The best of the first 5 years of BUTT: Adventures in 21st century gay subculture Since its first legendary issue in 2001, international quarterly magazine BUTT has been bringing together groups of young alternative gay guys all around the world, connecting fashion, sex, and art with a good sense of irony.
The editors: Journalist and editor Gert Jonkers is currently fashion editor for the Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant. He has also been a contributing writer for Esquire, Dutch, View on Colour, and Self Service. Gert Jonkers has an impressive track record of published celebrity interviews, including Marc Jacobs, Cher, Terry Richardson, the Sex Pistols, Michael Stipe, Mario Testino, Jeff Buckley, Willy Nelson, and 'Marky' Mark Wahlberg. Designer/editor Jop van Bennekom chose to specialize in magazines after graduating from the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht in 1997. He established Re-Magazine as a personal platform, worked for a year as the art director for Blvd., designed the architecture magazine Forum (which won the Rotterdam Design Prize in 2001). Van Bennekom is editor, designer, art director, author, strategist, and publisher in one. Together, Jonkers and van Bennekom launched BUTT in 2001 and 'menswear style journal' Fantastic Man in 2005.
First edition: Printed in 2006