When we first moved to Texas, Cosign Magazine was one of the first highly-visible local brands that we discovered here in Dallas. In the nearly 2 years we’ve been in the “Triple D” we’ve been following the brand on social media and attended a few of their events, we noticed that they had a unique yet solid following in the city, and we were definitely interested in getting to know more about the people behind the scenes. With the recent promo surrounding the launch of the magazine’s 16th issue (this one called, “The Vice Issue”), we figured this would be a great event to be a part of and mingle with more of Dallas’ young media and entertainment scene.
Stepping into Epocha, a premium footwear gallery located in Deep Ellum, we were welcomed by the cozy, engaging atmosphere. We arrived around 8:30PM (the event started at 7…#CPT) and were greeted by the usual large crowd of “Cosigners” followed by several members of the Cosign team stationed at the merch table where they had copies of the 2 latest issues as well as apparel for sell (our favorite was the Martin-inspired black logo tee).
We purchased our copy of the Vice Issue (of course), which was $15 and included 2 free drink tickets. The setup was in the front of the store, which is actually an art gallery, and we had to go to the bar area to receive our free drinks, which was towards the back with the store area. As we walked through, we really appreciated the design and layout of the space–everything felt very organic and natural, but still unique and interesting. The fashion selections were dope and definitely on-trend for the demographic of the area. The host (Yung Tone) and the DJ (So4kis) both did a great job of keeping the energy up and the location selection for this event was perfect, so we definitely give the Cosign marketing team major points for putting together a great event!
What we loved most about the event is how social and interactive everyone was, which made it a great environment for networking. Artists, journalists, photographers, community activists, fashion designers, models and freshly dressed individuals all came out to support and fill the room with positive vibes so it was definitely our kind of party.
Inside the Issue
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” – E.B. White
The main subject of the issue revolves around defining the concept of having “vices”–drugs and alcohol, sex, money and gambling, etc.–as well as how the influence of the entertainment industry plays a roll in how we develop our bad habits. According to Cosign’s Founder and Creative Director, Kurtis “K.G.” Graham, this issue “sets the tone” for the future of the magazine and will serve as a great introduction to those who are new to the magazine.
Other featured cover stories include:
“Different Shades of Jade” featuring Lady Jade of K104, and “A Porn Perspective” which writer Chris P. sits down with adult film star Tiffany Brookes (in the article, Chris says that he didn’t know she was a porn star until about 10 minutes before the interview 🤔). There were also articles including fitness and productivity tips for the 2016 Glo Up and many features local artists, brands and businesses. All in all, “The Vice Issue” was solid with good layout, design and content. We will definitely be keeping them on our radar and look forward to what else they have in store for Cosign this year.