With their polished, high quality, creative art, the French duo Exterface has rapidly conquered the world ever since they first published one of their photographic stories. Since then, their star has only been rising higher and higher. And so the men behind the art decided to take their work to a next level. A whole new adventure for both them and their numerous fans.
Over the past months, Exterface has been quite busy. Besides working on their ‘usual’ art, they also created the Exterface Company and launched the Exterface Store. Not only offers the store their still amazing first photo book The Thing He Loves and the X Faces of Fred Faurtin, which is a must have for not only the Extrface fan but also the admires of French model Fred Faurtin, but also MUTO, the latest adventure the man from Exterface committed themselves to. Named after Priapus, god of masculine vitality and fertility, MUTO is a very visual independent publication, run by the hands of Exterface in terms of concept, styling, photography, editing, processing and graphic design. More than that, it also offers them the opportunity to work with international brands and designers such as Charlie by Matthew Zink, Slick It Up, Nasty Pig, Rufskin, Kyle King and Stiaan Louw.
Like everything else Exterface does, MUTO glorifies the beauty and vitality of the male figure. Basically it could be seen as an Exterface manifesto in the way that it really is the result of the vision they have been shaping ever since they first published their art. Usually each episode of MUTO focuses on one model, set in a story created especially for him. Asides from the wonderful images, the model in person also has the chance to share his thoughts along the pages. So far 6 volumes have been digitally displayed. But with their 7th edition, Exterface once again embarked on a new adventure.
Volume 7 of Exterface’s MUTO is named Commando and is the first MUTO that can be physically purchased. Available in both regular and collectors edition, signed and numbered and with special Slick It Up costumed made mesh and leather-look case, Commando focuses on Matthieu Charneau, one of the hottest French male models of the moment. MUTO Commando’s theme is inspired by both a fantasy of the artists themselves as well based on Matthieu himself. Being an inspiring actor, Matthieu is placed against a backdrop of videogames and a virtual world. He graces the MUTO pages as a heroic fantasy, transforming Commando into a metaphor for life itself, with all its missions, its successes, its frustrations and the everlasting need to fulfill his dreams. –BM-
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