Port issue 7: Critically acclaimed actor Cillian Murphy is Port’s cover star, with design section guest edited by Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic
Port’s cover star for the autumn issue is dynamic 28 Days Later, Sunshine and The Wind that Shakes the Barley actor Cillian Murphy. Elegantly shot by prolific photographer Platon, the Irishman speaks candidly to Port about his reluctance to embrace the “celebrity circus” and the thrill of performing onstage.
London’s Design Museum director, Deyan Sudjic, also lends his artistic vision to the design section as Port’s guest editor for this issue. In addition to guiding the commissioning process, Sudic charts the history of the Design Museum and highlights its relevance in contemporary design and architecture, as it prepares to move into its new Kensington HQ.
Among the usual look at the latest in men’s style and culture from Port, expect to see:
— An Open Letter from revered British writer and journalist Will Self (“Dear Capitalism… I try not to think of you in sexual terms but somehow I can’t help myself…”)
— A raw yet beautiful boxing feature shot at one of London’s grittiest underground boxing venues The Fitzroy Lodge, accompanied by editorial from award-winning actor and boxing enthusiast Daniel Day-Lewis
— A styled shoot and revealing interview with Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Joan Wasser (a.k.a. Joan as Police Woman)
— A stunning photo story on the decline of biodiversity in Madagascar – a country where 90 per cent of its wildlife is endemic – with commentary from the BBC Indian Ocean’s series presenter, author and journalist Simon Reeve
— Essays from literary genius Jonathan Franzen on why technology has no meaning, film director Steven Berkoff on his once-in-a-lifetime encounter with Kirk Douglas and award-winning chef Raymond Blanc on the benefits of paying that little bit extra
— Profile features on theatre director and actor Simon McBurney on his impressive body of work and “The Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen” Honeyboy Edwards, along with our regular dose of culture in The Porter
— Interviews with the most celebrated female names in the design industry: Zaha Hadid,Paola Antonelli, Patrizia Moroso, Patricia Urquiola, Mirkku Kullberg
— An impressive architectural feature on Rothschild Bank’s London headquarters, designed by Rem Koolhaas’ practice OMA
— Sharp and slick fashion shoots featuring collections from some of Port’s favourite designers, and plenty more.
No other magazine combines men's tastes in style, intelligence and culture as powerfully as PORT. PORT brings together an international group of award-winning editors, art directors, stylists and writers, along with a stellar cast of contributing editors including Jon Snow, Hanif Kureishi, Samantha Morton and Fergus Henderson. PORT launches as the credible and intelligent answer for men interested in every aspect of their world– style, travel, design and living, architecture, literature, entertainment and global issues – connecting the reader with genuinely engaging content.
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PORT Issue 7, available from 6 September 2012