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BL33N x OUT RUSSIAN OLYMPICS x ERIC

BL33N x OUT RUSSIAN OLYMPICS x ERIC

Matthias and Donovan Vriens-McGrath‘s outspoken nature and daring designs are synthesized in their Out Russian Olympics design for BL33N. Personally affected by the uncontrollably spreading bigotry and unpunished crimes against humanity happening in Russia, the creative powerhouse couple launched their rebel in the form of a T-shirt in their trademark...
Printed Matters #6: Hello Mr.

Printed Matters #6: Hello Mr.

Everybody who has ever scheduled a coffee date with me knows that I am usually fashionably late. Once in a while, however, it happens that I am on time or even early. In this case I usually have to find something to do, otherwise I’ll just eat out of boredom....
Power Putin: From Russia With Love

Power Putin: From Russia With Love

Behind every great man there is another great man. And you thought that he doesn’t have a soft side, a gentle touch and a certain tenderness to him? Horse whisperer, Brokeback mountain climber and a sweaty wrestler – all faces of Vladimir we haven’t seen before and would love to...
Blown In A Gentle Wind: Twinkles

Blown In A Gentle Wind: Twinkles

Reporter:  Mr Coward, have you got anything to say to “The Star”? Noel Coward:  Twinkle. memetically yours, matthias vriens mcgrath.

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Overpass To Nowhere

Overpass To Nowhere

Marcus Knupp  takes us on a journey to a place we’ve always dreaded to go and thankfully, haven’t  reached yet. To quote Samantha in HER: “The past is just a story we tell ourselves.” Here is Marcus’ version.  My mother and I had pulled off of highway 85 a good 4 hours outside of Atlanta, Georgia;...
Book Club: BEARDS - An Unshaved History

Book Club: BEARDS – An Unshaved History

  There hasn’t been another quite polarizing all-encompassing topic in (gay) men’s history as The Beard. A token of simultaneously maturity, religious belief and sometimes sloppiness – facial hair has always been carrying symbolic value based on its form, length, thickness and color. Spanning from a lazy 3-day-stubble to a monk-length beard and from precisely...
Party Colare: Italians Do It Better

Party Colare: Italians Do It Better

If you have been more than a month in Berlin, you know that you should leave it to the Italians to organize the craziest gatherings of homosexuals in the early hours of the day. Gianluca and Gianluigi are a queer duo from Sardinia who thought that you can never have too many Italian parties in dirty...
LEVI JACKSON by JUSTIN VIOLINI

LEVI JACKSON by JUSTIN VIOLINI

Remember Levi? Well, there is more of him coming right at you – exclusively on Grateful Grapefruit. And really guys, if you post them on Tumblr, at least credit Justin for making Levi reveal just enough to make our imagination run wild.
Mood Boosters: Adidas Originals AW 13/14

Mood Boosters: Adidas Originals AW 13/14

Hello, my name is Christo Mitov and I have PWPTSD – post winter post traumatic stress disorder. The memory of this morning in May when I woke up and I saw the snow on the ground is when something died inside me. However, the summer made it quite even. Among all the hot adventures and...
Tuff Boy Fun by Donovan Vriens-McGrath

Tuff Boy Fun by Donovan Vriens-McGrath

He is one of the most warm hearted people I’ve ever met. His work strikes with passion and raw honesty. Donovan was born in Texas  to a military family that originated from Boston. The early years of his life he moved around the US every few years as military families do. Settling back in Texas...
Karsten Wegener: Sausage Fest

Karsten Wegener: Sausage Fest

Overly doctored photography is not really my thing. However Karsten Wegener’s project that I freely chose to call Sausage Fest (and he prefers to name Sausage in Art) is quite amusing. He finds inspiration in smoked and cured deli meats to recreate classic works of art The series is created in collaboration with designer Silke Baltruschat,...