Renegade Collective Magazine

As part of a birthday package, my mother recently hunted around for a magazine that she thought I’d like and came up with Renegade Collective, which neither of us had seen before.

Shown here is issue 4: they're now up to 16.

The Aussie mag proved to be a great read, so much so that I read it cover to cover and then sent it back to my mum to do the same. A few things worth noting:

  • The pages mostly comprise feature articles. That is, well-written stories that give you the full picture. Many magazines these days seem to be content with endless pages of glib coverage of new products and pop-up stores, with two to three features in the entire tomb.
  • The articles are about the subject and not the author. I am loathe to read most NZ coverage of pop culture because the writers almost always begin with a fascinating story about their experience of meeting the subject, or another tenuously relevant anecdote. In my opinion, a feature about another person should not begin with “I”.
  • It is well-edited. Again, unlike a lot of NZ lifestyle publications, I was not tripping over poor spelling, missing words, repeated phrases, nonsensical syntax and a litany of other sins.
  • There is hardly any advertising. Not sure how they manage it but there are so few ads that I found myself intentionally checking to see if there were in fact any. They are well-chosen, well placed and unobtrusive.

As the tag line says, it’s a mag for “game changers, rule breakers, thought leaders and style makers”.

One Comment

Pujari Dickson

Totally agree with your experience of the magazine and have so enjoyed the fresh package it offers as a magazine lover! Recommended!


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