OutThere produces truly-global, stylish, publications for discerning gay men and their friends. Our aim is to celebrate the many fascinating expressions of global queer culture that extends beyond the mainstream, compendiums of arts, activism, fashion and travel - interspersed with strong personal stories, great photography, queer voices and in-depth features. We're proud to produce OutThere/Annual, OutThere/Style and OutThere/Travel; our family of titles that recently won the PPA's Independent Publishers Award for LAUNCH OF THE YEAR
Like two dueling world-class jazz musicians, Art and Fashion have long been bouncing of one another’s riffs, often creating explosive and lauded results. They draw on the same influences and in many ways play to the same audience. They share a common interest in the past and are always at the forefront of what is new and interesting. They are one another’s muse, follow each other around the world and are, without fail, at all the best parties.
Creating this, our Art-themed issue has been, as always, a real labour of love. We have spent months researching and refining ideas. We wandered wideeyed through galleries filled with wonderful paintings, and drank red wine in cafés well into the night discussing the finer points of Chiaroscuro lighting techniques. We earnestly studied the deceptively complex simplicity of the early modernists and fought over which of our favourite artists we wanted to pay homage to.
The result is an eclectic collection of editorials spanning the art world from Hockney’s LA period to Bacon’s 1960s London and way back to Caravaggio’s 17th century Italy via Derek Jarman. Style wise, we have painted from a wide palette, drawing from collections of new designers and past masters alike. We took an art history lesson with the American torch-bearers of a forgotten illustrator, Joe Leyendecker. We spent time with the creative men (and woman) of Savile Row and talked about collecting and making, and applied a gloss finish to our grooming regime with the latest pomades.
What you will see in this issue is just the tip of iceberg, so visit www.outtheremagazine.com/style for more interesting stories and voices in men’s style across the globe.
We hope you enjoy our little masterpiece.