Shaz Madani, who graduated from GMD in 2008, is art director and co-founder of Riposte, ‘a smart magazine for women’. She is interviewed along with editor Danielle Pender in the summer issue of Eye magazine (no.92). They discuss how Riposte’s innovative format, diverse contents and clean design challenge the formulaic mainstream.

Since launching Riposte has attracted coverage from the likes of Cool Hunting, Monocle, The Observer, It’s Nice That, Port, Creative Review, PSFK and The Sunday Times Style as an example of high quality independent publishing. Riposte has recently been nominated for the Design Museum, Designs of the Year Award and was awarded a gold European Design Award.

More of Shaz’s design work can be seen here: