Out of Print

In this increasingly digital age, the impact and importance of the printed word and image remains as strong as ever. This edition of Dream The End is a ode to all of the out of print magazines that, across all genres, were bold, audacious, beautiful, iconic, witty, and trailblazing. Ranging from the snippets of American life and pop culture featured Life or Smash Hits to the scandalous and beautifully designed Eros, or from the even more poignant satire of Spy to the fashion forward vision of Dutch, the magazines featured in this edition had a vision and a voice that is worthy of celebration.

Featuring cover artwork from Nova


A4 was a Polish magazine about fashion and art that was published from 2002-2004.


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Acne Paper

Launched in 2005, Acne Paper was a Swedish art, design, fashion, and culture magazine. Issued bi-annually, each edition of the magazine was curated around a singular idea and printed large format on uncoated paper. It quickly gained a reputation as one of the most exciting and beautiful publications of its time. Acne Paper’s last issue was published in 2014.


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All Man

All Man was a mid-20th century men’s adventure magazine. During the 1940s until the early 1970s, men’s pulp magazines frequently featured pin-up girls in lurid tales of danger and adventure, often threatened or tortured by Nazis and in need of rescue. These magazines were frequently referred to as “armpit slicks” or “sweats” in the publishing industry.


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Smokey Fontaine founded America, a music-based and fashion-driven magazine in collaboration with Damon Dash, Jay-Z’s manager; its first issue was published in 2004. After a falling out, Fontaine left the magazine to become editor-in-chief at GIANT in 2006. Only 7 issues were published.


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Arts & Architecture

Arts & Architecture was first published in 1929 as California Arts & Architecture, later dropping “California” from its title in 1944. The publication became very influential in drawing attention to American architecture and design and many emerging architects on a grand scale. The magazine’s Case Study House Program published experiments in residential architecture, many of which were actually built. Its covers were frequently influenced by Dada and Surrealism, especially during the 1940s and 1950s, and its interior pages presented readers, many of which were not industry professionals, with projects without critical analysis, satisfied to expose them to good, contemporary design and to allow them to form their own conclusions. John Entenza published and edited the magazine from 1938 until 1962, when David Travers succeeded him. Over the years, the work of many famous architects and designers appeared in the magazine, such as Eero Saarinen, Richard Neutra, and Charles & Ray Eames; additionally, Frank Gehry and Richard Meier debuted in the magazine. It ceased publication in 1967.


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Atom Age Magazine

Atom Age Magazine is a culture magazine featuring art, photography, essays, reviews and fiction.


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Avant Garde

Avant Garde magazine was published from January 1968 until July 1971. The magazine was the third collaboration between editor Ralph Ginzburg and art director Herb Lubalin, who had previously worked together on Eros and Fact. Avant Garde was beautifully designed and featured inventive typography, unique art, erotic content, and radical politics critical of the US government and society. After Lubalin created the Avant Garde logo and he was inspired to create the matching iconic font. It was forced to cease publication after only 16 issues when Ginzburg lost his long-running legal battle against the US government over obscenity charges, partially stemming from the publication of Eros.


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BEople magazine was “a magazine about a certain Belgium”. Only 7 issues exist, with the first issue November 2001/January 2002 and the final issue from December 2003/February 2004.


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Best of Men's Nudie Mags

The rise in popularity of men’s nudie magazines began in the early 1950s, with the first publication of Modern Man in 1952 and Playboy in 1953. A progression from the pin-ups of the 1940s, these magazines featured nude or semi-nude women. Competing magazines were founded throughout the 1950s and 60s; however by the late 1970s, their popularity has declined.


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Originating in the early 1990s, each issue of Big sought to bring together talented photographers and art directors around the world to produce images around a single idea or location.


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Circus was a monthly magazine devoted to covering rock music. It was first published in 1966 under the name Hullabaloo by Gerald Rothberg. Its name was changed to Circus in 1969. The magazine covered hard rock in its early years, shifting towards heavy metal in the early 1980s and then glam metal towards the middle of the decade. The magazine began to decrease in popularity in the 90s following the arrival of grunge music. It closed in 2006.


