FUKT Magazine, one of the world’s leading, engaging and inspiring drawing magazine returns for its 20th edition. This new anniversary release looks at the art of portraits in drawing.
While creating portraits is as old as humanity, what does that mean today, especially in the age of selfies and social media? After 2 years of a global pandemic and people hidden behind masks FUKT Issue #20 explores and celebrates the human face. Featuring drawings by 34 contemporary artists, we delve into the world of portraiture and the face in contemporary art. Inside the magazine, you’ll discover a range of perspectives and topics, from face blindness, courtroom drawings and lockdown portraits to facial recognition – a selection of drawing positions that present a unique take on the face.
The cover comes in variations of 24 different printed faces, all of which have a tear-off cover revealing an empty face template on which you can draw any face you want. You can scribble, draw a portrait, simple or elaborate, anything is possible.
Founded in 1999 in Norway by the artist Bjørn Hegardt, FUKT, which translates to “moist” or “damp” in Norwegian and Swedish, the magazine is now based in Berlin and Oslo. Each issue comes with a unique cover by Ariane Spanier who also co-edits and designs the magazine. From issue 16 onwards, the FUKT team began organising each edition thematically: from The Sex Issue on Dirty Drawings to The Words Issue and Fukt The System Issue.
FUKT has won multiple awards including Art Director's Club Germany 2021, The ADC Annual Awards 2021 - Silver Cube for publication design, D&AD Graphite Pencil 2020, D&AD Wood Pencil 2019 and was awarded cover of the year at Stack Awards in 2019. It has previously been featured on It’s Nice That, magCulture, Stack Magazines and more.
17 x 23 cm