Ray Gun spread 1994
David Carson replaced a feature about the singer Bryan Ferry with two columns of unreadable dingbats ( the text was printed in full, for those who cared, at the back of the magazine).
TEXT IMAGE ICON LOGO - BARCODES
This was exciting to see as a couple years ago I wanted to create a cover replacing text with symbols or something similar (SAGUN Cover Design - Barcodes ). Although I associate the barcode on a magazine with WHSmiths, I used to think that it could be incorporated on the cover in some way. The same as how the barcode is used in the centre of Little White Lies or to cover Daisy Lowe’s nipple on ‘love’ issue of I-D magazine.
SAGUN Cover design - Textcode
Minimal to no text on a cover of a magazine to me makes it seem like it should be a collectable. I see certain magazines as a luxury to have and keep every single one of them. The bottom left right angle where the barcode would have been is replaced with tv static.
WHITE SPACE DARK MATTER
This layout was created in 2009, inspired by Neville Brody and a few bands I was listening to at the time like V.E.G.A.S. WHORES, SALEM and PRE where they would create or find their images to represent their music. This was mainly on myspace where their pages was covered from gory dark cult imagery. Soon after I read an article from SUPER SUPER Magazine about the connection of music with visuals. I contacted Dan Szor who was the Art Director of the magazine about the article, and expressed my enthusiasm on what he wrote, which led to me having the opportunity to work with Dan, who was an amazing mentor.
The layout starts from NTSC as if a TV is left on in the corner of a dark room, followed by text replaced as barcodes and morphed out of the black space in the margin and back into the next page to create an image from the barcodes. The flow was to connect the two pages together to create a home for the images, barcode text and scanned image. Overall the final outcome was to represent the mix of bands and sounds in layout form.