More from the Wallpaper* exhibition. Today's covers are from Design Barcode (above), Marcus Palmqvist with Hussein Chalayan, and Ian Davenport.
"To mark our retail issue, we called upon Design Barcode, a Japanese design collective who have revolutionised the humble barcode. The group offered us a selection of 40 designs to choose from. ‘We came up with the idea to design Wallpaper’s barcode with a global feel, using shapes of buildings from all over the world,’ says creative director Minoru Yoshida.
One of the most technically challenging covers in Wallpaper* history was the lenticular image of Hussein Chalayan’s mechanical dress shot by Marcus Palmqvist. Never one to use technology gratuitously, this technique reconciled the issues of how to aptly communicate the extraordinary qualities of Chalayan’s wondrous yet wearable creation.
Known for his technique of using paint-filled syringes and gravity, Ian Davenport used the graphic number 10 we supplied as a relief, adding his ‘chance paint incidents’ of drips and unpredictable lines of colour. ‘My work is about the organic nature of materials. I’m interested in the mechanical aspect and the contrast between control and random effects.’"
Artists: Design Barcode (above), Marcus Palmqvist with Hussein Chalayan, and Ian Davenport
Cover No. 097: Untitled, Marcus Palmqvist with Hussein Chalayan, March 2007
(from a different angle)
Cover No. 091: Wallpaper 10, Ian Davenport, September 2006