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.