(Magazine Cover)The article that the cover art refers to was an interesting piece about the correspondence between Ray Johnson and Robert Warner. Mr. Johnson is often credited for the concept of 'correspondence art (mail art). And, although he may not have invented it, he was the first major proponent of such according to Wikipedia.
(Magazine Back)Warner responds to interview questions about Johnson such as how they met and the types of mail art they used for their correspondence. I didn't know very much about Ray Johnson except that he was closely associated with mail art so the interview was informative as well as entertaining.
In an unrelated article later in the magazine was a 32-page booklet that told of letters from 1927-29 that were found in an attic of the article's author, Kathe Burkhart, in 1988. Amongst the typed letters are black and white photos of the two female correspondents as well as some of their history. Intriguing.
Overall, I was pleased with the contents of this new magazine and even at $14 they are not making a profit. They state on their acknowledgement page:
"The magazine never includes advertising or commercially driven content and is priced well below its actual cost of production so that it can be accessed by a wide range of readers."