BOOK CORNER #29: THE PROFILE
It’s tempting to live from moment to the next, comforted by the thought of a present that stretches on forever. Lest we begin to lose track of time, the ticking of the Vintage metronome is there to remind us of the new “old” – which is apparently now the 1990s, according to new magazine The Profile and its “strong 90’s aesthetic”. The Profile looks more like a book than a magazine with its cloth-bound cover, large format and a business card tucked into page 2.
Each issue profiles figureheads from within the fashion and art industry, with portfolios and interviews of those working in the creative or entertainment sector. Founder Becky Baik is a stylist with a long history at Elle Korea, which makes for a large number of Asian contributors, lending an air of sophistication. The Profile’s feel of a magazine from another era is exactly what makes it work.
The Profile, n°1, 2013, 164 p.
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