Pretend it isn’t happening”, so speaks the opening editorial narrative of Clod Magazine’s issue 32. Well, it is happening, so you’d better settle down with hot coffees and an “Oh, Henry” and enjoy yourself!
Not only does issue 32 deliver in terms of fashion guidance, stylish lay-out and desperate humour, but the Clod staff are also offering readers their 33rd issue FOR FREE!
(See page 46 for a complimentary cover sticker, which should be used to create your own ‘readymade’ issue 33).
Duchamp did it 100 years ago, but Clod isn’t afraid to trot out an old yarn in the interests of gimmickry.
Darek Jeans alerts us to current trends in his ‘Faschion’ pages. (He has devised a replacement phrase for “I Love You”.
It goes “I Love At You”). He also identifies 64 types of bacteria located in your travel wash-bags.
George Standfast is revealed as an immense ‘disruptor’, in case you weren’t tiring of the notion of ‘disruption’.
Magazines to receive their inaugural review by co-editors J. Hackson and Elliot Smoke include “Straight Up Fruit”, “You, Yourself and You”, and “F****** Signal!” magazines. The column “Your Magazines in Our View” rolls on.
The ‘Self-loathing Collective’ issue their advisory statement on page 7:
“Self-loathing? Of course. If we don’t get that right, how can we loathe others?”
But if it’s endless fun you want then take in the latest “Musical Scales” photomontage, “Keep Calm” by Alan Hardmantle (Retired), and the consistently under-played cartoon strip featuring our French heroes “Abbleau l’oie et Garamond”.
In his ‘Emphasis’ feature, Alan Vaughan pin-points the social media tendency for everyone to appear to be screaming loudly and constantly. “What a din!” he says, “it almost embarasses me”.
Join the party!