Berlin – New print magazine Sofa has been launched with the help of a 16-year-old guest editor.
‘Life is a chatroom,’ says Sofa, a new print magazine that mixes high and low culture, and pieces from professionals and real-life contributors. Issue 1 explores the world of Generation D, and in the spirit of teen takeover, was guest-edited by 16-year-old Andy Coronado.
‘Fitting all of the traits, nuances and issues of Generation Z into the pages of a mere magazine is a complex task,’ says Coronado, who gave the floor to a diverse group of international teenagers.
Features include an anonymous, unedited text conversation between four mixed-race teens from the LGBTQAI community, alongside contributions from non-teenagers including a corporate insider who comes clean on what companies really think about young influencers.
To achieve the magazine’s fresh look, Studio Yukiko commissioned an eclectic mix of illustrators and photographers, and applied clashing colours and type design ‘like combining teenage bedroom walls into one magazine’, the studio told It’s Nice That.