Saturday, August 28, 2004

Visionaire Magazine #43 -- $175: What the Fuck?!

Store Manager: Yes, what will it be, sir?
The Corsair: Ah, just a copy of Visionaire Magazine.
Store Manager: That's all?
The Corsair: yes.
Store Manager: That will be $175
The Corsair: (extreme close up) What the fuck?!

That's right, folks, a $175 magazine. According to Fashionweekdaily:

"When Visionaire�s next issue is released in mid-September, readers may be surprised to find that the entire magazine was printed without using any ink. The issue, which is entitled 'Dreams,' was created using a high-tech burning process called laser-cutting, where the images, instead of being inked, are actually carved out of a blank black page, creating a lace-like work of art. Protecting the pages is a specially designed hard-cover book inside a laser-cut slipcase. The limited edition issue will have a run of only 1500 issues, most of which have already been spoken for.

"Contributors to the issue include Maurizio Cattelan, Robert Longo, Karl Lagerfeld, Roni Horn, Rachel Whiteread, Craig McDean, David Sims, Bruce Weber, Mario Sorrenti, Nick Knight, Steven Klein, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Philip Taafe, Adam Fuss, and Simon Periton.

"The magazine is available at for $175."

Good that it is entitled 'Dreams,' as in, that is the only place I will be shelling out $175 for a periodical.

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