Three local skateboard magazines combined in one. All capture their lively skateboard scenes of each vibrant city — Berlin, Paris, London. Anzeigeberlin Information, initiated by Adam Sello in 2005 as a photocopied mag in A6 format, is the role model for these little pocket sized magazines that came up in the last few years. Visually driven, amazing photos all over, and foremost a style of photography that distinguishes from all these blown-up advertisement shots, skateboarding in all its facets, the roughness and excitement, showing secret spots in a city where you thought, you’d already know some places.
Grey runs interviews and little features, as well as À Propos, Anzeigeberlin has only a small share of text. These three magazines have teamed up for a special edition and the result is pretty damn good! Comes with a typical Stefan Marx illustration on the cover. Check some snapshots of the pages after the jump.
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Monthly Archive for January, 2012
A few impressions from Bright Tradeshow and Rampenlicht exhibition from last weekend. Skateboards, art, zines/magazines, music, minigolf, nice people, beers… and a triangular mini-ramp!
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Good times this Saturday: I am really pleased to DJ at the album release party of my very good friend Emika. She released her debut album on Ninja Tune recently and is going to celebrate it on upcoming Saturday, 21. January in Berlin, which the Czech born and raised in Britian beauty calls her home since a few years. Also playing: Actress from London (Honest Jon’s Records), Pinch from Bristol (Tectonic Records) and DJ Pete aka Substance from Berlin (Hardwax/Scion Versions) with who I will play a back-2-back session, early and late. See you all there!
Horst Krzbrg, Berlin
Sa. 21. Jan 2012, 23:59 h
The Bright Tradeshow is starting this Thrusday 19. – 21. January here in Berlin. It’s a fair for skateboarding, streetwear and all that stuff. On last year’s winter edition of Bright, we released the first issue of JB. with the great support of our friends from IrieDaily. We will be around on Friday to investigate and meet some friends and artists and the whole skateboard industry folks from Europe. There will be a lot of things happening around the tradeshow such as exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and lots of parties of course. Get some infos in the Bright Magazine.
On Saturday, we will also be at the Stattbad Wedding for the opening of the exhibition Rampenlicht and the sound performance by our friend Sergej Vutuc, with who we made this lovely postcard which you can see in the picture above. See you there or there!
“We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.”
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Here is the latest edition of mono.kultur — issue #30 features the highly acclaimed illustrator and graphic artist Chris Ware with the sweet title The Sense of Thereness. This thing is for all fans and magazine freaks. But probably as well as you, I’ve never been too much into comics, but there is no way you could get around such goodness like the work of Chris Ware. It was an evolving interest in graphic art and infographics in the first place that led to ‘Jimmy Corrigan’ once, an impressive, big book about a lonely middle aged man who meets his father for the first time over Thanksgiving weekend. Some elements of this novel appear to be autobiographical.
The mono.kultur issue has been designed by Matt Willey from Studio8, who also worked on Elephant Magazine and the redesign of NY Times Magazine. It looks like a proper portfolio of Ware’s work, with the usual fold-outs and specials that are a standard at the mono.kultur house.
“The one thing I don’t want to be is a storyteller.” — Chris Ware
(Pics lifted from the mono.konsum website.)
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I am not having a real soft spot for fashion photography and magazines, usually I get really bored looking at it. Plus these million tumblr blogs that all look the same. But there are always exceptions. Probably it is because 032c (my favourite mag anyway!) is doing the best job on impressing/inspiring me with their approach to this world. Always edgy and rough, looks like that’s the way I get attracted to it properly these days.
Alasdair McLellan from England, who also shot the nice series ‘Palace Wayward Boys Choir’ for the Supreme book Vol. 6, is such a photographer. The constant contributor of 032c has a show starting today, 12. Jan. at the Société de 032c, running until 20. Feb 2012. I couldn’t navigate around this series he recently shot for issue #35 of fashion magazine self service with these two incredible beauties… Wow!
That’s a real special one! Jay Howell just sent me this new music video he made in collaboration with Jim Dirschberger from Eighty Four Films and Creature Skateboards for the band Trash Talk. We have an interview in the upcoming issue of JB. with this rad dude Jay. The video is awesome, but nothing for you little soft-boiled cats…
Coming up this month, the first solo show in Germany by the American artist Mark Jenkins is presented by Gestalten. Jenkins is best known for his installations made of transparent tape or clothed human figures in public spaces, which are mostly provoking strong reactions.
Unveiling new sculptures he specifically made for this show, “Glazed Paradise” opens on January 19th at the Gestalten Space in Berlin-Mitte. The show includes some smaller tape sculptures and photographs of his interactive installations. If this is not enough, grab a copy of Jenkins’ first monograph published by Gestalten that will be available at the show and in their store — “The Urban Theater: Mark Jenkins”.
“Glazed Paradise” — Opening on January 19, 2012 at 18:30 including a talk by Mark Jenkins with loads of personal insight into the process of his tape sculptures.
Some music for the beginning of January. Just received the upcoming release on Lucky Me by Machinedrum, who released his amazing LP on Planet Mu in 2011 (on my birthday!). SXLND is modern Housemusic with that certain UK touch to it. Travis Stewart wrote these tunes in the Brooklyn summer of 2010, now powered up and engineered for 2012, cheering up these cold rainy days! The 12” EP comes with a cut-out Geisha inner sleeve, but I could not find the info on who made the artwork. Nice idea! Oh, and the download card which comes with the vinyl includes a Scuba remix.
An impressive series of pictures of abandonded places in Detroit is shown at the Kühlhaus, Berlin at the moment. The photo exhibition ‘The Ruins of Detroit’ by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre is a one off until this space gets opened for further art shows and events later in 2012. Yet another vibrant old/new part of Berlin, the area around Gleisdreieck, that gets the usual capital treatment for some fancy action — hopefully it can live up to its expectations in the future and doesn’t get another random sleek place.
The rise and fall of the City of Detroit has been captured at numerous times, but the way it has been documented by Marchand & Meffre has no equal. Their imagery shows what remains of a once-great city and the story of a post-industrial America with a mystical thoughtfulness that is showing bits of life coming back to these once busy places.
The show runs until 10 Jan 2012 and only on Thursdays to Saturdays at 6 pm.
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