The sixth issue of L'IMPARFAITE magazine available at Artwords & Tate Modern

We are delighted to share with you that the sixth issue of L'IMPARFAITE magazine is now stocked at both Artwords & the newly improved book shop at Tate Modern which has just re-opened. 


A brief look at the 'L'IMPARFAITE Sixth Issue' launch event on the 9th of October at the MAY Concepts space in EC1.  

View the album of the evening here: L'IMPARFAITE LAUNCH 


L'IMPARFAITE was founded in 2009 by graduates from the prestigious Sciences Po Paris institute of political studies. The journal drew much attention and delivered on high expectations, both by calling for critical inquiry into gender and sexuality and by literally undressing the future elite of French politics. Since then, the journal has extended its reach beyond the academe and welcomed contributions by writers and photographers from around the world. The journal has developed a reputation for its cutting-edge art direction over the years, with each issue being a one-of-a-kind aesthetic object. 

L'IMPARFAITE is committed to exploring gender, sex, and sexuality in all of its aspects. We believe that behind every erotic story is a human one, shimmering with social, political, and aesthetic qualities. It is precisely such story that we attempt to tell, drawing on a diversity of forms and genres — from poetry to photography, journalism to essays, interviews to illustration. With a generous and voracious editorial appetite, we bring all manner of sexual practices and belongings into open and constructive dialogue. L'IMPARFAITE is not a journal for the gay community or the straight community, for men, for women, for trans- or cisgendered folks, rather, it is a catalyst for those curious to explore how sex and eroticism can be a window onto the world.

For all press enquiries regarding L'IMPARFAITE magazine, please contact Romain Casella at MAY Concepts:, +44 (0)20 72518447 or +44 (0)7515 701 819.


About Us

At MAY, we hold the value of quality incredibly close to our heart. We believe good design is to be celebrated and we aim to build relationships with clients that feel the same. A French-English bilingual agency with the international network to match, we primarily focus on fashion, design, media and lifestyle - specialising in producing tailored pieces of work that are tonally and aesthetically consistent across multiple channels. Brand Partners include: . Fashion . Julian Zigerli (, Orange Culture (, De Gris (, Xu Zhi (, Michiko Koshino ( . Design & Lifestyle . Monologue London (, Klaus Haapaniemi & Co. (, Design Prize Switzerland (, Long and Waterson (, Matteo Cibic (



Documents & Links


The publication putting the dialogue in sex
Dazed & Confused
L'IMPARFAITE (...) doesn't look like what you'd expect from a 'revue érotique
An Exceeding Good Looking One
It's Nice That
The erotica journal getting under the skin of sex