La Grande Illusion —

With its theme of ‘La Grande Illusion’ the sumptuous collectible takes us on a journey of illusion in its many forms. From the surreal underwater couture shoot by René & Radka that transforms a diver training pool in a suburb of Paris into a weird and wonderful underwater world to Edwin Heathcote’s article on Prada Transformer, accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations by Alex Noble, the issue subtly and cleverly leads us through the looking glass and back

Amongst the many reasons to make sure you get your hands on this issue…

The debut of a new ‘Close-Up’ section at the heart of the magazine that devotes 32 pages of lateral content to one talent. The first subject of this new section is Canadian electro empress Peaches who gives a wonderful interview in amongst a range of articles that engage with her personal world

Kate Mayne’s intriguing interview with Belgian bad boy of the art world Wim Delvoye who muses over the Venice Biennale, tattooing pigs in China and his machine that replicates the less than sexy functions of the human digestive tract.

    La Grande Illusion –
    May 2009 286 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 36 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Who's Afraid of Patrick Wolf? Visage Hold Up Peaches Rocks Camouflage The Rebirth Of The Falsetto The Urban Forest Interview with Wim Delvoye Spinning A Yarn Musing Myself Hotel Bloom Genesis Of A Cover Mermaids Previews
    Editor in Chief –
    Francis Malone
    Design Director –
    Vita Piccolomini
    Head Of Digital –
    Awais Rahat
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Our Take —

Wound is unique in the world of high-end glossies. One immediately notices that the balance of content – fashion, art, architecture and design- is different from that of other magazines with a similar market. With credible content on art taking up one third of the magazine, for example, this is one of the few magazines that can deliver on its boast to place art, fashion and architecture on equal footing.

Aimed equally at men and women, the sumptuous and informed approach to fashion sits cohesively within an overall package that assumes its readers are intelligent rather than blind followers of fashion: serious articles and insightful writing on all the topics it covers are the bread ‘n butter of this quarterly.

Numerous magazines claim to be ‘curated’. After all, isn’t curatorial the new rock ‘n roll? But Wound is one of a tiny number of titles that has managed to offer entire issues curated around an interesting theme in which its team brings creativity to the approach and some real understanding of what a curatorial concept is. This is evident more than anywhere else in the ‘Close-Up’ sections of recent issues in which one interesting talent is explored laterally over 32 pages printed on bible paper.

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