Folk love when the Internet produces a novel concept that refreshes a tried-and-tested formula – so The Talks is right up our street. The weekly online interview magazine is the creation of Johannes Bonke and Sven Schumann, who’ve had the pleasure of chatting with a collection of cultural characters and infamous personalities from the worlds of fashion, music, art and film.
Rather than fulfilling their duty to attend obligatory interview session to publicise their latest venture, The Talks only features stars who have nothing to promote but instead simply chose to partake in an open, honest and original discussion about their lives.
As purveyors of designer digital, our eyes were drawn to interviews with some of the fashion industries raising stars and established icons – including photographers Bruce Weber and Ryan McGinley, designers Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Valentino, and style blogger Scott Schuman.
The articles are full of whit, banter and frank confessions, providing a unique insight into the minds, ambitions and quirks of some of the most powerful players within the industry today.
As well as the exclusive line-up, Folk particularly love how the unpretentious approach to the content is complimented by the minimal design, refined selection of imagery and subtle aesthetic.
Combining all these design elements means this website is a pretty pleasurable and polished product. Gentlemen – we salute you.