magRush 05: Buffalo Zine
The first issue of Buffalo Zine was a tabloid newspaper; this second one is actually two magazines, bound back-to-back by rubber band. It promises to reinvent itself in this way each issue, but the editorial intent remains the same, mixing icons with new talents in a highly personal manner. The result is a timeless, placeless expression of youth that is completely focused on people. Many of todays independent magazines use other interests – cars, interiors, fashion – as a cover for actually being about people. Buffalo Zine drops the pretence and is all about individuals, whether they be a young (1995) Chloe Sevigny or an unknown Australian. This issue throws them all together in a rough, punky mix of handwriting, photobooth images and Japanese headlines.