8. THE ORIENT
This issue came out quite late because we had all spent our Christmas holiday in Thailand getting ''inspired.'' We realize now what a privilege it was to be able to take so much time off in those days! The type on the cover was executed in three different metallic foils, and the case was tied closed using different colored ribbons, so the reader was able to choose the color combination that he liked best. The issue, which opens left to right, in true Eastern manner, explores the splendor of the mythical East (imagine Madama Butterfly or Turandot), from portraits of Chinese opera singers and Indian maharajas to the burgeoning Orientalist trend in fashion at the time. We took full advantage of the long, narrow panoramic format (one we would repeat in later issues) to provide the perfect showcase for Stephane Sednaoui's breathtaking photographs of India.
Limited Edition of 1500 numbered copies.
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