Friday, August 31, 2012

LITTLE WHITE LIES On the Road special

Little White Lies, the movie and truth magazine a l w ay s has a stunning cover. Issue #43 is dedicated to On the Road, that film came out earlier this year in Holland. In the UK it's just been released. In this issue an extended review on the film. Director Walter Salles comments on his work. The Beat Bookshelf; the 5 hippest beat novels. Searching for Ingmar Bergman in Stockholm. An interview with On the Road actress Kristen Steward and an overview of people inspired by Jack Kerouac.
Further on an interviews with Canadian director Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg) about his new film Keyhole and Leos Carax director of Holy Motors, this surreal film that's playing currently in Kriterion and Eye.
Reviews for: Sinister, Pusher, Killing Them Softly, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Barbara (coming to Amsterdam in 2 weeks, keep an eye out for that one), About Elly, Tabu, To Rome With Love, Liberal Arts and many more.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Explicit, disgusting, funny, beautiful, violent, serene, crazy, scary, absurd, weird, lovely and colourful. TOILETPAPER is something we always look forward to. Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari's irregular magazine has no words only imagines.

TISSUE - issue #2

From sexed-up to sex-ed, it’s an amalgamation of everything sexy. Tissue is made in Hamburg, it's very German although the text is in English. It's about sex, it's in your face but in between the images you will find a lot of beauty, good photography, thoughts, personality, wit, humour and style.
This is issue #2. It comes with a poster. They also made a nice mixtape, listen below.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


So we finally got FRANKIE's brother, the cool SMITH JOURNAL in our shop with a great article on building treehouses that blow your mind.
The new Frankie # 48 is also in, a big pile in front of the shop. Their words:
Australia's newest (and ace-est) comedians, precious hand-me-downs with tales to tell, fake legs featuring real art, The Shins' James Mercer's teenage crush, untranslatable words, sisterly love, cute jumpers, the story of how we got the vote, an awesome chair prettification project, a trip to Spain, a bunch of lady writers with male names, and – most importantly for nerd lovers – Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Smith Journal

From Frankie Press; the beautifully made male version of Frankie. Or so. Different of course. The funniest gun you've ever seen on the cover, and inside some really interesting articles and photo's.
The ever-beautiful ice-vans in the UK, a cool business. Treehouses, and how they are becoming a trend. Disassembled favourite objects; photographed are transistor radio's, but how would it look like if you would disassemble a streetcar? The right steps to make the perfect cheese. And more.
Much to see, read and be inspired.
order now

Monday, August 20, 2012

What a sick magazine!

This is issue 5 of A Sick Zine - this time they made it extra big and extra sick. It's full of cut out photo's with some texts about tits in Dutch. It comes from ROTTERDAM, ofcourse. They were in the shop and told us it's currently also available in New York, so you see you don't need to speak Dutch to understand this funny, disgusting, well crafted zine.
We also have a small pile of Sick Zine stickers in the shop for your fridge or bike...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Interview with ART LICKS

ART LICKS comes from London and is new in our shop. It's a beautiful independent print. We asked editor Holly Willats a few questions about her magazine.

How would you describe your magazine?
The Art Licks magazine was founded in October 2010, and is a quarterly magazine that features writing and work by emerging artists, curators, galleries, project spaces and collectives. Art Licks is not written about these people – it is written by them.

Art Licks is a discursive space for the voice of artists and curators to sound out new and experimental ideas and projects, offering support to young creative people and new spaces at a critical point in their career whilst giving the reader a personal insight in to the emerging arts scene. 

This personal insight and decision to focus on emerging talent all makes for a new consciousness.

What inspired you to start a magazine?
In the UK, the arts have taken quite a beating from the current economic climate, and the new government. There is a lack of funding and support for young artists, curators, and non-profit making organisations and project spaces. This is very disheartening when you consider this young emerging scene is the next generation of art opinion-formers in the UK. However, they are just getting things done on their own initiative - setting spaces and projects up themselves and getting by on very little funding, if any. I find this, not only really inspiring, but also very exciting; these individuals don't have any ties so there is no false agenda to please funders- they are running these spaces purely out of their interests and, not wanting to sound clichéd, but their passion.

This really inspires me and I think it is very important to support these young creative individuals and new spaces– so I set the magazine up as a way to invite these young artists, curators, and gallerists to write about their work and ‘spread the word’ whilst also making this information more accessible to a wider readership.

