Edited by Martin Bax since 1959 and publishing everyone from B S Johnson, JG Ballard and Carol Ann Duffy to Fleur Adock, Geoff Nicholson and Jonathan Lethem, Ambit is perfect for anyone looking for lively and compelling poetry, fiction and art from a spirited mix of writers.
Ambit magazine is a literary and artwork quarterly created in London, published in the UK, and read internationally. It’s available through subscription and in selected bookshops and libraries worldwide.
In 1959 a London Paediatrician, Dr Martin Bax, diagnosed Angst and Ennui as the prevailing mood. He prescribed ambit magazine: poetry, fiction and art – sometimes shocking, sometimes experimental sometimes comic, always compelling – plus a small dose of unstuffy poetry reviews.
The Ambit consultants:
Over the years, from small beginnings, the team has come together. Edwin Brock was joined by Carol Ann Duffy and Henry Graham to pick the poetry, and JG Ballard was joined by Geoff Nicholson to pick the prose. Mike Foreman tracks down the pictures while designer John Morgan makes sure that Ambit retains its reputation for visual seduction.
Still a non-profit making magazine, Ambit is still going strong after more than 40 years of publishing.
Experts have hand pick exciting new projects from their respective fields to share with readers. David Downton offers up his choice of fashion illustration; Martin Colyer selects the best of cartoon illustration, and John Lowe finds some inspiration for his pick of graphic novels at Comic-con, San Diego; Derek Brazell’s choice of reportage includes George Butler’s drawing trip to India for a wildlife charity and illustrator Richard Johnson’s’ sobering work with the International Society of War Artists. Martin Salisbury looks at children’s picture books, Jeremy Leslie finds innovation in magazine illustration and Nat Hunter of Airside shows us a selection of illustration being used within a digital framework.
Inside the book: 36-pages from Internet monsters Everything Is Terrible!; interviews with musician Robert Scott (the Clean, the Bats) and writer Amelia Gray; music profiles of S. Fla’s finest, The Jacuzzi Boys, and UK ’90s cult band Disco Inferno; fiction by Stacey Levine; photographs by Ted Barron and Gracie Remington; art by Saul Chernick, Pavel Tchelitchew, Cassie Ramone, Ilyas Ahmed.
A little over a year ago, blow magazine was no more than a loose idea waiting to take shape. Over the past twelve months we have cultivated a visual collection to honour the printed image, to celebrate known photographers and to shed a light on fresh talent.
So it is with celebration in mind that we present to you our third issue: The Body Issue. One of the most photographed of subjects, the human body is infinite in its ability to communicate visually. Regularly a study of shape and form, sometimes a tool for social commentary and often a subject of controversy, the body acts as a human landscape with endless possibilities for expression and interpretation.
Wistbook 008 / Edition series. 100 / Format. 3″cd and novella…
This botano-philosophical treatise is a classic of Renaissance scientific literature. Delicate, minutely detailed sketches of flora and fauna litter the pages, attesting in their exquisiteness to the wonder and beauty of a world viewed under the microscope for the first time. Accompanying the drawings are Alberic’s handwritten notes on taxonomies and classifications, designations of anatomical parts, therapeutic and practical uses, and allegorical meanings. A sober yet reverential tone is retained throughout, and the book ends with a sublime canticle praising the Divine Creator “who deigned in His Infinite Wisdom to bestow such Marvealous Complexity on even the Smallest of parts”. To read this book is to feel the lost intellectual and religious fervour of a prior age.