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Buffalo Zine #12


240 x 340 mm, 616 pages. London, UK

In this decidedly less massive issue of Buffalo (compared to the huge issue #11) arts editor-at-large Hans Ulrich asked six artists to give instructions for the team to follow in the making of the magazine. Those instructions are: 

1. Avoid the straight line (Caroline Polachek)
2. Try the same idea in different ways (Shayne Oliver aka Leech)
3. Use only one typeface: Univers Black (Matthew M. Williams)
4. Do it through the lens of your best friend (FKA Twigs)
5. And as if nobody was going to buy the magazine (Miranda July)
6. Tell the truth. And a little lie. (Philippe Parreno)

Issue 12 is the result.

On the Journal:
‘In the post-internet era, it’s nice to find a magazine that effortlessly slinks between digital and physical without inevitably resorting to publishing a written analysis of the relationship between the two. Buffalo Zine’s creators simply acknowledge this novelty, and have fun with the visual consequences. As ever, their fingers are firmly on the pulse: this is a truly inventive piece of conceptual magazine-making that is also pacjed with great fashion and writing.’ READ MORE

Editors: Adrián González-Cohen & David Uzquiza
Arts editor-at-large: Hans Ulrich Obrist