Monday, April 11, 2011

The Beach Beneath the Street

A few years ago I started collaborating with the scholar McKenzie Wark (Chair of Culture and Media at the New School) on a "graphic essay" about the Situationist International, the European revolutionary art movement. The idea was to "d├ętourn" some the writing (selected by Ken) with comics. One manifestation of our efforts, focusing on the Letterists, is now appearing as a nifty fold out poster on the back of the jacket for Ken's new book, "The Beach Beneath The Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International" published by Verso. I designed the jacket as well, nodding a bit to Ken and my mutual affection for the design of the Zone books of years ago.