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“Roses and Spikes” by David Mushegain for Vogue Russia

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The 90s are clearly an inspiration all over the globe when it comes to fashion, lifestyle and general nostalgia. This editorial shot by David Mushegain for the May issue of Vogue Russia is everything that I still love about this resurgence revolution. The styling, by Olga Dunina is pretty much on point.

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Photographer: David Mushegain

Stylist: Olga Dunina

Model: Tanya Katysheva 

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“Secret Vision” by Fashion Grunge for Reykjavik Boulevard

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Last Fall we finished a project that has been under wraps for a while now. We are finally so excited to bring it to you. It’s that time of year where we’ve gotten our rhythm back and we’re just flooded with new ideas. “Secret Vision”, our latest editorial is included in Reykjavik Boulevard – Creative Guide, a great book showcasing artists from all around the world. Grab a copy to see more of our editorial and a interview with us.

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Photography: Lauren Melanie Brown

Stylist: Cody J McCook

Model: Andrew Adams

Production: Jacob Valentin

Special thanks to Ant from SECOND/LAYER, Ally from Field Scout, and Andru from Martyrs Yve

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Here’s to 2014!

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There are so many things happening here for the end of the year. 2014 is all about moving into print for us.

So follow 92 Mag on Facebook  to get all the details. 

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“Truancy” by Scott Laytart for P Magazine

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This glowing new editorial for P Magazine is a hazy trip through the days when you would play hooky from school and hide away in your room when your parents went to work. P Magazine is a new publication in the form of an annual limited edition book based in Mexico. Shot by Scott Laytart and modeled by Avery Tharp, this is definitely not one to be missed.

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Photography: Scott Laytart
Wardrobe Stylist: Zoe Flood
Mua/Hair: Julie Figueroa @Celestine 
Model: Avery Tharp @Photogenics

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Bookshelf: 10 Years of Monster Children

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Just this week Australian based magazine Monster Children, released their ten year anniversary book. Monster Children is a perfect mix of surf and skate culture, fashion, photography, illustrations, and culture. The hardback edition is a testament of it’s influence throughout the publishing world in the last ten years. This definitely ranks as a “must have” in the collections of any self respected publishing addict like yours truly. I can’t wait to get a copy of this one!

Available at monsterchildren.com

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Throwback Thursday: SPIN Magazine Covers

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Growing up SPIN Magazine was just as, if not more important than Rolling Stone in my world. I remember vividly going to the store and getting the latest in alternative news. Last December they announced the end of their print run after 27 years to focus more on their digital properties. It makes me sad to see another piece of my childhood fall victim to the digital takeover. At least I can spend another Thursday tracking down some of my favorite cover memories.

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Fresh Pressing: The Quarterly by The Creative Book

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The Quarterly, a new publication from the minds behind The Creative Book is the perfect fuel to my publishing addiction. Censorship is the theme of their inaugural issue.  Exploring the idea of censorship through literature, fashion editorials, and photo sets from all over the world. It’s always interesting to see how we are censored or the perception of the idea through different mediums.

Get their first issue in PRINT  and support the independent publishing scene! Use the code “GettingGrungey” for 50% off the digital edition and 1.50 off the print version!

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“Rebel Rebel” by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK

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Yes as high up as the Vogue publication itself grunge is still on the cusp of everyone’s radar. It’s almost like that period of fashion that just won’t die. Which in my case makes it pretty exciting. While yes I know that the high brow luxurious version of grunge has just about fuck all to do with the original movement, but you have to admit, it really does intrigue me to see the other side.

One of the worlds most renowned fashion photographers, Patrick Demarchelier lensed Daria Werbowy,a notorious tomboy to pull off this look for the Sept 2013 issue. What makes it even better is that fashion editor Kate Phelan combined with pieces of her own wardrobe.

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Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier 

Fashion Editor: Kate Phelan

Model: Daria Werbowy

Hair: Sam McKnight

Makeup: Hannah Murray

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Daria Shipovskikh by Iris Björk for Reykjavik Boulevard Magazine

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Just the other week on my quest to fully explore every area of the internet I found this great magazine called Reykjavik Boulevard. Of course I love everything Iceland and fashion related so it was fate that I discovered them when I did. London-based photographer Iris Björk, who is from Iceland shot this great editorial that I had to share with you all! We’ve recently started a partnership with Reykjavik Boulevard so look forward to some great posts coming up!

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Top;Topshop, Skirt;Vintage, Stockings; Stylist’s own

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Shirt; Vintage, Stockings; Stylist’s own

To see more of the editorial check out Reykjavik Boulevard Magazine

Photographer: Iris Björk

Stylist: Sunna Thorsteindottir// Snaedis Malmquist

Model: Daria Shipovskikh @ Profile Models

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Interview w/ Michael J DeMeo of No Thoughts Magazine

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I have a fascination with printed material. There is something about feeling the paper and ink on your hands that beats any screen of a tablet. This is probably why I literally refuse to read books on the iPad. Discovering new photozines and publications is somewhat of a borderline hobby/obsession, so I was thrilled to discover No Thoughts Magazine. I got the chance to ask Michael DeMeo, the editor some questions on the future of print and how he is inspired by the new online media culture. Enjoy! 

