Biology vs. Destiny Print
Issue #15, Winter 2001
Art Director: Sarah Crumb
Photographer: Jeffery Walls
We all, to paraphrase Walt Whitman, contain multitudes, but it's worth wondering how much of what we see in ourselves comes from outside us—from the media, from pop culture, from the trappings and accessories that are assigned to us according to gender. With the cover of Bitch’s 15th issue, we wanted to find a way to visually express the often inadvertently hilarious influence exerted upon female-identified bodies by cultural assumptions and imperatives. But we also wanted to highlight the positive influences that artifacts of pop culture can have, so while our lovely anatomical model, Sweet Sue, is filled with such classic girl stuff as a highheeled sandal and a princess phone, she's also packing an electric guitar and a copy of Harriet the Spy.
Our 15th-anniversary series prints offer something for every taste. Featuring some of our favorite covers from Bitch's 15-year history, the limited-edition prints offer gorgeous photos, cool illustrations, nifty typography, and lots of color to perk up your living space. All 15 designs are archival giclee* prints on high-quality, heavy watercolor paper, and are suitable for framing. And if you just can't decide, maybe you need more than one — after all, they'll look pretty great hanging side by side.
*A very high-quality, archival inkjet print that creates very fine detail and vivid color, used by artists to reproduce work with a high degree of integrity to the original.
- Large image is a detail; small image represents actual print (click for larger view).
- 16 x 20 inches (fits in a standard frame)
- Shipped flat in an archival envelope with board backing. If being sent outside of the US, prints will be shipped in a tube so that we can avoid excessive shipping costs.