printed on uncoated paper 100gr // cover 250gr // dimensions 210mm x 270mm // texts in English and Italian //
176 pagine //
stampato su carta usomano 100gr // copertina 250gr // dimensioni 210mm x 270mm // testi in italiano e inglese //
The cover by Tobias Volkmann introduces us to the all-girls world of the Panthers Cheerleading Club, in a small Bavarian town. As well as, to the Islamic world of AMAR, a women’s rugby team in Marrakech. We are then catapulted to Matera to see free running amongst the Sassi, then on to a thrilling ride in the Mexican lands of the Jaripeo, over to an impassive journey in the perverse paradise of armoury, and followed by the elegant setting of the pilota, a traditional Valencian game. This issue also features an equine odyssey in ancient India, and a colourful look at the cycling tribe of the Vuelta.
La cover di Athleta Magazine Issue 6 è firmata da Tobias Volkmann e ci introduce nel mondo tutto al femminile del Panther Cheerleading Club, in una piccola cittadina bavarese. Altro universo rosa è quello rugbistico dell’AMAR, squadra a tinte islamiche di Marrakech. Ci catapultiamo poi nel freerunning tra i Sassi della nostra Matera, in un giro emozionante nelle terre messicane del jaripeo, in un distopico viaggio nel paradiso perverso delle armerie e nell’elegante ambiente della pilota, il tradizionale gioco Valenciano. Athleta Magazine Issue 6 contiene inoltre un’odissea equina nell’antica India e uno sguardo colorato alla tribù ciclistica della Vuelta.
CONTRIBUTORS ISSUE 06: Alvaro Embid, Andrea Vailetti, Daniel Belet, Fika Estudio, Francesco Costantino Ciampa, Gianmarco Pacione, Jack Fleming, Jean-Marc Caimi, Jennifer Osborne, Jorge Gil, Laura Stella Motta, Lorenzo Fabiano, Margareth Gaspàr, Oliver Cable, Rise Up Duo, Tobias Volkmann, Valentina Piccinni.
TRANSLATIONS: Scott Alan Stuart, Madison Solow
GRAPHICS: Alessandra Pavan
Athleta doesn’t have time but it has space. In time and in sports. It is a journey in the principle of resilience, in discovering your limits through your body. In the name of the goal to be reached, the point to be scored, the sacrifice to be made. The glory is fleeting, and you are still chasing the chimera. It’s not always reached. And so, you start again, you return to the snow, you go back once again to the pool, you prepare your gym bag and you lock yourself in the gym. There is a perverse mentality to playing at a highly competitive amateur level. The beginning of a struggle that is fundamental to feel the blood flowing.
Athleta is about telling this story in photos. It is the essence of strength and the absence of failure. That’s something that just doesn’t exist, when you know that you’ve given your all. The desire to try when there is no money to be won, but with simply the idea of being the best.
Athleta is the words of sport. Texts that go with the pictures. Creating the atmosphere, giving a personal interpretation – a very personal interpretation. Let everyone do what they want. Read, look and reflect. Putting their own emotions in perspective as they think best.
Athleta is our idea of sport.
EDITOR: Giovanni Gallio PHOTO EDITOR: Sara Capovilla