What prompted you to start No Thoughts? 

I started No Thoughts in late 2009.  Prior to that I had been working as a photo curator at Sugar Gallery in Portland, Oregon.  At Sugar I managed to bring some huge shows to Portland.  We were one of the first galleries to ever show Peter Beste’s “Black Metal” photos.  We showed Jimmy Fontaine, Cory Smith, and Elizabeth Weinberg when they were all really just beginning in their careers.  We did an insane Polaroid show with Ray Lego.  We did parties with Dead Meadow, Amps for Christ, and a slew of other heavy rock and noise electronic musicians.  We worked with so many amazing artists.   Then came the recession and the gallery closed.

I wanted to continue to work with other artists and I had made a lot of connections with Sugar.  I thought about another gallery, I thought of just doing a website but I settled on doing something with the printed page.  I’m definitely Generation Y, and I was impacted by zines in the late 90s in my more punk rock days.  I liked the more personal zines that were pretty popular in that time frame, just before the internet exploded.  Cometbus, Scam, and Burn Collector were some of my favorites as well as all the obscure titles you find around at shows.  I did a perzine called “Woken By Silence” and published a handful of issues.  With No Thoughts I really wanted to recreate the intimacy of those post-grunge perzines but blend it with the gloss of fashion and lifestyle publications most notably  Purple.

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How do you think print/online media is evolving? 

Print is dead.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not one of those anti-internet, anti-blog kind of people.  Quite the opposite.  I love online media.  It’s the easiest way to reach such an incredible amount of people for the least amount of money.  Thousands and thousands of people can look at your work as soon as you publish it.  But there is so much information and different photography related projects online that they become almost disposable.  People don’t take the time to really digest photography online.  To let it resonate.  They just scroll.  But that’s why No Thoughts is so special.  We believe in these photographer’s work so much that we went through all this trouble to make a printed document.  It’s not disposable, it’s important.  Stop and look.

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What do you look for when curating an issue? 

We usually decide on a certain theme.  Our latest issue No Thoughts 10 is based on what it’s like to live in the city.  We wanted to mix autobiographical images with professional editorial photographs.  So we have images of Danny Brown, The Stone Roses, and Method Man next to purely documentary or autobiographical work.  This style of mixing professional and autobiographical photography is really what we’ve become known for.

I solicit work from professional or fine art photographers I know, but I also open submissions to the public.  I also use the internet a lot, and constantly find new artists that way.

We look for strong photographs that are capable of telling a story in one image.  The photograph also has to able to work in the collective whole of each issue.  We curate the photographs to tell a story and sometimes we decline amazing images because they won’t work in our story. The quality of the photograph is very important to us.  We have a high-standard for what we publish.  Even if the image is auto-biographical it should be presented professionally.  We want to show work that makes the viewer say “wow”.

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You are heavily influenced by the grunge aesthetic and scene. What do you think of this resurgence in 90s culture? 

I love it.  But there are some important distinctions to be made.  The original grunge movement was definitely more of a political statement than what is happening today.  This current trend is a romanced version of grunge fashion only, mostly by people who were not even born during the grunge era.  They know this image of grunge that they learned from the internet, and movies.   I don’t consider it to be anything as serious as what was happening in the nineties.  I’m not made at it though! It’s really fun aesthetic to explore!  Especially in the digital age where people are starting to want to try and explore style with a little more soul than H&M and Forever 21.  I love new grunge as a fashion movement and I love it as an inspiration for art, and music.  I’ve forever been effected by that aesthetic myself.  The fashion and style is all about being yourself and staying unique.  I definitely think this new grunge movement is fun and will be interesting to watch it evolve.

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What or Who are your inspirations? 

We are hugely inspired by fashion.  No Thoughts is like a luxury fashion magazine without any of the clothing.  The energy,  creativity, aesthetics and presentation in magazines like Purple are a direct influence on the zine.  I’m also influenced by a lot of Japanese photo books and photographers.   Nobuyoshi Araki’s use of black and white is hugely inspirational.  I love the intimacy of Hiromix.  How she uses photography like a diary.  Corinne Day, and Juergen Teller are also huge inspiration.  Ari Marcopoulos, for both his photography and his dedication to printing such an insane amount of personal photozines.

You recently released a photobook zine called Vegas with Joseph Zentil, how did this project come about? 

VEGAS is a limited edition release between myself and Joseph Zentil.  Zentil is a great dude, he’s most famous for doing music videos for Kreayshawn, and spaceghostpurrp.  The photozine is a collection of photographs from when a bunch of our friends went to Las Vegas last summer.  It’s a fun little look inside the lives of young creatives on holiday.

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What is your future plan for No Thoughts Magazine

We have a lot of plans, namely publishing more solo works.  We’re working with Jimmy Fontaine right now for a new release.  I’m also going to release a title based on work that I shot in Portland, Oregon.  All the weird shit that happens there.

We’ll continue pushing the magazine further and further improving the quality as much as possible.  The best paper, the best photography, the best printing, the best packaging.  We want to give people the best presentation of weirdo contemporary photography that we can!

Buy Issue 10 of No Thoughts here!

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