Husk. The name suggests an empty shell but this brilliant young magazine out of London is anything but empty. Or a shell. Husk is the real thing in a magazine market glutted with pretenders . It's what you expect from a new publication in sync with its times. Rather than being slick, insincere and advertiser driven, Husk is a little rough, very real and earnest in a way that stills your cynicism for the duration of the read. That's a big thing because Husk is very smart in that effortlessly cool, university grad way without breaking too much of a intellectual sweat about its intelligence.
Perhaps that's why leading cultural lights like CARLA SOZZANI, 032C's JÖRG KOCH, legendary art director MARC ATLAN, Belgian artist NICOLAS PROVOST and ACNE Creative Director JONNY JOHANSSON have all signed up to Husk's blockbuster new issue, logging in at 230 pages.
I admire also that mixed in with this incisive cultural coverage is a kind of "off" or curiously angled take on fashion. The marquee names from above mingle with photography work from rising generation photographers like HARLEY WEIR, and THOMAS LOHR as well as a more familiar line-up such as ARI MARCOPOULOS, MIKAEL SCHULZ, JONATHAN WAITER, ROSA RENDL and JONAS LINDSTROM. The issue's theme is Hyper Romanticism vs. Under Reality and the covers feature artwork by our beloved Romeu Silveira/From Brazil With Love.
Husk is bursting at the seams with talent, energy and a new generation of ideas that makes this publication incredibly vital, right this minute.