Vice Media acquires Garage magazine to cover art and design content

Vice Media, the youth media company, is expanding its remit to include art and design content after it took a majority stake in Garage Magazine.

Dasha Zhukova: founder of Garage
Dasha Zhukova: founder of Garage

The biannual title will continue to publish in print but will also build a new digital channel featuring video, news, interviews and events from the world of art, architecture, fashion and design.

It adds to Vice’s current portfolio of i-D for the fashion sector, Broadly (female), Noisey (music), Munchies (food) and Motherboard (tech).

Garage’s editorial teams in London and New York will grow, and will add international teams to launch local editions.

Tom Punch, Vice Media global executive creative director, said: "Dasha [Zhukova, founder of Garage] and the Garage team have created an amazing product that melds the worlds of publishing and technology with art, design and fashion to create something totally unique.

"Garage will bring an arsenal of creative ideas and people to Vice so we are thrilled to help Dasha grow Garage’s digital presence and bring their ideas and collaborations to new audiences around the globe."

In March, Vice announced plans to launch a TV channel on Sky in the UK called Viceland.

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