Cercle Magazine has been founded in 2011 by three graphic designers and illustrators: Marlène Astrié, Marie Secher and Maxime Pintadu.
Each issue is based on a single idea. A concentration of different aspects of one particular topic (professional, visual, scientific, literary and artistic) in order to produce a surprising, cheerful and yet demanding magazine, aimed to be collected and to deliver timeless articles.
Issue 4 : Costumes
"Costumes allow for anonymity. Used in ancestral events or corporations, they can be synonymous of a rite of passage, of colour, of joy, of celebration, of uniformity and of dressing-up.
Man changes identity when he changes clothes. He puts on a role. Clothing is disturbing because it imposes a contradiction. We show, yet hide. We are bound to an outfit in which we are singled out. Costumes exist to speak, to assert things even. They have the extraordinary ability to provide another image of oneself to others for a moment. Although clothes don’t make the man, there is room for doubt…
Let’s make room for princesses of an evening, everyday gentlemen, uptight officers and all those who want to be and appear distinct. Showtime!" - Cercle Magazine