Sofa Issue 04: It's Playtime
"Life is a chatroom."
At a moment when adulting has never felt more urgent, and also frightening, SOFA magazine uncovers life below the surface of social media bravado.
This issue wrestles playfully with childlikeness, games, new ideas, political strategies, brattiness, nostalgia, dark fantasies, and paths to joy – suggesting that fun can be an essential soothsayer.
Float through fantasy rooms, go on dates with a clown, explore identity and mental health in alternate virtual worlds, read first-hand accounts of butt augmentation surgery, remember American Doll JonBenet Ramsey, and give voice to the thoughts and feelings of loud, restless, thoughtful youth culture in its crisis of consciousness.
This fourth issue of the magazine is published with three unique covers.
Edited by Caia Hagel and Ricarda Messner
Art direction by Studio YUKIKO and SOFA Universe
Designed by Studio YUKIKO
Published by Publishing Dreams, 2020
98 pages, saddle-stitch binding, full color, 7.8 × 11.7 inches
Please note, covers vary!