A Magazine is AkzoNobel's flagship external magazine. Launched in 2008 and now published four times a year, it is sent to an influential readership in more than 100 countries.
Somewhat unconventional for a corporate publication, the magazine deliberately pushes boundaries to provide an innovative platform for bold ideas, insightful writing and creativity. It uses stunning design and stylish visuals to promote thought leadership, discuss socially relevant issues and prompt intelligent debate.
To date, a number of renowned and respected figures have been interviewed, including Buzz Aldrin, Sebastian Coe, Ellen MacArthur, Professor Brian Cox and Lewis Hamilton.
Since being launched, A Magazine has won several major honors, including a European Excellence Award, a coveted ADC Bronze Cube, a SABRE Award Certificate of Excellence and an iF award.
A dedicated A Magazine website was launched in July 2012 and extends the thought leadership platform to reach and engage a wider audience.
A Magazine issues
Let's Get Digital
Color by numbers, upwardly mobile and painting
a bigger picture
Art & Design
Restoring the Rijksmuseum, photogenic food and creative cavemen
Youth & Culture
Turning Japanese, the missing link and community murals
Science & Invention
Dinosaurs, James Dyson and brilliant ideas
Discovery & Exploration Antarctic exploration, the next China and new technology
Your inner performer, gobbledygook and an interview with Sebastian Coe
Change & transformation
Plastic pollution, ace aircraft and climate crisis.
Cities & urban living
Tall towers, blue buildings and dungeons and dragons.
Leadership and inspiration
Chilean miners, rock stars and Rembrandt.
Health and well-being
The quest for the Holy Grail. Well, kind of!
An interview with Formula 1's Lewis Hamilton
The BRIC region
The rapid rise of India and hairspray in Russia
A look at the gadgetry used in the Iron Man movies
An interview with professor and TV personality Brian Cox
The outcome of a study into the use of color in contemporary architecture
An interview with second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin