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Modern Matter #17

Modern Matter #17


210 x 275 mm, 200 pages. London, UK

From the Journal, February 2019:
‘In the current age of everything feeling homogenous, I wanted to exaggerate the concept of what is deemed best practice in relation to magazine covers.

I’m not interested in having the ‘face’ of the moment, or worse still a subject who has a huge social following. Our readers are less interested in these measures of social acceptance. I’ve previously created a bumper 600 page issue where 50% was made up of blank pages… [one recent] issue repeats the content twice over with the repeat content printed in an offbeat colour profile. Our previous issue titled ‘Mother’ was packaged alongside a mini version we named ‘Child’.

Subtle but significant nuances are what I think provide the emotional connection with the magazine that our readers love.’

This issue: Larry Clark, Raymond Pettibon, Toerey Thornton, Albert Oehlen, Paulina Olowska, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Zu Zhen