Dizzy is a bi-annual magazine focusing on bridging the gap between artists of different ages, backgrounds, and levels of exposure. We feel it’s important to eliminate the emphasis on these differences, while still celebrating the artists’ identities. Alongside formal interviews, the magazine includes sections like our “Pet Page” to engage readers of all ages. We approach each issue with the hope that it is something you’ll want to put on your bookshelf, and come back to, rather than it being a disposable news source. Dizzy works to represent the artists in the way they want to be seen, while creating accessible content to be enjoyed by everyone!
“In a publishing world crowded with overreaching art journals, the magazine strikes a refreshingly unpretentious tone that aims to forge connections between communities. Flipping through the pages, I was reminded of everything from BOMB magazine—which Libin cited as an inspiration—to the legendary Midwestern graffiti magazine Life Sucks Die. It is nice to read something that makes you remember what you loved about magazines in the first place.”
I particularly enjoyed Rafael Rios’s disarmingly intimate “Family” and “Dog Dance,” a collection of Brad Elterman’s behind-the-scenes pics of late ’70s-early ’80s Los Angeles excess. Also Dizzy, an art magazine and one of my favorite new periodicals of the last couple of years.
— Jon Caramanica for The New York Times