Shawn Mendes stars on the cover and in a special 32-page documentary feature in the new issue of HERO, out now.

We followed the quadruple-platinum selling musician on his tour this summer, with unprecedented access capturing the star both in front and away from the spotlight. Speaking to Mendes, he reflects on life on the road, and opens up about his punishing schedule and how he takes care of his voice when belting it out night after night.

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Shawn Mendes shot by Fabien Kruszelnicki for HERO 16: Boy Next Door

Fashion designer Haider Ackermann, the eternal dreamer, talks about reality and romanticism. Cameron Dallas – from social star to business magnate – explains how he plans to grow his media empire. Buffalo photographer Jamie Morgan shoots a 20 page feature celebrating the creativity and talent of London’s graduate designers, Ari Marcopoulos publishes a 30 page new edit of his game-changing 2000 book: Transitions and Exits II. Legendary rock photographer Brad Elterman shoots a unique conversation between Warhol icon Joe Dallesandro and musician Thiago Pethit.

London design maverick Charles Jeffrey talks in depth about his world, and collaborates with friend Katrice Dustin on hand-drawn poems. Photographer Daniel King travels to Albania to street cast a reportage-meets-fashion story styled by Gary David Moore; while linked themes between the new HERO and HEROINE see Paolo Zerbini’s Romeo + Juliet split between the two issues, and Danielle Levitt shoot parts one and two of LA school athletic stars at home in their bedrooms.

Actor Asa Butterfield codes computer games and shaves his hair into a mohawk ahead of his December blockbuster The Space Between Us; and New Jersey brother duo The Lemon Twigs chat music influences and glam stage antics. Plus actors to watch, and special archive images from Larry Clark, Walter Pfeiffer and Marcelo Krasilcic.

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