“In your hands you hold ANP Quarterly: a new arts magazine published by RVCA which will focus on a broader sense of art and community. The idea behind this endeavor is to make a magazine that will educate and inform openly and without the social or financial restrictions that plague many publications today and contribute more often than not to the "same old thing" again and again. Our goal is not to focus on current events or "who's hot" but rather to bring forward people and phenomena that deserve acknowledgement and coverage regardless of their place in time. For as long as we can make it happen, this magazine will be completely FREE and without advertising. We are beholden to nobody, save our own conscience, RVCA included. ANP Quarterly will be distributed around the world through galleries, bookstores, clothing and record shops."


Issue 9 : Tavelling and Arts!
Travelling is fun! And arts is fun! This is the subject of the newest online Issue - look in our Travel Blog. We visited at our world around trip many cool locations like New York City, Barcelona, London, Buenos Aires and many more! Or try a balloonflight, know as "Ballonfahren"!

In Barcelona you can walk on the footsteps of Antonio Gaudi, in New York City you can see the famous MOMA and Guggenheim Museums. In Buenos Aires, the coolest Spot in South America, we were heading to the museums and tango schools! More about London and Paris.


Issue 8 : Brendan Fowler sits down with cover star, writer/theorist/band-singer (Nation Of Ulysses, Make-Up, Weird War, Cupid Car Club)/talkshow host/historic character Ian Svenonius, while Aaron Rose has an in depth talk with New York artist Rita Ackerman about art, life, music, fashion and the power of youth. We travel to Topanga Canyon to interview legendary performance artist/sculptor/living-legend Chris Burden about his life’s work while Lisa Eisner shoots awesome photos of his studio. We also check in with photographer and publisher Sophie Morner, Ed Templeton writes on his favorite secret photo book shop in Paris, we hear from the beautifully damaged Soiled Mattress and The Springs, peek into Workshop Houston, take a look back at the amazing early ‘80s punk zine, No Mag, and give artist Josh Lazcano four pages to go nuts just for us. And you. And there’s more. But it’s inside the magazine.


Issue 7: Welcome to our Seventh Issue of ANP Quarterly. So what’s inside? Well, as you probably noticed by our cover girl Phyllis Diller, we’re trying to confuse you. Not really, JK. What happened was that Lisa Eisner, the amazing photographer and publisher of fine photo books called us and said she’s been trying to photograph Miss Diller and her art (she’s a painter) for some time now. Apparently, Lisa pitched it to Vanity Fair and they rejected it. Well how could we resist that? Not only are Lisa’s photographs of her and her house terrific, but the interview is even better! (Word now is that VF are going to do something…trumped by the kids!!) Daido Moriyama is one of the most celebrated photographers in Japan, but barely known outside photography circles in the US. In this issue, Ed Templeton interviews Daido and we present a beautiful retrospective portfolio of his grainy B&W photos. Also included are interviews and big, bad images of works by Swedish artist Jockum Nordström, and conceptual geometric wizard artist Xylor Jane; a conversation between author Dennis Cooper and Bradford Cox from the band Deerhunter; A work-in-progress with Money Mark; articles on cool record labels, penis-shaped surf wax, a moped repair/coffee spot and more and more and more. We gotta stop, or this won’t be super-abbreviated anymore. Let’s just say that that is just the tip of the iceberg…dig in and enjoy.

So now that that’s over and there is some room still, let’s use this space to bring up something that is probably more important than we really acknowledge as a culture, or rather amalgamation of many subcultures: the need to periodically re-explain what certain terms mean that we all take for granted. For example, D.I.Y. It’s a term that pops up several times in this issue alone, and most of us probably use it fairly often, but how often do any of us ever use the full wording? Do you ever say it to someone who you feel may not know what you’re talking about, but use the abbreviation anyways for fear of sounding lame, or missing the full culturally signifying power of a shorthand term forged in the underground that you are on some level claiming at least knowledge-of by using the term? Don’t be afraid, because getting the point across at all is ultimately more important than doing it in total styling style. Sometimes we should say all the words, because sometimes people don’t know that “Do It Yourself” stands for Dang Its Yarly. JK! Uhm, or rather Just Kidding, but just about the last part. We meant everything but the last part. It actually stands for Do It Yourself. For reals. Just couldn’t resist. “Yarly” is not even a word!


