A friend of mine put me on to relax Magazine a few years ago- around the time we first began to play around with the idea of starting a project in print. It became one of my favourites as far as overall design and layouts were concerned, but at the end of 2006 the publication shut down due to a loss of interest that snowballed from neglect towards their original demographic. So I was stoked to hear about their revival this Spring with the original editorial team under Japan's Magazine World Ltd - responsible for POPEYE, BRUTUS and others.
The reboot issue goes back to their skate and surfing roots with features covering Geoff Mcfetridge and James Jarvis with some of their old formats returning. Let's hope they stick around for a while, pick up a copy available now at HAVEN.