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spotted arithmetic January 30, 2015
just added a few more covers and one of my favourite interior layouts by carson.


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We are celebrating 10 years since the demise of this unique publication. Please dig in to the covers, spreads + other Images related to the Bible of Music + Style that was RAYGUN Magazine, within this Flickr Group. If you are so moved, feel free to join the group and post photos / scans of your own issues, and talk about your own experiences with the magazine.


Ray Gun was an American alternative rock-and-roll magazine, first published in 1992 in Santa Monica, California. Led by founding art director David Carson, Ray Gun explored experimental magazine typographic design. The result was a chaotic, abstract style, not always readable, but distinctive in appearance. That tradition for compelling visuals continued even after Carson left the magazine after three years; he was followed by a series of art directors, including Robert Hales, Chris Ashworth, Scott Denton-Cardew, and Jerome Curchod.

In terms of content, Ray Gun was also notable for its choices of subject matter. The cutting-edge advertising, musical artists and pop culture icons spotlighted were typically ahead of the curve, putting such artists as Radiohead, Bjork, Beck, Flaming Lips, PJ Harvey and Eminem on its cover long before its better-known competitors. Those choices were guided by Executive Editor Randy Bookasta and an editorial staff that included Dean Kuipers, Nina Malkin, Mark Blackwell, Joe Donnelly, Jeff Castelaz (who co-founded Dangerbird Records) Grant Alden, Mark Woodlief, & Eric Gladstone.

Ray Gun produced over 70 issues from 1992 through 2000. Owner-founder-publisher Marvin Scott Jarrett (one-time publisher of a late-1980s incarnation of Creem) also created the magazines Bikini, Stick and huH. Jarret is currently editor-in-chief of Nylon, a New York-based fashion magazine. The most notable common thread among all of Jarrett's magazines (from his latter-day Creem through Nylon) has been an attraction to dynamic next-generation graphic design.


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