Lodown x Radical Cutup

No Single Narrative

Our starting point was the idea of the cut-up as cultural narrative that extends and reinterprets preceding narratives. The cut-up/collage narrative cuts across all forms and genres in the realm of cultural production, bridging past, present and future. By marrying high culture and low culture, it offers new possibilities of artistic storytelling.

The issue featured interviews with artist Derrick Adams, Italian architecture studio 2A/PA and Lee Scratch Perry, essays by Tamar Shafrir, Charlie Koolhaas and Michiel Van Iersel, as well as pages full of beautiful images of artwork created by the Radical Cutup cadre themselves.

Along with Lou Buche, I also interviewed Dutch master screen printer Kees Maas, known for his meticulously printed posters for Paradiso. It was fascinating to hear his thoughts about the place of printmaking in contemporary art today, and how listen to him consider how the internet and social media have influenced how we think about making a living as an artist.

I also included a short selection of excerpts from my book, Good For One Fare. It was a great test run of the work which was at that point very much in-progress, and another way to experiment with the combination of text in images in yet another format.

Project

Services

Industries

1 Faster Than_

Global Advertising Campaign

Adidas Running

2 Carbon Social Club

Identity Design

Podcast

3 PSFK

Digital Design & Strategy

Trend Forecasting

4 256

Digital Design & Strategy

Gaming

5 Good For One Fare

Installation and Book

Self-Initiated

6 Strategic HR

Book Design

Strategy & Business

7 Adidas Ultraboost 19

Global Advertising Campaign

Running Sports

8 City as Character

Book Design

Self-Initiated

9 Asian Arts Initiative

Book Design

Arts & Culture

10 Kill Screen

Digital Design & Strategy

Gaming

11 The World by Train

Book Design

Self Initiated

12 Next City Anniversary

Editorial Design

Urbanism

13 An Inaccurate, Incomplete and Absolutely True History of the City of Philadelphia

Installation and Publication

Self-Initiated

14 Philagrafika

Book Design

Publishing

15 Michael Snow / Photo-Centric

Book Design

Arts & Culture

16 LoDown x Radical Cutup

Editorial Design

Fashion, Arts & Culture

17 The Pool

Graphic Identity

Fashion

18 The World Stage

Strategic Design, Publishing

Non-Profit

19 Next City

Strategic Design

Urbanism

20 Akustikplatten

Identity Design

Music

21 Heartworm Press

Book Design

Publishing

22 Letting Go

Book Design

Arts & Culture

23 Steve Powers

Strategic Design, Publishing

Art

24 The Stumbling Present

Book Design

Arts & Culture

25 Swindle

Art Direction, Design

Arts & Culture, Fashion

26 Common Touch

Art Direction, Book Design

Arts & Culture

27 City Limits

Art Direction, Design

Urbanism, Publishing

28 Minimal Risk

Graphic Identity

Fashion

29 Riverview

Web Design, Graphic Identity

Real Estate

30 Fels Policy Research Initiative

Web Design, Graphic Identity

Education

31 Red Collective

Graphic Identity

Real Estate

32 Room 21

Web Design, Graphic Identity

Arts & Culture

33 ICPH

Web Design

Non-Profit