B / Aesop
In 1987, Dennis Paphitis founded Aesop in Melbourne, Australia, to introduce groundbreaking skincare products that balance plant-based ingredients with scientifically backed and functional skin-friendly ingredients. The brand exudes a keen affection for literature and art, and it has stepped away from conventional marketing strategies in the cosmetics industry — elements of a bold attitude that can be felt in unique ways in each store around the world. Merging with São Paulobased group Natura & Co in 2012, Aesop moved to improve its core brand aesthetic and formulas to create high-quality products and a sustainable corporate vision that it continues to spread globally.
Magazine B attempts to discover truly good brands from today’s market where countless brand-named products are overflowing. B pursues its quest for true value of a printed medium by becoming a magazine that would be worth possessing, not affected by advertisements since it receives no financial support from the brand, and maintains a unique and independent perspective which is increasingly disappearing due to overflowing information mingled among different media outlets.