Plazm Magazine: Documenting Creative Culture Since 1991

Plazm is a magazine of design, art, and culture with worldwide distribution. Founded by artists as a creative resource, the magazine is now published by the nonprofit New Oregon Arts & Letters.Order Plazm #30 now.


Mr. Lucky

By The Residents, for Plazm #28

Web only content. More info on Plazm #28, the luck issue.

Malia Jensen

by Jon Raymond

When Malia Jensen was little, growing up in the wooded foothills of rural Oregon, an issue of Esquire magazine informed her of a little fact that has stuck with her ever since. Earthworms, her father’s magazine reported, feel pain.

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Harri Pälviranta: Battered
Photography series and interview examining the culture of violence in Finland.

Storm Tharp: Arrangement in Flesh and Black
Stephanie Snyder, director of the Cooley on Storm's recent body of work.
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Christina Seeley: Lux
A photographic mapping of the most brightly illuminated — and industrialized regions on the planet. More>>

Every Page of Plazm
Fifteen years of blood, sweat, and tears can be viewed in under an hour. Check it out.

In Conversation With Emigre
Rudy VanderLans in conversation with Plazm.

PDX Music Memory
In Plazm 29, we took a stab at documenting the scene. A by no means definitive effort.

David Byrne
Beth Urdang conducts an interview, and we publish photographs made by Mr. Byrne for Plazm #15.

Timeline of Dissent

The twentieth century saw nearly constant war and nearly constant protest of war. Plazm assembles a timeline of dissent.

Yoko Ono Interview Plazm's Joshua Berger interviews Yoko Ono about creative visualization, music, and the future.

Out of Hand: an Interview with Leonard Peltier

Imprisoned since 1976, Peltier continues to thrive as a writer, painter, and member of AIM.

Out of Darkness: DIN and the Mythic Power of Type
Rarely is typography viewed as part of an organic process of evolution...

Listening to OMD with Stephin Merritt
The musician behind the Magnetic Fields narrates OMD's Architecture and Morality.

Reversible Destiny: the Architecture of Arakawa & Madeline Gins
If you barrel down the Grand Neutralizing Parkway in the town of Yoro, Japan, you may safely lose your mind.
Whose Protecting Who?
Editorial by Martha Rosler with illustrations by Raymond Pettibon.