Why did you choose the format of a magazine over publishing on the internet?
The Art Licks website was launched in January 2010. We then started the tours and magazine a little later, both in September 2010. We had tried publishing writing online by inviting artists and curators, but I just had a gut feeling it wasn't working. Oddly enough, and people may disagree with me here, but I actually found working with writing online quite limiting. People's attention span for reading online is very low, and the texts were often quite long. You are also stuck with fitting something to a screen, and so on. So we stopped that, and mulled it over for a bit and then decided that the printed magazine was the best way to go.

The magazine complements the website and vice versa. The website is very much about delivering information on exhibitions with its weekly listing, and so is not so detailed. However, the magazine is about starting a dialogue with people, with the space and time in which to do so. 

People seem to feel that print has had its day, and it's all about being online now. But I think there is still a lot to be done with print, and to experiment with. In my opinion, it's not exhausted.

What are your plans for the future with Art Licks?
I’m very excited for October as we are holding a two-year anniversary event for the magazine at the ICA. I’ve invited all the contributors over the last nine issues to get involved – some are showing work, some are performing, reading, showing films, DJing…It’s going to be a fantastic event and a great opportunity to get everyone together.

That’s the near future – we have some other plans for next year, so watch this space.

Monday, August 13, 2012

national POEZENKRANT geographic

Vormgever Piet Schreuders heeft een vruchtbaar jaar!

Verraste hij ons eerder dit jaar met furore 21:
 Le Ballon Rouge nu komt hij alweer met een nieuwe POEZENKRANT.

Getuige de vele tweets zijn mens en poes in gelijke mate ingenomen met het verschijnen van nummer 56, deze keer in kleiner formaat maar daardoor niet minder fijn of boeiend!
 Hoofdonderwerpen: Katten te Parijs door Peter Schröder, Poezentsunami in Den Haag & in de speciaal: GRIEKENLAND.

Friday, August 10, 2012

CITIZENS OF NO PLACE - An Architectural Graphic Novel

“It’s not hard to find the appeal in Lai’s archi-comics, which manage to do something most architects fail to accomplish: insert fiction into architecture….the sense of place is so strong, much more tangible than even the flashiest architectural rendering. Such is the power of fiction and the graphic novel in the hands of somebody with Lai’s talents.”

-A Daily Dose of Architecture

Monday, August 6, 2012

SCREENDUMP #1 - on virtual strolls.

Screendump #1 shows and discusses the work of a new kind of photographer: the photographer without a camera. The only things necessary are a computer and an internet connection. The computer serves as a contemporary viewfinder glass. 
An investigation and collection of works from a new genre in a new photography era: the age of virtual photography in a "Googleworld".  

With work by Michael Wolf, Jon Rafman, Hans Gremmen, Diderick Overbeke, Mishka Henner and Nocolas Mason.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Meatpaper doesn't consider itself a food magazine, but more a magazine with lesser-known tales about meat. There's poetry and illustration but also quite a few recipes: cranberry meat loaf, squid and peas, the Italian winter meat dish bollito misto and the Turkish dessert tavuk göğsü made from chicken and milk that has existed since the Ottoman Empire.
There's an interview with Hungarian cook Nicolaus Balla, he works at Bar Tartine in San Francisco and talks about pork fat and paprika, blood sausages and restaurant culture under socialism.
Meatpaper also made an Edible Cartography: a map and index of national dishes worldwide.

It is actually a magazine about food and it's culture, and it's one of the best we stock.

(Adrian Brun, Butterfly Collection, 2007 - Meat in casting polyester)

Friday, August 3, 2012

CLASH #77 - the electric perceptions of Animal Collective

The new issue of CLASH has Animal Collective on the cover. There's a nice interview with them about their sound and new work. There's an interview with Matthew Dear, an article on Grizzly Bear's evolution, Michael Jackson's Bad gets investigated 25 years after it's release, The Flaming Lips pick their ten favourite psychadelic albums.
New bands to watch: Piff Gang, Ryat, Glass Animals and Funeral Suits.
A look into the studio with Darkstar who are recording their new album, an interview with Cypress Hill, the history of black British film, movie reviews, 12 inch reviews for Citizen and Throwing Snow. Live reviews, album reviews, fashion.

CLASH is a very relevant music mag - order here


Growing Stories # 001

Now in store: Growing Stories by Jose de la O  in collaboration with the Drawing Machine.
It's a fold-out about urban farming. This is the first issue: how to start. About location, tools, ground, containers, what to grow and how to care. Later they will continue with other stories. A very beautifully made idea.We hope there will be many to collect!