the thirteenth post of christmas
In the process of packing to go home for the Christmas I’ve had to finish off a bit of unpacking that I still haven’t completed. Going through a few boxes of miscellaneous items I came across a beautiful thing. It was a glossy, navy plastic bag (that feels relevant for some reason) full of pages I’d torn out of magazines during my year in Italy. I thought I’d already used most of the good pages in various ‘projects’ last year but I managed to find some amazing pages that I thought I’d share. Very much in the same vein as yesterday’s post though this time it’s much more excessive.
This first collection is by far my favourite. It’s from an Italian magazine called Max which I absolutely love. I even tried to get a subscription here in the UK but couldn’t. They have an iPad version which is pretty sweet; shame I don’t have an iPad. Anyway, I love this spread which translates as ‘for the love of sneakers’. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a magazine spread that has ever made me want anything so much. I just think this is a really great ways to sell shoes in a less obvious way. It helps that I love high tops but I even want the socks. Good job Max!
Another one from Max and another spread I love. There are a few more shots that were on white background but I’m not so hot on them. Monochrome is/was massive in Italy and it’s cool to see it done (well) in something other than black. Again, I think this does a really good job at selling clothing in a less obvious way. In many ways it’s completely unnatural, the shoes mostly, but it still feels really easy, natural and effortless: in sort, Italian.
Last one is just a collection of shots that didn’t really fit with anything else. The pope picture is another work of Max and the bottom is Male Vogue (I have no idea what you’d really call it in English, Vogue Man). The guy on the Vogue cover is a moderately famous Italian singer. This is his only moderately good song though. The other two pictures are from supplements of weekend papers. The top right was from an amazing spread with an extravagant neo-Victoriana thing going on. The tiny picture is from a spread on futuristic knitwear (I shit you not) and was focused on a post-apocalyptic superwoman who looks like she was knitted rather than born. You can’t tell from the picture I’ve included but she has sick hair, which is kind of like mine, embarrassingly.