Present contemporary experiences and perspectives on rave in an expansive and open-ended serial format comprised of individual booklets or ‘chapters.’
Create a space for new voices and narratives, that of a raver rather than a critic, someone from within the scene
The writing and images should not be edited to look cohesive, but rather retain their individuality
To fill a niche in writings on rave
Could include, but not limited to:
Interviews with a literary quality – nothing too journalistic!!
Essays of ‘records’ on a specific, regional scene, label, party etc.
‘Lookbook’ visual concept books for producers
X-Coast: Music is Music
full bleed visuals with text overlay
Booklets of the same size, 5 x 7 in?
Variations in stock, printing and possibly binding
The feeling of the individual booklets should veer towards that of exhibition didactics (rather than a zine like Love Injection whose audience is their scene, it should be more universal without being dry)
The feeling of the booklets together should be that of an artists’ book edition–it should be beautiful and have weight, they would be stored within a storage box, within a binder, or with rings depending on the binding
exceptional beauty! cool timeless
Serial design should unify the autonomous ‘chapters’
It should be clean and timeless, avoiding rave ‘tropes’
The print quality should be exceptional
Relatively unified color palette
Law firm collateral designed by Will Miller
The loop staple would give it a folder/serial/work-in-progress, the series is about perspectives and isn’t meant to be present a dogma or methodology
Badlands Unlimited’s New Lovers series. Exceptional and cohesive branding for a lackluster series! I like the ‘trade paperback’ quality of it
Was described to me as a matte, velvet, soft-touch cover which is erotic, what would the finish be for a series on rave? Glossy like sweat? Rough and uncoated?
Lazy books that merely compile. NOT what I’m going for! I want original, thoughtful content that challenges people with moments of exceptional beauty!! I want to present rave as a living, evolving experience rather than historicize it as a 90s relic.
Great cohesive design yet somehow sterile and institutional. The covers seduce you and yet these are probably books you’ll only ever half-read.