Tuesday, October 28, 2014

introducing new Amsterdam based magazine PARKING LOT


PARKING LOT is a new Amsterdam based magazine edited by magazine maker Katerina Karagianni. It publishes work from artists based in the city that step out of their normal practice and take on a new medium for the magazine.
The hand-made magazine just launched it's first issue at Butcher's Tears. It is printed on a risograph and features work by Joseph Miceli, Yota Ionnidou, Tzvika Gutter (we know this guy from the Gutter Bunny zine), Tania Theodorou and Magnus Monfeldt.
It features illustration, photography, essays and even a blue flexi-disc with a song by The Pitch. It will be published three times a year.


this is what they say:

Parking Lot is an independent non-commercial hand-made publication addressing inquisitive minds around the globe. Based in Amsterdam, it acts as a platform for original works by international contemporary artists, thinkers, poets, writers, and activists. As an interdisciplinary project, it encourages collaborations, experimentation, and a total disregard for comfort zones.


Monday, October 27, 2014

inside HOLIDAY #374


Between 1946 and 1977 HOLIDAY was one of the most exciting travel magazines in the US. It's famous for it's modern design, photographers from the art world and writers like Ernest Hemmingway, Joan Didion and Jack Kerouac. It wanted to be anti-establishment and different, things now common in the magazine landscape. 
Now there is a flourishing indie travel magazine scene and this old guy is back with issue #374. 

Have a look inside:




Sunday, October 26, 2014

WORLD YOUTH PRODUCTS #0: access to real India


World Youth Products is an independent magazine from Japan, editor-in-chief Shun Kawaguchi brought it to our shop a few weeks ago. It's a travel magazine focussing on one destination like magazines as Boat, Wearehere and Aortica do. What distincts WYP from these other titles is that they portray young people, their carreers and studies. "In World Youth Products you won't find any TV or internet celebrities. WYP is here to help people think about their lives and where possible, to help them achieve something challenging they found difficult so far", Shun writes in the foreword of this first issue about India.


The magazine has a lot of Japanese text, most of the text has English translation. Hopefully the coming issues will have more translations. There's nice photography and illustration and good articles on young people and jobs. The next issue will be about Denmark.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

interview with Erik van der Weijde from SUBWAY MAGAZINE


SUBWAY is a new small magazine that just published it's second issue. An eclectic mix of short articles with a distinctive design, edited by Erik van der Weijde. We asked him a few questions about his new magazine project.

You publish a lot of your work in zines and you’ve published a few yourself, why do you chose this medium?

I collected zines when I studied photography at the Rietveld Academy, but couldn't find any interesting photo-based zines. So I sort of decided to start making zines that I would like to buy or collect. My photographic work was already focused on series, so the format of publications allowed me to keep these series together.


Why did you start Subway? What’s the thought behind it?

Many magazines disappear nowadays, so I thought it would be the right moment to start one. Like buying stocks when the market's low... I see so many stuff on the social networks and meet many people through Facebook and wanted to compress this never-ending flow of information and meetings back onto paper. I want to connect people through that paper, like a Subway train that connects different stations and neighborhoods without you as a passenger or reader noticing it.



What are your favorite magazines? Which ones inspired you?

Well, living in Brazil means I don't have much access to magazines these days -one of the reasons I spend much time on social networks- but I do prefer artist magazines like Toilet Paper and I recently got kind of into Camera Austria, which offers such in-depth info on quality art photography without following any trends or trying to be hip -very unique nowadays!

In which sequence is Subway going to be published and how many issues do you plan to make?

Because I do everything myself I decided on making 3 issues a year, in January, May and September. I'll probably make 15 or 18 issues in the coming 5 to 6 years.


What’s the best thing about publishing your magazine in print?

Because magazines represent a specific moment in time -usually until the next issue's out- I really like to re-read magazines when they've lost their momentum. I also can give the many images I buy on eBay and flea markets a specific place in this magazine format. So having my magazine in print is for me almost like a diary, or time capsule, filled with images and ideas I collect.


Monday, October 20, 2014

DELAYED GRATIFICATION #15


DELAYED GRATIFICATION is a pioneer in the slow journalism movement; their issues cover the last three months instead of rushing to publish the latest news. This 15th issue has artwork by Ai Weiwei on the cover.
Inside this issue: Boko Haram, the Mars One project and it's facts plus a 6 page investigation of the making of ISIS and Islamic State with three experts answering questions, ISIS' target cities and what can be learned from history.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Due to popular demand: DUST #6


We have the last issue of DUST back in stock!
with the already iconic reportage on RAF SIMONS' turtlenecks, take a look with us:

video
order here

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

inside FUKT #13


Here you will find an outstanding selection from a variey of disciplines within drawing, with a wide range of processes, materials and ideas; mark making involving not only pencil but also threads, light and paper; and themes from metaphysical geometry to political comic. You will also find quite a few interviews, about the process of drawing, the ideas, life and work of individual artists. In the 13th issue we continue to pursue drawing, our passion, and to show what we find is the most interesting of drawing today. Immers yourself in the world of drawing, and enjoy the best issue ever.'

Browse throught Fukt #13 from Athenaeum Boekhandel on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Women in Clothes


One of our favourites here is the new book Women in Clothes by Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton and Sheila Heti. A book full of interviews, conversations, examples and items regarding compiled as "an exploration of the questions we ask ourselves while getting dressed every day, with answers from more than 600 women."
In Saturday's Guardian an extract was published which we quote here.

Kiran Desai: 'You look bad if you go to India in western clothes'

The Booker-prize winner talks to Heidi Julavits about saris, giving away jewellery and what's wrong with New York
Kiran Desai … 'I lament having to give up Indian clothing now that I live in the west.'
' Photograph: Samuel Aranda/Getty Images
Kiran Desai: I grew up in India, so you have to learn a whole new way of doing clothes when you move to the west. Fashions don't carry over, so if you fly between places you will inevitably look wrong in the country you're going to. Definitely going to India you look bad if you go in your western clothes. Everyone comments on how awful you look right away. The sky is different, the street is different, the dust is different – only Indian clothes work.