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MY FAVORITES
They Love  -  Books

Aaron Rose uncovers his 10 favorite rare magazines.

COLLECTED BY MADELAINE LEVY

“Oh you know, ANP quarterly, the free arts journal that we’ve been doing for 10 years is going to print in 10 days. ANP is among my favorite inspiring magazine in the list below.”

Aaron Rose

SEE THE SELECTION
Zz3

Six,
 

(1988-1991).

Zz9

Eros,
 

(1962).

Zz8

Teen Angels,  

(1982-present).

Zz12

Avalanche,
 

(1970-1976).

Six,

(1988-1991).

“Fashion label Comme des Garçons explored the theme of the sixth sense via their biannual oversized A3 unstapled magazine titled 'Six'. In total eight issues were produced to coincide with the launch of their new collections and featured some of the most innovative magazine design in history.” Aaron Rose
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Zz3

“Fashion label Comme des Garçons explored the theme of the sixth sense via their biannual oversized A3 unstapled magazine titled 'Six'. In total eight issues were produced to coincide with the launch of their new collections and featured some of the most innovative magazine design in history.” Aaron Rose
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Eros,

(1962).

“Eros was a quarterly hardbound periodical containing articles and photo-essays on love and sex. Herb Lubalin was the art director. Only four issues of Eros were published, largely because Ginzburg was indicted under federal obscenity laws for the fourth issue.Founded by Ralph Ginzburg.” Aaron Rose
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Zz9

“Eros was a quarterly hardbound periodical containing articles and photo-essays on love and sex. Herb Lubalin was the art director. Only four issues of Eros were published, largely because Ginzburg was indicted under federal obscenity laws for the fourth issue.Founded by Ralph Ginzburg.” Aaron Rose
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Teen Angels,

(1982-present).

“Founded by a mysterious Chicano artist known only by the name Teen Angel. Los Angeles-based Teen Angels Magazine became a repository for some of the best artwork and photographs documenting the lowriding/gangbanging street culture in Southern California.” Aaron Rose
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Zz8

“Founded by a mysterious Chicano artist known only by the name Teen Angel. Los Angeles-based Teen Angels Magazine became a repository for some of the best artwork and photographs documenting the lowriding/gangbanging street culture in Southern California.” Aaron Rose
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Avalanche,

(1970-1976).

“Avalanche was an artist journal published in New York City by Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar. Thirteen issues were published and is closely associated with post-minimalist, post-studio conceptual artists in the United States and Europe.” Aaron Rose
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Zz12

“Avalanche was an artist journal published in New York City by Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar. Thirteen issues were published and is closely associated with post-minimalist, post-studio conceptual artists in the United States and Europe.” Aaron Rose
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Megawords,

(2008-present).

“A post-graffiti newsprint magazine published from Philadelphia by artist duo Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski. A free self-published periodical with photography-heavy content documenting, art, urban landscapes, communities, families and random acts of vandalism.” Aaron Rose
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Zz10

“A post-graffiti newsprint magazine published from Philadelphia by artist duo Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski. A free self-published periodical with photography-heavy content documenting, art, urban landscapes, communities, families and random acts of vandalism.” Aaron Rose
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Aspen,

(1965-1971).

“Was founded by Phyllis Johnson, a former editor for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age who claimed: “You don’t simply read Aspen, you hear it, hang it, feel it, fly it, sniff it, play with it.” Aspen was released in a different format each issue, including one that came in a detergent box.” Aaron Rose
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Zz6

“Was founded by Phyllis Johnson, a former editor for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age who claimed: “You don’t simply read Aspen, you hear it, hang it, feel it, fly it, sniff it, play with it.” Aspen was released in a different format each issue, including one that came in a detergent box.” Aaron Rose
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OZ Magazine,

(1963-1973).

“OZ was a "psychedelic hippy" magazine which was strongly identified as part of the underground press. It was the subject of two celebrated obscenity trials, one in Australia in 1964 and the other in the UK in 1971. On both occasions the magazine's editors were acquitted.” Aaron Rose
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Zz7

“OZ was a "psychedelic hippy" magazine which was strongly identified as part of the underground press. It was the subject of two celebrated obscenity trials, one in Australia in 1964 and the other in the UK in 1971. On both occasions the magazine's editors were acquitted.” Aaron Rose
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Slash Magazine,

(1977-1980).

“A large-format tabloid focused on the Los Angeles punk scene, Slash helped bring the underground scene to the attention of the rest of the world. The fanzine also gave birth to Slash Records, an important punk record label.” Aaron Rose
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Zz11

“A large-format tabloid focused on the Los Angeles punk scene, Slash helped bring the underground scene to the attention of the rest of the world. The fanzine also gave birth to Slash Records, an important punk record label.” Aaron Rose
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Cinemanews,

(1962-1968)

“San Francisco experimental film distributor Canyon Cinema once printed an eclectic, photocopied newsletter that was described as “the main organ of the independent filmmaking community.” The journal reflected the diverse nature of the films that had then emerged in 60’s underground cinema.” Aaron Rose
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Zz2

“San Francisco experimental film distributor Canyon Cinema once printed an eclectic, photocopied newsletter that was described as “the main organ of the independent filmmaking community.” The journal reflected the diverse nature of the films that had then emerged in 60’s underground cinema.” Aaron Rose
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ANP Quarterly,

(2005-present).

“A ruthless self-promoter, ANP Quarterly is a free arts magazine that I have edited for the last decade. ANP stands for Artists Network Project and our goal is not to focus on current events or "who's hot" but rather to bring forward people and phenomena that deserve acknowledgement and coverage regardless of their place in time.” Aaron Rose
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Zz1

“A ruthless self-promoter, ANP Quarterly is a free arts magazine that I have edited for the last decade. ANP stands for Artists Network Project and our goal is not to focus on current events or "who's hot" but rather to bring forward people and phenomena that deserve acknowledgement and coverage regardless of their place in time.” Aaron Rose
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