Designing a ‘Brave New World’
Architectural Record's Vanguard Issue
This month’s featured Face Up cover, Architectural Record’s December issue, is unlike most that the title puts out. It displays a futuristic design—one of the winners of its annual Vanguard awards—rather than a finished project. One Face Up panelist said it looked like a Matrix parody. Another said it feels like a “brave new world.” Overall, panelists described the cover as “beautiful,” “sophisticated,” and “effective.” The main criticism was that the cover lines were too hard to read, but that may have been somewhat intentional. Editor-in-chief Robert Ivy says the cover is “bold and causes you to look and question.”
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