While having a coffee at a chain coffee shop in a shopping centre the other day, I picked up the launch issue of Canberra’s newest free street mag – “twenty600”.
It looks glossy and stylish, and claims to feature “Canberra’s brightest creative talents in music, dance, fashion and design”. However there are also articles on the porn industry, cosmetic surgery and the environment.
From what I can see, there are about four contributers writing the entire magazine in a satirical style which isn’t quite funny. There are the usual book, CD and movie reviews, but nothing particularly relevant to Canberra (for example Hairspray and James Blunt – I can get these reviews anywhere). However despite my reservations, I’m willing to give it a go and I hope it does well, once it figures out who it’s market is.
Oh, and there’s a website: twenty600.com.au