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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.
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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.
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In Conversation With Emigre
Rudy VanderLans in conversation with Plazm.
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PDX Music Memory
In Plazm 29, we took a stab at documenting the scene. A by no means definitive effort.
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David Byrne
Beth Urdang conducts an interview, and we publish photographs made by Mr. Byrne for Plazm #15.
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Timeline of Dissent

The twentieth century saw nearly constant war and nearly constant protest of war. Plazm assembles a timeline of dissent.
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Yoko Ono Interview Plazm's Joshua Berger interviews Yoko Ono about creative visualization, music, and the future.

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Out of Hand: an Interview with Leonard Peltier

Imprisoned since 1976, Peltier continues to thrive as a writer, painter, and member of AIM.
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Out of Darkness: DIN and the Mythic Power of Type
Rarely is typography viewed as part of an organic process of evolution...
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Listening to OMD with Stephin Merritt
The musician behind the Magnetic Fields narrates OMD's Architecture and Morality.
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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.
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Whose Protecting Who?
Editorial by Martha Rosler with illustrations by Raymond Pettibon.
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