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You Can Now: Begin

Introducing a brand new magazine for YCN Members
A quarterly read for the constantly curious

This issue takes the theme of 'Begin' as a fitting starting point and follows on with a visually loaded series of ideas, essays and inspirations. We discover (among other things) that bow ties can be designed in Excel, that restaurants can be launched in recessions, that anyone can learn to code and that in the movie business (with a bit of luck) you don't always have to start from scratch.

This content is only available in the magazine's pages and should be enjoyed away from the screen; on the bus, in the bath or at the beach. More issue highlights can be seen here. Members can buy a copy of the magazine online here or in person by visiting the YCN Shop at 72 Rivington Street in London. The magazine is not available to buy elsewhere.

This issue is edited by Nick Defty and Art Directed & Designed by Matt Willey with additional Design by Alex Hunting.

Editorial contributors include Adam Towle (The Green Soccer Journal), Adam Woodward (Little White Lies), Alice Gage (Ampersand), Cathy Olmedillas (Anorak), Charlotte Rey (ACNE Paper), Dan Crowe (Port Magazine), Dan Germain (Innocent Drinks), David Lane (The Gourmand), Dries Van Noten, Dr Morgaine Gaye, Elke Lahousse, Fernando Gutiérrez, Fraser Allen (Hot Rum Cow), Gordon Comstock, Iain Tait (Google Creative Lab), James Brown (Sabotage Times),  Jeremy Leslie (MagCulture), Liz Bennett (Oh Comely), Marco Velardi (Apartamento), Paul Flynn, Philip Diprose (The Ride Journal), Polly Glass (Wrap), Rob Alderson (Printed Pages), Robert Bound (Monocle), Rosa Park (Cereal), Simon Kuper (The Financial Times), Thomas J. Hughes (The Shooting Star Press).

Illustration and photography: Ed Nacional, Jasper Reitman, La Tigre, Lauren Crow, Paul Thurlby, Robert G. Fresson, Sam Island, Tiffany Beucher, Carol Sachs, Joseph Fox.

Printed over 116pp by Park Communications.

YCN Members receive complimentary copies of the magazine four times a year.

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Joining our Learning Network

Imaginative organisations, large and small, use YCN to build capabilities throughout their teams in modern, motivating and memorable ways.

Our peer-led membership programme is a popular starting point; giving teams open and self-directed access to a weekly calendar of in-person learning, a digital learning platform and a personal relationship with our own connective central team.

Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting Nick Defty on