Buy Coilhouse #3 right here. We're big fans of Coilhouse Magazine over here at Boing Boing, so it was a special honor and delight when the gothtastically beautiful ladies who run the publication told us they were planning a feature on me/BB. I swear I'm not just vanity-blogging here -- this whole issue is wonderful, and the fantastic illustrations by Stuntkid (aka Norfolk, VA-based artist Jason Levesque), including the unicorny one above, are the coolest ever. I love his work!
The physical artifact is gorgeous: rich colors, lush print quality, embossed glossy cover, beveled corners. The articles are great, and the same sort of material we'd cover here on any given blog-day: a photo-essay on the "pirate ghetto," Walled City of Kowloon
; an avatar fashion spread shot by Gustavo Lopez Mañas
(this is the cover shot), Marina Bychkova's
creepy ball-jointed porcelain dolls, and an interview with Battlestar Galactica
's conceptual captain Ron Moore. There's lots more.
I know the Coilhouse folks have been struggling of late to keep putting out such a high-quality, densely-packed publication in this crappy economy. Y'know how, some magazines, you buy 'em, then toss 'em right when you're done reading them -- but others, you stick on your bookshelf and keep 'em forever? Coilhouse is a keeper. They're doing strong work in the true Boing Boing spirit of Happy Mutantry, and I hope you'll support them by buying a copy (or a t-shirt!) today.
* Link to Coilhouse issue #03 preview
* Flickr set with details of Stuntkid's illustrations.
(Special thanks to photographer Clayton Cubitt, whose work appears in the aforementioned feature; to Courtney Riot, who did the graphic design on this issue, and to Nadya Lev, Meredith Yayanos, and Zoetica, the co-editrix trifecta behind Coilhouse.)
I first started writing about the remarkable Joi Ito in 2002, and over the decade and a half since, I’ve marvelled at his polymath abilities — running international Creative Commons, starting and investing in remarkable tech businesses, getting Timothy Leary’s ashes shot into space, backing Mondo 2000, using a sprawling Warcraft raiding guild to experiment with leadership and team structures, and now, running MIT’s storied Media Lab — and I’ve watched with excitement as he’s distilled his seemingly impossible-to-characterize approach to life in a set of 9 compact principles, which he and Jeff Howe have turned into Whiplash, a voraciously readable, extremely exciting, and eminently sensible book.
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