De\Code Magazine is an Irish urban culture magazine named after one of the most famous critical theory essays of Jamaican cultural theorist Stuart Hall, and co-owned by James Hendicott and Steve O’Rourke. We intend to explore all aspects of urban culture, with a particular emphasis on music, theatre, cinema, arts and crafts, politics and urban issues and travel, in various proportion issue on issue. The emphasis is not on repeating the same stories that you’ll find elsewhere, but bringing a level of depth to ideas, events and arts that we believe are in the public interest, but might not often find themselves given heavy media coverage. Between us, we have a wide variety of interests. As such our statement of intent is suitably vague; basically if you have a good, original idea we’d like to hear about it:
By combining a level of content that challenges both the writer and reader with the cutting edge style of a design periodical, De\Code aims to confound the weary eyes and tired minds of readers too often treated as the lowest common denominator. Using essays, interviews and imagery to present a wide range of topics from the worlds of art, culture and beyond, De\Code will facilitate and reward both curiosity and critical assessment.
You can read more about De\Code on the official website, here.
As De\Code is a free sheet magazine, we make every issue available online through a variety of formats, from Issu (perfect for on-screen reading) to the more transportable Kindle option. You can view the contents and full version of all issues by clicking on the cover images, below: