INDIE Magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary

70 issues, 203 covers, over 3500 contributing international creatives – Happy 20th Anniversary, INDIE Magazine!

The special edition anniversary issue is available in seven different covers, including cover faces such as Billy Idol, Isamaya Ffrench and Natalia Vodianova. In a 50-page archive special, international voices from the worlds of fashion, music and art give context to the cultural significance of INDIE as a mouthpiece of its time in in-depth interviews with co-founder and editor-in-chief Kira Stachowitsch.

With this highlight issue, INDIE sends out a strong signal for the successful recipe of high-end magazines. In times of print shrinkage and stumbling major publishers, Coffeetable Magazine, founded in Vienna in 2003 and based in Berlin since 2015, continues to be an important part of international magazine creation outside the mainstream after 20 years.

From a DIY zine with roots in pop, youth and subculture, to a biannual avant-garde hardcover title distributed worldwide as far afield as South Korea and Canada, INDIE’s proudest achievement lies in its name: The magazine’s 70th issue celebrates independence in all its forms, honoring 20 years of independent and innovative print publishing and a unique aesthetic vision.

“What makes INDIE special are the outstanding international creatives who are an integral part of our history and our work. In addition to the explicit promotion of young talents, we are of course particularly pleased to count industry greats such as Juergen Teller among our contributors and stars such as Jared Leto and Cynthia Nixon among our cover stars.”

Kira Stachowitsch

The selected brand partnerships also underline INDIE’s position in the international magazine landscape – luxury houses such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and Acne Studios are among the advertisers and collaboration partners for exclusive productions.

“While many publications try to stay in the market by cutting costs – ergo quality – we have opted for the opposite. Our heart beats for print as an extraordinary haptic experience and for the magazine as a collector’s item. At the same time, the print editions only represent a fraction of the high-quality content that our teams are constantly producing for online and social media in order to supplement a daily focus in the digital space.”

Kira Stachowitsch.

For the coming year, the team is working on a further conceptual focus on community activations and events.