One of our favorite printed things of late is the biannual magazine Bad Day. Headed by Editor-In-Chief Eva Michon, Publisher Jackie Linton (two lovely ladies) and Creative Director Colin Bergh, Bad Day is Mix of interviews, editorial, photography, all with a casual and real conversational tone. The magazine's logo, a single drop, oversized and simplified, also captures what we love about Bad Day - interpreted as tear drop, or rain drop, it somehow still feels cheerful, like raindrops on roses.
We just received copies of Issue 13 for the site, featuring a favorite gamine Charlotte Gainsbourg on the cover, and spoke to Eva about the issue, the magazine, and inspiration.....
|A peek inside Issue 13|
Why did you call the magazine Bad Day?
I thought of a few different names and debated them with Colin (Bergh), but we both agreed on Bad Day, it somehow has the tone we were going for. It's tongue-in-cheek, and hopefully serves to turn your bad day around.
Why did you choose Charlotte Gainsbourg to feature?
I had wanted to feature her for a long time, years I think, and we were always just waiting for the right opportunity to come along. I'm a fan of everything she works on, and she has this really interesting quality of being highly artistic, beautiful in a very particular way, and just genuinely unique. I also think she doesn't need to try to be cool, which is why many people admire her and want to collaborate with her.
What/who inspires you today?
Today in particular, I'm inspired by fresh air and beautiful blooming spring, and spending time in the forest. It's sort of fitting that I've been wearing Calla Hayne's floral prints lately, she's definitely someone who inspires me. We had a documentary film festival in Toronto a week ago, so I saw a lot of amazing films; I'd say that real life stories inspire me the most at the moment.
|Eva's photo by Jody Rogac|
|Bad Day Issue 13|
Visit the Bad Day site here
A special thanks to Colin Bergh, for the amazing design work for our page in Issue 13!