Issue 20 4th Birthday Collectible —



Designed as an insert featurette accompanying Metal’s fourth anniversary issue, this very special birthday present consists of ‘birthday greetings’ especially made for Spain’s leading international fashion and culture mag made by some of the many creative talents involved with the magazine over the past four years.



From Christian Schoeler’s paintings of fey young men to Caron Geary’s up-yours self-paody chaos or Pedro Almodovar’s hand-written message and Diane Pernet’s letter, the project maps out something of the magazine’s style and vision. Of course, it simultaneously reminds us of just how big some of the talents who admire the magazine are, reinforcing its mature status on the international independent publishing circuit.



A timely collectible for anyone interested in remembering another key staging post in the development of an interesting title.

    Issue 20 4th Birthday Collectible –
    June 2010 40 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 0 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Jon Thor Birgisson Dries Van Noten Tiffany Godoy Marcela Gutierrez Su Blackwell Patrik Ervell Miguel Villalobos Daniel Sannwald Emilio Tini Oliver Spies Takahiro Ogawa Driu & Tiago Jolijn Snijders Frederik Heyman
    Editor In Chief –
    Yolanda Muelas
    Art Director –
    Albert Folch
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Our Take —



If the title conjures up images of podgy middle-aged leather-clad, death thrash musicians flicking their tongues at the camera, think again. Despite the title, this Spanish magazine is unlikely to give page space to ACDC clones. Well, not unless it was all done in a terribly creative and ironic way…



Arriving on the scene in 2006, this Barcelona-based title with an international team has rapidly captured attention with its particular position. Under Yolanda Muelas’ direction, Metal is a magazine that mixes luxury and the quintessential, giving equal time to the more erudite and conceptual throes of fashion, film or music alongside the crypto-documentary naturalism of the street.



Lessons learned from the nineties’ emphasis on showing fashion as a transient and matter-of-fact thing occurring in gritty real surroundings have been retained. But, in Metal, these ideas are teased out further and complemented with daringly theatrical and OTT presentations, whether of fashion, celebrity or hip street culture.



Categories –
Music Lifestyle Fashion Design Art

Website –
revistametal.com