Creative member network YCN has launched a brand new Members’ Magazine. The inaugural issue of You Can Now Magazine is designed & art directed by Matt Willey and edited by YCN Founder Nick Defty and fittingly takes the theme ‘begin’ as its editorial starting point, following on with a visually loaded series of ideas, essays and inspirations.
“We want to make the most of the printed format to feed the curiosity of our members, in a way that compliments our digital publishing and events. We hope to spark creativity and action in all kinds of directions” comments Nick.
The publication’s opening section presents a ‘celebration of getting started’ and includes an extended feature on the busi- ness of launching a new magazine with input from a spread of magazine maestros including Jeremy Leslie (MagCulture), Dan Crowe (Port), Robert Bound (Monocle) and Charlotte Rey (ACNE Paper), among others. All are illustrated by rising French star Tiffany Beucher.
Other contributors include menswear design legend Dries Van Noten, Google Creative Lab’s Iain Tait and Food Futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye. And in an extended feature, beautifully photographed by Carol Sachs, Paul Flynn breaks bread with restaurant entrepreneur Mark Hix.
It’s free to join YCN, and those who do can buy a copy exclusively from the YCN website for just six english bucks, or, if you’re local pick up your copy in the YCN Shop & Library at 72 Rivington Street in London.
The next issue, themed Get Lost, is due hit the streets in November.