Why advertise with BabMag?
BabMag is proud to be deeply rooted in the Midlands post-industrial landscape. Our years spent living and working in the city’s independent and cultural hotspots have helped us gain insight into how the city operates and thrives.
BabMag is a lifestyle and culture magazine produced by local creatives providing a unique platform to showcase local talent within music, art, fashion and more. Aiming to be the epicentre for cultural happenings in the Midlands and stand as the forerunner in delivering engaging thought provoking content to the region in a collectable format.
It is a quarterly, printed publication with online content distributing to major outlets and independent businesses across the UK. The publication has a print run of 5000 copies on 90gsm (cover: 250gsm) uncoated bond paper. The magazine will sit comfortably alongside the likes of Very Nearly Almost, Trap Magazine, Bonafide and LAW.
BabMag provides affordable advertising with a broad reach, free to pick up from handpicked quality stores in Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Redditch and Stafford. The magazine will also be available to buy on our online store for a small fee, along side collaborative merchandise such as t-shirts, tote bags and artist designed sticker packs.
Our team of editors will be continually delivering fresh content to our online media channel at babmag.co.uk all year round to secure our position as ambassadors of underground culture. This will be further strengthened by collaboratively hosted events with well-established brands within the cities in which we operate.
Inside issue one:
We kick off issue one with a true icon of ours and a pioneer of the culture of which we represent. Goldie, a British electronic music artist, disc jockey, visual artist & hero of urban/underground culture. Goldie has found himself on the 2016 New Year’s honours list for his services to music and young people; he gives us an in-depth interview about his journey so far.
We touch base with Gent48, a Mixed media artist, known for his character-based murals set in warped realities. Gent48 has painted around the globe and is considered as one of the best street artists around having picked up awards in multiple continents.
With back-to-back killer collection releases, Birmingham based Dark Circle, are a leading influencer on the street wear scene. Their crafted garments incorporate bold graphics alongside cut n sew designs and have been seen on the likes of Kendrik Lemar, Joey Bada$$ and Chance the rapper. Expect collaborative merchandise to launch with issue one.
The Lurkers are a collective of conceptual artists and lifestyle documenters. Creating platforms for content, which focuses on the often over-looked or neglected aspects of our planet through graffiti, photography, exploration, storytelling, fashion, film and animation. We take a moment with them during their travels around the world ‘lurking’ to talk about their recent projects.
Head honcho at Seven9signs, Birmingham’s Zoot invites us down to his new creative headquarters, which is a visual haven littered in typography and sign paint. Holding down the traditional art form of signwriting and gold guilding, Zoot is keeping alive an old school medium within a contemporary scene.
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