In May 2002, Zink Magazine was born.
In just a mere couple of years, Zink was sought out by some of the world’s largest luxury groups such as Cartier, Gucci, Chopard, Dior, Chanel (amongst others), to advertise their brands. Amongst the noteworthy advertorial spreads was a 16-page Chopard story, as well as an 8-10 page Cartier shoot.
A niche luxury fashion and lifestyle publication based in New York City, Zink features the latest in fashion, photography, beauty, nightlife and travel, amongst other trending topics. Created for those with a common desire to push the envelope and break the norm, Zink has spent the past 14 years inspiring artists, and being inspired by art.
In 2003, Zink became an international magazine distributed in over 30 countries, with a great degree of newsstand success. Placed #26 out of nearly 7000 magazines at Universal News, Zink was ahead of many of today’s biggest titles. During this time (2003 + 2004) Zink was invited to be the exclusive magazine for Fashion Week LA, soon thereafter Fashion Week in Montreal (2005), Toronto (2005) and San Francisco (2005). Other notables include serving as the official fashion magazine for the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 and the Magic Trade show for 2 years in Las Vegas. As the highest selling magazine in it’s category at Barnes and Noble in 2005, Zink saturated the market with it’s unrivaled content and unique style. Amongst which include the magazine’s partnership with Cirque du Soleil in 2004 and 2005.
- • 2006 Pixel Award, Best Website in Publishing
- • 2006 Gold Ink Award, (“the Oscars of Publishing”) Consumer Magazine
- • 2007 Webby Award Nominee – Website
- • 2013 New York Award Program – Print Media Category
Attracting industry icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Ellen von Unwerth, Gilles Bensimon, Rankin, Antoine Verglas and Tony Duran, Zink’s editorials have been and continue to be as an inspirational board for creatives.
With a track record for serving as a platform for young and emerging talent, Zink was the first cover for a handful of today’s biggest names, including: Jessica Alba (2003), Jessica Simpson (2003), Christina Aguilera (2003), and Shakira (2002) – and was the magazine of choice for countless artists, including Jay-Z for his image transformation in 2004.
Nearly a thousand magazines are launched per year, with close to as many shutting down. What should have been a terminal setback, stricken by the unforeseen circumstances of losing it’s trademark name (ZINK) and website in 2008, turned out to be a driving force to continue publishing.
Launched in Spring 2008, Zink Canada quickly became one of Canada’s leading fashion magazines, with advertisers including Dior, Gucci, Chanel, BMW and Audi.
- • Zink was approached by the Carlos Slim Group in 2012, and later distributed as an insert in Mexican magazine, Actual, in 2013.
- • Zink Russia launched in March 2013, as the official fashion magazine of Moscow Fashion Week.
- • Celebrating it’s 13th Anniversary issue, Zink launched in St. Barth, with select distribution in St. Tropez in Summer 2015. L’Oreal Ambassadors Karlie Kloss and Lara Stone, graced the special issue’s double cover.
Although ZINK’s incredibly talented and passionate team of 30+ was depleted to two (plus freelance contributors and occasional interns), it proceeded to stand out purely by its aesthetic and support from a loyal cult following. Editorial submissions continue to keep Zink fresh with creatives worldwide, and content that remains compelling.
(“Evolution of Z!NK”) Featured covers: Charlize Theron (ZINK’s 2nd issue), Shakira (November 2002), Heidi Klum (Holiday 2002), Christina Aguilera (March 2003), Alessandra Ambrosio (October 2003), Jessica Alba (November 2003), Jessica Simpson (December/January 2003), Amy Smart, Isla Fisher (April 2007), Avril Lavigne (Fall 2009), Kid Cudi (May 2011), Jessie J (Summer 2011), Taylor Momsen (March 2012), Erin Wasson (May 2012), J. Cole (April 2013), ZINK Russia (March 2013), Kat Dennings (Winter 2013), Tyra Banks (Spring 2014), Karlie Kloss/Lara Stone (Summer 2015))