Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Mens Magazine that MATTER (S)

Kilimanjaro's creator Odukoya has his own creative agency called OMO  and has just launched a new bi-annual men's magazine called MATTER that takes technology, style and conceptual art as its stance.

"I'm really excited about Matter, mostly about the content and what it could be," says Odukoya of his new title, the first issue of which has just been printed. "A lot of men's magazines are overly sartorial and I don't think that's really what the contemporary man is supposed to be about," he continues, explaining that Matter is interested in technology but not in a way that is concerned with divulging the latest updates from Apple about forthcoming hardware, but rather in a way that is fascinated with how technology and humanity collide.
"Matter's USP is that it is the first art and style publication to examine these subjects through the lens of modern technology," says Odukoya.

And so it is that the first issue of Matter contains an interview with musician Tricky, who Odukoya managed to track down using the internet, email and no small amount of perseverence; an interview with Daniel Eatock about his DIY website tool, Indexhibit; a feature on Professor Gerd Hirzinger's work with soft robotics; and an email discussion between Shaun Belcher and Matthew Collings about Collings' recent experimentation with image analysis online using Facebook photo albums.

"There's something geeky about these things," admits Odukoya, " but I'm interested in the experiences, the freedoms that technology today gives us," he says. "Technology allows us to do so much and we're looking to edit those experiences and present them as a beautifully curated package, a library of optimism."

From a design point of view, Matter is interesting in that there is no formal grid system at work. Rather Odukoya and Matter's designer Joseph Pochodzaj have selected a single serif text typeface that is used throughout the magazine in various weights and italics. The idea is simple, each story dictates its own layout. A number of different papers feature too, sometimes changing halfway through an article from uncoated to gloss or vice versa.
Here are a number of spreads:











The website for Matter currently shows a film of someone flipping through the magazine, spread by spread. "We didn't know how to approach the design of the website," admits Odukoya, "so we just had the video of someone flicking through the first issue. But actually people seem to really like it. The site has already attracted more people than all the ones that have taken a year to do. I find this really interesting. I'm excited constantly by how the internet can surprise you and make you see things or experience things in a different way."

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Prepped as a new biannual publication, Fashion For Men is headed by renowned photographer and former Editor-in-Chief of L’Officiel Hommes, Milan Vukmirovic. The hefty offering will highlight 620 pages of current men’s fashion styles and trends. The debut cover features Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci’s rottweiler in undeniably fierce fashion.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

nEW tITLE iN tHE sHOP : Clash


Want to know which bands are going to be hot in 2012? Clash magazine is for you. In this issue some great tips for unknown upcoming bands and a free compilation with cool tracks. Beth Jeans Houghton is on the cover and Evan Dando tells us how he wants to spend the last day of his life.


One of the free tracks comes from Illum Sphere:


Monday, January 23, 2012

The Fassbender Face



Michael Fassbender is the actor that made Hunger and Fish Tank great movies. His new movie Shame, in which he plays a sex addict, is premiered next week on the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Mr Fassbender has a nice face and many editors agree, he's on a million covers this month. From Belgium newspaper De Morgen to L'Uomo, they all want him.
Our favourite movie magazine Little White Lies from London has its own idiosyncratic approach to The Fassbender Face. Ripping up porn and then piecing it together to form Michael's face, they have made another great cover. In this issue there's of course an article on Shame and an interview with the face.Also a lot of movies are reviewed, including Young Adult and Man on a Ledge.
We have a pile of Little White Lies in the shop. Come pick up this cutie.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Power, Corruption & Lies



Mojo is making itself very loveable this month by including a free CD in this issue with New Order's classic second LP "Power Corruption & Lies" covered by some of Britain's best indie bands. In the issue you find an extended article on New Order's recent reformation and it's many break-ups in the past.Ed Simmons from the Chemical Brothers calls New Order's work "some of the best and most emotional music ever made, whether you're a sensitive student or a football-hooligan".

On the CD S.C.U.M transform "586" into a rave and Destroyer's version of "Leave Me Alone" is not to be missed if this is one of your favourite records too. The most amazing track on the compilation comes from Lonelady covering the infamous 1981 b-side "Cries & Whispers".


Cries And Whispers (Lonelady) by MOJOmagazine

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

secret life of books :-)

For those people who tend to think that dark warehouses with industrial shelving are good places for books, we show this little movie of our Canadian collegues and of course for all you romantic booklovers & bookshop adepts out there!
Thanks to Type bookstore in Toronto

Friday, January 13, 2012

KIds on the catwalk!






















New  KIDS fashion for Spring & Summer 2012
 All the Fashion brands for kids are represented in this EXTRA FAT ISSUE!

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Extrakak

Extrakak# 1 has arrived, the first Bas Kosters magazine! Old-school fanzine, handmade images and all in black and white. The editorial introduction reflects the content really well: forehead, foreskin, foreword. :-)
The life of a designer, I love pussy's,  Zeeman community, job applications, a true centrefold etcetera..
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Popshot - The Love Issue

Popshot, the wonderful magazine for poetry and illustration have a Love Issue out. Among some beautiful drawings you'll find Krishan Coupland comparing a new love with 'an accident/ or a funeral / or a surgery / or a heart attack' and Roxanna Bennett's manual for your break-up next week. Good luck.

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Break-up


Or hash it out with hang-ups, callbacks, all caps
emails. Post the extra keys and turn the paintings
to the walls. Burn the evidence. Divide albums,
books, sift through the wreckage. Mine, yours,
mine, mine, mine. Assess the damage.
Find a home for the dog. Unknot the bed
sheets and dig deep in the closet. Separate
the silverware, the knives from the knives.
Shrink back as you walk by. Keep to
the doorways. Finger the ring your
coffee cup left on the dining table,
the spoon you licked titled at a guilty angle.
White daisies wilted in a square glass jar.
Things, all things, only mean when
we see. It's for the best. Change your
address. Change your name. Store what
you can't carry. Chuck the rest.


poem by Roxanna Bennett
illustration by Sam Pash



The Uppercase no.12 is in !





This new issue of UPPERCASE is dedicated to PAPER
and the artists that work with this versatile material,
whether to create vintage postcards or original artworks,
these people show enormous dedication and fun in the handling of the Material.
MAKING, FOLDING, WRITING ON,
BUILDING WITH & AND MAKING JEWELRY its all possible with paper!

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Monday, January 2, 2012

I love You


MANIFESTO

WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL
WOMEN ARE SEXY
WOMEN ARE CLEVER AND INTELLIGENT
LIFE IS CHANGE. CHANGE IS GOOD.
FASHION IS THE DISPLAY OF CHANGE
LIFE IS IRREGULAR.
LIFE HAPPENS QUICKLY,
BUT NOT ALWAYS.
TODAY'S COMMUNICATION GETS FASTER
TODAY'S COMMUNICATION GETS
MORE PERSONAL.

FASHION HAPPENS EVERY MORNING.
THIS (MAGAZINE) IS TO HELP YOU
STAY INSPIRED.

...IS TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED AND LOVE YOU(RSELF)


The I LOVE YOU magazines manifesto fitsTyra Banks perfectly!


Tyra Banks: Strike the Pose on Nowness.com.
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