Victory Journal Issue 10 is out now. What happens when sport and art intersect? For Victory Journal’s 10th issue we sought to answer this very question. From “The Loser,” Gay Talese’s studied portrait of a boxer in decline, to the fascinating story of Bonnie Erickson, the former Henson Studios designer who became the cornerstone of the mascot industry—we looked at the people, places and things that offered an offbeat angle to the art of athleticism. It manifests in every page: whether it’s street photographer Cheryl Dunn’s photos of the decadent, rowdy Triple Crown crowds juxtaposed against the larger-than-life baseball art of Raymond Pettibon, or Bronx-based sculptor John Ahearn’s surreal “lifecasts,” Victory Journal 10 turns the concept of sport on its head, presenting a familiar world in unexpected ways.
Victory Journal from Brooklyn (NY, USA) is published bi-annually. Unmoved by statistical analysis and provincial opinionating, Victory is concerned with the eternal glories and ignominies of players and pursuits the world over. Calling on an elite roster of like-minded contributors, Victory provides a forum for work that is unapologetically enthusiastic and uncompromisingly personal. It encompasses oral histories and personal essays, photographs and illustrations, films and animations, embracing story-telling methods both classic and not-yet-invented. Victory speaks to an audience that like its architects can distinguish the enduring from the fleeting and is ruled, above all, by an irrepressible curiosity.