Magazine / Newspaper

How the Smiley made happiness cool

The humble smiley face has been used to spread joy everywhere from acid house raves in the 90s to the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. We speak to the son of its original creator, Nicolas Loufrani, about the enduring appeal of the symbol

How Nova shaped magazine history

As a 1993 book chronicling the story of the pioneering women’s mag gets a timely reissue, we speak to its Art Director David Hillman about what magland can learn from the success (and failure) of Nova today

On the fear of underachieving

With Gen Zs leading the way in politics and beyond, society has become embroiled in a race to keep up. Megan Williams speaks to figures in art and publishing from different generations to uncover more about the fear of underachieving and how to move past it

The Face reincarnates its long-lost print mag

As ‘the magazine that changed culture’ publishes its first print edition since it relaunched earlier this year – featuring cover stars Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Tyler, the Creator and Rosalía – CR sees whether it’s worth the hype


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United Kingdom