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 "détourn" 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.