Culture, Society, Technology and Unpredictable Realities
Sting like a bee
Think pink
The Fountain of Youth
Keeping it Real
Lab rats
Showtime
In the news

Issue One

We live in unpredictable times. Times of incredible technological advancement and multi-speed development. Of polarisation and immense socioeconomic shifts. It’s a time of big surprises. We know nothing.

But if we know how to thrive and exist in that uncertainty, we know something. That’s why the future belongs to creativity, free will and strong character. And trust. This is how we embrace the obscure.

In this inaugural issue, we want to emphasise the existence of the non-conformists, the eccentrics and the originals. Their ideas and critical views. No matter what field they may come from.

We believe in critical and independent thinking as much as we prefer character over popularity, and so, Mayday is a magazine full of heroes and villains and extreme ideas. Here you go.

Short documentary

Jawad Mouna is part of a network of seven Syrian opposition media with very different agendas but one common goal: A free and democratic Syria. Watch him and his colleagues in the short documentary about their struggles to express themselves freely, and read the interview with Jawad in Mayday, Issue One.

About Mayday

The world is becoming faster and more radicalised than ever. Mayday is an independent magazine about the erratic realities facing people, society, business and culture.

Mayday is for women and men who are curious about the future. We cover art as much as technology, hope as much as despair, and creativity as much as destruction. As long as we see fascinating ideas or troublesome thinking. We are curiously exploring corners of the world and the mind on how to exist when you can’t predict the future or even the next day.

This is the world’s new biannual medium. Created in a rare combination of clever and beautiful, serious and playful, and forward-thinking yet respectful for the great accomplishments of humanity. It’s a work of art for all senses. It’s original. It's Mayday.

Inquiries at hi@maydaymag.co.

Subscribe to the Trouble Stories newsletter for personal and opinionated podcasts from the people behind Mayday.

Stockists

Denmark

Candy Kiosk
Frederiksberg
Facebook page

Kihoskh
Copenhagen
kihoskh.dk

Louisiana
Humlebæk
louisiana.dk

Normann
Copenhagen
normann-copenhagen.com

ODC
Copenhagen
odc-mad.dk

Skt. Annæ Kiosk
Copenhagen
Facebook page


Germany

Do You Read Me?!
Berlin
doyoureadme.de

Coffe Table Mags
Hamburg (webshop)
coffeetablemags.myshopify.com


Portugal

Under the cover shop
Lisbon
underthecover.pt

MAGkiosk
Lisbon
magkiosk.com


Sweden

Papercut
Stockholm
papercutshop.se

The Netherlands

Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum
Amsterdam
www.athenaeum.nl/magazines


United Kingdom

Charlotte Street News
London
charlottestreetnews.co.uk

Kioskafé
London
kioskafe.com

magCulture
London
shop.magculture.com

MagShuffle
(Webshop subscription)
magshuffle.com

Village
Leeds
villagebooks.co


United States

Bouwerie Iconic Magazines
NYC
iconicmagazines.com

Casa Magazines
NYC
Facebook page

Iconic Cafe
NYC

McNally Jackson
NYC
mcnallyjackson.com

MoMa PS1
NYC
artbook.com

Mulberry Iconic Magazines
NYC
iconicmagazines.com