Saturday 1 October 2011

Nude Bares All – Never Has To Say Goodbye

‘From lowbrow art to indie crafting, via street art, outsider art, comics, illustration, cult fiction, outré architecture, indie crafting, photography, indie and underground film, tiki, burlesque, designer toys, steampunk and leftfield music… Nude covered it all over the course of seventeen fabulously eclectic issues.’

Suzy Prince and Ian Lowie have just announced that Nude Magazine is about to walk out of our lives but will be doing so in the style to which we have become accustomed. Publication of this classy little rag will cease for good after issue 17 – but to make sure we never forget its many charms, Suzy and Ian have also produced Bare Essentials: the Best of Nude Magazine. This toothsome nugget brings together some of the best articles published by Nude during its seven-year existence as a lively, international indie and counterculture magazine. I was very pleased to be associated with Nude as Ian and Suzy always proved to be enthusiastic and sensitive people to work with, both as publishers and editors – and so I am delighted to discover that my piece on Coney Island, ‘Babylon by the Sea’, from Nude Issue Ten, has found a place in Bare Essentials. Also included in its 176 pages are five new features and a bonus sixteen-page insert produced in conjunction with some of the finest design wonks at Central St Martins. Add interviews with Charles Burns, Jamie Reid, Alan Moore and John Waters, plus articles on the Futuro House, British Horror Movies and Blythe Doll Portraiture among the delights on offer, and you’ve got yourself a hell of a deal there, friends.

Bare Essentials: The Best of Nude Magazine 2003-2011
Dimensions: 250 x 210 mm
Extent:176 pages plus cover
Full colour throughout
Plus a free sixteen-page insert featuring interpretations of Nude article by graphics students at London’s prestigious and internationally-renowned Central St Martins College
ISBN: 978-0-9569059-0-1
Published Cover Price: £14.99.
Buy Now for just £11.50 (plus p&p)
Published: 15 October 2011

See also:
Catching Up With Coney Island
In Memoriam Joe Rollino 1905-2009


Anonymous said...

Hi Ken! I can't believe it's over! What a fab magazine. I'm very pleased to be joining you in the final issue. Best wishes, Bridgeen

Ken Hollings said...

Hi Bridgeen - good to hear from you. I am sure there will be other chances for us to share some pages in the future. Ian and Suzy have a way of surprising us, best wishes K+X