Print Isn’t Dead

7th of August, 2014

As you might know we have a soft spot for print here at POSTRmagazine HQ – we call ourselfves new pamphleteers after all don’t we – so when People of Print contacted us to be a part of their new magazine called Print Isn’t Dead we were more than glad to.
If you want to read what our Publisher Pete had to say get your ass over to their online store, buy your copy of the magazine and help keep print alive.

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POSTRmagazine 15: The Creative Issue – out now

21st of April, 2014

If you’re still working in the creative industry and you’re reading this: we get it. It’s very, very hard to maintain moral integrity in an amoral world. There is no way to be innocent if you’re part of a generation that has been spoon-fed the spoils of past wars and more wars that were started as we impotently watched on in vintage 90’s social paralysis. The injustice that is so blatantly obvious all around you makes it impossible to avert your eyes without witnessing the next atrocity. There is no justice and the idea of karma is nothing more than a one-word compression of all things religious that caters to the rationally stunted yet spiritually needy. That still doesn’t mean that you should just go out and sell your undeniable skills as writers, illustrators, photographers, filmmakers and, ehm, account managers to the first feudal lord who will take you under his roof – like a band of hired guns for the faceless cabal of multinationals. We are not asking you to climb onto the barricades and fling your burning Macbooks at the riot police; but it would be great if you could at least stop wasting your talents as creative mercenaries operating in a multibillion dollar moral vacuum. The term integrity can be more than a word on a briefing sheet in between a list of characteristics that a brand wants associated with them. It is possible for you to be funny, creative, touching and inspiring without selling a car, a pair of jeans or a life insurance policy. Just do it.

Is it unreasonable to think that the onslaught of commercial messages designed to make you buy stuff has caused us to throw up huge psychological barriers in our minds every time we step out the door? Has the idea of commercial communication seeped so deep into the cracks of our collective consciousness that the concept of non-trade-based human interaction has become alien to us? Go out and get your copy of POSTRmagazine #15: The Creative Issue, where we take a look into the wonder-less and uninspired world of the creative industry also known as the art-machine of the free market state!

Check out our list of stockists to see where you can find your copy of POSTRmagazine.

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What’s the Color of Money?

8th of April, 2014

In December 2013 we did a live show on stroom.tv to announce the new issue that had just come out. One of our Monkeys With Typewriters became a Monkey With Turntables playing our favorite tracks and soundscapes which were mixed in with the content that was read out by a computer voice.
This show worked so well we realized that this was probably the best way to translate POSTRmagazine into a digital format.

So with the help of a man who calls himself No Sleep Richy we’ll be releasing mixtapes of all our issues. That’s right, there won’t be any iPad versions of POSTRmagazine coming any time soon. Instead we set out to investigate what a digital magazine format can be.

We bring you: What’s the Color of Money?
A rendition of POSTRmagazine #4: The Money Issue (2009), disturbingly mixed by Richy Rich and Brokeman Michy.

A 30 Minute Chat With Jan Hoet

7th of March, 2014

A 30 Minute Chat With Jan Hoet About Art
Curated by Michaël Bieriemans & Richy Richter

The great contemporary art director Jan Hoet, who organized multiple major exhibitions in Belgium, was director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent and curated Germany’s Documenta art fair, has died on February 27.

“Mr. Hoet was known for his outspokenness and criticized art snobs and politicians who did not get the point of modern art. In the process, his rasping, down-to-earth style brought contemporary art within the reach of everyone, making him a beloved Belgian cultural icon. His fame spilled beyond the border and he became curator for major exhibitions from Germany to China.”
Associated Press

We interviewed Jan Hoet as an expert for our Art Issue back in 2010. The interview was an informal encounter in the man’s own home in Ghent.

In honour of Jan we decided to edit the entire interview and share it with the world.
Our editor Michaël and partner in sound Richy worked on this over the course of the two days following the passing of Jan Hoet.
We hope you enjoy listening to it.

In memory of Jan Hoet

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY COMPETITION!

26th of February, 2014

Once again the great people at the BOZAR museum in Brussels are treating our readers to free tickets to go see the Michael Borremans exhibition.
We’re giving away 10 duo tickets and all you have to do is send us an email with your full name and address. That’s it!

Good luck, and may the fastest typing POSTRfan win!

UPDATE: All tickets are gone! Thanks for entering the competition!

Here’s a video explaining who Michaël Borremans is and a making of video of the ‘As sweet as it gets’ expo.