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  1.  (8389.1)
    This one is more off the wall than the last.

    Usual REMAKE/REMODEL rules apply:

    No pen-portraits. This is ART ONLY. Posting just a bunch of text, or a scribble and a vast number of words, will get the thread closed and your account banned.

    NO MORE PHOTO-MANIPULATION "art". I'll just delete them. People have been drenching recent threads with several pieces at a time that they've knocked out in photoshop in 2 minutes with no thought at all. I consider this to be taking the piss now.

    HOWEVER: I will allow the interpolation of ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS into the work.

    No more than ONE submission by any one person in any one REMAKE/REMODEL.

    Now then. Pay attention:


    BLAST was the short-lived literary magazine of the Vorticist movement in Britain. It had two editions, the first published on 2 July 1914... the magazine has become famous as emblematic of the first modern art movement in England and is now recognised as one of the seminal texts of 20th-century modernism. The magazine originally cost 2/6.

    "Our Cause is NO-MAN'S," they said. James Joyce believed it to be primarily a painter's magazine for which he'd produce poems. He didn't know what they were going to do with typography.

    Vorticism... is more closely related to Futurism in its embrace of dynamism, the machine age and all things modern.

    They also liked shouting, and manifestos.

    When Wyndham Lewis returned from the trenches, he hoped to revivify the Vorticist spirit (under the name Group X), planning a third issue of Blast and regaining contact with old allies. But the whole context of pre-war experimentation had been dispersed by the destructive power of mechanized warfare, which persuaded most of the former Vorticists to pursue more representational directions thereafter. By 1920 even Lewis was obliged to admit that the movement was dead. (ME: ALSO, CORE VORTICISTS WERE UNHELPFULLY DEAD)

    You are the designer for the long-delayed third issue of BLAST. The above is what you know about it. Approach it in any way you see fit.

    You have one week.
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2010
    It's on.
  2.  (8389.3)
    Hardcore! This is a real challenge. Ok, first thing first, I need documentation. This thread will have to be remembered.
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2010
    Why am I surprised? Presenting the Vorticists to a history class directly after the girl who did the Futurists was a tough sell. It was like the British were too polite to do full-on rail gun onomatopoeia poems.

    Very cool though, very appropriate.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2010
    I must admit I'd never heard of this, so when I saw Blast I immediately thought of the comic that gave dear old Lazarus Churchyard cover stories. Was it named after this?
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2010
    Oh man, I HAVE to do a good job on this one, don't I? I mean, this is what I do for a @#$% living, right? Charging the batteries, more later this week.
  3.  (8389.7)
    Grrrngh! Have no time at the moment, but my brain has been snagged by Blast a number of times in my life. I can still remember some of their "Blasted / Blessed" lists at the start of no. 1. Then again, I always loved the covers as they were...
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2010
    I did this fast as I've a fucked week -
    God knows I've a typo in this somewhere ...
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    Omg this is so cool!
  6.  (8389.11)
    These period piece challenges are the best thing on Whitechapel so far.
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    Guh, GIMP is shit to try and lay out text in. Just not made for the task...
    Wish the back was something other than a gradient fill. Had been solid line green, but that felt too much like aping the cover for volume #1...
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    I think a little wee just came out.
  9.  (8389.14)
    For this one, I'd really like to see Todd Klein or Dave Mc Kean working on this thread. That would be the coolest thing ever.
    • CommentAuthorRaid71
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2010
    I gonna have to find some quality time for this
    • CommentAuthorSpenceball
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2010

    My first time doing anything but look at these posts. (I think you can tell why!)

    blast 3 cover concept
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    I drew mine out of the word Blast.

    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2010
    Blast 3 by Oxbrow

    Aiming for shabby dynamism.
    • CommentAuthorkuru93
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2010
    blast 3

    After reading about Coburn's Vortography, I had to buy some mirrors and build a vortoscope.
    • CommentAuthorsnafu
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2010
    Less than a day and this remodel is already on fire. Great work.