First Look: Gigi Hadid’s Journal Part II
Gigi Hadid’s Journal Part II is now available for pre-order and is coming to newsstands soon.
Gigi Hadid’s Journal Part II — a creative and social justice endeavor with V Magazine — is now available for pre-order and is coming to newsstands July 15th.
The journal, which started simply as a creative outlet for Hadid, later transformed into a collaborative platform showcasing the long-standing inequalities Black Americans face. DeRay Mckesson of Campaign Zero and art-activist Patrisse Cullors are among a number of powerful voices included in the 32 writings and art pieces.
“I felt strongly that is was [our] responsibility to amplify Black American voices [in light of the] devastating murder of George Floyd,” Hadid writes in the journal.
The 64-page limited-edition hardbound book also brings together a number of other current social issues, such as the coronavirus pandemic. Included pieces were hand-selected by Hadid from a pool of 20,000 submissions sourced all around the world.
Keeping in theme of the journal’s purpose, V Magazine has pledged to donate a percentage of the journal’s proceeds to Black Lives Matter, the NAACP, the ACLU, and Campaign Zero. Hadid has also pledged to match that amount with a personal donation.
Hadid’s fine artistic talent was not misplaced in the making of the journal. The beautiful front cover art was painted by Hadid and includes two special inks. When placed in the sun, the front cover will turn a beautiful bright orange. And when sitting on your coffee table at night, the book will glow in the dark.
Pre-order Hadid’s limited-edition journal here. And wear a mask when heading to newsstands July 15th!
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Gigi Journal Part II is here! Presenting a medley of innovative art and fresh perspectives, by artists derived from over 20,000 submissions, the journal serves as a reflection of the events we are all experiencing through its theme: Quaranti(m)e: Your Experience in Quarantine / Honoring Essential Workers. Initially conceived to document creatiVity in quarantine, the journal expanded once the revival of the #BlackLivesMatter movement reignited. As @gigihadid explains as part of her Editor’s Letter, “With only about a week left til this journal’s deadline, at the height of [BLM] protests in the US and around the globe, I felt strongly that it was [our] responsibility to amplify Black-American voices using this platform and privilege.” Available now for pre-order, the journal features Gigi’s hand-painted cover art and 32 exclusive pieces from artists around the globe, with written contributions from leaders in the racial-justice movement. Truly a one-of-a-kind hardbound keepsake, the journal has been printed with solar activated and glow-in-the-dark ink! ?? The journal also strives to give back: a percentage of the proceeds will be split among four organizations: @blklivesmatter, @naacp, @aclu_nationwide, and @campaignzero (Gigi has also pledged to match that amount with a personal donation). #GigiJournalPartII is available for pre-order at the link in bio! Newsstand date: July 15th — Guest Editor & Creative Director: @gigihadid Front cover artwork: @gigihadid Back cover artwork: @austyn for @blklivesmatter (& creative directed by @osopepatrisse) Digital Director: @mathiasrosenzweig