Mystery Back-Issue Bundle: Origin Story



Receive four unique issues from our archive, dating back to the magazine’s launch in New York in 1997. The first issues were printed on newsprint in a tabloid format, and folded. The magazine has evolved over the years—from introducing the practice of the guest designer to changing trim sizes and paper stock—but the consistent thread is the quality of the fiction and participation of the most esteemed artists of our time. The earliest editions include designs by David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dennis Hopper, Helmut Newton, David Salle, Ed Ruscha, Mary Ellen Mark, and Julian Schnabel, as well as stories from ZZ Packer, Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers, David Benioff, A. M. Homes, Julio Cartazar, Graham Greene, Jennifer Egan, and many others. Editions within this category will be chosen at random.