Zug Magazine #7: Plastic
Zug Magazine is a biannual collection of extraordinary artworks. Launched in 2010 by independent publisher Innen, each publication portrays culturally subjective depictions. Its free-style layouts are a combination of unusual photography, illustrations, brief texts, and collaged works.
Do you remember Plastic Bertrand? They thought he’d be unforgettable. And do you remember when the word plastic had a positive ring to it? In a scene from Mad Men, a child runs around with a plastic bag over his head—and his mother doesn’t bat an eyelash. It was the sixties. But even then, usage of the word could be confusing: plastic bomb, plastic surgery, plastic sculpture. Let us build an imaginary bridge between Henry Moore and rubbery explosives. Plastic is the pre-manufactured utopia of the past. Plastic is the present. Plastic Bertrand is sure to make a comeback soon. Ça plane pour moi.
Contributors to this issue include Boogie, Susan Cianciolo, Cali Thornhill Dewitt, Hendrik Hegray, Ken Kagami, Mélyi József, Thalea MV, Clayton Patterson, Tal R, Alan Schmalz, Benjamin Sommerhalder, and Adrienne Sós
With an introduction by Mélyi József
Published by Innen (Switzerland), 2014
Printed in a limited edition of 1000 copies
Softcover, 80 pages, stapled, b&w offset, 6.5 × 9.29 inches