New Kustom Kulture magazine in Denmark

After six months or more I finally got my magazine project, Kustomposten, finished and shipped to the printers today. I’m very exited about it. It’s has been my pet project for a long time. I saw some test prints today, but I can’t wait to hold the actual first issue of the magazine in my hands.

I’m a big fan of Dice, Rolls & Pleats, Primer etc. those are all foreign magazines in the same genre. I wanted to create one for Denmark in danish. Yes, for now it’s in danish, sorry for that to those of you who don’t read danish. It was one of the premises for the project to try and see how it would work in danish.

Creating a magazine is a LOT of work, and there’s virtually no economy in it. Especially not if you choose to narrow your potential readers down to the few people in the world that speaks the language of a country most people think is a freeway to Sweden. I knew from the beginning that I would have to look at it as an art project. I consider it to be more of a collectors item then a magazine you toss in the bin after you’ve read it. That’s how I consider the subculture magazines I buy. Therefor I strive for best quality print and a cool format with high quality photos. I may experiment more in the future with the printing, there’s so much I would like to try.

I guess this is what musicians feel like when they put out a new song. Will people like it?, or will they think it’s crap? You never know. I hope that the people in the danish hot rod, rockabilly culture will want to have their own magazine and understands that buying it means supporting the idea. Advertisers and sponsors will also be most welcome in future issues. Anything that can help keep the project flying. People who just want to help would also be great, writers, photographers, proofreaders, you name it. If you have a skill of some sort that you think can help out, please get in touch.

By the way. The cover model is Katja Cintja posing with my ’65 Chevy Pickup shot by Dirk “Pixeleye” Behlau

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2 Comments

  1. Posted June 16, 2010 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Cool Buddylinen! Good selection on the cover ;) Will you post some preview pages?

  2. Jesper
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Thanks. Maybe I’ll post a preview if I can find a cool app for it.