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.
As David Bowie would say, Ch ch ch ch changes! Go read a back issue.
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.
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.
United’s latest print ad from the Albion featuring Dan Boiski. Click the ad to check it out full size.
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!
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 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!
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.