I designed the front cover artwork for ‘Relentless’ ‘no expense spared’ annual art magazine “This is the Order” in collaboration with designer Rebecca Wright. Naturally, this issue is all about sound. “This is the Order” is widely distributed as a printed magazine and can also be viewed online. Asked by Erasmus Brand Consultancy if I could devise a printed magazine cover that produces sound, Rebecca and I set about designing an interactive printwork (using embossing and foilblocking techniques) allowing readers of the magazine to ‘hear’ a series of popular musical rhythms.
By printing the ‘duo-phonic’ rhythmic components of distinctive musical genres, as embossed ridges on the magazine cover, readers are able to run their fingernails over the cover surface and experience the rhythms haptically and sonically through the atonal ‘clicks’ it produces.
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