About Us

It happens every day: people all over the world find themselves flipping through our publications and realize…it’s like nothing they’ve seen before.

In 1995, publisher and editor-in-chief Chris Force turned a hobby into a career. He founded ALARM Press to share young, contemporary bands with the world outside of the independent music scene. Enter ALARM Magazine, a modern take on rock-’n’-roll culture. During the past 19 years, Force has continued to deliver the unexpected. In 2010, he acted on his passion for edgy, contemporary design and launched Design Bureau magazine. Like ALARM does for musicians and artists, Design Bureau strives to support designers of all disciplines and aims to inspire dialogue on creativity and innovation.

Fast-forward to 2014, when Force introduced contemporary inspiration for the big day through Modern Weddings magazine. Created for both brides and industry professionals, the publication delivers a fresh take on wedding design.

Across each unique publication, you’ll find one commonality: the desire to support and inspire creators worldwide. While flipping through ALARM, you’ll not only find groundbreaking artists and discover new music but also come across fashion, booze, motorcycles, tattoos, and travel guides inspired by the world of music. Design Bureau’s emphasis lies in not one but all platforms of design, including architecture, interiors, fashion, and graphics. In Modern Weddings, décor, dresses, destinations, food, and drink culminate into a must-have bridal guide.

For these reasons, ALARM Press has been a driving force for global inspiration for nearly 20 years. In addition to featuring renowned personalities in each print and digital publication—such as bands Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age, designers Milton Glaser and Marcel Wanders, and industry insiders The Wedding Chicks and Bash, Please—ALARM Press also mobilizes creative individuals to experiential events.

The success of the company and its mission are shared by its tireless cast of contributors. With their help, ALARM Press magazines and books now can be found around the world.

OUR MISSION: To support and inspire creators worldwide.

OUR TEAM: Our team is comprised of creative and determined team players who are passionate about the brand. Offering a forward-thinking environment, we continually focus on delivering the unexpected.