Benji Knewman Magazine Issue 6 is out now and is full of interesting stories: Russian writer Oleg Sivun ponders the chaos of constant technological seductions, and how to survive it / Genderless nipples: what to do about the unequal nudity policies of Instagram / Riga shopkeepers Dite Jurcāne and Armen Nacherian on sleeping in the shop, and the value of a seller’s honesty / Graphic designer Sasha Ushakov welcomes you to his office in a 100-year-old water tower / Why is there a plastic bag full of plastic bags in every Latvian household? / And art for art’s sake: Conformists and non-conformists in Soviet Latvia.
Benji Knewman magazine is a publication from Latvia. Life that you can read. Benji Knewman is a man, around 40 years old. He’s trying to be genuine, and it seems he sometimes manages. Just like his grandfather who used to say: “Ben, how you spend your day is how you spend your life!”. Currently Benji Knewman is more everywhere than anywhere. Mostly on the road. He’s still in search of his own perfect day. While looking for it, he curates a biannual bookazine telling stories about people who don’t pretend and who can simply be. Covering a myriad of vocations and lifestyles, as well as geographical locations, they’re living proof that you don’t have to be conventional to have a good life. In the end, everything is going to be great.
Bilingual (English / Latvian) with a side of Russian.
140 mm x 200 mm.
Full color on uncoated paper complimented with two surprise insets. Perfect bound. Open spine for easy reading.
Printed in PNB Print near by Riga, Latvia.
On the cover:
Art Days in Riga, April 1978. Photography by Gunārs Janaitis.