In the span of a few short years, print magazine The Albion gave us a lot of material to chew on. We caught up with editor Daniel Benson to look back on it all.

Click below for the Q&A with Daniel, and be sure to check out some back issues RIGHT HERE.


Farewell Albion

If you recall this announcement and then the long stretch of innactivity that followed, you could probably guess that the Albion was no more. That is officially the case now.

From The Albion crew:
Somethings are not meant to last forever. Thanks for the support whilst we were here, we are sunk, at the bottom, wrecked, broke, in debt, bust. I’d like to say we gave it our all but we did not, not by a long shot, we gave what we were prepared to give and sometimes thats just not enough. There are no survivors. Pour over our remnants in years to come and revisit your memories of what we represented to you, maybe one day you’ll turn again the pages of time and remember us, 17 issues, thats enough, time to die. The Albion is dead. Ride on kids… its a new day tomorrow, live it… “Till the wheels come off”…

Damn shame… but like the statement says, somethings are not meant to last forever. The Albion gave us unique (sometimes controversial) content to sink our teeth into along with a nicely designed layout and standout/collectible covers (which Defgrip had the honor of sharing with the world first online). A big issue with the magazine was actually getting your hands on one, luckily back issues are online for eyeballing. I’ve hoarded my issues and plan to hang on to them for a long time.

Above is the video that accompanied one of my favorite articles from the Albion, which was the “Live Free or Die” feature on Clint Reynolds and crew from issue 9. Watch it then search out the issue.

Thanks for everything.

The Albion Is Changing

The Albion Is Changing

As David Bowie would say, Ch ch ch ch changes! Go read a back issue.

Albion 17


Damn, looks like a goodie!

Video Days – Ben Lewis’ Early Sections
Colts – Justin Henninger
The Greatest – Timmy Theus
Fact or Fiction? – Steven Hamilton
Making Sense Of It All – Ty Morrow
Diamond In The Rough – Gary Young
‘Process not the Paycheque’ – Steve Crandall

The Albion is available for FREE in all good BMX shops in the UK. Subscribe if you live elsewhere.

The Albion: Issue 13 Online


Issue 13 of the Albion has made its way onto the internets for free viewing. This is a good thing because I never saw this issue. The Mirra feature is a goodie.

Click below to eyeball.


The Albion Online

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Just a reminder that The Albion crew continue to release back issues online. Issue 12 has just gone up and features (among other things) a great article on Morgan Wade which I previously enjoyed very much.

Click below to check out the issue.


Phil Demattia in Alicante

Phil Demattia hit up the streets of Alicante, Spain for his Albion interview in issue 12 and Will Evans put together this edit while they were out there.

Print Ad: United

United’s latest print ad from the Albion featuring Dan Boiski. Click the ad to check it out full size.

Print Ad: Kink

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Check out Kink’s latest print ad that ran in the Albion featuring Ben Hittle!

Albion 5 Cover

Albion hit us up with their fifth cover to post the other day, but our site has been messed and we finally got it sorted. Sorry for the down time and here’s a look at the new cover. Dope as always!

First Look: Albion 4 Cover

Here’s your first look at the cover to Albion 4.

The cover features an illustration by Chris Wright , and the content of the issue can be found in the illustration. Any guesses?

All of the Albion covers have been pretty interesting, and this shows they are willing to have fun with it too.

Who Is Robert Loeber?

By now, most people within BMX are familiar with The Albion. They either have one, have seen one or they’re fiending to get their hands on one. The quality of the content, combined with a strong and minimal layout makes for a great overall magazine.

…But how about the person in charge of making it look as good as it does? That person is Robert Loeber. He hails from the UK and you may already be familiar with some of his stuff.

I threw some questions his way about a few things, so click below to check it out.


The Albion Launch Party

The official launch party for The Albion was last week and we have a bunch of photos from the launch by Tom Kirby from Breaks of 10, as well as a few film snaps from George Marshall. Check em out! Big thanks to Tom and George for the photos. If you are looking to pick up the mag, it’s free in the UK and if you are outside of the UK you can get it by subscribing via their site!


First Look: The Albion #1

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Defgrip is happy to present you the cover to Albion #1.

My opinion? The cover looks great and it leaves me excited to see a physical copy. Simple as that.

In case you missed it, we previously interviewed Daniel Benson regarding The Albion, which will have a launch party on the 31st of March (today) in East London. The interview and release party info can be found HERE.

In addition, the Albion guys filmed a quick behind the scenes view of the printing process of the first mag. The video also contains little previews as people flip through copies. Click below to check that out.

Thanks to the Albion crew for hooking us up with all this.


Q&A: Daniel Benson / The Albion

In January of this year, news of a new UK based magazine called The Albion dropped.

There hasn’t been too much info regarding the nitty-gritty, so I recently threw some questions at Daniel Benson about it all. Click below to check that out.