Issue 6 : The works of our cover stars, Paper Rad should be familiar to anyone who follows contemporary art, comic books or experimental or independent music, but that’s not to say that any of their admirers would even know anything about the individual artists who form the group. Coming out of the same American North East that spawned Forcefield and Lightning Bolt and the Fort Thunder art scene as a whole, Paper Rad are fans of a little unforced mystery as much as they are fans of working in every medium they humanly can while sticking to their ideals like glue. How do they do it? We are proud to say that we have examples and answers! Sister Corita Kent is someone we have been hoping to do a story on for a few issues now. Her work is probably going to be making a major public comeback soon and that is truly for the good of all people on this earth. For those of you who don’t know, Corita was a catholic nun/artist/teacher/mentor person in Los Angeles in the 1960’s. Her colorful, politically charged images from that period are seriously some of the coolest things you’re going to see this year (for real!) so get ready. In our story here, maybe for the first time since the 1960’s, we present to you pages and pages of her awesome works, but also a bit about her personal story. In a short span of time, due to her inspiring art and teaching methods, Corita went from being an anonymous art teacher at an all girls’ Catholic school to a minor celebrity in art circles. Her freedom (both in art and life), however, didn’t always fit in with the official church doctrine and in the interest of freedom of expression; she fought against the church tooth and nail. We present it all here along with a short article by Amber Abramson about her teaching techniques that should really get your fires burning. (Check out her rules for students and teachers…seriously words to live by!).

For about a year now our good friend (and practically staff photographer) Cheryl Dunn has been telling us about her adventures at Creative Growth (a center for artists with developmental disabilities in Oakland, California). We were fans of the work that the artists from the center produced well before, so when Cheryl started going there regularly to work on a feature documentary about said work , we started grilling her for details. She offered to share her very personal story in words and images along with an amazing interview she conducted with the Center’s director, Tom di Maria. Some of the Creative Growth artists have been gaining some pretty heavy success recently and it’s interesting to hear how this is being handled. Not only by the artists themselves, but as they run up against prejudices that exist within the art world. The article provides living proof that the creative spirit can overcome almost any difficulties life can throw at you. Suffice to say we are honored and ecstatic to present this message here. You may know of frequent ANPQ contributing photographer David Horvitz from his photos of Los Angeles’ all ages experimental punk scene in issue one, but did you know about his sort of regular side job as merch person and in-house photo-documenter, for the band Xiu Xiu? He stepped it up their last US tour by offering to shoot and return a package of Polaroid film of the band on tour for any person that gave him one along with return postage at any point before the tour was over. After mailing all 1200 photos to their rightful owners, The David Horvitz Xiu Xiu Tour Polaroid project 2 was complete. A book collecting the entire project is due next year, but in the meantime we have a heavy sampling of this project that had so many obsessive indie kids checking their mailboxes this fall.

But that’s not all!! We’ve included little features on some of the little (but important) things around the world that get us amped on living and on general scene building as a whole. Australia’s own Monster Children Magazine recently opened a cool little gallery down under, that’s making some nice things happen for the Sydney scene that we thought worthy to bring to your attention. Treat Street Secret Bakery is a full-on guerilla baking operation that shows up randomly on street corners and in driveways brought to you by visual artist (and the chief leader of the clever and fun baking world’s resistance movement), Clare Crespo. Our friend Mike Burnett brings us a piece about Bean Gilsdorf, a punk rock quilter from Portland, Oregon, and last (but definitely not least), Nate Harrington writes a story about Family, a brand new book/music/stuff store in LA.

Issue 5: Our cover story has been in the works since we first started in on the magazine last year, which feels kind of fitting for a first-issue-of-the-second-year, right? Between the two of them, JD Samson and Emily Roysdon have released critically and commercially acclaimed records and publications, performed for sold out international audiences and exhibited art in some of the world's most prestigious institutions. But they are also both major creators, and instigational/organizational rabble-rousers in the contemporary queer/genderqueer/transgender/and-everything-in-between art underground that exists globally in 2006. As best friends their love for discourse has long been an inspiration to all who know them and so we asked them to have a talk just for us. They obliged and even took some new self-portraits. Now that right there is really enough to make this thing worth saving, but we didn't stop there. Brendan Fowler sat down with the super multi-talented artist, designer, all around creative uber-warrior Geoff Mcfetridge on the occasion of his recent solo show in Los Angeles to talk about growing up, school, underground vs. overground, his process and how over the last decade it all came together to create an incredibly prolific body of work. Legendary skate/music photographer O has been shooting photos of the underground scenes for almost twenty years. For this issue he's given us a choice selection of his amazing skate photos, many of which have not been seen since they were originally published back in the day. We've also included for your perusal an overview of the super cool, independent zine publishing house, Nieves; Ashley Thayer tells us how she turned her vintage 1980s diesel Mercedes Benz into a vegetable oil powered kettle corn-mobile and Andrew Jeffrey Wright made us a crazy comic called Graffiti School. To wrap it up we've got articles on a sign shop in San Francisco that's keeping the long tradition of sign craft alive, a witchcraft donut shop in Portland where you can get cursed or married, an amazing revolutionary women's sneaker company from Los Angeles called Keep, and family of inspiring independent Arizona businesses and the mastermind behind them. Whew!?

