisher's point of view), it's mass-market, and it focuses on music and pop culture in equal measure to fashion. That means you still have to get through a few stories on singers and TV presenters (Hollie Smith and Shannon Ryan respectively) before you hit the fashion. But once you get there, you'll find 102 pages of the stuff to keep you happy. There's something for everybody.


Fans of classic New Zealand fashion editorial will enjoy 14 pages of the ubiquitous Zippora Seven, (you literally can't pick up a New Zealand magazine without one editorial featuring Zippora), shot by Marissa Findlay and styled by Atip Wananuruks.


Then there's the more dramatic Curtain Call story shot at GeorgiGregg Home by Florence Noble, once again styled by Atip Wananuruks, incorporating furniture with fashion.


Not to mention mini profiles of four of the biggest blogs in the world right now - Bryan Boy, Jak and Jil, Lookbook.Nu and Style Rookie.

Like I said previously, kudos to the Remix team for taking a critical look at themselves and deciding that an upgrade was needed. No doubt we'd all benefit by following their lead. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next issue.

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9 comments:

Maya. said...

I find lookbook boring. It was great the first dozen times I looked at the site, then I just got bored.
Maybe it's just me... (:

And if I had any money, I'd buy Remix. :D

Anonymous said...

Is this out already?? any other cool shoots?

Pam said...

Freakin Love It!! It's come a long way baby.

Anonymous said...

Well done Remix for proving the negative haters wrong, it appears you have risen to the challenge and succeeded, C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!

Sam S said...

Well done Ian Ferguson on the Art Direction bro.

Anonymous said...

how objective of you Isaac. get in a bit of trouble did you?

Anonymous said...

We had copies delivered to our office last week. In my opinion the design does look better, way less messy.
The paper stock is worse though? It feels very thin, a bit cheap and nasty, imo.
lots of fashion content,, some of it looks very pretty, some looks a bit LA-trashy to me. Overall the magazine comes off as a bit flat and underwhelming. I hate to say it's boring, but to me it is. There's no reason for me to ever buy the magazine, no reason to want to hang on to it, or go back to it. After flicking through it, half an hour later I would struggle to remember anything in it... i guess most mags are ultimately disposable. but for a mag of this size, is it wrong to expect more?

Anonymous said...

Marissa + Zippora = LOVE!

rest of Remix = weak

Anonymous said...

I quite like Marissa's, Tim White's and the Surburbia shoot, interesting shoots for Remix. Looking good, keep it up.