Magazine of the week: Toilet Paper
Following on from the previous post about kids mags, here’s a magazine for grown-up kids. And the two posts back-to-back explain one of the many great things about magazines: they are so varied. Toilet Paper is published from Italy by art provocateur Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaulo Ferrari, and consists of a series of heavily edited full-bleed images that subvert the history of consumer culture via contemporary ad retouching techniques. Sex, money, food and advertising, all gone weird in garish colour. Wonderful but disturbing!
This isn’t the most recent issue – number nine is just out – but I picked it up at Facing Pages and was reminded of the power and simplicity of the project. Every magaholic needs one copy on their shelves.
The same team have just published a magazine for Kenzo, more of which soon.