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.


For Color, a Plazm Project

A 32-page coloring book curated by Plazm in 1997. A full list of contributors is below, along with a free download of the entire booklet. Enjoy.

Download Plazm Coloring Book

Cover: Anton Kimball
2. Storm Tharp
3. Carla Mayela Figueroa
4. Kay Slusarenko
5. Raymond Pettibon & Monica Moran
6. Heather Hadlock
7. Ed Fella
8. Efrat Rafaeli
9. Bob Waldman
10. Chloe Eudaly
11. Isabel Samaras
12. Marcellus Hall
13. Designers Republic
14. Fred Bower
15. Patrick Long
16. Marcus Burlile
17. Carolyn Cooley
18. Zoey Kroll with text by Margaret Tedesco
19. Denise Gonzales Crisp
20. Rick Pinchera
21. Jeff Kling
22. Peace McCracken
23. Linda Reynen
24. Frank Kozik
25. Sean Tejaratchi
26. Bwana Spoons
27. Sam Coomes
28. Patrick Moore
29. Patricking@Thirst


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.