FAKE

In 2012 FAKE magazine introduced itself to the WWW via this website. There were four issues of FAKE filled wit innovative fashion, insightful photography, commissioned illustrations and interesting articles. The founders of the magazine used the Crowdfunder ​to raise money for issues 2 and 3. They were able to also publish issue 4. However finding sponsorship/funding to continue was not in the cards for them to survive in the tough print industry. For those of us who were either involved or followed FAKE, it was disappointing that the publication did not generate enough revenue for it to continue. When the site's domain registration expired, FAKE magazine disappeared from the internet.

Recently I discovered that the domain was available, so I bought it with the goal of recreating some of its original content from archived pages. I definitely didn't want someone else purchasing the domain and re-purposing it for something that had nothing in common with FAKE. I wanted to keep the spirit of the original website intact.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE CONTAINS SELECTIVE ARCHIVED CONTENT FROM THE ORIGINAL SITE.

Since the site will not be exactly as you remember it, please be indulgent
Now let's take a nostalgic stroll back to 2012.

ABOUT

FAKE is a creative fashion and arts magazine started by a fashion stylist and a graphic designer. The inspiration behind the publication was discovering that there was a wealth of unseen talent amongst our peers. We realised we had the perfect opportunity to showcase young, gifted, independent creatives. Not only this, there were a lot of interesting projects happening under the radar that we believed deserved more recognition. This magazine serves the purpose of promoting such ventures, taking FAKE in a different direction to other magazines that are found on news stands.

FAKE features: Innovative fashion • Insightful photography • Exclusively commissioned Illustration • Interesting articles • Independent venues & businesses • Fresh talent • Creative projects • and much more…FAKE isn’t what fake is.

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THE ISSUES

 

ISSUE ONE

Issue One is now SOLD OUT online. There are very limited copies available at selected stockists

 

ISSUE TWO

ISSUE THREE


Storenvy operates in dollars. $6.50
Prices in GBP are:
Magazine: £4*
UK postage: £1.50
+ extra item: £0.50
International postage: £5.00
+ extra item: £0.50

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FAKE Issue Three was released on 1st December 2012. From the original artwork, through to the articles and fashion editorials, each piece reflects Nostalgia, the theme the issue was built around. Rachael Marian tells us about her adventures in her retro caravan, Clementine; Sam Groves explores the history, and the future, of the Pop Up Cinema, and Lee Crutchley gives us his Take on Fake.

We have beautiful illustrations courtesy of Rosie Harbottle, Grace Coombes, Josh Neal and more. And as ever, we are featuring the work of many talented fashion designers, including Vikki Hirst, Lauren Pharoah, Shabira Dowley and Nicola Burrows.

Banner image by Rebecca Abell 

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BLOG 2012


FAKE are proud to be supporting Yard Life; a music, arts and style festival in aid of Mutiple Sclerosis Research. As well as the main event, featuring many great acts including Pete Doherty, there are smaller events happening too which we will be keeping you updated on.

Yard Life, run by Jen Lloyd, is not for profit and here is an article which sheds light on why she has chosen to support Multiple Sclerosis Research:

My Father, Stephen Lloyd, had MS for over 10 years. He had secondary progressive MS, which is a particularly severe case and for the last five years of his life he couldn’t walk, talk or even move. Along with my Mother and my Brother, we cared for Dad at home until he passed away at the age of 46. It is a truly devastating illness, which can develop into various different levels of symptoms. Some are less extreme as my Dad had, but unfortunately there is no cure for MS.

Dad was a huge music fan and I grew up listening to David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits and T Rex and I like to say he heavily influenced my music taste from and early age. I know he would have loved Yard Life and I dedicate this festival to his memory. Your donations are going to MS Research and those doctors who are trying their damn hardest every day to try and find a cure for this terrible disease in the hope that other families don’t have to watch their loved ones suffer.

Not only is Yard Life for a great cause but it’s also set to be a fantastic event. We will be keeping you updated on the latest Yard Life happenings and will even be live blogging the festival on the day!

 

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FAKE Issue 004 was released on 1st March and the orders have been rolling in!

