“Cultural resistance” title wins Magazine of the Year award

Good Trouble, a New York-based magazine that “celebrates the culture of resistance”, has claimed the top prize at the Stack Awards 2018, winning the honour of Magazine of the Year.

Stack Magazines, the subscription service that runs the awards, described Good Trouble as “vital and powerful”. The magazine won out over 14 shortlisted competitors, including Berlin-based street-culture magazine Flaneur and London-based culture magazine Tank.

Reacting to its win, Good Trouble said it was “stunned”, “grateful” and “very proud”.

Good Trouble publishes “stories from the intersection of arts and culture with politics and protest”, its website says. The magazine “looks through the lens of arts and culture at the stories of individuals and groups around the world pushing for equality, liberty, justice and climate sustainability. It celebrates resistance with all its beauty, humour and contradictions, because life is messy and serious business can be fun.”

The award was judged by publishing industry veteran Jeremy Leslie, who runs the London-based magCulture shop, and Gail Bichler, the design director of The New York Times Magazine. The Stack Awards celebrate independent magazines, primarily with a focus on English-language titles.

Other magazines recognised at the awards on 19 November included Barcelona-based Perdiz magazine, a “magazine-object about people and the things that make them happy”, which won the Readers’ Choice award.

Launch of the Year went to London-based horror magazine Suspira, while Cover of the Year was won by New York-based AIGA Eye on Design.

More detail on the winning magazines will be published on Stack’s website.

Words: Craig Nicholson
Photo: Good Trouble

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