Today, fashion publisher i-D launches a new limited edition print zine, made in collaboration with music group Brockhampton to celebrate the release of their deeply personal rap-focussed new album Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine. The zine features original imagery by photographer Tyler Kolhoff as well as an interview conducted between Brockhampton and their friend and designer Virgil Abloh. A very limited number of print copies will be available via shop.brckhmptn.com and i-D’s online store from today, alongside a T-shirt.
The visually driven 40 page zine was captured by Tyler Kohloff at home with Brockhampton over a weekend in Los Angeles. It features original imagery of the group painting, playing on a bouncy castle, riding golf buggies and is collaged and cut-and-pasted in homage to early issues of i-D and the glory days of band fanzines.
The collectible zine additionally features a recent discussion between the musicians and Virgil Abloh, as they delve into creativity as therapy, the importance of authenticity, and many of the stories behind the album. The group also break down how they decided – under legendary producer Rick Rubin’s guidance – to make something more aggressive, unexpected and hard-hitting than that of the R&B boy band they’re often seen as, as well as unpacking the responsibility they feel for their fans.
Alongside the zine, i-D have teamed up with Brockhampton to create a custom long-sleeve T-shirt featuring Tyler Kolhoff’s photography,also available to purchase online.
Under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Alastair McKimm, i-D’s latest print offering will be available in a limited run from 9th April.