Beneficial Shock! magazine is set to launch their brand issue 8 this November with an event at Rova Editions. The film and illustration Magazine will host the event to celebrate their ‘Awe and Wonder’ issue on the 21st of November. The magazine, which continues their ode to film in beautiful layouts, bold typography and creative artworks throughout is starting to ship the new issue from their website on the 15th.
The cover illustrator for the new issue is Raphaelle Macaron. To create the cover, as Beneficial Shock! notes on their Instagram, “Raphaelle harked back to the film-watching experiences of her youth – tipping her creative hat to the strong and inspirational female characters who appeared in a range of films across a variety of genres. From fiery princesses and determined activists to comic-book vamps and kick-ass brides; these were the screen icons that helped to reframe a certain kind of female representation at the turn of the millenium.”
The event will dive into the making of the ‘Awe & Wonder’ issue, and pull back the curtain on films that get beneath our skin. As noted on their website, ”To capture awe or wonder onscreen is one thing, but to instill it in the viewer through a deeper connection is something altogether different, and it’s this unique perspective that we look to explore in the pages of issue 8. Larger-than-life ‘performers’ such as Muhammad Ali and Aretha Franklin, who’s onscreen presence has been majestically and authentically captured. Directors like David Cronenberg, Sofia Coppola and Terence Malick who’s films get beneath our skin in undeniable ways. Epic creatures that fill the widest of widescreens and city symphonies that embody a place’s connection to its varied inhabitants in mysterious ways. All of these and more set us on a path of discovery and a search for meaning.”
Issue 8 features a huge variety of contributors between images and words, including Jez Conolly, Mario Damiano, Eilis Dart, Will Dodd, Alexandra Dzhiganskaya, Neil Fox, Matthew Frame, Georgina Guthrie, Daniel Hwang, Tommy James, Halil Karasu, Kamilla Krol, Canto Kun, Raphaelle Macaron, Beth Morris, Celine Moya, Elena Mompo, Daniel Nelson, Craig Oldham, Thomas Puhr, Callum Reid, Alexander Sayf Cummings, Camille Smithwick, Gabriel Solomons, Tony Stella, Akiko Stehrenberger, Ben Turner, Valentina Vinci, Viktoria Vladenovski, Aleksander Walijewski and James Yates.
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