Do these kids’ show hosts do whatever Pharrell and Nigo order them to? They look like they’re about to tell us about the next Blue’s Clue. (Content source: Viceland.com)
The assholes over at Vice are launching a Mexico version. Nice.
Check out their Art Talk! series and don’t miss the Music World feature with the Black Lips in Tijuana.
More info is below:
VICE EXPANDS INTO LATIN AMERICA
VBS.TV and Vice Magazine Open Mexico City Office, Viceland Español Launches
Following the successful openings of international offices from London to Tokyo, VICE/VBS.TV is pleased to announce their newest international office in Mexico City. This is the company’s first expansion into Latin America. The Mexico office will be the 20th international VICE/VBS.TV outpost.
To celebrate the launch of VICE/VBS.TV Mexico, it’s Mexico Month!
VBS.TV visits a retirement home for Mexico City’s elderly prostitutes and then follows bloodthirsty crime photographers through the hectic Mexico City nights. We check out the local rock scene for the series Practice Space and meet the best artists in Mexico City for the series Art Talk! And, last but not least, we send photographer Richard Kern down to shoot some excellent nudes for his VBS.TV series Shot by Kern.
VICE/VBS.TV Founder Shane Smith on the expansion into Mexico:
“I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about a launch since we started our global expansion 6 years ago. Not only is Mexico City my new favorite place, (think hedonist Barcelona before it got popular mixed with New York’s cocaine fueled party lunacy right after 9-11), but it has the best content
pool I’ve ever seen. We are really eager to take the stories we are getting out of Mexico and publish them globally both in the mag and on VBS. Mexico marks the next step in VICE’s evolution, getting our local content distributed internationally, and our international content distributed locally.”
From Vice magazine Editor Jesse Pearson:
“As an American, I often take Mexico for granted. (I take Canada for granted too, but that’s OK.) But Mexico-so much is happening down there now in terms of art, music, young kids going crazy and doing goofy stuff, controversy, news, nudity, humor, history, crime, literature, film… It’s like an entire planet of its own and I feel bad for not knowing more about it. I also feel like we’re missing out on
some amazing stuff, some stories that we need to hear, because we’re so wrapped up in being American. But that’s like… how well is being American really working out, anyway?”
The inaugural issue of Vice magazine Mexico, available in the beginning of July in all VICE territories, features the kinds of stories that the magazine is famous for. Topics range from the insanity of telenovelas to the art of Miguel Calderon and the writings of Guillermo Fadanelli to Mexican Skinheads, cockfights, child labor, prostitutes, and prisons-plus a healthy dose of fashion and music.
Vice magazine Publisher Erik Lavoie adds, “There are really two things that we want to accomplish by setting up shop in Mexico. One, it’s a whole new source of content that we feel is untapped by the international media as well as the traditional Latin American media. Two, it will be the initial push to create VICE Español. This will be the equivalent of Viceland.com, but translated into Spanish
for Latino youth in the United States.”
The Mexican Issue will be translated into seven languages and will be available in all 20 VICE territories, a feat that no publication has ever accomplished before. At least we don’t think so. Right?