BRICK Edition One
Introducing the new voice of Hip-hop journalism
Brick is a bi-annual music & lifestyle publication representing the new age of hip-hop culture. Designed to be an intelligent union between fashion and music, we rejected the expected hip-hop motifs in favour of a clean and contemporary aesthetic to create an aspirational and refined publication full of well-written, in-depth articles and photographic content.
The content inside is divided into distinct sections through the use of different paper stocks. Photography stories appearing on high gloss, articles on uncoated and an essay section on a tint of fluorescent green which was also used for the striking masthead and for highlights throughout the magazine. With an absolute ban on stock shots or label supplied content, every image and visual – whether that be photography, illustration or cross-stitch embroidery – was specially commissioned and exclusive to Brick.
To launch Brick as not only a magazine, but also a creative force within the music publishing industry, we organised and curated an invite-only celebration and private view at Protein’s Studio 2 gallery in the centre of Shoreditch, London. Brick made an instant impression on the publishing world gaining praise from hip-hop and design communities alike.