French fashion magazine with enormous flair. The front section is sign-posted with big bold Helvetica numbers. It is a round-up of all that is interesting (film, fashion, exhibitions, people, etc.)
The second half of the magazine turns to its fashion stories. These are all well considered and beautifully executed, I would say that they are as good if not better than any of the images found in Vogue or The New York Times.
The last story is shot by Guido Mocafico (7/18/2006), this part seems more about art than fashion. I sometimes wonder how Guido would have been briefed. It wouldn't surprise me to think that he is given complete freedom to do whatever he wants.
The back of the book has an English translation of some of the articles from the front of the book, this section is printed in black and white on a light matt stock.
Book. Twen. Revision einer Legende.
Author. Michael Koetzle
Principle Designer. Willy Fleckhaus
New addition. The book list at the right hand side of the screen. Kuchar and I thought it a good idea to share the wealth. From time to time we get a really good book and feel it right to share with the world. Not just an 'alright' book, or a 'good', but something we consider a 'must have'. Obviously this is merely our own illeducated point of view.
The mighty Twen, by the mighty Willy. To find out more about Mr Fleckhaus read eye 3 vol 1.
The reason I was thinking about our Willy was that I saw in Magma they are selling a series of 'famous designer' grid notebooks. It's a bit too expensive, but you do get Willy's authentic twelve-unit grid on the same 265 x 335mm page size. They also do one for Jan, Josef, Paul and Charles-Edouard. Have a look on Magma and see if you're geeky enough to get one. Who knows you could suddenly reel out covers like the above.
A very interesting photographer. Contributor to many international magazines and fashion houses.
I think his work brings new and original ideas to fashion and still life photography.
He has recently released a wonderful book called Venenum which is published by Steidl