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In response to the brief from King’s Cross to promote the as-yet-unbuilt Coal Drops Yard, we partnered to our long term collaborators at a-r-c-s to create the concept and a magazine that would speak directly to target brands. Kiosk Magazine rapidly became a respected publication, paving the way for the leasing team to do their best work in a competitive market.
In 17th century Turkey kiosks were small structures that housed water fountains, created to distribute water to the public. Kiosks have evolved to dispense more than water, but this original meaning is what inspired us to create something that would serve the community from King’s Cross and beyond.
Working with our partners a-r-c-s, our first brief from King’s Cross was to create a newspaper that would promote the as yet unbuilt Coal Drops Yard to prospective tenants. Our response was to create a brand and a magazine that would speak directly to the founders and CEOs of brands that King’s Cross was targeting. By using top talent in photography, writing and styling, Kiosk Magazine rapidly became a respected publication that helped pave a way for the Coal Drops Yard leasing team in a competitive market.
We created five issues of Kiosk Magazine over two and a half years, with issue 5 coinciding with the launch of Coal Drops Yard in October 2018, dealing with all aspects from commissioning and shoot production to design and print.
Issue 5 was launched to celebrate the launch of Coal Drops Yard - the key milestone of the project which spanned 3 years and 5 editions. Focussing on the new development and tenants the articles featured photography from talent such as Alex de Mora, Leonn Ward & Nina Manandhar and illustration from Chris Martin.