The extraordinary Destroyer Magazine was published in 10 issues from 2006 to 2010. It was a fanzine about the dangerous beauty of boys, and the distorted sexual politics of today’s gay movement. On top of that, the art direction was as appetizing as in FHM and Maxim.
Not unexpectedly, the magazine had to face fierce criticism from moralists of all political colours – you can read more about those reactions in the book Gay Man’s Worst Friend – the Story of Destroyer Magazine.
About the only ones who did not rage against Destroyer was the police, who – when faced with accusations from the magazine’s critics – simply concluded that it was legal.
Destroyer is a piece of modern history.
It’s entartism at its best.
An early (2007) interview with Destroyer’s editor Karl Andersson in issue 5 of the art journal Kasino A4.
Fashion magazine Bon let Luis Venegas of EY! and Candy magazine interview Karl Andersson in their spring/summer 2011 issue.
Out – the world’s biggest gay magazine – wrote about the history of Destroyer in its February 2012 issue. Read the article here.