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Plastikcomb #6

220 x 297 mm
Germany & US (English language)
Published since 2020
Founder and designer: Aaron Beebe
Co-founder: Thomas Schostok

A German-American analog art publication (and feast for the eyes) proclaiming loudly, ’Digital is dead!’ Plastikcomb exists to experiment with the typographic make-up of the magazine page, challenging the grids and formats most deisgners rely on. Inside, you'll encounter interviews with a diverse rnage of content makers, presented with mashed up imagery and type and layouts that breaks all the rules.

This is their sixth issue and it opens with a quote from music producer Rick Rubin's new book The Creative Act, ‘Rules direct us to average behaviours. If we’re aiming to create works that are exceptional, most rules don't apply. Average is nothing to aspire to.’

On the Journal:
Plastikcomb is actually a metaphor for collage. In the States, when it was picture day, you were handed a plastic comb, in which your current hairdo was styled to make you look “presentable,” and more than often you ended up looking like a completely different person. Like collage, you take an image, and make it something else, or perhaps give it a new purpose or meaning...’ – Aaron Beebe READ MORE

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