Issue 4
includes: Lucy Martin sits down with the dynamic duo behind San Francisco's phenomenally long running and very-important Luggage Store Gallery, while Brendan sits down with the super young and radical Los Angeles band Mika Miko. We take some quick looks at a clothing store functioning as a gallery/youth workshop, a cool home-grown website/one stop shop for creative home items, an independent school for young artists in Italy and a surf shop in San Francisco that cares as much about art and music as it does boards. Perennial character/ lettering guy to the stars/homie to all, Jamal Duval, breaks down his 20 favorite video classics in our first installment of the Quarterly Video Revue; and we unearth some choice selections of raw creativity from the jaw droppingly insane early years of the underground and infamous West-Coast Cholo culture zine, Teen Angels. Thomas Campbell shows us how a studio turns into a temple. Jessica Hopper discusses a seldom-discussed post-motherhood creative road with comic artist Carol Tyler. Brendan talks to Aaron "A-Ron The Downtown" Don Bondaroff about his path from hungry Brooklyn kid to king of Downtown Manhattan and why if he gets rich you get rich too (Special guest Steve "ESPO" Powers sits in for added juice). Roxy Summers explains the organic start of her genre smashing/defining Oxy Cottontail parties. And while our cover star, Larry Clark, is getting so much-well deserved-attention for his new movie, Wassup Rockers, we talk with him about his early years as a still photographer/outsider, his role as an artist, and his inevitable move into film.

Issue 3
includes: Eighteen pages on the very eighteen-page worthy Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson (with a selection of choice solo works from both alongside a group of new collaborative works made especially for the occasion of this feature, and two interviews with both of them); a very much-deserved review/survey on the life and work of the forever influential, yet under recognized artist Niki de Saint-Phalle; Allain Levitt shows us what he saw when he visited a Gent Of Desire at Stephen Powers' Dream Land Artist Club this summer (Steve does the explaining); Matt Leines shows us step by step how he makes a painting; Sean Cliver talks about how he amassed one of the world's greatest collections of skateboards, toys, books, etc; Eric Hatch talks personal history with Azita Youseffi (of Scissor Girls, Bride of No No, and Azita); Dave Schubert shows off what one might find trolling around the seedy underbelly of Planet Earth with a Leica or a Contax or a Polaroid or something that does a great job of capturing these finds; and we give some quick but much needed nods to our favorite other magazine, some of our favorite bookstores, galleries and our favorite record/skateboard/toy/record-label-HQ store.

Issue 2
includes: Raymond Pettibon interviewed by Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard; Bill Burke interviewed by Ed Templeton; Wynne Greenwood (Tracy+The Plastics) writing about her artistic process; Earl Parker interviewed and photographed by Tobin Yelland; Work In Progress: Gents Of Desire; Photographs from the set of Mike Mills' film, Thumbsucker, by Takashi Homma, Ryan McGinley, Ed Templeton, Mark Borthwick and Todd Cole; a photo essay on Portland, Oregon's Rock And Roll Camp For Girls by Shayla Hason; and small features on Alife's new space, Jackie Perez Gratz's obsessive sticker collection and Dark Realm Records in Downey, CA.

Issue 1
includes: Margaret Kilgallen as remembered in words and photographs by her friends and community; Ian Mackaye interviewed by Brendan Fowler, photographed by ED and Deanna Templeton; Christopher Wool by Claudia Altman-Siegel; a photo essay about the current thriving southern California all ages experimental punk scene by David Horvitz; Work In Progress: Os Gemeos; and quick looks at The Ooga Booga Store, Rivington Arms Gallery, Textfield Magazine and Coleen's Restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
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