Gee has been working with eye-catching magazine covers from bygone eras, varying from dated British punk publications to 1930’s Japanese pornography. He reimagines the covers into his own larger-than-life versions, before they’re transformed into the sleek steel sculptures.
Gee’s inspiration for ‘The Article’ comes from a chance encounter between his aunt and the fashion photographer David Bailey in 1968, which resulted in her landing the front cover of Vogue aged just sixteen. Fifty years on, Gee wanted to find a way to immortalise the old magazine, ensuring the display of the cover was both unique and relevant.
In the wake of the internet, the printed magazine faces an uncertain future: this commission based project allows you to choose the front and back cover combination. With only fifty to be made, no two combinations are the same. Each leather printed sculpture is a bespoke one off, allowing you to create your own inspired tribute to the glorious paperback.