#36 "Futura Pointman Cover" (2000) (incl. NIGO Flexi Disc)
Issue: #36 (February 2000)
Published on February 1st 2000
Publisher: Magazine House Co., Ltd.
Gift: NIGO – Chill Fightin' Flexi Disc
Printed in Japan
relax' March 2000 issue (36) is graced by an incredible cover made by the iconic Futura. The magazine explores his art and practice, giving us great insight into the life and work of the artist at the time.
The biggest story of this issue is about NIGO's travels to Hong Kong and the impact of the city and culture on him. He had just opened the first A Bathing Ape store outside of Japan on October 1st 1999: Busy Work Shop Hong Kong. The story features many pages of rare information and images showcasing proof for a bustling new underground movement, looking to establish Hong Kong as a major player in street culture – even calling it "Ura Hong Kong", as a nod to the UraHarajuku movement. From recording music at a studio to visiting Michael Lau at his workplace, relax takes us on a journey to one of the most exciting eras in NIGO history.
There are two special gifts for this issue. A rare flexi disc of the NIGO & K.U.D.O.-produced song Chill Fightin' and a Chappie poster.
Condition: Magazine is in decent condition. There is some yellowing due to age. The flexi disc is still attached to the magazine and unopened.