Issue 18 Single Copy – SOLD OUT

£6.50

To celebrate PORT's fifth anniversary, we've dedicated our 18th issue to family – from features on bloodlines, heirlooms, and familial communities around the world, to exclusive stories by our friends and contributors who have made it all possible. 

The PORT family has expanded over the last five years, but the inimitable writer and one of our issue 18 cover stars, Will Self, has been with us from the start. Here, in one of his most revealing interviews, he focuses the witty and critical erudition that has firmly established him in the British literary scene on the ultimate interview subject: himself.

Our second, special-edition cover features one of the world’s greatest living architects, the self-taught, Pritzker Prize-winning Tadao Ando, who granted PORT a rare insight into his Japanese studio, his working practices and the motivations behind his delicate and yet dramatic use of space.

Elsewhere, US photographer Andrew Moore and writer Kyle Chayka explore Arcosanti – the experimental utopian town in Arizona, fifty years after it’s original incarnation by architect and philosopher Paolo Soleri. Back in the UK, we head to the Inner Hebrides in Scotland to shadow an entrepreneurial scallop diver and adventurer as he explores the seabed, handpicking shellfish for London’s top restaurants.

Also in the issue:

  • Commentary: Geoff Dyer remembers pioneering street photographer Helen Levitt; former editor of The Independent Amol Rajan reflects on the newspaper's final days and PORT's US editor Alex Vadukul looks back at the unsolved murder of a New York legend.

  • Fashion: We visit five men at the height of their craft, including Sam Cotton and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, to gain an insight into their daily work routine; Toiletpaper’s Pierpaolo Ferrari captures casual tailoring from the Spring Summer 2016 collections; photographer Leandro Farina celebrates the art of the heirloom; inspired by the profound comedy of Buster Keaton, Jonathan de Villiers and PORT's fashion editor Alex Petsetakis revive the icon of silent film on the streets of suburban Paris; and photographer Markus Pritzi partners with fashion director David St John-James to shoot a summer spectrum of casual wear

  • The Porter: Fergus Henderson shares his family-friendly recipe for spring rabbit; Motown Records ex-president discusses the seminal Marvin Gaye album;  design editor Alyn Griffiths reflects on 50 years of B&B Italia; Tom Jenkins remembers science's 'Great Explainer'; we delve into the fin de siècle splendour of the library of comedian Barry Humphries and the seasoned war photographer Don McCullin reflects on his long and eventful career.


  • PORT issue 18, out now!

    **Please note only the Will Self cover is now available.