Fukt # 20 – The Faces Issue
FUKT Magazine, one of the world’s leading, engaging and inspiring drawing magazine returns for its 20th edition. This new anniversary release looks at the art of portraits in drawing.
While creating portraits is as old as humanity, what does that mean today, especially in the age of selfies and social media? After 2 years of a global pandemic and people hidden behind masks FUKT Issue #20 explores and celebrates the human face. Featuring drawings by 34 contemporary artists, we delve into the world of portraiture and the face in contemporary art. Inside the magazine, you’ll discover a range of perspectives and topics, from face blindness, courtroom drawings and lockdown portraits to facial recognition – a selection of drawing positions that present a unique take on the face.
The cover comes in variations of 24 different printed faces. When unwrapped, that loose sheet of paper reveals an empty face on the cover. You can scribble, draw a portrait, simple or elaborate, anything is possible. We would love to see the faces you draw, so don’t hesitate to upload them to social media, tag us @fukt_magazine, or email us a photo of the cover with your drawing.
Astrid Köppe, Balint Zsako, Bill Robles, Britta Lumer, Carlotta, Esther Maria Bjørneboe, Gabriella Boros, Ida Woldsund, Javier Lozano, Jiayue Li, Johan Kleinjan, Katinka Theis, Kenturah Davis, Louisa Engel, Marijn Akkermans, Mitti Mendonça, Mone Schliephack, Nidhal Chamekh, Ofobuike Okudoh, Phoebe Boswell, Reza Shafahi, Roberto Lugo, Rosa Everts, Russell Herron, Samehoshi, Sandro Kopp, Sanja Prautzsch, Shivangi Ladha, Skye Volmar, Tawan Wattuya, The Dazzle Club, Wanda Koop, Witte Wartena, Zhang Huan.
Founded in 1999 in Norway by artist the Bjørn Hegardt, FUKT, which translates to “moist” or “damp” in Norwegian and Swedish, is a Berlin-based annual magazine for contemporary drawing. Each issue comes with a unique cover by Ariane Spanier who also co-edits and designs the magazine. From issue 16 onwards, the FUKT team began organising each edition thematically: from The Sex Issue on Dirty Drawings to The Words Issue and Fukt The System Issue.
FUKT has won multiple awards including Art Director's Club Germany 2021, The ADC Annual Awards 2021 - Silver Cube for publication design, D&AD Graphite Pencil 2020, D&AD Wood Pencil 2019 and was awarded cover of the year at Stack Awards in 2019. It has previously been featured on It’s Nice That, magCulture, Stack Magazines and more.