just ran across this magazine cover and it really intrigued me. i’ve seen the work of the photographer before (at least i think it’s him) but can’t remember his name.
anyway…i’m not a si-fi fan but it looks cool. the magazine describes itself thusly (sorry, just had to use that word) :
“Arc, a new magazine from the makers of New Scientist, explores the future through cutting-edge science fiction and forward-looking essays by some of the world’s most celebrated authors, alongside columns by thinkers and practitioners from the worlds of books, design, gaming, film and more. Arc explores the endless vistas opened up by today’s science and technology and the possibilities these raise for the future.”
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lucky me, i have the wired first edition. years ago, when it first came out, i discovered it on the magazine stand at a variety store. i was working at a sign/art supply store and during a break walked by and spotted it. i recall flipping through it and being blown away. hadn’t seen anything like it before, it was awe inspiring to me. never did subscribe but did buy the next three issues (as well as others over the years).
the new look redesign is nowhere near as visually arresting as those early editions. i think it had something to do with other magazines copying the look and the fact that advertising grew and started taking over. then there’s the whole change that occurred with the dimensions…let’s just say it’s not the same.