Acne Paper Book
Acne Studios are pleased to announce the launch of the Acne Paper book this summer 2021.
The book celebrates some of the best work from the magazine’s archive, accompanied by new essays by Sarah Mower, Vince Aletti and Robin Muir written especially for this lavishly produced 568 page edition.
Acne Paper was a biannual magazine that had a brief but remarkable life (2005 - 2014). Fashion spreads were just one element in an editorial mix that focused on culture in the broadest sense, with a keen eye on how the past informs the present.
Narrated by a timeless theme explored through photography, art, literature and journalism, Acne Paper published the work of top level contributors from different generations and was admired for its elegant art direction and high production values.
The book includes the work of legendary photographers such as David Bailey, Saul Leiter, Sarah Moon, Snowdon, Irving Penn and Paolo Roversi, as well as image makers of younger generations including Roe Ethridge, Jamie Hawkesworth, Julia Hetta, Viviane Sassen and Sølve Sundsbø, to name but a very few.
Edited by Thomas Persson, Acne Paper’s editorin- chief and creative director, the book features interviews with and contributions from Azzedine Alaïa, Isabelle Huppert, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kim Jones, David Lynch, Malcolm McLaren, Arthur Mitchell, Glenn O’Brien, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tilda Swinton and Gillian Wearing.
For the cover and opening portfolio, Christopher Smith, known for his self portraits, has given his artistic interpretation of Acne Paper and its fifteen themes.
“Acne Paper. I would not have dared starting it had I known how it would turn out, how many fantastic people and wonderful creative encounters I would experience. And had I known how much I would miss it, I would never have stopped.”
Jonny Johansson Creative director and co-founder of Acne Studios
“Acne Paper was a lovingly crafted magazine where many talented people came together. Each issue involved individuals from all walks of life, personalities whose cultural backgrounds or areas of knowledge had probably never been featured in the same publication before.”
Thomas Persson Editor-in-chief and creative director of Acne Paper
Acne Studios is a Stockholm based multidisciplinary fashion house and publisher of the magazine Acne Paper (2005 - 2014) as well as the books Snowdon Blue by Snowdon (2012), Rodeo by Vince Aletti (2013), Schlesinger Sculpture by Peter Schlesinger (2015) and Acne Paper by Thomas Persson (2020).
Dimensions: 290 × 385 mm
Binding: Hardcover in a slipcase
Publisher: Acne Studios