Local lifestyle magazine Acclaim is now legit to party, so with its 21st issue about to drop the fellas are making their way over to the States to celebrate! Launching in the US with a huge bang out NYC party courtesy of Mishka, Acclaim are set to take the world by storm. Their 'Friends' issue explores 'friendships at the core of everything from art collectives to skate crews, business partners to frat houses, a man’s relationship with his automobile and a store owner’s relationship with their dog. ACCLAIM gets to the bottom of what makes the partnerships tick and what the spirit of collaboration and working with others brings to contemporary creative culture.' Featuring best mates and Penthouse pets Ryan Keely and Justine Joli on the cover as well as an in-depth interview and eight-page spread, the rest of the issue comes jam packed with all your favourite street knowledge goodness. Check below for more details on where to cop!
Australian contemporary lifestyle title, ACCLAIM is proud to release their FRIENDS issue this August. The issue uncovers the friendships at the core of everything from art collectives to skate crews, business partners to frat houses, a man’s relationship with his automobile and a store owner’s relationship with their dog. ACCLAIM gets to the bottom of what makes the partnerships tick and what the spirit of collaboration and working with others brings to contemporary creative culture. Issue 21 is kicked off with a series of popping covers, shot by Brooklyn photographer Ellen Stagg. Notorious for her erotic photography featuring women from the adult industry, many of whom are close friends, Ellen has flipped the script on the photographer vs. subject dynamic and created a provocative niche for herself and work in the process. We had Ellen shoot real life best friends and Penthouse Pets, Ryan Keely And Justine Joli, for the issue.
The main cover in red with the girls hanging out with some popsicles, will be available through our usual newsstand outlets, the alternative covers in a cheeky shade of yellow will be available exclusively through our boutique stockists and launch parties across the globe.
Ellen and the girls are also featured in an 8-page layout inside, with an interview with Ellen Stagg about her practice. A Q&A with Ryan and Justine is also featured with them breaking down what life in the industry is really like.
-Interview between art icons Gary Panter and Todd James
-Interview with Greg Selkoe, founder of retail giant Karmaloop.com
-An ichat between Stones Throw art director Jeff Jank and comic artist Benjamin Marra
-Miami designers and toy creators, Friends With You
-British store Coggles reimagines the Varsity look seen in iconic style bible Take Ivy for our fashion shoot, with exclusive spreads from the book
-Interviews with indie darling Theophilus London and French beat master Onra.
-And much more…
MISHKA PARTY DETAILS
To mark the issue, we’re teaming up with our friends at Mishka to have our first ever launch party in the USA. The special event is to take place at the Mishka store in Brooklyn on Friday August 27th and will feature a special alternative cover magazine, featuring Ryan and Justine in Mishka caps (and bangin’ stars and stripes bottoms) working some hula-hoops. The mag will be packaged with a poster of the girls in a FRIENDS themed ziplock bag. These kits will be available free to the first lucky 50 people to snap them up at the party. And furthermore, Ellen Stagg, Justine Joli and Ryan Keely will be there on the night to sign copies.
Make sure you come down to the event and support the girls.
ACCLAIM is available in the States through selected Barnes and Noble stores and Universal News in NYC