The Muscles Issue
Lampoon Issue 26 is a magazine with an editorial identity based on respect for all human diversity. We support anyone who wants to bring a positive message of civic and social engagement. In order to construct our narrative, we investigate contemporary aesthetics – we produce editorial photography by bringing creativity and fashion in progress, challenging the state of the art.
The title Lampoon Issue 26 is not about generic and varied strength – the word is MUSCLES. We need people whose muscles are not just expressions of strength, but of kindness: these people are respectable people. They are the ones who show themselves for who they are, whether naked or dressed, the ones who never forget either the courtesy of a thank you, the kindness of a smile. A good person is the one you can trust with the little things, even a light word – whether in romantic endeavors or professional engagements, a respectable person is the one with whom you know you don’t need a signed contract. It is these people, the ones who have the muscles, we are talking about.
Within Lampoon / The MUSCLES Issue are the works of Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev dialogues with Otobong Nkanga and Michelangelo Pistoletto on the social role of art; Julian Bedel and Lorcan O’Neill plunge the readers into the oxymoron of listening to a scent; Durk Dehner co-founder of Tom of Finland Foundation talks about preserving, collecting, and exhibiting homoerotic art and more.
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