The March 2014 cover of Holiday, art by Remed
Magazine aficionados with a taste for vintage will remember Holiday Magazine as a pioneering mix of art, culture, and literature that reigned supreme in the 50s and 60s. With an urbane sensibility and debonair spirt the publication featured influential travel coverage alongside work from the likes of Hemingway, Colette and Kerouac. In keeping with that fabled history, art director Franck Durand and journalist Marc Beaugé introduce Holiday to a new generation with an impressive relaunch that merges style and substance in to an irresistible package. We caught up with the talented Mr. Durand for a look inside the new issue and its wealth of creative content.
What made the original magazine so special?
Hedonism and freedom.
How have you all evolved the magazine for 2014?
Great writing was such a big part of the original – which writers do you have contributing to the new issue?
We followed the same principle as the original, in this issue we had the pleasure to work with the young and already very talented writer Arthur Dreyffus, who went to Ibiza to report for Holiday.
Tell us a bit about the fashion within the issue.
Fashion is part of a whole. There are no fashion stories in the magazine, we are evoking a style, a spirit, a personality.
What made you settle on 69 as the theme?
The Atelier Franck Durand is very fond of the sixties. It was an era full of sensuality, where eroticism was still associated to a certain aestheticism.
What is your favorite feature within the issue?
For a thousands reasons, we are proud of the overall.
See our preview below and be sure to check out Holiday’s official site – Holiday-Magazine.com
Holiday, January 1952 cover by Slim Aarons, by Cyrille Robin.
Thinking of You – Photograph by Mark Peckmezian, Model –Edita Vilkeviciute
In search of the countess – Words by Arthur Dreyfus, Photographs by Olivier Kervern
From the island – Photographs by Philippe Lacombe
Inez & Vinoodh indoors – Words by Francois Blet, photographs by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
A trip – Photographs by Josh Olins
Holiday March 1956 Cover by Paul Rand