Summer 2013 - Issue 5: Water
Victory Journal is the new refuge of the true sportsman. Unmoved by statistical analysis and provincial opinionating, Victory is concerned with the eternal glories and ignominies of players and pursuits the world over. From sumo wrestling to nautical jousting, 80s icons to Olympic hopefuls, Victory unearths the sublime joys of the sporting life through reportage and oral history, photography and illustration.
Issue 5: Water
11.5" x 16.5"
Victory Journal #5, 'The Water Issue,' offers diverse visions of the sporting life aquatic from Jamie Brisick’s wonderfully personal profile of one-eyed surfing visionary, Derek Hynd, to Mickey Duzyj's illustrated history of Orlando 'El Duque' Hernandez’s perilous escape from Castro’s Cuba ultimate triumph with the New York Yankees. Add Chadwick Tyler's arresting nudes (featuring models Ali Michael and Julia Hafstrom in Florida's wild marshlands), Anthony Blasko's tight-cropped portfolio of cliffdivers frozen against the Boston sky and Kanoa Zimmerman's undersea black and whites and you get Victory's most ambitious issue to date—a worthy tribute to the liquid element.