Magazines of the Week 17th November 202317th November 2023
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Cabana – No.20
Covers by Tiffany & Co.
Printed, bound and for the first time wrapped in silk, Cabana Magazine N20 marks a series of firsts, unveiling untold stories from our global team of contributors and collaborators. With six never-before-seen homes in New York, Milan, Belgium and Paris, two major travel portfolios in Malta and Gujarat, and the much-anticipated refurbishment of one of England’s most exalted addresses, this issue is full of first-look exclusives, which we are honored to share.
zweikommasieben – No.28
zweikommasieben is a Swiss magazine that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary music and sounds since the summer of 2011.
‘Issue 28 of zweikommasieben centers the voice as a means of expression, and wants to expand on what is meant by that—it’s not only what is heard, but also why a voice is used, and by whom. The latest edition considers what it means to voice and its physical, societal, and political dimension.’
Featuring voices queer, neurodivergent, marginalised, subversive, polyvocal and more, as well as some interesting typographic treatments to reflect the theme.
TATE etc – Issue 49 🌷
“Earlier this summer, the photographer Ruth Ginika Ossai invited 16 members of London’s diasporic African community to Tate Modern to have their photographs taken. Each shot was carefully staged by Ruth, with backdrops and props selected to reflect the stories of the sitter. The project was a continuation of a rich and varied tradition of African studio photography, as well as a way to represent the distinct identity and history of each person. As one sitter, Olubunmi Enifeni, observed, ‘Our children often no longer speak our language or eat our food.’ Her portrait was an opportunity to ‘keep this culture alive’.” – Editors Note
Buffalo Zine – AW23 BUFFALO/POWER
Guest edited by Cat Power 🌻
Justin Vivian Bond
“A radical and subversive trip through the joy of magazines. Each issue rips apart the fabric of magazines and reimagines them for a brave new world; mixing together new material, archives, rebellious typography, black humour and an irreverent sense of beauty.”
CRASH – 100 “Time Capsule” 👄
CRASH is a high-end, independent French magazine, dedicated to fashion, art, cinema and celebrities, with highly creative beauty and fashion photoshoots. A source of influence and a touch stone in fashion, CRASH is published in English for its international readers.
About issue 100 –
“Thirty-one years ago, in 1992, Blocnotes was born out of a need to create an art magazine that showcased the art that was hitting us in the guts: art that was committed, essen- tial, conceptual, sometimes even brutal, but always radical. In 1998, we decided to create Crash because, feeling like the art world was too narrow, we had been begin- ning to explore electronic music. The parties we organized were an attempt to break down boundaries and take the art world out of its ghetto. We felt like free electrons, championing non-careerist art- ists and personalities with no agenda other than to create a breach in reality.
With the benefit of hindsight and having reached the fateful figure of Crash n°100, we’re tempted to look in the rear- view mirror and take stock. But as Karl Lagerfeld used to tell us, we mustn’t look back, we must live in the present and “do”, without asking questions… Crash, like a time capsule, fixes itself in the present, whilst always trying to reinvent with each issue, just as Rei Kawakubo wipes the slate clean and starts from scratch with each collection. Perhaps that’s just what it means to be contemporary…”
Incredible interview and photoshoot with @miakhalifa in this issue too 👄
BranD – No. 69 🌵
Ethnic Elements in Design.
Lush new issue of BranD magazine, looking into rediscovering the beauty of tradition and reinterpreting classical elements of Chinese design.
They ask the question “what is the current ethnic style?” and delve into the work of designers from around the world using this in their art.
Inside you’ll find woodcut work of Qingyuan Liu, Zuer Chen’s expressive ink wash fashion illustration, an overview of Chinese elements in book design, and the bold illustration work of Kabao Peng. Also graphic papercut work, album sleeve design, Chinese character typography, magazine design, and lots