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Peter Collier, an Irish immigrant, founded Collier’s magazine in 1888. The weekly publication became widely known for its investigative journalism and social reform-seeking values, commissioning famous figures such as Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sinclair Lewis to report on historical and political events or contribute short stories and serialized novels. Issues also included an original drawing or painting on the cover and other illustrations or cartoons corresponding to articles. At its peak, Collier’s reached 2.8 million readers across the world. It ceased publication in 1957.


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Cracked was an American humor magazine, founded in 1958. It was one of the more noteworthy publications to be launched in the wake of the successful Mad Magazine, which was founded 6 years earlier. Cracked borrowed its layout and style from Mad, and it even modeled its own mascot Sylvester P. Smythe after Mad’s mascot Alfred E. Neuman. Cracked ceased publication in 2007, but its comedic heritage has carried over to the humor website Cracked.com.


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The first issue of Dutch was published in December 1994, with Sandor Lubbe as the founding editor. The magazine became a cult icon of fashion and art in the 1990s, ceasing publication in the early 2000s.


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East Village Other

Founded in 1965 by Walter Bowart, The East Village Other was an underground magazine based in New York City. The magazine was one of the first counterculture magazines to emerge in NYC during the 1960s. It originally began as a monthly publication, but moved to be published bi-weekly. Its design was inspired by the Dada movement and then progressed towards a more psychedelic appearance. The East Village Other was also an important player in the emergence of the underground comix movement. The magazine ceased publication in March 1972.


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Emigre magazine was first published in 1984 by Emigre, Inc., a digital type foundry out of Berkeley, California, run by Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko. The designers were early adaptors of the Mackintosh computer, and their magazine was devoted to visual communication and design, creating some of the first digital layouts and typeface designs. The magazine had a great influence on graphic designers, especially those utilizing new computer technology. The 69 issues were published quarterly until 2005. Complete sets of Emigre magazine are in the permanent collections of various museums and libraries across the world including MoMA NY, the Bancroft Library, The Denver Art Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.


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Founded in 1962 by Ralph Ginzburg, Eros magazine was a quarterly periodical that contained articles and photo-essays relating to love and sex. Only four issues of the magazine exist because Ginzburg was indicted under federal obscenity laws following the fourth issue. The publication was art directed by Herb Lubalin; the pair would go on to create fact: (magazine) and Avant Garde Magazine. Eros was a beautifully produced magazine; it was hardbound, measured at 13x10”, used different papers inside, and contained no advertising.


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Founded in 2004, GIANT was a music magazine based in New York, focusing on urban music and the interests of men in their 20s. The magazine closed in 2009.


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Jacques Magazine

Jacques Magazine was founded in 2008 by Danielle and Jonathan Leder with the goal of providing an alternative to the vapid men's magazines of today. Jacques shoots all of its images on film and never retouches the images.


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Life Magazine was founded in New York City as a weekly humor and general interest publication in 1883, and in 1936 it was purchased by Time founder Henry Luce and shifted to a news magazine with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. It was published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent “special” magazine until 1978, and then as a monthly from 1978-2002. Throughout the course of its publication, Life documented American culture, politics, wars, and changing fashions, leaving behind a rich archive of photos and articles indicative of some of the best and worst moments in the past century. 


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Founded in 1975 by Modernismo Publications, Ltd., Mandate was a magazine aimed at gay men featuring erotica, news, and entertainment. It ceased publication in 2009.


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Minotaure was a Surrealist-oriented magazine founded by Albert Skira and first published in Paris in 1933. Each edition of Minotaure had a specially designed cover and featured contributions from artists, writers, philosophers, critics, and psychoanalysts, with the goal of having all articles read as a collection work. Contributors included Salvador Dalí, Jacques Lacan, Georges Bataille, Kurt Veil, René Magritte, André Masson, Joan Miró, and many others. The onset of World World II caused the magazine to cease publication in 1939.


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Nova was a British women’s magazine first published in March 1965. It was known for being beautifully designed, including intellectual articles, and appealing to the modern woman. It ceased publication in October 1975.


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After 33 years of existence, Parkett magazine has announced that its 100th issue, slated to be released Summer 2017, will be its last issue. Published bi-annually, each edition of Parkett features the work of contemporary artists alongside thoughtful essays.


