Print as always been adjacent to protest. From 90s punk zines to new age feminist titles, magazine makers rebel against mainstream publishing because they have something different to shout about. And in no other publication is this more evident than Good Trouble. A new project of Rod Stanley, former Dazed and Confused editor, and Richard Turley, former creative director at Bloomberg Businessweek, the broadsheet magazine covers the intersection of creativity and resistance.
Since 2016, Good Trouble has been publishing online, platforming a wide range of subcultures and movements past and present, who protest and resist their status quo. From the UK’s 90s youth rave culture to a persistent perseverance via calligraphy, they profile a range of exciting and empowering projects. The name comes from the inimitable John Lewis, US Representative and civil rights activist, who famously called on citizens to stir up “good trouble, necessary trouble.”
Their print magazine champions activism and art with gusto. Matt Lambert shoots the cover, with a nude model holding a scarf that says ‘Wake Up For Freedom’; the lead interview is with Peter Kennard, the eminent political artist who has been producing satirically dynamite photo collage work for 50 years. Like its subject, the layout can be described as organised chaos — watch our video review below to get a sense of its physicality.
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