VOLUME#1 CALL OF THE WILD
DOES THE WORLD NEED ANOTHER MAGAZINE?
After all, the mainstream print media is in disarray, and most of us spend our life glued to one screen or another. People, we're told, don't read any more, and style - not substance - is what counts, along with how many followers we have and how loudly we can shout. But surely, in the current climate of chaos and confusion, when countries threaten to "erase" one another from the map, it's time for new fresh voices to be raised and heard. And that's why Perfect Bound exists. Remember what old Sunday supplements used to be about? They were a source of suprprise, intrigue, inspiration and growth. And that's what we hope you will discover within the pages of Perfect Bound. Volume#1 is themed around the idea of "wildness". We challenged our contributors - photographers, writers, artists and stylists - to interpret the theme of wildness; while some opted for the wildness of nature, others took a "walk on the wild side". They have created stories that explore and deconstruct the meaning of the word wild, whether it relates to people, places, music or literature, while looking at how it can impact and bring lasting and meaningful change to our cultural landscape. Wild is our way to disrupt the universal fantasy of a perfect, curated world and re-engage with creativity, expression, simplicity and authenticity. Take this walk with us and see where it leads you.
Daniel Dumoulin, Publisher