Fantastic Man Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom

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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.

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

"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." —

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

"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." —

"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

"Delightful minutiae... Elegant images and thoughtful interviews." —The Guardian - The Fashion

"Spans 21 issues and the unexpected or insightful stories gleaned from their pages... Neither a tome nor a shrunken magazine, the thick but surprisingly light book is perfectly readable." —

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