Friday evening November 25 will see the launch of Bag magazine in Vancouver. It describes itself as part monograph, part magazine, with each issue dedicated to the work of one emerging artist. The 40 pages are printed on cheap newsprint in a limited edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered by the artist and enclosed in a cellophane bag. In addition, 250 unnumbered copies will be available at various locations.
The inaugural issue's cover is hand-stamped because of fears by the printer's lawyer that the original cover was attempting to be passed off as another publication, WE magazine. But the publishers say this has the benefit of making each copy unique.
The magazine launch is being done in conjunction with an art show called We Will Buy Your Dreams by Devitt Brown (who is the first issue artist) in the Dynamo Gallery, 142 West Hastings (2nd floor) in Vancouver, starting at 7 p.m.
Below is a video showing the artist hand-stamping the cover.