Yasmine may not actually be a posting a print a day lately, but she is CRANKIN’ on this magazine. Published monthly? Seriously? I know it’s a pdf publication but that’s still ambitious. I wonder how long she can keep it up. I probably would have folded by now.
Issue 2 is a little heavy on the vintage-inspired photography, but it also has some neat features, like interviews with two 15-year-old artists (one of whom is a Biz Miss in Liberia — go Lovetta!) and a funny article about “Recession Projects” by Maria Adelmann. She’s like a one-woman WPA, both sponsor and recipient. My favorite thing about Parasol, though (aside from its price — nothing!), is that every article (and ad) is linked, so if I want to find out if I can afford those gorgeous flats from the vegan shoe company profiled on page 26 (answer: no), all I have to do is click on the company’s name. Now if only Kindles came in color and cost $50 I’d be all set.
Speaking of the WPA, A. told me about a friend of a friend who just started a new WPA in NYC with a donated office space and a whole slew of grants. Is anyone doing that sort of thing in the Bay Area? Please let me know. Also, does anyone know more about the NYC project? I can’t find them online except for a link to a Rhizome page, which I can’t view because I’m not a paying member. Bahstids.