Who would you name as a modern day hero? Aung San Suu Kyi perhaps, or maybe your nan?
The next issue of Colors magazine, the multilingual quarterly magazine developed in Italy by Benetton’s research centre Fabrica, is dedicated to the superheroes of our day.
The magazine tells the stories of, among others, Kru Nam, a Thai woman who fights child prostitution and Aki Ra, a former Khmer Rouge child soldier who has dedicated his life to clearing Cambodia of land mines.
Instead of opting for photographic reportage, the entire magazine has been completely illustrated in a style inspired by classic superhero comics and graphic novels.
It’s a bold look and feel, especially for the often sensitive content material, but one that mostly works, especially for the story of Cuban opposition movement Damas De Blanco, comprised of the wives of jailed dissidents, with artwork by Kiré.
Colors 80 – Superheroes is out from the beginning of April from here and the Apple Store.