Fantastic Man is a bi-annual men's magazine featuring male celebrities and intellectuals from all different backgrounds. Since its launch in 2005, the magazine has received multiple awards for both content and design, including the British D&AD award for Best Magazine & Newspaper Design.
The 15th issue of FANTASTIC MAN features MATTHEW SLOTOVER, mastermind behind the FRIEZE art and magazine empire, on the cover. The charming Mr. SLOTOVER discusses the transformation of London’s contemporary art market, how music magazine NME was his bible growing up and, of course, the highly anticipated FRIEZE NEW YORK fair in May. Other remarkable gentleman profiled in this issue include: heroic Australian swimmer IAN THORPE, radical garden designer PIET OUDOLF, internet pioneer PERRY CHEN, champion of fashion TIM BLANKS and the great American menswear designer BILL ROBINSON. FANTASTIC MAN also ventured to the desert oasis of Palm Springs, California, to photograph 36-pages of fabulous summer fashions. The Modernist paradise perfectly suited for a modern vacation in a modern holiday wardrobe. The rest of the issue is composed of fine reads, an investigation into the noble sport of race walking, chic fashion stories, chitchat – we spoke with JEAN TOUITOU, OWEN JONES and NIGEL STOWE, of the Dover Street ARTS CLUB – and a bounty of helpful tips and proposals for the joyous spring and summer seasons.