April 21, 2009

J.J. ABRAMS, S.S. ADAMS, WIRED MAGAZINE AND ME


The latest issue of Wired Magazine is fantastic.

Okay, 47% of my motivation for saying that is because J.J. Abrams happened to mention my design work and my S.S. Adams book in this month's Wired Playlist!

But the other 53% of my intent is purely inspired by the fact that this issue is phenomenal. Unexplained phenomenon that is. Abrams guest edited the whole thing, and he's managed to create something abnormal– which is to say, something not normally found on the magazine rack. First off, the entire issue is a puzzle. But for those of us lacking that sort of mind power there's stuff about Art Bell, Mystery Spots, secret codes, magic tricks, a Chris Ware comic, and a great essay penned by J.J. regarding the nature of Spoilers. The cover features Abrams' gorgeous Mystery Box as discussed in his TED talk. They even let him hijack the logo with a wonderful vintage-inspired typeface. Or is it hand-lettered? Another mystery.

Thanks again for the magic Mr. Abrams.


8 comments:

Nick said...

WIRED is arguably the most relevant magazine today. Why? It provides direction to its readers who realize that technology is the basis for most big ideas today.

Chris Donato said...

Very cool, Kird D., very cool.

Jody B. said...

Really cool! Must pick up this issue!! I'm also excited about his take on Star Trek this summer. Also...
Kirk, I read recently that Adams was bought out by Magic Makers. Do you know anything about that?

Jeremy said...

Cool! Now that you are well on your way to even more fame and fortune, I am more glad than ever that when I ordered a copy of your movie that I had you autograph it for me. Hello eBay! Ha, just kidding...or am I?.....yeah, I am.

Molly B. said...

I'll stop in at Steve's Sundry and pick it up tomorrow. Maybe have a grilled cheese sandwich at the lunch counter for the complete experience.

JBooth said...

Congratulations! (Now I need to go back to my blog and add "featured in Wired" to your list of kudos...)

Jamey Clayberg said...

YES... So cool. JJ is rapidly building a "super nice guy" rep with all this SFunSpot support. I tip my hat!

TulsaTV said...

Kirk, I forgot to mention that I too have been in Wired (online): their Star Trek 40th Anniversary Photo Gallery: 1967 and 1992.