Outré Journal is an almanac of overlooked vintage subject matter with an emphasis on art, design, photography and culture. With an extensive array of rare images, Outré Journal presents a curated compendium of the unusual that takes its cues from cabinets of curiosities and journals of miscellany such as "The Saturday Book" of old.
Outré Journal features rare, unseen photographs and artworks, high quality production values, fitting and eye popping design, especially commissioned essays, subject matter to surprise everyone, and a focus on 20th century pop cultural history with a twist.
The focus on underground topics and pop culture extends across time and continents to include highlights such as religious architecture in the Space Age, found photos and images of masked people, Satan and sin in sixties pop culture, four-eyed figures and other bizarre collectibles, Danish modern artist Knud Albert, the murals and artwork of Anton LaVey, Los Angeles beatnik hangout Café Frankenstein, Ren Clark’s Tiki temple, the album cover art of Symphonie Fantastique, strange paintings and more.
Featuring contributions from Boyd Rice (American experimental sound/noise musician, archivist, actor, photographer, author), Charles Schneider (American film-maker, painter and writer with an interest in monsters and underground pop culture), Brian Chidester (co-author of Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Era and co-editor of Dumb Angel magazine), Nicholas Syracuse (photographer), Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe (French pop culture and music writer, and performer), and more.