We’re throwing in a free surprise collectable gift for anyone ordering the 20th Anniversary Special Edition this week (17th - 21st December), get it at WeAreBLAG our brand new official online store.
Just incase anyone missed it, here’s the guest list of those featured in the edition: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, BLAGgirls by Stuart Semple x Matt Holyoak, Chuck D of Public Enemy, ?uestlove of The Roots, Dennis Pennis, Tim Wheeler of Ash, Rankin, GZA, Beck, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Slum Village, Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, André 3000, Beastie Boys, Common, Ioan Gruffudd, The Game, Adrien Brody, Lupe Fiasco, Cillian Murphy, OutKast, Joseph Fiennes, Phoenix, James McAvoy, Kasabian, The Raconteurs, Rinko Kikuchi, Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal, Josh Homme, QOTSA, Sam Riley, Howlin’ Pelle of The Hives, Scott Weiland, Chad Hugo of N*E*R*D, Andrew Garfield, Luke Grimes, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Slash, Julian Casablancas, Phil Frost, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Belgraves, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mercedes Helnwein, End of Watch, Rohan Marley, Saint James Paris, Sweet Relief, jeffstaple, Maison Kitsuné, Milkcrate, Aaron LaCrate, Phil Knott, Danny! Rust & Bone, Sipsmith, Bull, Untouchable and Theo Martins.
2012 | Going, going, gone…
We relaunched our shop last weekend and things have been moving at a quick pace, thanks to everyone for their support! We thought we should let you know about some of the editions that are flying out.
…only 30 copies left in total of our Beastie Boys double cover - this edition features Tom Hardy’s first ever interview with us, in fact he wrote it and took the self-portraits that run with it. Also featured inside is ?uestlove of The Roots, an essay by GZA, art by Phil Frost and Nigo of A Bathing Ape’s Guide to Tokyo.
…only 30 copies left in total of our André 3000 + 50 Cent cover. These covers were shot to tie-in with ‘Hey Ya’ and ‘In Da Club / Get Rich or Die Tryin’. There’s also an INTRODUCING… interview with Ironman II writer Justin Theroux, art from Delta and Mode 2. Interviews on World Peace with Chuck D, The Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, plus Will.I.Am.
…only 30 copies left of our Ioan Gruffudd + Common covers. This edition features an INTRODUCING… feature with Rhymefest right before he fantastic debut album and winning his Grammy for writing Jesus Walks for Kanye West, art from Mike Mills and Kenzo Minami, a feature with OutKast producers Organized Noize, Ten Essential Ingredients for a Good Party by Mark Ronson and Money Mark’s Guide to LA.
…only 42 copies left in total of our Cillian Murphy cover. This edition is about Women on Men, inside Kim Gordon talks about Richard Prince and Marc Jacobs, art feature José Parlá, Lily Allen dishes out Ten Essential Tips for a Successful Date for the boys and we grilled Scott King, Phoenix, T.I, Lupe Fiasco and more about women.
Absolute collectors items! Get them while you can.
Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and a bubble bath…it’s our 20th Anniversary, so why not?!
It’s our 20th Anniversary and we want to celebrate with you… It’s going to be the biggest, best party in a book ever!
We want to include you in the luxurious 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition, we now have room for 500 readers to be featured in the edition alongside our stellar cast.
More details: To mark this very special occasion we’re putting together the most incredible edition of BLAG featuring a worldwide exclusive cover with none other than Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) - together! We’ve taken the most exclusive and fun photographs and got truly in-depth interviews, we’re so excited.
Alongside this we have a star studded cast with new and old school interviews, unseen images and highlights from the last 20 years. You can see just some of the line-up in the trailer above.
Reserve your copy today and by reply email send us a photo of you + your name / twitter handle / website to be included.
First 1,000 copies signed by Sally and Sarah to you.
~Dress up as your favourite band member, actor or character.
~Your favourite self-portrait / portait.
~An illustration of yourself.
~Mimic your favourite BLAG shoot, you might be posing like Julian Casablancas or taking a bubble bath like Tom Hardy & Noomi Rapace or doing a handstand like Money Mark or posing like the Beastie Boys with your friends.
The edition will be in true coffee-table style, even though we’re going back to our fun fanzine roots, we’re sticking with our renowned high production values, gorgeous photography, layouts and art.
It’s inspiring, hilarious and a real treasure. We cannot wait to share it with you. It’s been an incredible journey and to thank you, we want you to be a part of it too.
Don’t Miss Out. Tell All Your Friends. Share the Video.
With thanks and love,
Sally and Sarah
2012 | Back By Dope Demand…
We’ve opened a brand new store with rare back issues now available again in limited runs, our App and also the Passion & Patience Show. Have a look, we hope you enjoy!
2006 | Who we were featuring…
The Game | Hate It Or Love It feat. 50 Cent
Sarah: Ok, tips on approaching ladies for our male readers and five things to avoid for a successful date?
50: Ah man! Five things to avoid for a successful date? I mean, tips on approaching women.. I think you should make eye contact before you say anything to her, so you don’t startle her, you know, when you run up on her. [Laughs] Don’t run up on her, you know! If you can make a woman smile, if you have a sense of humour, then that’s a good approach. If you can be someone that’s fun to be around, I think women are attracted to that. Ummm, what would I do? Don’t try to show the things that you’ve accomplished when you meet a woman, just meet her and let her accept you for yourself before, if she doesn’t already know the things you’ve accomplished, you know, ‘cause power’s an aphrodisiac. People – women and men – are attracted to powerful people, you know, so a particular woman might not be the kind of person that you actually want in your life, when you meet her she might be… The idea of her may be attractive, because she’s powerful, in a good space and vice versa too for a man.
Sally: And what about things to avoid?
50: To Avoid? Oh! Avoid being really close to a woman if your breath is not right. [Laughs] Avoid being over flattering, as far as her appearance is concerned. Attractive women know they’re attractive. They get familiar, because people proposition themselves often to attractive people. You don’t have to continuously comment on a women’s physical appearance of how she looks. Just to comment slightly and keep it moving is good.
Excerpt from the 50 Cent cover feature | BLAG Vol.2 Nø 1
Sarah: Can you describe your neighbourhood, because you’ve moved out of the area you grew up, haven’t you?
50: Yeah! There’s a big difference, everything is a little more relaxed, calmer. The people live so far apart from you at this point, that their problems are their problems and your problems are yours. You know, when you’re on top of each other, that’s where the friction comes. In the city, a lot of people are stacked up on top of each other in apartments and if someone has a bad attitude then it’ll come across. If someone’s having a bad day and you say ‘Hi’ and they say nothing back, or you say ‘Hi’ and they say something disrespectful, it’ll put you in a bad mood you know, a bad space and it kinda filters through the whole environment. Yeah, so it’s more you don’t even say ‘Hi’, they don’t even care what you doing; you just mind your business and don’t deal with people and prevent putting yourself in a situation where you’re not happy.
Excerpt from feature in BLAG Vol.2 Nø 1