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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo’s moody illustrations for Christopher Nolan’s WIRED special

I am a bit cynical about the concept of guest editors (for obvious, selfish reasons I suppose – “no not anyone can do this!”) but WIRED getting Christopher Nolan to helm their December issue is something of a coup. Subtitled Beyond. A Story in Five Dimensions, the special issue focussed on line, planes, space, time, and the multiverse. Longtime friend of the site Mario Hugo was brought in to create an array of visualisations for the cover, contents page and throughout the rest of the magazine and he worked with Hugo & Marie colleague Sam Hodges (once of this parish) on the intriguing final images.

They say: “The result weaves a moody narrative with light, shadow, and illusionistic geometry that takes the audience through fun, brain-teasing concepts,” which is a pretty apt reflection of Nolan’s genius. I don’t know how much input the director had on the commission, but I’d wager he was pretty stoked with the outcome.

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)

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Mario Hugo: WIRED December 2014 (Guest edited by Christopher Nolan)