It actually changed the culture
photo by @impossiblecool
Playboy’s 60th anniversary cover girl photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
We’re looking forward to the first issue of TALC magazine, which just reached its Kickstarter goal. TALC is a new design magazine that celebrates visual culture through compelling imagery, adult content and smart editorial. The first issue includes conversations with Barbara Nitke, the photographer who documented porn sets in the 1980s, furniture from designers Sottsass and Mendini, sexy illustrations from renowned art director and illustrator Mat Maitland, plus five decades of Rolex, the mystique of car parks and an essay discussing the re-use and re-definition of the word porn in the context of visual culture.
The wait is finally over.
Photography by KC Ortiz, Michael Hernandez, Alex Martinez, Brian David Stevens, Jai Tanju, Troy Holden, Nate Igor Smith, Brendan Klein, Piotr Pietrus, Elmo Tide, David Potes, John Oliver Hidges, Dennis McGrath, Jimmie Armentrout III, Nina Mouritzen, Sandy Carson, Ray Potes, Oscar MEndoza, Uri Korn, Ted Pushinsky, Mark Murrmann, Brandon Getty, Micah Danges, Cole Barash, Michael Jang, and David Uzzardi.
Victory Journal is one of our favorite magazines, and we were excited to get our hands on the new issue. “The Water Issue” offers diverse visions of the sporting life aquatic, including Jamie Brisick’s wonderfully personal profile of one-eyed surfing visionary Derek Hynd; Mickey Duzyj’s illustrated history of Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’s perilous escape from Castro’s Cuba to his ultimate triumph with the New York Yankees; Chadwick Tyler’s arresting nudes in Florida’s wild marshlands; Anthony Blasko’s tight-cropped portfolio of cliffdivers frozen against the Boston sky; and Kanoa Zimmerman’s undersea black and whites.
Paper Weight is a new exhibition at Munich’s Haus der Kunst that focuses on 15 international independent magazines, including 032c, Apartamento, Bidoun, BUTT, Candy, Encens and Sang Bleu. Curated by Felix Burrichter, the editor and creative director of PIN-UP, each publication is represented as a collection of oversize, walk-through spreads.
New York has The Newsstand, but now L.A. has its own pop-up newsstand at Greene Gallery in Culver City. Summer Issues Cooperative is a two-week exhibition that features current and archival art magazines from more than 20 international publishers. The best news? All the magazines are free.
1000 cartoons are submitted each week, only 17 or so are selected. Cartoon editor Bob Mankoff dissects.
Playboy in Marfa by Jason Farago
The bunny invades the minimalist mecca