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Obscura Magazine Issue 13


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To coincide with the third anniversary of our seasonal lifestyle publication Obscura Magazine, we are pleased to announce Blackbird; our first title dedicated to the world of the automobile.
Blackbird is a presentation of a design, a pure art form, a passion and it explores the intricate relationship between man and machine, as opposed to it simply being an object of desire or a status symbol. It is a title that looks into the mechanics, precision and engineering of past and present that gives life to the automobile as a cultural icon. For the inaugural issue, we present an extensive story on the classic Porsche 911, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The commemorative feature showcases rare classic models of the air-cooled 911 era, as well as interviews with some of the major figures in the global 911 scene. Blackbird also talks to veteran Formula One racing journalist Richard Kelley, who unveils a series of never before seen historic shots at the racetrack in the 70s; arguably the golden era of F1.
The Japanese film genre of Tokusatsu has had a major impact in our generation and “The Ultraman Series”, the cover story of the latest issue Obscura Magazine is a classic example of this genre. We also look into the art of miniature modeling. These features include in-depth conversations with various artists from the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong piecing together different stories and cultures behind each individual style of the art form. On the subject of art, we pay a visit to the art studio Kaikai Kiki. In our interview with Takashi Murakami, one of the most influential artists of our time, we discuss his efforts in cultivating and nurturing the next generation of Japanese artists and the extensive creative process of Kaikai Kiki.
The two magazines will be sold together as a set.
Blackbird / Key Features:
Magnus Walker - “Disturbing the Peace”
Singer Vehicle Design - “The Second Act”
Richard Kelley - “A Fly on the Wall”
McLaren MP4-8 - “Shadows and Light”
Road Test - Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / Aston Martin Vanquish
Obscura / Key Features:
The Ultraman Series - “50 Years of Tsuburaya Productions”
Chung King Yeung - “Build a Handmade City”
Matthew Albanese - “The Unseen World”

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