Nicholas Blechman‘s Nozone is a brilliant little zine with a star-studded roster of contributors. Issue 9, Empire, which was published in 2004, is probably the most famous, but as Blechman went through the highlights at today’s Cause/Effect, we were like, dude, this could have been published yesterday. The issues of imperialism are handled with grace and wit by people like Paul Sahre, Stefan Sagmeister and Christoph Niemann (his flags from fictional countries are a hoot). You can see some of the issue online here, by clicking Empire, then clicking the contributor names.
If you haven’t bought it already, we still say Empire would make the perfect Christmas gift for the social activist/graphic novel fan in your life. Or you could always wait until the next issue, which will be arriving at an undisclosed time: Forecast.
- Michael Graves and Peter Eisenman Dazzle with Comedic Stylings, Incisive Critiques
- Mark Your Calendar: Michael Graves 'Past as Prologue' Symposium
- Mark Your Calendar: Hopscotch Design Festival
- Watch Paola Antonelli Discuss Design and Violence