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Photoplay was one of the leading Hollywood fan magazines of the 1920s and 1930s. First published in 1911, the magazine offered readers a glimpse into Hollywood and the personal lives of their favorite movie stars. The magazine also published reviews of films, and starting in 1920, it awarded an annual “Medal of Honor” to the film that received the most votes from its readers. Photoplay framed itself as an insider with privileged knowledge of the industry that was still a fan at heart. The cover of each magazine features a painted portrait of a film star, and the interior pages would include articles, photographs, interviews and even pieces “authored” by stars. The magazine’s popularity declined by the 1950s as the studio system declined; however, it continued to be published until 1980.


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Plastique was a London based fashion and culture magazine in the mid 2000s. It was designed by Matt Willey and Zoë Bather of Studio8 Design in London.


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Sassy was a teen magazine published from March 1988 until 1996. It was founded by Sandra Yates, with Jane Pratt as the founding editor. Unlike other teen magazines of its time, Sassy developed a unique, self-assured voice, not shying away from real-life topics like sex or drugs. In 1992, Sassy hired a teenage Chloë Sevigny as an intern, a telling example of the magazine’s commitment to indie culture and forward thinking attitude. The magazine was absorbed into TEEN in 1997.


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Smash Hits

First published in 1978 in the UK, Smash Hits was a pop music magazine targeted at teenagers and young adults. During the 1980s the magazine enjoyed its greatest level of success, featuring interviews and articles on some of the biggest stars in pop music. Its final issue was published in February 2006.


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Spy Magazine was a monthly satirical magazine based in New York City. It was founded by Kurt Andersen and Graydon Carter and first published in 1986. Spy, whose mission statement was “Smart, fun, funny, and fearless”, was known for targeting celebrities, high-society, politics, the entertainment industry, and New Yorkers’ obsession with wealth and power in well written, intelligently researched, targeted and comical articles. One of Spy’s favorite targets was Donald Trump, publishing numerous articles pointing out his questionable business dealings and getting under his skin. Trump embodied the brashness, ostentation, and vulgarity of 1980s New York that Spy was seeking to challenge. The magazine ran for 12 years, ceasing publication in 1998.


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The Face

First published on May 1, 1980, The Face was a British fashion, music, and culture magazine. It was founded by Nick Logan, the creator of Smash Hits magazine. The Face provided breaks for many writers, photographers, stylists, and editors who went on to dominate the 80s and 90s and was influential in defining youth culture of this time. It ceased publication in 2004, and in 2011 The Design Museum of London added The Face to its permanent collection.


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Trace magazine was founded in 1996 by Claude Grunitzky, a Togo-born journalist and editor. The magazine was issued quarterly and covered urban culture and ideas. It was based around Grunitzky’s notion of “transculturalism”, which celebrates those who transcend their original culture to explore the culture of others. Trace ceased publication in 2010.


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Twen was a German youth magazine published from 1959 until 1971. With Willy Fleckhaus as art director, Twen was a leading magazine in design and photography in Post-War Europe. It covered various lifestyle themes of fashion, music, leisure, sex, relationships, and culture.


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Ver Sacrum

Published from 1898 until 1903, Ver Sacrum, meaning “Sacred Spring” in Latin, was the official publication of the Vienna Secession and a crucial element of the movement’s identity and voice. Square in format, the periodical was published monthly from 1898-1899; it was then published twice monthly until the end of 1903. It featured images and text woven seamlessly together and even original woodcuts created specifically for specific issues. One can observe the progression of the Vienna Secession from its Jugendstil, nature-inspired roots towards a more graphic and geometric style in its late years. Following the Secession’s idea of Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art, Ver Sacrum frequently included literature and music along with visual arts.


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First published in 1973, Viva was a women’s soft-core erotica magazine published by Bob Guccione and his wife Kathy Keeton. Guccione was the editor of Penthouse magazine, and he wanted to publish a similar magazine for women. It mixed fashion with full-frontal male nudity. Anna Wintour worked there in the late 1970s. Viva ceased publication in 1980.


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WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, was originally published by Leonard Koren in Venice, California between 1976-81. WET was known for its graphic design and New Wave, Postmodern style. It ran 34 issues before closing. 


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Wish u were here xxx

Wish u were here xxx was a contemporary landscape and art photography magazine published from January 2000 until December 2002 by Glenn Hunt and Amanda Brown. The magazine experimented with creating a visual narrative by allowing the images to tell a story rather than interjecting with copy.


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