January 03, 2012

WET Magazine - Gourmet Bathing and Beyond

HELLO 2012

It might be 2012, but I'm feelin' the 80s today. Probably something to do with my 3 1/2 year old wanting to show me his break dancing moves (the Robot included)  and listening to Van Halen II, Malcolm McLaren and Sonic Youth.  I posted a cover of Wet Magazine on my Tumblr last year after finding a few issues for sale on Alan Rosenbergs Books.  They're too good not to post more.  
WET was an avant-garde Los Angeles - based magazine that revolved around the idea of "gourmet bathing" and later evolved to "gourmet bathing and beyond." Its publisher and creator was Leonard Koren, an architecture school graduate. The magazine covered cultural issues and was known for its innovative use of graphic art...
Over the years, Wet began to reflect a broader expanse of stories, capturing a kind of smart, artsy Los Angeles attitude that was emerging at the same time as punk, but had its own distinct aesthetic.
Wet lasted 34 issues, spanning the years 1976 to 1981. ~wikipedia.org

In case you didn't know, well, now you know.
You can check out a couple issues here and here.  Do it.


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