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Sex is an online culture magazine based in New York. Designed for the web, and completely free, Sex has acted as a real-time archive of a spectrum of creative ideas available to anyone who wants to take the time to look. The list of artists, graphic designers, musicians, fashion designers, writers, and photographers featured in these digital editions reads like a yearbook of the most important forces in the shifting creative landscape of the post-internet era, including Venus X, Maggie Lee, Daniel McDonald, Bill Strobeck, Harsh Patel, Cali Thornhill Dewitt, Susan Cianciolo, Almalia Ulman, Spencer Sweeny, Total Freedom, Eckhaus Latta, Petra Cortright, Gerlan Jeans, Ratking, Peggy Noland, Jacob Ciocci, and many others.
Inspired by the independent magazine renaissance at the turn of the millennium, (Index, Butt, Made in USA) Sex sought to create it’s own culture with a digital-native, lofi aesthetic on a largely unregulated internet, giving voice to new ideas and attitudes towards both art and life alike. Sex is a response to the stalemate between the Internet and print–looking to the principles of its favorite magazines as an exit strategy towards new frontiers.
Sex Magazine: #1-10 will collect the first ten issues of Sex, in print for the first time–a physical testament to the influential power of the web and an unrivaled account of art and culture at the coming of age of the new millennium.
Asher Penn is a New York based artist and founder of Sex magazine. He has contributed to numerous magazines including Artforum, Interview, Bad Day, Art In America, The Heavy Mental, and Monster Children.