Fashion & Beauty

The Candy Book of Transversal Creativity: The Best of Candy Magazine, Allegedly

A celebration of the transversal community from the iconic magazine.

The Candy Book of Transversal Creativity showcases the best content from the groundbreaking style magazine's twelve issues, with photography by icons such as Nan Goldin, Ryan McGinley, Jack Pierson, and Ellen von Unwerth; such muses as Hari Nef, Divine, and Laverne Cox; and thoughtful and insightful writing by influential cultural trans figures such as Amos Mac and Geena Rocero.

Founded a decade ago by Luis Venegas, C*NDY is the first and only style magazine to focus on the transversal community, or transgender and gender-nonconforming/nonbinary people, transvestism, cross-dressing, drag, and androgyny. C*NDY has a devoted fan base and respect from industry leaders for showcasing the most creative and important names and talent in transversal fashion, art, and culture. This book brings together for readers the most timeless, inspirational, and aspirational pages of fashion, art, culture, makeup, glamour, icons, amazing transformations, and fun.

This is an inspiring celebration of the many levels of transversal creativity and people, all facing an exciting future.

About The Author

Luis Venegas is the creative director, editor, and publisher of Fanzine137, EY! Magateen, C*ndy, The Printed Dog, and EY! Boy Collection. Since 2004, he has pursued publishing his personal editorial projects full-time. As an independent self-published editor, his magazines--released as limited editions--are available in select shops, boutiques, and bookstores around the world. Based in Spain, Venegas splits his time between Madrid and Barcelona. Jefferson Hack is the editorial director and cofounder of Dazed Media.

  • Publish Date: March 24, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 272
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6583-3


"Has there ever been a better time to cradle a hardback book full of transversal imagery in your hands, and feel grateful that there is still wonderful art in the world? We don’t think so, and we have Spain’s reigning champion of the queer/fashion crossover, Luis Venegas, to thank for that." —I-D 

"Luis Venegas should be commended for his incredible contributions to print, he is a true powerhouse of publishing. If you don't believe me pick up a copy of this book, it's all the proof you will need." — GAYLETTER

"This book not only brings together the most timeless, inspirational, and aspirational pages of fashion, art, culture, makeup, glamour,icons, amazing transformations, and fun from the magazine, it also features more than 200 amazing photographs as well as new, originalcontent created especially for this volume." —THE GAY JOURNAL

Author Bookshelf: Jefferson Hack