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24 July 2017
Photo: Thomas Prior
We dive into summer through Monocle’s sister publication ‘The Escapist’, a journal of places less explored. Robert Bound is joined by some of the team who brought the stories to life on the page and we head to one of our destinations, Bucharest, to find out about its burgeoning arts scene.
24 July 2017
We have a look at the flashy, splashy, kind-of-sexy fluoro cover of ‘The Escapist’ and ask: can you judge a mag by it’s cover? We hope so because inside we’ve got skin, smiles, sunsets, sand and surf. Robert Bound is joined by creative director Richard Spencer Powell and photo director Matthew Beaman.
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Photo: Thomas Prior
For ‘The Escapist’, photographer Thomas Prior accompanied Robert Bound to Benidorm to look at the trash and the treasure; they saw sunburn, tattoos, high-rises, crosses of St George, Reebok Classics, chips and a lot of beer being sprayed around. They discuss how they shot their photo essay.
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Bucharest’s arts scene has always played second fiddle to the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca but some new galleries have begun to make their mark. Opened last June inside a former art-supplies factory on the northern fringes of the capital, Sector 1 is the city’s newest addition. Chiara Rimella meets the gallery’s Andreea Stanculeanu.
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