The Untitled Magazine "INNOVATE" Issue
THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE "INNOVATE" ISSUE
200 Pages, Perfect Binding. 8.5" x 11.5″ Glossy Paper
Front Cover: Dove Cameron
Back Covers: Asher Levine or Synchrodogs
Front Cover: Jillian Mercado
Back Covers: Dorian Electra or Au/Ra
The Untitled Magazine's 200-page "INNOVATE" Collector's Issue is a celebration of pioneering creativity, featuring a selection of some of the innovative artists and creatives today who persist in their artistic endeavors against all odds and bring into the world something new and inspirational for us to see, hear, and experience. The collector’s issue, curated by editor-in-chief Indira Cesarine, features interviews with inspiring innovators from the worlds of art, fashion, film, music, and more.
Exclusives include: Alexy Préfontaine (Aeforia), Alisa McRonald, Andreas Wannerstedt, Angela Santana, April Kae, Arielle Tesoriero, Asher Levine, Ashley Chew, Ashley Zelinskie, Asia Stewart, Au/Ra, Caitlin Carmichael, Carlacia Grant, Cassie Arnold, Cath Orain, Chukes, Claire Luxton, Cody Frost, Dance Doyle, Daniela Melchior, Dorian Electra, Dove Cameron, Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes, Elena Chestnykh, Fewocious, Fletcher, Greta Brat, Isabel Beckenstein, Jacob Hicks, Jessie Murph, Jillian Mercado, Joanna Grochowska, Jonathan Rosen, Jordan Suaste, Julia Curran, Junyi Liu, Kathryn Drysdale, Kelly Shami, Kendra Erika, Kirra Cheers, Laura Kimmel, Leah Schrager, Lindsay Parker, Luigi Honorat, Mamé Adjei, Marlies Plank, Martha Zmpounou, Mimi Keene, Molly Dario, Morgane Polanski, Nadine Ijewere, Nessa Barrett, Petite Doll, Pyer Moss, Rebecca Black, Roberto Grosso, Rocco Veneri Of Cool Cat, Shamona Stokes, Skip Marley, Sonia Stein, Synchrodogs, Tessa Violet, Tiggi Hawke, Victoria Selbach, Watson Mere, Wolf Alice, Yuge Zhou, and Zeynep Solakoglu.
For the INNOVATE Issue, we flew to Los Angeles to catch up with our cover star Dove Cameron, who shared in a candid interview her experience coming out and how her past tragedies prepared her for the pandemic. Celebrated disabled model and actress Jillian Mercado joined us at The Untitled Space in New York for a magical photoshoot and interview about her modeling and activism. From the world of music, we interviewed Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes about their 4 decades in music and their 15th album release, as well as his side-project with Wendy Bevan, Astronomia. Rhodes and Bevan both got behind the camera to take portraits of each other exclusively for the issue. Storied NY-based writer George Wayne spoke to Grammy-nominated musician Skip Marley. British rock band Wolf Alice discussed crafting their new album, Blue Weekend, during the pandemic. Also featured are singers Rebecca Black and Nessa Barrett, as well as sublime musical game-changer Dorian Electra who we photographed in Los Angeles.
From film and television, we feature a variety of exceptional talent, including The Suicide Squad star Daniela Melchior, who shared her experiences working on her debut English-speaking role. In London we caught up with Sex Education’s Mimi Keene for a retro-inspired shoot and talented photographer Simon Emmett photographed a number of rising stars for us including Bridgerton’s Kathryn Drysdale and Morgane Polanski.
From the fashion industry we highlight the work of designer Asher Levine, whose biotech-inspired creations have adorned the likes of Lady Gaga, Grimes, and Lil Nas X. We headed backstage at the Pyer Moss Couture show which sheds light on Black inventors. Model Ashley Chew tells the story of the Black Models Matter movement, and Mamé Adjei details her multiple initiatives intended to raise up women of color through camaraderie and shared experience.
In addition to the worlds of fashion, film, and music, the INNOVATE Issue celebrates the work of more than 40 contemporary artists, many of whom submitted their artwork to us via our first-ever open call. We invited a number of NFT artists who have pushed boundaries with their digital art, including Andreas Wannerstedt, Alexy Préfontaine (aeforia), and 18-year-old NFT phenomenon FEWOCiOUS, to share their experiences with the new art frontier. Additional highlights include interviews with UK-based painter Martha Zmpounou, surrealist photo artist Petite Doll, the provocative Leah Schrager, and Ukrainian photography duo Synchrodogs.