Swift on the heels of their first self-titled zine, dark twisted design studio/independent publisher Sort have released second issue of the biannual. Issue two, founders Joseph Delaney (also Programming Editor at Nowness) and stylist Matt King tell us, features “money shot collages, offal-littered still lives, raw and unedited street-cast portraits and reportage from the darkest and most-diverse corners of London’s noisy underbelly.”
Following issue one’s raw safety pin-pierced meat and dribbling egg, concrete blocks and glassy-gazed models, issue two gives us another healthy dose of meat, voyeurism, mesh and flesh accessorised with leather corsets and shredded trousers. This issue, Joseph admits, is “extreme” in that it encompasses video, merchandise and music which Joseph says “feed into our plan to have the zine act as a nucleus for a creative studio under the Sort name.”
Issue two contributors include photographers Nick Riley-Bentham and Edith Bergfors, and concrete designers Julie Dybro and Luke Hindley who produced work for the zine in collaboration with Matt and Joseph.
“Matt’s background is graphic design, photography and styling, mine is editorial and art direction,” Joseph tells It’s Nice That. “We started this project really to offer an alternative point of view on and as a reaction against some of the fashion and beauty imagery we were seeing — and in some cases making — that weren’t necessarily in line with what we believe or find relevant anymore.”
The issue will launch this Thursday at Ditto, with a one-night-only noise-scored video installation plus music by industrial music dance party Very Friendly and a live performance from LuckyMe brutalists Naked.