For it’s sixth issue, Mould Map has quite literally brought its publication to life. This issue, Terraformers will “take place as a exhibition/walk-in magazine” curated by its editors Hugh Frost and Leon Sadler. The magazine, dedicated to contemporary narrative comics, creates each issue as a reaction to a topic.
For this edition the issue, Terraformers is heavily steeped in sci-fi design. The imagery used has space-age colour palettes, other worldly illustrations, and references to futuristic predictions, all in the signature Mould Map swoosh of contemporary graphic design. The exhibition issue also “brings together over 50 practitioners whose work encompasses various approaches to world making, alongside historical visualisations of possible futures and their role in shaping the present.”
Terraformers will run until the 21 October 2016 and will showcase an array of drawing, painting, sculpture as well as textile and interactive works, “including a 3m high scroll painting by Guimi You, 3D printed weevil dildos by Joey Holder and a completely new quest computer game by GHXYK2, Andy Healy, BankBank and Swee Neezy, framed as a journey to find a special spice for the ultimate broth complete with a custom controller housed in a log.”
On Saturday the 15th October 2016 there will additionally be an unmissable special opening including a workshop in visual story telling with comic book artists Jonathan Chandler and Joseph P Kelly. You can catch up with the process of the exhibit and previews in action here.
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Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.