B.L.A.D. Issue nr. 8 - Muscle Temple
Devoted to body and muscles, this issue of BLAD will explore the fascinating world of bodybuilding. Pictures, articles, ads and other good stuff about a strong and perfect body filled with rock-hard muscles. "Imagine walking through your local beach or neighborhood swimming area… Friends noticing your titanic legs, your manly shoulder, rock hard stomach muscles, and last but not least, your full high-peaked biceps that attract second glances from all." With other words, this issue is for strong and heavy readers!
What is B.L.A.D.? Literally “blad” is the Norwegian word for “leaf”, and a “leaf” is a magazine, therefore B.L.A.D. must be a magazine, with a “blad” on the cover, a “blad” inside the packaging, and across its many internal “blads” there have been featured a wide range of illustrators and topics, and once even nothing at all.
The concept is simple; provide an artist or a topic with a surface that fits in your pocket, lovingly offset-printed in a secret basement and spread it around to anyone who would like to have a look inside. Since its humble beginnings in 2009 the zine has spread across the world and reached a double-digit number of issues, bringing its weird and wonderful content, created by the likes of Vilunki 3000, Ian Stevenson, Rat Salad, Hungry Radke and more, to far-flung corners of the world, and now even beyond, thanks to a new distribution deal with Motto! Berlin.
Blank Blank Grafikk is a Finnish-pan-Nordic creative studio with a Latin twist. Like a shrimp-sandwich with a splash of lemon. We make books, publications, prints, and visual experiments, both on- and offline. Blank Blank is part of the Muscle Temple studio. Our office is located in Berlin, Kreuzberg.
Published by Sex Tags & Blank Blank
9,5 x 14,5 cm
Edition of 300