Old but good: The BUTT magazine is a completely aesthetic pornography release in an everyday design, plain and simple. You also could understand this regularly published issues as an art-magazine. Not only for the art of living, the art of how to find or change perspectives in the way we are thinking. BUTT is an art magazine. The pink paper reminds me of blotting paper. It stands for solving skills in crisis management. The deletion of conflict situations in life that happens to one. Anyway, it’s an open porn magazine – porn for mind and heart.
The BUTT Magazine is one of the outstanding magazines for gay men. It’s – in a way – a community for international homosexuals. Pink print culture in A5 format since 2001 became a flagship of homoerotic subculture. The butt magazine bonds at a gay porn aesthetics of the 70s. It is a part of the house supplement in the American Apparel stores around the globe. Therefore, it has probably made its way out of the gay community in a broader, extensive target group of readers (or viewers). And because the booklet displays double-sided male flesh in God’s beauty. It illuminates the characters, the people and less what people want to sell. It looks pretty authentic.
BUTT is published by the Amsterdam fashion and lifestyle journalist Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom, graphic designer. The magazine is not one of the technically flawless, interchangeable glossy magazines – butt magazine is more with quite unpretentious, rancid, silly pictures in therefore a way more authentic than the brilliant colleagues.