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Modern Matter #21

210 x 275 mm, 130 pages
London, UK
Creative director: Olu Michael Odukoya

Another cover dripping with colour and character on this latest iteration of Modern Matter magazine, a future facing issue exploring 'The Shape of Things to Come':

'Our latest issue stands at the nexus of art, culture, and technology. In it, we break new ground through images, interviews, and articles created with the assistance of AI. In fact, 80% of the research materials and ideas were conducted by the AI assistant, making this a truly groundbreaking publication, once again pushing the boundaries of the possible.

Beautifully designed and split into two halves; the glossy paper stock making way for softer uncoated pages by the end. 

From the Journal, Olu Michael Odukoya in February 2019:
‘In the current age of everything feeling homogenous, I wanted to exaggerate the concept of what is deemed best practice in relation to magazine covers.

'I’m not interested in having the ‘face’ of the moment, or worse still a subject who has a huge social following. Our readers are less interested in these measures of social acceptance. I’ve previously created a bumper 600 page issue where 50% was made up of blank pages… [one recent] issue repeats the content twice over with the repeat content printed in an offbeat colour profile. Our previous issue titled ‘Mother’ was packaged alongside a mini version we named ‘Child’.

'Subtle but significant nuances are what I think provide the emotional connection with the magazine that our readers love...’ READ MORE

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