With over 650,000 copies of their books in print and nearly 50 issues of their magazine distributed worldwide, Kinfolk has come to define the taste of a generation: From interiors to fashion, portraiture, food and travel, the consistently boundary-pushing photography produced by the brand has coalesced into one of the most influential and immersive lifestyle aesthetics of the last decade. The Art of Kinfolk brings more than 300 of the most iconic images from the first decade of the magazine into focus. Ranging from the deceptively simple to the surreal to the perennially stylish, this collection of originally commissioned photography captures the arc of an artistic adventure, a creative community at work, and in the process illuminates one of the most enigmatic aesthetics of the era.
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With fifty issues of its magazine and more than seven hundred thousand copies of its books in print, Kinfolk is one of the most influential lifestyle publishers in a generation. Underlying its enormous success are its compelling design, original art direction and thoughtful writing, all the work of an inspired community of creative contributors who have grown up alongside the magazine.
Another constant defines the Kinfolk magic, even as the magazine has evolved since its inception: an eye and a commitment to finding and publishing the most exquisite photography. From interiors to fashion, portraiture to food and travel, this boundary-pushing imagery has coalesced into one of the most recognizable lifestyle aesthetics of the last decade.
In The Art of Kinfolk, the magazine’s team offers a wealth of the most memorable, groundbreaking, and singular photographs from its archives. Grouped according to theme or formal association, rather than chronology, these images draw new resonance from even the simplest of compositions.
Through these photographs, both familiar and forgotten, the world of Kinfolk is presented in full view for the first time, from its early years as a bootstrapped zine to its current iteration as a mature brand that sits among global names on the newsstand.