204 x 270 mm, 162 pages
New York, US
Created by: Kathleen Tso and Vicki Ho
‘All things AZN’
A magazine devoted to contemporary Asian culture. In their own words: ‘The choice for the name Banana is meant to be an inside joke. For anyone who has ever been called a ‘banana,’ you know that it’s a nickname that has been given to many first generation Asians growing up in a western world, like us. It’s not meant to be derogatory, but celebratory.‘
Back after a much-deserved hiatus since 2020, Banana has announced it will no longer publish annually. Although uncertain of what new kind of publishing cadence they’ll take, the editors insist that they’re ‘still here’ and eager to bring a sense of belonging and joy no matter what format they do next.
For now, enjoy this satisfyingly shimmery edition, with cover art by Justin Yoon.
On the Journal, At Work With:
‘Kathleen Tso and Vicki Ho work in digital marketing and branding respectively; together they launched the visually vibrant Banana zine in New York, aiming to create a voice for contemporary Asian culture. We hear from Kathleen as issue six of their annual magazine is published...‘