It's the 20th of April and time to celebrate people: We're launching our redesigned magazine! Since our Photo Issue came out last autumn, the magazine has been paused to undergo a huge redesign – and now it's here, fresh from the printers.
We'd love for you to have a look at it over a few beers at Vassa Eggen in Stockholm tonight. Musical guests will include Farsan, Y&M and PAU. So come down to Vassa Eggen, grab a free magazine and a beer or two. The doors open at 6 PM and you can RSVP here. See you tonight!
This article appears in this month's magazine.
Italian pranksters Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari have been working together since 2009. In 2010, they founded Toilet Paper, a magazine born out of their shared passion for making gleefully weird imagery. They're known for creating photos that fuse the vernacular of commercial photography with surrealism.
VICE: Tell us about the backstory of the cover image.
Cattelan and Ferrari: Last January, local fire department officials responded to a report of an explosion at a residence on the outskirts of Milan. On arrival, fire officials discovered the front door of the residence open and flames coming from the windows. Inside the residence, officials found a body lying face up on the bed in one of the rear bedrooms. Known for our colorful style, the chief detective called us to take pictures for the case.*
Where did the shoot take place?
Somewhere in California, but we don't want to name a specific location because we want the readers to think everything happening in the photos could happen anywhere.
This is the third cover you've done for us (including our now notorious dildo still life). Do you have a favorite?
We love all of them! They all deal with meat in a different way, and that is something we all have in common.
Where do you get your day-to-day inspiration?
Old poetry. We can't thank poetry enough for our ideas… Also, eavesdropping can be quite resourceful, even if it's terribly rude.
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