A little more about the issue…

Andy Reeve talks to us about the Nature that is all around us with accompanying photography from himself and Considerate Trespassing. Paul Askew has penned the first poem we have published, on the subject of alcoholic pigeons no less! Lee Crutchley brings us the intriguing short story, ‘The Feather’ and Sarah Seaton takes us through the ins and out of the musical community in ‘Vibes, Creative Tribes & Survival’. Laura Booth enlightens us on the current, environmentally friendly trend of Upcycling, Miriam Sturdee regales us with her personal experiences with Taxidermy and we hear the ramblings of five boys on the touchy subject of Naturism. In another first for FAKE, this issue we have a recipe for a hearty ‘Stinger Soup’ courtesy of Sarah Plant, beautifully illustrated by Laura Goodhew. Our centre fold is work of photographic magician, Matt Walford.

As usual, we have features from both Editors; Kerry writes of her first experience of The Secret Supper Society, and Sophie again takes the reins of regular fashion feature, ‘Faking It’. Our other regular back page feature ‘A Different Take on Fake’, is this time written by Mathew Leslie Frost and tackles the subject of designer fakes.

Accompanying all this are our beautifully shot fashion editorials and, new this issue, we have introduced menswear. This is something you, our readers have told us you would like to see and it’s been great to take such a positive step forward.

We’ve had great feedback so far and you can buy your copy of Issue 004 now!

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FAKE meets PointeBlank - From 2pm Saturday 10th March at the 6/8 Kafé, Birmingham.

Come see the first installment of the PointeBlank exhibition, and celebrate us launching our Issue 004 - one week today - at the 6/8 Kafé, on Temple Row.

We will be announcing happenings shortly!
Email us if you would like to be involved.
FAKE Magazine | PointeBlank | Six/Eight Kaf
Thanks go to Claire Hartley for the flyer design!

 

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ISSUE FOUR

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Look what arrived this morning… !!

Not too late to order yours through our online shop.

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Storenvy operates in dollars.  $6.40
Prices in GBP are
Magazine: £4 • UK P&P: £1.45

Issue 004 is based around the theme 'Nature':

Andy Reeve talks to us about the Nature that is all around us with accompanying photography from himself and Considerate Trespassing. Paul Askew has penned the first poem we have published, on the subject of alcoholic pigeons no less! Lee Crutchley brings us the intriguing short story, 'The Feather' and Sarah Seaton takes us through the ins and out of the musical community in 'Vibes, Creative Tribes & Survival'. Laura Booth enlightens us on the current, environmentally friendly trend of Upcycling, Miriam Sturdee regales us with her personal experiences with Taxidermy and we hear the ramblings of five boys on the touchy subject of Naturism. In another first for FAKE, this issue we have a recipe for a hearty 'Stinger Soup' courtesy of Sarah Plant, beautifully illustrated by Laura Goodhew. Our centre fold is work of photographic magician, Matt Walford.

As usual, we have features from both Editors; Kerry writes of her first experience of The Secret Supper Society, and Sophie again takes the reins of regular fashion feature, 'Faking It'. Our other regular back page feature 'A Different Take on Fake', is this time written by Mathew Leslie Frost and tackles the subject of designer fakes.

Accompanying all this are our beautifully shot fashion editorials and, new this issue, we have introduced menswear. This is something you, our readers have told us you would like to see and it's been great to take such a positive step forward.

As ever, we have an array of fabulous illustrations, courtesy of Abigail Hutton, MJ Lomax, Currentstate, Lee Crutchely, Claire Hartley, Lucy Driscoll, Laura Goodhew, Lizz Lunney, Tim Hunt, Miriam Sturdee and Will Haywood. Our fashion editorials feature the following innovative fashion designers and brands; Christopher Waller, Angharad Mead, 18 AND EAST, Jeffrey Smith, MKI and Sparks. Our cover shoot features some very talented jewellery designers; Daniella Cardillo, Helen Dobson, Roisin Connolly, Red Brick, Kasia Piechocka and Nicola Crawford, we extend our thanks to According to McGee for this. Our shoots were photographed by the talented Xanthe Hutchinson and Nadia King, with Hair and Make up from Temi Aboderin, Verity Faichen, Marrianna Easter and Kizzy Edkins. Our thanks also to Alpha Agency and Industry People for our wonderful models, Helen, Anastasiya and Richard.

Banner image by M J Lomax

*Prices are subject to fluctuations in conversion rates. We aim to monitor this as closely as possible, however prices in GBP may occasionally be slightly less or more than the stated price.

ISSUE FOUR


 

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