Following the launch of the Acne Paper Book in June 2021, Acne Paper is returning. Reimagined with a new design direction: expanding to 500 pages, a revised format and higher production values. The new issue is themed the Age of Aquarius.
Noteworthy for both its design and interdisciplinary editorial approach where the past informs the present, Acne Paper will continue to focus on culture in the broadest sense, exploring an eclectic variety of subjects through photography, fashion, art, literature and journalism.
Acne Paper was a biannual magazine that had a brief but remarkable life (2005 – 2014). Fashion spreads were just one element in an editorial mix that focused on culture in the broadest sense, with a keen eye on how the past informs the present. Narrated by a timeless theme explored through photography, art, literature and journalism, Acne Paper published the work of top level contributors from different generations and was admired for its elegant art direction and high production values.
Published by Acne Studios and edited by Thomas Persson, Acne Paper was never a brand magazine in the conventional style. While the fashion stories featured clothes from multiple brands, the editorial topics ranged from 15th century tapestry to LGBTQ culture, from master painting to street photography, from theatre to sculpture, from dance to meditation, to mention but a few.
When Acne Paper was relaunched last year, it arrived as a hybrid between a book and a magazine, reimagined in a new format and bold design direction: expanding to 500 pages. The new issue of Acne Paper has taken the idea of a hybrid one step further.
Part biography, part novel, part cultural art journal, part fashion magazine, this experimental and interdisciplinary issue is imagined around the story of Atticus: a fictional personality in the art world who will celebrate his one hundred year birthday during the Acne Paper launch in Milan this November.
The center piece of the publication is a written memoir by Atticus. Within its five chapters Atticus narrates us through his cultured life where he starts out as a dancer, first with Balanchine, then with Merce Cunningham, before becoming an art world personality. In his vivid reflections illuminating chosen moments of his life we meet a dazzling gallery of art world giants, dancers, musicians, writers, designers, architects and people Atticus has admired, encountered and befriended.
Beat Bolliger, Tatiana Gecmen-Waldeck, Fabio Cherstich, James Craven, Andrew Durbin, Pierre-Alexandre Fillaire, Angelo Flaccavento, Michele Fossi, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni, Justin French, Cho Gi-Seok, Irena Haiduk, Raphael Hirsch, Mark Hughes, Ibrahim Kamara, Paul Kooiker, Jon Levitt, Dimitra Louana Marlanti, Glen Mban, Evan Moffitt, Keisuke Otobe, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, James Spencer, Robbie Spencer, Amelia Stevens and William Waterworth.
Find Acne Paper, Atticus, in selected Acne Studios stores.
Acne Paper book celebrates some of the best work from the magazine’s archive, accompanied by new essays by Sarah Mower, Vince Aletti and Robin Muir written especially for this lavishly produced 568 page edition, edited by Thomas Persson, Acne Paper’s editor-in-chief and creative director.