LIST MAGAZINE, ed. Serge Becker & Lisa Ano
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New York, 2000. Softcover. Very Good+ in wrappers. Periodical. Unpaginated. Complete w/ Hair Wars card intact.
There was only ever one issue of this publication, but it was absolutely epic! All the cool kids (Larry Sultan, Jim Warlord etc.) were involved in the making of this and all these years later I am still left longing for Issue 02!
Laura Bradley says:
"Working from the simplest of premises, List consisted of a series of lists. A list of lists if you like. Lists have long been an editorial staple, and the magazine makes hay with the form. Written, visual, serious, silly… as Lisa told me recently, ‘The possibilities are endless. The fun is in the edit, in compiling the lists and creating a record of the moment.’
The magazine opens with a series of numerical lists (above) ranging from facts about the US strawberry industry to international illiteracy rates via a top ten of photographers’ day rates. Some reveal how fast things change – like the ‘Top Web Ranking’ list that not only demonstrates how language changes (Top Web Ranking?) but also how once important sites have faded away. Each section of the magazine has a different subtitle – this is the TrivaLIST section, the purest form of list here and the one Serge and Lisa declare their favourite.
Later on in the issue is a complete list of invitees to the launch party for wannabe super-mag Talk; relentlessly detailed and unmediated, it’s facinating reading the alphabetical juxtapositions of the great and good of turn-of-the-century New York celebrity (Ivana Trump is listed, but not Donald). This is very much another era of launch party.
The RecycLIST section lists original art and the advertisements based on them; another section, PlayLIST, is a visual taxonomy of video game systems.
FinaLIST strikes a more serious note, listing the last suppers requested on death row. A ‘Most wanted LIST’ of up-and-coming models is followed by the ‘FBI most wanted LIST’ that provides another nod to history, the relatively unknown Usama Bin Laden (sic) appearing in a series of poster-style pages of (above, right). The juxtaposed lists of models and criminals takes a subtle dig at the categorising of people."