I’m a huge fan of Ninth Letter. They always publish really engaging, fun work. And as a graphic designer, I’m always inspired and delighted by the look of the pages in their print issues. Now I’m doubly inspired and delighted because they are releasing their first ever special-edition chapbook, Man-Made Lands.
This book, edited by Scott Geiger (whose amazing story, “Inventory,” appeared in Monkeybicycle8), is a collection of stories and architectural proposals that examine how the ideas and creations of young architects might influence fiction and the literary landscape of the future.
Man-Made Lands includes stories from Joe Alterio, Seth Fried, Luther Magnussen, Micaela Morrissette, Ben Stroud, and Will Wiles, as well as proposals from Bjarke Ingels Group, Family with Office of Playlab, Steven Holl, and Keita Takahashi. The book will be available for purchase (packaged with Ninth’s Letter’s Spring/Summer 2012 issue) through the Ninth Letter website, and in bookstores.
Also, if you’re around New York City on May 23rd, Columbia University’s Studio-X will be hosting a launch party for the book, including some of the contributors in conversation with Scott Geiger and an installation by Joe Alterio. Details are on the flyer below. Just like the book, the party will surely be a very good time.