Spanish Tourist Office launches art and culture iPad magazine

Today sees the launch of the Spanish Tourist Office in London's new project, a brand new quarterly culture and arts magazine for the iPad, SPN.

Designed to showcase the very best of contemporary Spanish design, arts, culture, gastronomy, travel and music, SPN is available as a free download on the Apple Newsstand from today. 

The cutting edge quarterly magazine aims to bring young Spanish artists and designers to the forefront of the global arts scene.

Each issue of SPN is themed around a season and issue 0, out today, has winter at its heart, a season not always associated with Spain. The first issue takes a look at diverse themes, from where the Go-go’s go in Ibiza’s low season, Spain’s blossoming cabaret culture and Valencia’s art collectives, to the hottest property from Madrid Fashion Week and interviews with Manolo Blahnik, Jane Joyd and the pastry chef, Christian Escribà. The launch issue also features a specially designed video front cover by SUSO33, Spain’s answer to Banksy, and an intriguing look at the most unlikely places to find street art.

SPN is the brainchild of Enrique Ruiz de Lera, Director of the Spanish Tourist Office in London and is edited by Antonio Molina-Vazquez, the founder and director of Spain NOW!, the annual season of Spanish arts in London.

Enrique Ruiz de Lera, comments “For a few years now I have been mulling over the idea of creating an e-mag that acts as a window to both a contemporary and unconventional vision of Spain by using all the possibilities the digital world offers. A place where you can find eye-catching images and video, great stories, memorable music and powerful art, whilst leaving space for some of the more hedonistic pleasures for which Spain is world-renowned, such as our gastronomy and the art of travel. I believe that SPN is a bold statement of Spain's beautiful complexity and its people's endless creativity and I hope that through this app we can encourage people to think a little differently and delve a little deeper into what has long been Britain's most popular tourism destination.”

To download the new magazine on your iPad, visit the Apple Newsstand and search for SPN.


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