In 1933, a Swiss publisher by the name of Albert Skira moved to Paris looking to launch an avantgarde periodical. The French capital had just roared through a robustly creative decade (coined les années folles, or the crazy years) and emerged as the epicenter of Europe’s new artistic scene. Skira, who had already commissioned the talents of Matisse, Picasso and others for his lavish poetry books, now wanted to publish a magazine that championed these contemporary attitudes to a select This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 29 Excerpt: Franck Durand Creative director Franck Durand on building a once-defunct Holiday magazine into a mini empire. Arts & Culture Issue 29 Making Money Snøhetta’s managing director Martin Gran explains the design value of a banknote. Arts & Culture Issue 27 Paper Planes Better known for printing silk scarves, Hermès also prints a playful magazine. Arts & Culture City Guide Hôtel Le Corbusier Le Corbusier’s concrete city in the sky. Arts & Culture Issue 24 Word: Desenrascanço Forget hygge: Uncertain times call for problem-solving the Portuguese way. Arts & Culture Design Issue 24 Isabel & Ruben Toledo To enter the loft of Isabel and Ruben Toledo is to ascend into a Borgesian sense of infinitude.