If you know Vice Magazine than you know that it’s filled with the crudest, rudest and…most original content around.
It’s a Canadian invention that was originally called the Voice of Montreal and was launched by unemployed pals Shane Smith, Suroosh Alvi and Gavin McInnes with the help of the Canadian government as part of its welfare programme to provide work and promote community service.
The little magazine soon exploded by breaking all barriers and becoming one of the most controversial publications around.
Today, it’s a media conglomerate based in New York City. Vice is available in 34 countries, including Poland, and in 19 languages. They also have a string of stores, television shows, films and documentaries.
Recently, the company partnered with computer microchip giant Intel to create The Creators Project – an online network dedicated to showcasing the most creative artists from across the globe.
As it happens, Vice seems to have a bit of a thing for Poland. In 2009 as part of its Vice Guide To Travel, Vice featured an episode called Wodka Wars which documented the history of vodka and the conflict between Poland and Russia as to its invention (they picked Poland as the winner).
Last year, Vice’s Eddy Moretti travelled to Gdansk for a special interview Lech Walesa.
The creative mavericks also partnered with Wyborowa Vodka for a special web series about the modern Polish renaissance. It’s a fascinating look at the new and exciting Poland from the unique point of view of the Vice squad.
Check out the trailer for From Poland with Love here:
And watch the entire series on the VTS website.