Jocks & Nerds


Jocks&Nerds is a cultural compendium for the modern man. Not exclusively a fashion title, it covers a range of cultural topics such as cinema, music, the arts, travel, sport and leisure. The magazine also features consumer-led sectors such as grooming, entertainment, automotive and technology. The magazine’s new look communicates this broad interest.

As the magazine enters its fifth year, it is proud to announce a new larger format and design that will stand out on the newsstand. The new design better expresses Jocks&Nerds as an accessible yet beautifully crafted title that should sit beside monthly titles such as GQ and Esquire.

The larger format differentiates it from monthly titles, as well as showing off its high production values. Jocks&Nerds is a magazine to be kept and re-read, and the new design reflects this.


Wagner Moura, who stars in Netflix’s Narcos as Pablo Escobar, speaks exclusively to Jocks & Nerds about growing up in rural Brazil and the impact of the illegal drugs trade.

Soul singer Syl Johnson, whose music has been sampled more than that of any other artist, reveals his remarkable career ahead of a new documentary about his life.

Interviews with Ouka Leele and Miguel Trillo, key players in the La Movida art collective which came to prominence in post-Franco Spain and has now found fresh relevance following the rise of right-wing politics across Europe.

Matt Johnson of The The remembers his childhood in his parents’ east London pub, which was a prominent music venue in the 60s and 70s.

Coinciding with The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s TV series about the birth of hip hop in New York, Jocks & Nerds caught up with Sal Abbatiello, whose Disco Fever club was where Grandmaster Flash first DJ’ed

As London’s Design Museum prepares to move to new premises, its director Deyan Sudjic discusses the role of design in the digital age and the responsibility of curating and presenting the museum’s collection.

Danny Fields, who managed the Ramones and was part of New York’s creative set in the 60s and 70s, reminisces about the energy and freedom of this remarkable period.

Other highlights include a look at the role of the New York club scene in the early 80s; a brief history of pool; and a discussion around the role of cartography in the age of GPS mapping.

The ‘People’ section includes L.A. Salami, Teenage Fanclub, Preston Thompson, Nedelle Torrisi, King Creosote, Peter Kember, Lascelle Gordon and Guy Burnet.

Elsewhere, exclusive fashion shoots feature dancer Joss Carter on Canvey Island showing off ways of wearing pleated trousers; and singer Hollie Cook and dancer Alex Hughes-Walker in London’s Portobello Market in outfits inspired by b-boy fashion.

Jocks&Nerds Issue 20 also includes an exclusive shoot in Germany’s famous Bauhaus school; an atmospheric nighttime shoot in Brooklyn, New York; and a story by famed stylist William Gilchrist.

Finally, the magazine cast some of London’s most exciting young women in a celebratory portfolio shoot that features hats customised by Jocks&Nerds contributing fashion editor Harris Elliott.

UK Cover Price £5.95

Frequency 4PA

Aprox Weight 1010gms


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