Acne Studio Launches Acne Paper Book

The book celebrates some of the best work from the magazine’s archive

Acne Studios has announced the launch of the Acne Paper book this summer. 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 specifically for this release.

Acne Paper was a biannual magazine that had a brief but fantastic life from 2005 to 2014. 


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

The book includes the work of photographers such as David Bailey, Saul Leiter, Sarah Moon, Snowdon, Irving Penn, and Paolo Raversi, as well as image creators from younger generations including Roe Ethridge, Jamie Hawkesworth, Julia Hetta, and Viviane Sassen to only name a few.

Edited by Thomas Persson, Acne Paper’s editor-in-chief and creative director, the book also 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.

Acne Paper is available on the Acne Studios website and is selling for $100 USD.

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