Playfulness. Photograph by Christopher SmithPurchase Acne Paper Book

Playfulness. Photograph by Christopher SmithPurchase Acne Paper Book

Acne Paper Book

The book celebrates some of the best work from the magazine’s archive, accompanied by new essays by Sarah Mower, Vince Aletti and Robin Muir written especially for this lavishly produced 568 page edition.

Narrated by a timeless theme explored through photography, art, literature and journalism, Acne Paper published the work of top level contributors from different generations and was admired for its elegant art direction and high production value.

The book includes the work of legendary photographers such as David Bailey, Saul Leiter, Sarah Moon, Snowdon, Irving Penn and Paolo Roversi, as well as image makers of younger generations including Roe Ethridge, Jamie Hawkesworth, Julia Hetta, Viviane Sassen and Sølve Sundsbø, to name but a very few.

Edited by Thomas Persson, Acne Paper’s editor-in-chief and creative director, the book features interviews with and contributions from Azzedine Alaïa, Isabelle Huppert, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kim Jones, David Lynch, Malcolm McLaren, Arthur Mitchell, Glenn O’Brien, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tilda Swinton and Gillian Wearing.

For the cover and opening portfolio, Christopher Smith, known for his self portraits, has given his artistic interpretation of Acne Paper and its fifteen themes.

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The Acne Paper themes reimagined. “Art & Spirituality” and “The Studio”. Photographs by Christopher Smith.

The Acne Paper themes reimagined. “Art & Spirituality” and “The Studio”. Photographs by Christopher Smith.

Dressing the page. Essay by Vince Aletti. Jonte’ photographed by Terry Tsiolis for Acne Paper Issue 6, 2008. Styling by Mattias Karlsson.

Dressing the page. Essay by Vince Aletti. Jonte’ photographed by Terry Tsiolis for Acne Paper Issue 6, 2008. Styling by Mattias Karlsson.

Dressing the page. Essay by Vince Aletti. Coves of the Manhattan issue by Brigitte Lacombe for Acne Paper Issue 14, 2013. Various spreads from the same issue.

Dressing the page. Essay by Vince Aletti. Coves of the Manhattan issue by Brigitte Lacombe for Acne Paper Issue 14, 2013. Various spreads from the same issue.

A legacy in photographs. Essay by Robin Muir. Tilda Swinton photographed by Paolo Roversi for Acne Paper issue 9, 2009. Styling by Mattias Karlsson.

A legacy in photographs. Essay by Robin Muir. Tilda Swinton photographed by Paolo Roversi for Acne Paper issue 9, 2009. Styling by Mattias Karlsson.

Becoming a legend. Interview with Georg Oddner for Acne Paper Issue 1, 2005. Portrait of Naima Wifstrand by Georg Oddner, 1958.

Becoming a legend. Interview with Georg Oddner for Acne Paper Issue 1, 2005. Portrait of Naima Wifstrand by Georg Oddner, 1958.

Masterclass. Edeline Lee and Maria Nishio photographed by Snowdon for Acne Paper Issue 3, 2006.

Masterclass. Edeline Lee and Maria Nishio photographed by Snowdon for Acne Paper Issue 3, 2006.

Ain’t no mountain high enough. Photographs by Hans Feurer for Acne Paper Issue 5, 2007. Styling by Marie Chaix.

Ain’t no mountain high enough. Photographs by Hans Feurer for Acne Paper Issue 5, 2007. Styling by Marie Chaix.

Manolo Blahnik. Interview with Manolo Blahnik by Peter McNeil. Illustration by Manolo Blahnik.

Manolo Blahnik. Interview with Manolo Blahnik by Peter McNeil. Illustration by Manolo Blahnik.

Come alive. Le Nost Malik photographed by Terry Tsolis for Acne Paper Issue 6, 2008. Styling by Mattias Karlsson.

Come alive. Le Nost Malik photographed by Terry Tsolis for Acne Paper Issue 6, 2008. Styling by Mattias Karlsson.

Bearded ladies. Hibiscus of The Cockettes photographed by Joshua Freiwald in 1970. From Acne Paper Issue 6, 2008.

Bearded ladies. Hibiscus of The Cockettes photographed by Joshua Freiwald in 1970. From Acne Paper Issue 6, 2008.

L’Amant. Sessilee Lopez and Liu Wen photographed by Daniel Jackson for Acne Paper Issue 8, 2009.

L’Amant. Sessilee Lopez and Liu Wen photographed by Daniel Jackson for Acne Paper Issue 8, 2009.

Gillian Wearing. Gillian Wearing interviewed by Xerxes Cook for Acne Paper Issue 13, 2012. Artwork by Gillian Wearing.

Gillian Wearing. Gillian Wearing interviewed by Xerxes Cook for Acne Paper Issue 13, 2012. Artwork by Gillian Wearing.

Acne Paper Book
Published 2021

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