Visionaire 59: Fairytale presents a mini-library of children's stories by contemporary artists and photographers in collaboration with writers. Ranging in themes from the delightful to the philosophical, and packaged in a luxurious slipcase, Visionaire's newest issue offer a meditation on innocence and childlike creativity, and makes an ideal gift for readers of all ages.
Each book is individually-bound with a hard-cover and contains between 16 and 56 pages of artworks and text. Each story features some sort of unique production technique, be it glow-in-the-dark, scratch-n-sniff, lenticular, holography, flocking, or foil-stamping. Below are images of the cover of each fairy tale and one sample spread from each.
Jo Ratcliffe with text by Stéphanie Cohen Chaptal accompanied by the photography of Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin:
Richard Philips and Gossip Girl writer Cecily von Ziegesar:
Gary Card, Dan Harris, Ted Klipper and Jon Perry:
Pierre Huyghe, story by Mario Bellatin:
James Franco & Carter:
Sculptor Ugo Rondinone and musician/writer John Giorno:
Karen Kilimnik, story by Kirsten Dunst:
Fashion designers Viktor & Rolf:
Musicians Björk and Sjón with artist Gabríela Fridriksdóttir:
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Founded in 1991 as a collection of artwork and images hand-assembled by a group of friends in a one-room apartment in New York City, Visionaire has since grown into one of the most highly sought-after fashion and art publications in the world. The New Yorker has characterized Visionaire magazine as a "creative playground for leading designers, artists, photographers and thinkers," adding "it's a gallery in print. A cabinet of irresistible curiosities. A daring iconoclast dressed to thrill."
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