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Iron & Air is a collectible quarterly print publication for the motorcycle enthusiast. It's 114 archival-grade pages of custom motorcycles, adventure, craft, travel, fuel-culture, and storytelling.
Is there any other word that elicits as varied an emotional response as "family"? By definition it's simple, but contextually, it unfolds in infinite ways. When the familial thread began to emerge in the content of this issue, we kept it at arm's length, like a creepy uncle. The idea of branding this the "family issue" was endearing to some, and terrifying to others. However, each story kept landing on similar moments of intimate human connection. After we skirted around the idea, Greg — as he often does — finally called a spade a spade. The issue's theme is Family.
In this issue, we explore families created and broken through motorcycling, highlight homages through custom builds, and see literal and figurative families made through the bond of worldly travel. No matter how it is formed — through blood, through friendship, or unexpected circumstance — or how much we try to avoid it, family always seems to be waiting for us in the strange places between love and trauma.
We hope you'll join us there in Issue 037.
While the motorcycle is the thread that connects us, it's the places it takes us that often create the greater stories of our lives. We created the publication to collect and tell these stories — a publication that was missing from our own coffee tables.
Subscribing is the only way to get every new issue from us as soon as it launches. As soon as you sign up, we ship you the latest issue (that's issue 033 right now). You will receive all future issues for the recurring quarterly price of $9.95 (we produce 4 issues per year). You will be billed according to our publishing schedule (subscribe today and pay for Issue 033. The next charge date for Issue 034 will be early December). You will never be charged more than four times in a calendar year. Modify or cancel any time. Or never. We'd prefer never.
“Iron & Air goes head-scratchingly above and beyond. I don't know how they manage it, but every issue is a work of art that makes you actually feel something.”
“Iron & Air is rather like the perfect motorcycle – because as a publication, they take me (with dependability and style) everywhere I want to go.”
"A mold-breaking format for a magazine that ditches the decades old factory-demo review and road-trip write-up in favor of the richer themes that can be explored amongst the aficionados and followers of motorcycle culture..."