Benji Knewman #13
140 x 200mm, 274 pages
Riga, Latvia (Latvian and English language, with a side of Russian)
Published since 2014
Editor-at-large: Benji Knewman
Editor: Agnese Kleinma
Art director: Madara Krievina
Life that you can read, from international man of mystery Benji Knewman.
This issue: This life is stranger than fiction. Which means: Art Denis Hanov, Latvian kid’s playgrounds, the unbuilt Riga metro system, NFTs, the hair of 1970’s pornography, a trip to Cambodia…
On the Journal, from 2016:
‘Issue by issue Benji is dropping its original identity as the record of an imaginary character’s journey from Latvia. That doesn’t mean it’s lost its curious mix of the personal and general, and the new issue typifies that mix. There on the cover is interview subject Christoph Amend of ZEITmagazin, while the bilingual texts inside cover everything from sadness to a tour of Riga’s Guild Hall. I don’t always understand its twists and turns, but by linking east and west Benji is doing something nobody else is doing.’ Read more
Also, listen to audio from magCulture Meets Benji Knewman, recorded at the magCulture shop in 2015. Listen now.