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Fantastic Man

Men of Great Style and Substance


Charismatic, compelling and trendsetting, 69 of the world’s most influential and creative men presented by cult style-bible Fantastic Man.


Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom


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Price: USD$49.95

Charismatic, compelling and trendsetting, 69 of the world’s most influential and creative men presented by cult style-bible Fantastic Man.

Publication celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Fantastic Man magazine.

Features some of today’s biggest male celebrities including Ewan McGregor, Tom Ford, Helmut Lang and David Beckham.

Includes photography by renowned photographers such as Juergen Teller, Bruce Weber and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Elegant and cool, the book reflects the magazine’s signature aesthetics.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 245 x 175 mm (9 5/8 x 6 7/8 in)
Pages: 572 pp
Illustrations: 300 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714870397

Gert Jonkers & Jop van Bennekom (Amsterdam) are the creators and editors of men's menswear and lifestyle magazine Fantastic Man. Jonkers and Van Bennekom met each other in 1997 working on Blvd, a sophisticated Dutch cultural and lifestyle magazine. The pair collaborated on a gay culture magazine, Butt, in 2001, which had immediate impact. The two then turned to Fantastic Man and continued their success withThe Gentlewoman and a magazine for the fashion brand COS.

Contents and sections:

Foreword by INEZ VAN LAMSWEERDE

FANTASTICNESS, an introduction by EMILY KING


Chapter 1

    Mr. David Walliams
    Mr. Alexis Taylor
    Mr. Cerith Wyn Evans
    Mr. Helmut Lang
    Mr. Peter Saville
    Mr. Ewan McGregor
    Mr. Thom Browne
    Mr. Fergus Henderson
Archive (I): CLEVER DETAILS - Sophisticated sartorial tricks
    Mr. David Beckham
    Mr. Rem Koolhaas
    Mr. Rupert Everett
    Mr. Tyler Brûlé
    Mr. Carlo Antonelli
    Mr. Moses Manley
    Mr. Raf Simons
    Mr. Russell Tovey
    Mr. Hamish Bowles
Chapter 2
    Mr. Antony Hegarty
    Mr. Stefano Tonchi
    Mr. Jeremy Deller
    Mr. Peter Murphy
    Mr. Evgeny Lebedev
    Mr. Matthew Moneypenny
    Mr. Mark E. Smith
    Mr. Stefano Pilati
    Mr. Fredric Brandt
Archive (II): GOOD LOOKS - Top-to-toe fabulous clothes, worn well
    Mr. Charlie Porter
    Mr. Ai Weiwei
    Mr. Clément Chabernaud
    Mr. Bret Easton Ellis
    Mr. Olivier Zahm
    Mr. Malcolm McLaren
    Mr. Lucas Ossendrijver
    Mr. Tom Ford
    Mr. Richard Quest
  Chapter 3
    Mr. Bryan Ferry
    Mr. Vinoodh Matadin
    Mr. Antonio Bracciani
    Mr. Wolfgang Tillmans
    Mr. Steve McQueen
    Mr. Jonathan Adler
    Mr. Matthew Slotover
Archive (III): GRAND STILLS - Exquisite arrangements, pictured perfectly
    Mr. Tim Blanks
    Mr. Peter Philips
    Mr. Ricky Clifton
    Mr. Tobias Meyer
    Mr. Konstantin Grcic
    Mr. Christoph Waltz
    Mr. Jonny Woo
    Mr. Patrick Grant
    Mr. David Bailey
    Mr. Roberto Bolle
    Mr. Spike Jonze
Chapter 4
    Mr. Wim Crouwel
    Mr. Peter York
    Mr. Gavin MacDonald
    Mr. André Balazs
    Mr. Okwui Enwezor
    Mr. Peter Jeroense
    Mr. Oliver Sim
    Mr. Giles Deacon
    Mr. Joe McKenna
Archive (IV): NICENESS - Typographic treats, designed to delight
    Mr. Benoît Duteurtre
    Mr. Francesco Vezzoli
    Mr. Xavier Dolan
    Mr. Chris Dercon
    Mr. Johnnie Shand Kydd
    Mr. Claude Montana
    Mr. Ollie Edwards
COVERS - 21 iconic covers produced over 10 years, chronologically, each accompanied by a pithy outline of the respective issue's highlights

INDEX - A directory of the 69 men featured in this book, alongside everyone else mentioned in the articles or involved in making the magazine

"With its minimalist design and art direction from photography greats... it's bound to be a coffee-table staple." —Racked.com

"a much-imitated scripture of men's style" —The New York Times

"[S]ome of the best fashion editorials and interviews in the magazine's history" —Out.com

"Fantastic Man just got even more fantastic [with this] stylish tome." —DailyFrontRow.com

"Fantastic Man's greatest hits. ...No album track duds here, oh no. ...sandwiched between its handsomely printed covers such esteemed gentlemen as Tom Ford, Helmut Lang and David Beckham, photographed and discussed by the finest minds in the business. Kind of like a literary/fashion/man sandwich. ...your guide to being a better man. Guaranteed self-improvement. What more could you want? It's fantastisch." —10magazine.com

"Fantastic Man['s] bombastic enthusiasm has been quietly upsetting the world of men#39;s publications since their first issue in 2005." —The Cut/Gallery

"Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom are the creators of Fantastic Man, one of the most remarkable magazines of this era. It is an avant-garde throwback–a remarkably formal and philosophical men's fashion magazine that positions itself above the commercial fray with a singular tone and elegant design. " —Interview

"Among the frighteningly fashionable, Fantastic Man is pretty much a cult. ...Each one an intelligent and successful man like we all want to be" —The Sunday Times

"Fantastic Man has a great influence in fashion circles... a handsome book" —The Guardian

"With its minimalist design and art direction from photography greats... it's bound to be a coffee-table staple." —Racked.com

"a much-imitated scripture of men's style" —The New York Times

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