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.


Patrick Long - Cop Love

Plazm is proud to feature the first printed publication of Patrick's series "Cop Love." The drawings met with protest at their first exhibition in New York. Some of the work featured here is not in the printed
issue of the magazine, and some of the work featured in the magazine is not found on the web site.

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The Past, Present and Future of the Political Poster

Lincoln Cushing has spent the better part of his career making and preserving historic posters. Cushing has published three books about poster art; Revolucion! Cuban Poster Art and Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Much of his renowned archival work was done with a collection of Cuban political posters from the 1960s to the 1980s.
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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.