I love magazines. And a great part why I love them is because of the cover. A good cover is necessary, it shows what the inside is about or tells a story of it's own. I've mentioned www.coverjunkie.com before, it's a large archive of magazines covers curated by Jaap Biemans. He recently selected the best magazine covers of 2011 and made this magazine out of it. He also asked designers to make a shortlist of their favourite 2011 magazine covers. These designers, the covers they selected and why are also inside this jam-packed magazine. It's a 'shout-out to creativity' as the introduction tells us.
Well, in short this magazines shows a striking collection of magazine covers you really should see. The covers tell stories of what happened this year, and at the same time shows the current state of visual culture. A pretty round-up for 2011 which is really nice to have!
A magazine with over hundred headscarfs. Each one has their own story to tell. Really inspiring and intriguing, the story behind it is almost as exciting as all the different patterns. Of course you can order it online, and there's currently also an exhibition on it in the Central Museum in Utrecht. Go, watch and learn!
A product nobody needs, but everybody wants. A beardhat, a nice and warm hat, with a good looking beard. Check out their webshop and make sure they are they are just in time for christmas!
Since I was looking for some new glasses I stumbled upon this website. The website is a bit funny looking, but the glasses are quite impressive, you can even choose your favourite horn. Nice!
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This exhibition titled 'Savage Beauty' at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York just closed, and how I wished NYC was closer by so I could have seen it. Late Mr McQueen's famous creature-like clothing is visually stunning, technologically superb and conceptually sound. If you're familiar with his work (and you probably are), there's probably nothing explicitly new to see here, but it's still awesome eyecandy.
Also, do you remember that projection of Kate Moss on the catwalk?
images via the Met website
We had a super releaseparty of O.K. Periodicals #6 / BORING Issue. Jaap Blonk started the night with a soundpoetry performance. After that Joost and I went up the stage to give a very boring presentation. We explained how to fill in the form to become a subscriber (hello and thanks to al new subscribers!). And we made a slide for each and every single contributor in the magazine and thanking them. Well, you had to be there in the crowded venue.
But we finished with the flipthrough video you can see here as well.
We hope you will become a subscriber too, so we can make future issues of this wonderfull magazine. It has a limited run of copies (500) and we already sent 250 to pre-orders and so.
Issue 6 is, again, the best issue so far!
Artists duo Lernert & Sander (featured before on O.K. Periodicals, they keep making inspiring work) have collected found clothing from as many darkrooms they could all over the world. How does the visitor of a sex site manage to lose their pants or shoes, and even more, how do they manage to get back home without all of it is a mystery. Together the clothes represent an interesting collection.
Read more in this special blog on the Blend website
Wandering trough Antwerp I bumped in to a sign saying "Magazine Launch" ofcourse I couldn't resist. I entered the expo-shop-bar called RA13 (http://www.ra13.be/) it looked very nice the most of the expo was fashion and fashion stores from (as it seems) young and enthusiastic fashion designers.
Couldn't find a magazine launch though, so I walked back and by doing this found the little bookstore in an other part of the building where I found this magazine Paris La. The magazine covers contemporary culture content in direct connection with fashion, art, writing, photography, music, and cinema. The magazine features interviews, portraits and photo essays on, with and by artists we truly love and was founded by detour and creative director Dorothée Perret at the end of the year 2008. This was the magazine which was released so I bought it and here it is on our blog.
First thing you notice is the blue poster folded around the magazine. These small things gives a magazine just that little extra that makes my curious about what's inside. But it also sets me up with an ever returning question, should I take of the poster so I can watch it in full(which might damage it and the magazine) or do I leave it and never have a look at it and settle with the thought that it belongs on the cover.
Once inside it's beautifully printed on different kinds of paper and the content is mixed, (visual) essays, photo shoots and illustration. Every item in the magazine has been treated differently with it's own type and feeling. The first item shows the work of two artists, a nice fact here is that they mix photo's of the artists work with photo's of the artists them selves. A very nice solution for showing how's behind the work that's been made. Further on in the magazine is a nice visual essay by Julien David who gives his interpretation on Japan and bikes.
Overall a nice and well designed magazine with good content. Only thing is that I still don't know what the poster folded around the magazine looks like. It's still stapled on to the magazine where I think it belongs.
I've also spotted the magazine in the Netherlands…so if you see it have a look at it.
More information about the magazine:
The sixth O.K. Periodicals will be released on the 8th of July.
After a bit of a delay (sorry for that) we'll be officially releasing the BORING issue. As you know this magazine is pleasantly disruptive and always curious for inspiring creative work. Maybe the Boring theme is a paradox, but wait until you see all the stunning visuals and read the fascinating stories. Being bored seems to be a most interesting state of mind for people to become even more creative.
We got some big names featuring this issue, and a large part of relatively unknown creative talent as well. All of them deserve a beautiful representation to a bigger audience. This is just one of those magazines you wish you bought before it sold out (we're only printing 500 collectibles).
O.K. Periodicals #6 is featuring: Harmen Liemburg, Gemma Correll, Francis Alÿs, Tom Gauld, Petra Kruijt, Meyoko, Pixy Liao, Simon Wild, Atle Mo, We Make Carpets, Helmut Smits, Jaap Blonk, Mr. Bingo, Berndnaut Smilde, Hans Eijkelboom, Sam Durant and many more...
Official Release Drinks!
Friday 8th July 2012
Location: Hommelstraat 66, Arnhem (the Netherlands)
There are already a lot of people showing up. Be there and get one of the first copies. Meet a lot of wonderful, inspiring people in the best bar in town!
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The fourth edition of Arnhem Mode Biennale is named Amber and from 1 June until 3 July we are in search of her true identity.
Arnhem Mode Biennale is one of the biggest events in Arnhem and this year again we can't go around it. I went to the main exhibition this saturday. And was impressed by the exhibtion-design itself. The black walls and guiding line through the complete exhibition was very nice to see. I wasn't really suprised by the work though, but I liked that it was more than fashion. Offcourse there where some nice things there was a room full of great photographs selected by Capricous magazine http://becapricious.com/ this magazine was also shown in our own O.K. Festival Magazine expo. And offcourse a beautifull dress made by Iris van Herpen.
As a conclusion I must say I liked the exhibition in general. Some nice things, nice exhibition design in a very nice building. The entrance price is a bit to high for what you get (but you get the catalog for free) and you can skip the bookshop. But if you are in Arnhem or planning to go there please go here it's you'll have a good time.
First photograph by Anuschka Blommers, Niels Schumm and Uta Eisenreich
A (new?) website showing posters in the streets of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). A wonderful collection with good and bad ones. They also started doing interviews with the designers of the posters, one of the first is Michiel Schuurman. He makes awesome poster-designs.
New experiment by Bart Hess: the slime research, exploring limits of the gaga goo. Images found via his facebook page, not yet on his website. He creates imagery that captures future human shapes and new body form’s.
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