Interview magazine founded in 1969 by art genius Andy Warhol continues to intrigue… Especially this year with a revival of the magazines spirit (thanks to a shift in management & creative direction) Liberated creative director. Karl Templer has seriously upgraded the mags spirit this year. Interview is notorious in the industry for the artists who grace its pages (emphasis on the photographers, stylists, writers… who switch roles and continue to keep things interesting).
Their website is overflowing with amazing creative inspirations and good reads. One of my favorite things about their articles is they are written by celebrities like Owen Wilson, Lenny Kravitz, James Franco (just to name a few), or even the photographers who captured the editorials.
Read more in the NYtimes article at the bottom of this post! pick up a copy w/ penelope cruz on the cover for December 2009 at a specialty news/magazine agency
photography: Marcus Piggott & Mert Alas, model: Kate Moss
photography: Marcus Piggott & Mert Alas, model: Lindsay Lohan
photography: Inez Van Lamsweerde, model: Natalie Portman
photography: Mikael Jansson, model: James Franco
photography: Mikael Jansson, model: Cate Blanchett
photography: Vinoodh Matadin & Inez Van Lamsweerde, model: Bjork
photography: Mikael Jansson, model: Zac Efron
photography: Nick Knight, model: Emma Watson
photography: Mikael Jansson , model: Eva Mendes
Photography: Craig McDean, model: Kristen Stewart
photography: Mikael Jansson, model: Penelope Cruz
vintage Interview Archive… check site for more
Interview is a magazine founded by artist Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga in 1969. Dedicated to the cult of celebrity which fascinated Warhol, it featured cutting-edge graphics and interviews of celebrities. These interviews were usually unedited or edited in the eccentric fashion of Warhol’s books and The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again. The first head of advertising for the magazine was Susan Blond.
Complimentary copies of Interview were often given to the “in-crowd” to lure them into contributing to the magazine, and given as freebies to attract potential new advertisers.
Toward the end of his life, as Warhol withdrew from everyday oversight of his magazine, it became more focused on presenting the point of view of the fashion elite (under editor Bob Colacello), and a more conventional editorial style was introduced. However, Warhol continued to act as ambassador for the magazine, distributing issues in the street to passersby and creating ad hocbook-signing events on the streets of Manhattan. – Wikipedia