The Heritage Post magazine started in 2012 by publisher Uwe van Afferden. The Heritage Post gives you an insight into the world of craftsmanship. A world where people support the slow fashion movement instead of fast fashion. Items that are made out of passion, durable and high-quality ingriedients, products that stands a life time. The Heritage Post magazine captures all segements of this lifestyle; from jeans, boots, cars, furniture, accessories to food. The eye-catcher of The Heritage Post magazine is always the cover. The cover is painted by hand, by Uwe van Afferden himself. Uwe is a true authentic craftsman and painter. He spends hours and hours to create a true master piece.

Uwe van Afferden

For the new cover of The Heritage Post magazine No. 21 – April, the denim edition, he painted the legendary denim picture by photographer A. Y. Owen.

The picture from A.Y. Owen shows teenage boys showing the engine of their first car in the ’50’s. A.Y. Owen was born on October 20, 1915. After graduating from Classen High School, he began his career as a professional photographer at the Oklahoma Publishing Company. A year before America entered World War II, he went on active duty with the 45th Infantry Division. He later entered a photographic unit of the Army Air Corps. Following the war he became a correspondent for Life Magazine. A.Y. Owen died in 1991.

The final cover of The Heritage Post magazine No.21 – April 2017

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.