TI would like to welcome Specialten magazine to our growing group of friends and family. The concept of a bi-monthly publication on DVD is seriously brilliant and is a really efficient way to crash course through current art/design/fashion and music culture. Here's the official words straight from the mag. Check out the current issue at specialten.com.
‘Specialten’ the bi-monthly publication on Dvd, was founded in 2002 by Marcus Black and Fabio Sebastianelli.
The magazine itself is a unique format made up of a heavy card gatefold cover that in one side holds a colour booklet of 24 pages, displaying artwork and illustration relevant to the issue. On the other side, the cover holds a print on A4 card that is submitted by a designer, illustrator, photographer or artist. Each of these prints is exclusive to Specialten and has previously included work from Jamie Hewlett, Obey, Terry Gilliam, Sssr, among others. Together with this print is the Dvd itself.
At around 2 hours in length, each issue includes music video, interviews, documentaries and short films. These have covered artists and musicians ranging from Bonnie Prince Billy, to Be Your Own Pet, from Don Letts to Cat Power. There have been features with directors such as Terry Gilliam, actor Samantha Morton, award-winning films from Cannes, Sundance, Bafta, Berlin and Toronto festivals.