The Face Magazine – The First 50 Issues
The Face magazine was a monthly independent music publication launched in May 1980 providing a totally new slant on modern dance music, incorporating a photo-laden style more often seen in the middle class ladies magazines of the day.
It’s style changed immensely during it’s lifetime, originating from a showcase for the popular quasi-independent music acts of the time, before evolving into a lifestyle magazine focusing more on fashion and style trends of youth culture.
Beset by imitators, a loss of direction and identity, The Face began to lose its influence in a crowded market and was closed in May 2004.
These are the covers of it’s golden period, The Face magazine – the first 50 issues:
a few more issues…
Whilst scouring my treasure laden loft, which seems to be trying to imitate a time and relative dimension in space, I found these few odd additional issues of the face magazine…