Friday, January 30, 2015

our evening with STACK and WORKS THAT WORK

Last night we had a Stack event in the shop with Peter Bilak from WORKS THAT WORK magazine. Steve Watson from Stack and Peter discussed how he finds the stories for his magazine, how the magazine started with crowdfunding and the social distribution Peter uses for the mag: people from all over the world order bundles of the issues and sell them in bookstores, the magazine is even going to Iran soon and there was also a social distributor present that took a pile to bring to Slovenia this weekend.

Distribution is the biggest cost for magazines, Peter explained and the total costs for making one single issue is 30.000 euro which shocked us a bit.
It was a really nice and inspiring evening with a full store of magazine lovers, makers and sellers. Thank you Steve and Peter and everybody for coming.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

inside FUET #2: Food and it's peripheries

The first issue of FUET appeared at the end of 2013, it's a funny Spanish magazine about ingredients, cutlery, utensils and the kitchen. Since then we didn't hear about a new issue and we were afraid it might be gone, we hoped this charming title would serve up a new issue in the summer. But then last week we had a great day when a huge pile of the second issue washed onto the shores of the Newscentre!
On the two covers you find a dressed up potato or aubergine. One hundred and thirty pages covering the theme icons. We made a flip through video.

the editors of the magazine say:
‘We now want to explore a universe that is familiar to most of us. We’re talking about ICONS and the relationship they have had with food throughout history.
In order to do this, we will submerge ourselves into the most succulent works of pop art and explore MartĂ­ GuixĂ©’s vision of food as another object of design. We’ll pay homage to television’s most famous chefs and travel to the disturbing town of Twin Peaks to discover its gastronomic mysteries. We’ll dance to the hypnotic rhythm of Carmen Miranda’s hips and enjoy a very special menu, developed by London studio Bompas & Parr.
The double cover of this issue is a tribute to Mr Potato, one of the great contemporary children’s icons and gastronomic toy par excellence, whose story stars in one of the magazine’s texts.’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

we had a nice evening with DIK Fagazine

We had a very nice evening with DIK Fagazine last Friday. Editor-in-chief Karol Radziszewski talked about the making of the new issue and how he found the characters he portayed in this Czechoslovakia monography. He explained what changed in the 10 year existence of the magazine and why the topic changed more to the history of queer culture in Eastern Europe. We saw photoseries of Libuse Jarcovjakova and Ryszard Kisiel. Plus we talked about the future issues of DIK, one of the plans is to cover Beirut.
Thanks everybody for coming and Nikos Doulos for taking some pictures.
Next Thursday 29th STACK Magazines and Works That Work at 18:30.

We are looking forward to the next issue of DIK, in the meantime issue 9 is available here.

More after the jump

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

B.L.A.D. #13: Bastards

B.L.A.D. is made in Berlin. Blad means magazine or leaf in Norwegian. It's a small zine about contemporary illustration. It covers one illustrator per issue. Every copy contains a dried leaf. It's very entertaining.

Friday, January 16, 2015

MAKESHIFT #11: the ritual issue

Makeshift changed it's size a few issues ago - it's half the size now but it still is full of great content. The magazine calls itself A field guide to hidden creativity and could be a cousin of The Outpost, Works That Work and Delayed Gratification. Short stories or longer articles on people doing creative things to change or push limits.
The latest Rituals Issue probably has the best cover so far.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DIK Fagazine Presentation @ Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum January 23 18:00

January 23 at 18:00 we have a presentation with DIK Fagazine’s editor-in-chief Karol Radziszewski in Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum.
Karol will present the new Czechoslovakia issue, there will be a Q&A and questions from the audience.
DIK Fagazine is based in Warsaw, Poland and was founded in 2005. The magazine describes itself as “the first and only artistic magazine from Central and Eastern Europe concentrated on homosexuality and masculinity"
DIK Fagazine is interested in archives, history and queer tropes from the past.
The previous issue “BEFORE '89” investigated homosexuality during communist times and the just released 9th issue focusses on gay life in Czechoslovakia; a fascinating issue about a very specific place in history.

Please join us after work for some magazine talk.

Also: don't forget the STACK Live event with Works That Work that we will have in the store on January 29th at 18:30.

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Gather Journal impresses us with every new issue, they keep getting better. The concept of the magazine is simple: only recipes and the story behind the recipe combined with very beautiful and authentic food photography. It's all based around one theme, the latest issue is about Magic and the cover gives a good impression of the stories and the food inside.
We interviewed editor Fiorella Valdesolo when the previous "Desert" issue came out, it's here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

STACK Live with WORKS THAT WORK in Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum: 29-1-2015

STACK Magazines will present an event with Works That Work in our store on Thursday January 29 at 18:30.
Steve Watson from Stack will present the evening and he will interview editor-in-chief Peter Bil'ak about Works That Work and how it is to publish an independent magazine in 2015. Please drop by after work for an evening about one of the most exciting independent titles around.

more on Stack here:
more on Works That Work here:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

THE PARIS REVIEW #211: interview with Michael Haneke

On our literary shelves, The Paris Review is one of the hottest titles. Next to a lot of poetry and short stories it has extended interviews with artists, writers, poets and filmmakers. This latest Winter issue has a fantastic 25 page interview with director Michael Haneke. He talks about the start of his film carreer and how he began writing, how he develops screenplays and which part of it is the most fun, what his relationship is with literature and why he absolutely wants to write the screenplays for his films himself.

Next to the Haneke interview there is a collection of Marc Yankus' architectural photographs. "Yankus isolates his buildings, applying a sandy texture to the space around them so that the background recedes and fades. This mirrors his own experience of walking down a Manhattan street and having a building 'speak' to him", Charlotte Strick writes in the introduction to the 16 photographs published.

Monday, January 5, 2015

inside THE PLANT #7

THE PLANT is made in Barcelona, like Apartamento and Perdiz and calls itself "a curious observer of ordinary plants and other greenery". Botanic articles for plant lovers.
Each issue zooms into one plant and for #7 they chose the asparagus fern. A large article on the plant and five illustrators give their view on the plant. Marjorie Dumas tells about her love for the fern and how she adapted each of her new appartments to the conditions it needs.

Also in this issue: bonzai master Kunio Kobayashi and his tools, three Amsterdammers and their gardens in Nieuw-Amsterdam and a beautiful photo series of the flower fields in Namagualand.

We made a video: