Tribeca, NY -- Our friends at 8by8 Magazine threw an unforgettable launch party on the eve of the Beautiful Game's greatest tournament, the World Cup, to celebrate their young-yet-beautifully-blooming publication's third issue, World Cup Special Issue. On the cover (pictured below) is a magnificent piece depicting Sergio Aguero, the magical, masterclass Argentine ball-netter all soccer fans have come to love.
ÉPICO Studios was on-hand at the launch party to take-in the breathtaking, original collection of futbol art that Editor Robert Priest, Creative Director Grace Lee and the rest of the 8by8 team has published currently around the globe.
Some words from the 8by8 website:
The Eight by Eight World Cup Special Issue features 116 bold and beautiful pages about football’s most revered and celebrated competition. Issue 03 contains exclusive writing from some of the sport’s most acclaimed journalists and showcases striking photography, illustration, and infographics, to create an award-winning, vibrant, large-format package.
Here are some closeups of our favorite pieces and and moments from the party:
"I'm happy to say that the magazine now is in every Barnes & Noble across America," Editor Robert Priest said during his keynote speech. "As well as a lot of specialty stores around here (New York) AND in Europe AND in Asia. We're beginning to get the word out there and it's a lot to do with you so thank you. Grace and I want to thank our fabulous illustrators, writers, photographers, graphics people, copyeditors, editors, and also the subscribers that are here tonight. Thank you for coming out, supporting us, believing in us. We're going to do our best to move forward and make this a really successful magazine. Thank you."
It was a great time with wine, cheese, plenty of veggies to go around, and plenty of magazines to get your hands on. We wish our friends at 8by8 the greatest of success, and we look forward to all the future issues (and parties)!