No, Not Another Celeb Magazine…February 16, 2008
Adbusters magazine tags itself as the Journal of The Mental Environment and for years has been doing just that. The latest issue of the magazine celebrates The Reconquest of Cool with a parody cover that resembles the design of most of the so-called celeb magazines, i.e., gossip magazines. The issue starts with a visual essay on Cool : the rise, fall and rebirth of an attitude. The article traces Cool “from its roots in Africa through to the youth cultures of the present day, cool has always been an attitude of resistance to subjugation, an expression of rebellion and a posture of defiance.”
Adbusters is more than a magazine. They refer to themselves as “a global network of artists, activists, students, educators and entrepreneurs working to change the way information flows and meaning is produced in our society.”
The magazine is based in Canada and is published six times a year by the Adbusters Media Foundation which is soliciting support to its legal actions “Buy Nothing, True Cost and Media Carta campaigns and help launch the Spanish and Chinese editions of Adbusters…”
Interested, check the magazine and its foundation here. There is a lot more under the covers of this magazine.