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Johnson: the publication redefining the lads’ mag

With its tongue-in-cheek title, Johnson is a new style title engineered for the man of today

“Everyday it feels like our lives are a constant mixture of high brow and low brow culture,” says Rob Meyers, editor-in-chief of Johnson, on the life of the modern day man. “From fashion parties to football matches, art exhibitions to local pubs, skate parks to the ballet, oven pizzas to brunch at the Wolseley. That’s the current mood in culture for myself and so many guys I know today. No guy wears head-to-toe designer clothing, he mixes high fashion with streetwear and a bit of vintage... This publication stands to represent both ends of the cultural thread that makes the modern man.”

The brainchild of Meyers (who among other projects is creative director of Clash magazine), Johnson is a brand-new men’s style title engineered for the man of today. But that is a very broad category – one which, in Meyer’s words, ranges from “the city-skipping fashion editor... to the kid making rap beats in his north London bedroom.” Published biannually, the magazine’s content is as mixed as its intended readership, covering five major themes: style, music, cars, food and interiors.

For the first issue, Meyers has brought together talents like Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky and genreless Atlanta musician Raury, as well as featuring the most recent men’s collection gender-defying designer JW Anderson, photography by infamous pop artist Andy Warhol and artwork by recently-deceased Buffalo muse Barry Kamen.

Follow Johnson on Instagram here and Rob Meyers here.