It takes many words to describe SWINDLE: timeless, eclectic, progressive, stylish, sophisticated, and funny, to name just a few. But for each
individual featured in this upcoming special edition, it takes just one: Icon.
SWINDLE’s first annual “Icons Issue” features over 50 people of all ages and walks of life who, in one way or another, have redefined their respective
fields and made their names synonymous with the domains they have mastered.
Some are household names who indelibly shaped pop culture history; others are counterculture legends who may not be recognized on the street but nevertheless changed the world with their work. They all have one thing in common: greatness.
An Icons Issue is a momentous occasion for any magazine, but for us it’s especially meaningful, given our dedication to timeless, enduring culture.
Every issue of SWINDLE is meant to be a cultural almanac, a document of contemporary history that is an artifact in itself, a piece of history that
belongs on a bookshelf or coffee table. The Icons Issue is all that and more a treasured homage to these masterminds of popular culture.
Alan Dershowitz, Steven Pinker, Judy Blume, Chuck D, Saber, Hilly Kristal, Sonny Barger, Mike Nesmith, Twiggy, Tyra Banks, Brendan Mullen, Patricia Field, Asia Argento, Z-Trip, Glen E. Friedman, Hulk Hogan, Jack Rudy, Larry Clark, Larry Flynt, Nancy Sinatra, Robbie Conal, Slash, Karim Rashid, Seymour Stein, Peter Asher, Don LaFontaine, Exene
Cervenka, Elvira, Barbara Kruger, Bobby Seale, Ian MacKaye, Buz Blurr, Brian Grazer, Raymond Pettibon, Margaret Cho, Michelle Tea, Ed Templeton
, Jane Goodall, Suzanne Bartsch, Deb Parker, Cheech Marin, Yoko Ono, Luther Campbell, R. Crumb, Bob Kahn, Gloria Allred, Mark Burnett, Kurt
Loder, Chuck Close, Dita Von Teese, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Alan Moore, Debbie Stoller & Laurie Henzel, Anka Radakovich, Peter S. Beagle, Guru,
Judith Jamison, House Industries, Gary Panter