Headmaster no. 8 cover [Bernhard Willhelm / Josh Paul Thomas]


We are so excited to announce the cover for Headmaster No. 8! In cover artist Bernhard Willhelm’s project, he plays a sort of west coast cowboy. Orders begin shipping before Thanksgiving, so get ready!





Chicago Art Book Fair


Save the Date: The weekend of November 16 is a big one for us. First off, we are launching Headmaster No. 8 at the Chicago Art Book Fair. The fair runs November 16-19 at the Chicago Athletic Association*, and boasts over 150 publications. We are hosting an artist talk with two of this issue’s contributors, Emmy Bright and Derrick Woods-Morrow, on Friday, November 17 at 6pm. More info here.

*Thursday 6-9, Friday 12-7, Saturday 11-7, Sunday 12-6




Headmaster No. 8 is now available for pre-order! You can also sign up for a two-issue subscription – the first 50 subscription orders will receive a limited edition print, our gift to you for being a dedicated fan. We begin shipping by Thanksgiving, so order soon. And finally, we are so excited to announce the artists behind the 10 original projects in Headmaster No. 8:

Mark Blane, Emmy Bright, Skylar Fein, Nicholas Galanin, Alan Ruiz, Micah Salkind & Ted McGuire, Joe Sinness, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bernard Willhelm, and Derrick Woods-Morrow


Tom of Finland movie


The 3rd annual Art & Design Film Festival is quickly approaching; it runs all across Rhode Island from November 2-12. Headmaster is sponsoring a screening of Tom of Finland at Cable Car Cinema in Providence on Saturday, November 4 at 8:30 pm. As you can see in the trailer, the movie depicts the struggles of the artist, as well as his lasting impression on erotic art. Tickets are available here.

US Constitution at the headshoppe

Headmaster is marking Presidents Day with a new item at the Headshoppe, one we created ourselves. The Constitution of the United States of America is a glossy 18 in. x 24 in. poster composed, ransom note style, with clippings from – you guessed it – magazines. The posters are numbered and printed in an unlimited edition, because we believe there should be enough Constitution out there for everyone.

Five dollars from each poster sale will be donated to the Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU.  



Kinky Needles at the headshoppe
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and wwe’re now carrying twelve sexy handcut paper silhouettes from KINKY NEEDLES. Juan Diego, the artist behind Kinky Needles, creates gay erotic embroidery and papercuts from his base in southern Spain. These twelve intricate, one-of-a-kind silhouettes are being sold exclusively at the headshoppe through Valentine’s Day. Each piece features men in a range of playful positions, alone and in pairs, from gentle closeups of phalluses to more hardcore pairings. Each Valentine-sized papercut is bordered by an 8″x10″ matte, making these delicate black and white pieces easy to frame.



Least Wanted by Mark Michaelson
December’s Headshoppe item has arrived. It’s a series of vintage mugshots from the collection of Least Wanted. Handsome burglars, creepy loiterers, and one owner of obscene materials, as well as a few other intriguing pieces of ephemera. Each piece is original and one of a kind, just like a snowflake. From New York City to Alameda, California, these are pieces you’ll want to snap up quickly.





Headmaster Holiday Bowl at BreakTime in Pawtucket, RI
Headmaster is celebrating all those made-up shopping holidays with a buy-1-get-2 offer. Order any issue of Headmaster and receive a free second issue which you can give to a friend or hoard away for your own enjoyment.

We are also throwing a holiday party. Headmaster Holiday Bowl is taking place on Wednesday, December 14th from 8-11pm at BreakTime Bowl & Bar in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Come enjoy the sounds of DJ Spartina szczePANIK! and reserve yourself a lane if you are so inclined.

Jean Lorrain's novella Monsieur de Bougrelon
The newest addition to Headshoppe is Monsieur de Bougrelon, an 1897 novella by Jean Lorrain. This book tells the story of a mysterious old dandy who leads two other men on a tour of Amsterdam. The book was just published in English for the first time by Spurl Editions. Translator Eva Richter wrote the afterword. You can read more about it here.


In other Headmaster news, we were interviewed by Vice a couple of weeks ago. Read it here.



Hard-On Harry Cup by Flight From Fear09.01.16

The latest offering from Headshoppe is Hard-On Harry, a ceramic cup by Providence collective Flight From Fear. The 12-ounce slip cast cup is available exclusively from Headshoppe for the month of September. You can buy Harry on his own, in a set of two, or as part of a collection that includes Hunk (8 oz.) and Naked Cowboy (4 oz.)


In other Headmaster news, we’re excited to be exhibiting in Brooklyn at the inaugural Independent Art Book Fair from September 16-18. The following weekend we’ll be back in Providence for RIPExpo.