Here’s a bonus video we made as a part of our interview with Ray Masaki, where he gives us a tour of his apartment and shows off a few of the books and artists that inspire him. This video also includes music by TV Girl.
This past month, FORGE. welcomed in our newest staff member, Chris. We’re incredibly excited to have him start working with us and contributing to the magazine. Chris will now be managing most of our social media outlets, and will soon be contributing original writing to our next issue! Look out for his tweets and posts on our Twitter and Facebook.
Here’s an interview we did back in April with graphic designer and type designer Ray Masaki for Issue 4, while we were in New York for the Brooklyn Zine Fest! In it, Ray talks about his time at art school, how he’s grown as an artists, and the various different projects he’s been doing during and after school!
*Disclaimer- Ray occasionally says “typographers” in the video, when in actuality, he means to say “type designers”
Today we celebrated the second anniversary of FORGE. Art Magazine. The magazine has grown so much in this past year, and each moment we’ve had the privilege of working on it, has been truly gratifying and amazing. We can’t wait to see what’s to come in year three!
We’ve decided that the theme for Issue 6 will be SERENDIPITY. Submissions for Issue 6 will be accepted from today until December 1st. Everyone has two months to create and submit photographs, illustrations, etc… Make sure your submission relates to the theme, and follows the guidelines on our submission page. Issue 6 will be released in January, the same day submitting to Issue 7 will begin.
If you’ve already sent us work, feel free to resend it, or send in work that you feel more closely relates to the theme. Remember, we’d prefer if the work was produced specifically for the issue, but if you do have older work that you feel relates to SERENDIPITY it will still be considered.
We just finished editing together Issue 5! A lot has changed in terms of where we are with the magazine since we released our summer issue back in June, both physically and emotionally. Since then we’ve moved from our home town in upstate New York to New York City, and began our first semester at Parsons just over a month ago. Finishing this issue was quite an endeavor due to how busy we’ve been since our big move and starting school, but we couldn’t be more thrilled with this new issue, and how much we have planned out for the next one! We hope that each of you can enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed making it!
Issue 5: TRANSITION includes submissions by Sonia Kolner, Shay Leah, Ashraf Khoffash, Axel Maillot, Liam Clark, Molly Martin, Leland Gorlin, Renata Latipova, Geoffrey Levy, Josh Byer, and Francis Quinn. Issue 5 also includes interviews with Kendra Yee, Alex Schubert, and Michael Deforge!
Here’s a bonus video we made as a part of our interview with Richard Kern, where he gives us a tour of his apartment and shows off a few of the books and artists that inspire him. This video also includes music by Horrible Houses.
During our trip to New York this past spring for the Brooklyn Zine Fest, we were lucky enough to visit Richard Kern at his home and studio in Manhattan! Richard talked about his work over the past few decades from directing videos for Sonic Youth to filming the Vice series Shot By Kern and publishing his book of the same title.
This week we finally packed up our things, and moved downstate to New York City. We’re currently living in Manhattan now, and are going to school in the fall. FORGE. is incredibly excited about what is to come in the next few months, and to see how we can grow and improve the magazine as a whole.
Because of the move, and everything involved in settling in the city, things will be slow for the next few weeks. Don’t worry, we’re still cranking away on Issue 5, and we’re really looking forward to publishing so many great submissions!
Thanks again for all of the patients and support! Let us know if you’re in the city and interested in connecting with the magazine!