Contrary to popular belief, the Internet hasn’t killed every print form of communication. OK, maybe it will but that’s beside the point. One magazine still standing – and standing strong mind you – is SPIN and last week they unleashed their 25th anniversary edition featuring an interactive, black leather biker jacket cover. Inside those pages are a bunch of guest contributors – sadly none of which are Wang or Chung. I spoke with the mag’s publisher Malcolm Campbell about the super cool edition, and where he sees SPIN and rock going into the future.
Was there ever a time you believed a 25th anniversary was out of reach
Yes, I think it might have been around the 24th anniversary. No, honestly, we have never questioned the brand’s longevity, but it has seemed increasingly odd as the anniversary neared because anniversaries and milestones are not top of mind around here. The mindset is more about the here and now, and what’s going to be big in six months, so to have this big retrospective project took us a little out of our comfort zone.