Putting his tastes to the test, Bowley began Circus Magazine, a beauty publication that creates and celebrates the absurd. It is safe to say Circus has been a success, as lovers of the bold and bright have been quick to build the publication's acclaim, with each issue containing twenty A1 posters. Absurdity is a sturdy backbone for Circus, whose ludicrous, laughable and arresting imagery challenges not only our notions of beauty but of reality itself.
Offering an escape from normative ideals, Bowley and his team of collaborators are showing us just how fun beauty can be. Following the recent release of issue 02, we caught up with Bowley to talk beauty, boredom and the rip-roaring ridiculousness that defines Circus Magazine.