When Johnson was first launched by Clash creative director Rob Meyers late last year, it was hailed as a redefinition of the “lad’s mag” for the modern man. From high fashion parties to football matches, art exhibitions to pubs and oven pizzas, the mag aims to represent true contemporary men’s culture.
Now it’s back for a second issue and has traveled halfway around the world to be with us. It started in its home city of London, shooting the internationally-sourced boys of the “Art School,” before heading off to Syria to feature cult musician Omar Souleyman, and then onto Japan to photograph the traditional tools of a British-born hand engraver currently working in the country’s capital.
After that, it was onto Antonio, Texas for the NFL scout camps, then New York to spend some time in legendary writer William S. Burroughs’s “Bunker.” As if that wasn’t enough, the issue also features think pieces, essays and showcases of the New York artist KAWS, British football icon David Beckham and COMME des GARÇONS’ retail store, Dover Street Market.
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