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Alexis Madrigal - The Fake Magazines Used in Blade Runner Are Still Futuristic, Awesome
Basic Googling various combinations of Blade Runner and magazines with some other keywords yielded nothing. So, I took the image of Dorgon Magazine and ran it through Google Images to see if it had shown up anywhere else with more information attached. It had indeed been posted a few times around the web including at a site for Manahan Design, where they were presented as custom Kindle screensavers for jailbroken devices. But down at the bottom of that site, there was a little inscription: “Much credit goes to Kevin From the Propsummit forums for his amazingly made high-res reproductions of the magazine covers seen in various locations in Blade Runner,” we read. Who is this mysterious, Kevin? And what is Propsummit? And are these covers actually *recreations* by someone who looked at the magazines in the film and somehow designed from anew from scratch? Are these completely new design fiction objects modeled on old design fiction objects for a movie that came out 30 years ago? 

Yes, this is very awesome.

magazines: my first and still dearest love. why you have to be so obsolete? 

theatlantic:

thisistheverge:

Alexis Madrigal - The Fake Magazines Used in Blade Runner Are Still Futuristic, Awesome

Basic Googling various combinations of Blade Runner and magazines with some other keywords yielded nothing. So, I took the image of Dorgon Magazine and ran it through Google Images to see if it had shown up anywhere else with more information attached. It had indeed been posted a few times around the web including at a site for Manahan Design, where they were presented as custom Kindle screensavers for jailbroken devices. But down at the bottom of that site, there was a little inscription: “Much credit goes to Kevin From the Propsummit forums for his amazingly made high-res reproductions of the magazine covers seen in various locations in Blade Runner,” we read. Who is this mysterious, Kevin? And what is Propsummit? And are these covers actually *recreations* by someone who looked at the magazines in the film and somehow designed from anew from scratch? Are these completely new design fiction objects modeled on old design fiction objects for a movie that came out 30 years ago? 

Yes, this is very awesome.

magazines: my first and still dearest love. why you have to be so obsolete? 


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