Two years earlier than the previous issue. N°2, whose feature theme is SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, has increased the number of pages and expanded the format from N°1.5, which is three times the volume of the first issue.
Following the previous issue, the art director is Keita Ishiguro, who handles almost all pages.
B5 variant. 204 pages in total.
The limit of patience for the corona measures that do not show clear guidelines has already been exceeded, and normal days are slowly returning. be free of restrictions. Of course, that itself is welcome, but to be honest, we no longer know what the truth is in the Internet society where fiction and fact are entwined. In addition to that, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has continued to weaken the yen and raise prices. At a time like this, the ideal state should be to play the role of alleviating the anxiety of the people, even if only a little. and anger, and emptiness comes and goes. The pandemic has further deepened the inequalities and divisions caused by the efficiency and competitive society created by the excessive market economy. no longer do.
After all, what has changed since then?
Do you still remember what you thought at that time?
That said, the payment is coming this month as well. Reality is harsh and ruthless. The haze that hung in front of me still hasn't cleared up.
Nevertheless, I would like to continue to take responsibility for the many problems facing society, rather than despairing. Street culture, in particular, is a DIY culture in which everyone who puts their feet into it is also a player . Of course, the same can be said for this magazine, which is at the end of culture. Therefore, I would like to offer reliable words that will help you, who are reading this text now, who like things, and those who will pick up things after you roll from there, in a better direction. When I think of people who have , there was a common point there.
those who continue.
The initial impulse has passed long ago, and they are innate artists who continue to express themselves despite facing their bare selves. These people have words that can only be built on the accumulated time. This is the word that has been lost in the instant era of instant consumption in the name of capitalism. It is good even if there is a distance from the trend. In an era where there are no trends, it is strange that only a few artists are in the spotlight, and only for a very short period of time. There are still other people with great talent. I think what this magazine should be responsible for is to shine a light on those people. This is the current issue that has been archived in this way.
It takes patience to keep going. There will be pain, failure and regret. Even so, the words of those who have continued without giving up will surely suggest your destination.