Lost in Spaghetti
Dissecting the Google translation of our interview with Chinese Bios Monthly.
“Man-flag shandy” “meaningless” magazine: can represent anything, can also be nothing
If one day elbow and ass swap position, and in the appropriate way to show, so that the whole thing seems to have something like that, people will react? Some people may say that this is meaningless, some people will say that this is later given the meaning or explanation. And Joe and Daniel call it “Man-flag Shandy”: here, anything is welcome, whether it is disgusting life, you and me, or that in the bottom of the heart to preach their favorite spaghetti voice.
in the bottom of the heart to preach their favorite spaghetti voice
Joe and Daniel from the UK, released the first issue of Man-flag Shandy in December last year. It is the theme of “meaningless” that can represent anything and can not say anything. Only to determine the contents of the inside is both weird and confusing, each reader will receive the message will be very different. But as they initially wanted to find ways to entertain themselves, Joe and Daniel also wanted to make the reader laugh through the newsletter. For example, one of the titles is written Frankly speaking, frankly, one side is based on Anne Frank’s Twitter presentation; another cross-page photo Take a stance is the moment to take pictures of others.
To determine the contents of the inside is both weird and confusing
Also in the magazine’s vision, the cover is a perspective method, in the abdomen placed in the cover with the abdomen, and constantly extending inward to produce visual illusion. Inside the page is a monochrome with black and white presentation, plus hand-painted images, impressive. Especially curious whether to set the visual style at the beginning, Joe said that the division of labor is mainly responsible for his design, Daniel responsible for the text. But there is no specific style, but that the content is best suited to what way, then the form to do the choice.
However, in terms of magazine, Joe and Daniel also admitted that such a subject is difficult to sell. So pay special attention to their free sale of the Free mops T-shirt – this image appears in the magazine several times. Joe said that it actually represented Mansfield’s magical mop, and later became a joke throughout the magazine. Perhaps this is the most meaningful thing in the magazine.
Mansfield’s magical mop… Perhaps this is the most meaningful thing in the magazine.