Award-winning art and creative collective, The Glue Society, is unveiling a groundbreaking new biannual magazine, titled: ‘GLUES©IETY’, which is available now.
The launch issue is a 264-page art publication with many unique points of difference.
Unlike any other publication, it aims to be a work of art in and of itself.
The launch issue features eighteen fresh, topical and irreverent artworks spread across its pages, all created by The Glue Society collective.
Encompassing photography, art, sculpture, writing and graphic design, this is intentionally an entirely original and inspiring magazine experience – which is designed to appeal to creative individuals across many disciplines.
It is a deliberately hard magazine to summarise – but in a nutshell it feels like Modern Art meets Contemporary Fashion.
The new publication breaks many of the rules that have ended up putting traditional magazines out of business.
For the first time, this magazine sets out to ‘be’ art rather than talk about art.
The experience is immediate and intimate. And the ultimate effect not unlike walking around a gallery exhibition – while having the whole space to yourself.
It is free of advertising.
All of the content has been created for the magazine – from each of the 18 featured artworks, to the interstitial pages which create natural breaks between the work.
Rather than selling double-page spreads to advertisers, readers themselves can purchase some of the art – whether the sculptures themselves, or prints of the artwork included from each issue, by connecting to The Glue Society online store.
This creates a unique revenue stream for the new publication.
The shop also provides the ability to pre-order subsequent issues. With issue two already in the works.
The magazine lives in the moment.
The magazine functions as a live response to the world.
Inevitably the first issue contemplates the impact of the global pandemic and its effect on us as individuals and as a society. But it also explores perspectives on America, faith, purpose and connection (or lack of it).
As with most of the creative collective’s work, it is at once disorienting, provocative, funny, topical and irreverent.
Features in the launch issue.
Life Writing: In place of life drawing, ten writers try to describe life models in words as opposed to pictures.
New Work By Dead Artists: Working through a psychic medium, dead artists
create original works.
Inner & Outer Fashion: Models are showcased inside and out, using internal and external photography.
The Perfect Car Wreck: A wreck is detailed to showroom condition.
The See-Through Portaloo: A sculptural work highlights the impact on our privacy that has arisen with new technology.
The Inflammable Flag: A new flag that once unveiled burst into flames.
Plus 12 More: in addition to numerous interstitial photographic & graphic spreads.
The new magazine will be available around the world in art and design bookshops, art gallery shops, independent online magazine subscription services – as well as via the creative collective’s own online store located at: gluesociety.com/shop
The publication is being featured by the likes of Ariel in Sydney, Stack in the UK, Tsutaya books in Tokyo, and Mag Nation Asia-wide.
“Glue Society magazine is intended as the start of a conversation. An experiment in communication art which is intended to provoke and inspire and engage more discussion around the themes of the day.
“Launching a new magazine at this time feels like an appropriate response to the restrictions and impacts of the global pandemic.
“But we have taken the opportunity to break with the traditions of the format, and reinvent the experience to mirror new tastes, appetites and mindsets.”
© GLUES©IETY 2021