︎ Revista Matador
Volume Extra Clubs
Coinciding with the opening of Club Matador in Madrid, this issue of Matador reviews the history of private nightclubs around the world. The aura of secrecy that often attends clubs almost automatically makes for seductive photography, and this issue of Matador provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes perspective on several international clubs. These are interspersed with excerpts from historical writings on clubs by the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens, P.G. Wodehouse and Jules Verne. British comedian and author Stephen Fry also contribute an affectionately humorous list of "rules" for club membership.
The layout recreates the elegance and distinction of English clubs. For this purpose, the typography chosen for the texts is Modern (ITC Modern for the titles and Scotch Modern for the body text), which enjoyed great prestige in the Victorian era, when all refined English gentlemen belonged to private clubs.