The lovable oddball Buckminster Fuller has inspired everything from surf mobiles to ice cream sandwiches. And now this: a faceted magazine cover that looks and feels like a flattened geodesic dome.
Like Fuller, who famously said, “You can make money or you can make sense,” Paperlux didn’t take budgets into account and shouldered the costs of their “passion project.” The goal, Kuehne says, is to underscore the importance of print media as the publishing industry goes digital: “Don't get me wrong: We feel totally at home in the digital world. But it will never substitute the feeling and smell of a new book, a magazine or a handwritten letter. We believe that projects such as these can bring this back into our minds.”
Belinda Lanks is a senior editor at Co.Design. She was formerly the managing editor of Metropolis. Read more
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