Tattoo Store, detail, Santa Cruz, April 2007 by Hedi Slimane
September 13 is a landmark date in the history of Wallpaper*. For the first time in our eleven-year history we've handed over the reins of editor to three giants in three disciplines we hold especially dear. Hedi Slimane, Jeff Koons and Dieter Rams have each edited a 20-page section of the magazine and a cover for our October issue, available to buy today.
Click here to view the series of Slimane's posters for Wallpaper*.
Slimane's contribution is a set of 20 exquisitely designed 60cm x 40cm posters using his own distinctive photography and typography. The posters are divided into two sets, 0-10 and 11-20, one set appearing each of the three issues. With subjects ranging from London's Abbey Road to hair fittings at his last Dior Homme show, you can sample each of them below. In conversation with Wallpaper* and German artist Thomas Demand, he discusses his painful split with Dior, redefining masculinity and how he feels that he'll return to fashion one day. Using specialist printing inks, his cover is a radical reworking of a recent art installation.
Koons' offering includes an extraordinary 16-page artwork inspired by his passion for legendary rock band Led Zeppelin. He commissioned a leading cultural theorist to deconstruct the Zeppelin myth, and in conversation with Stella McCartney, discusses the nature of fame, becoming a brand, and... vaginas. His cover is an original and controversial collectible work of art.
Rams presents his ten commandments of good design and illustrates them by art-directing a 16-page photo shoot of his all-time favourite products. He invites us to his home near Frankfurt, and in conversation with Japan's greatest living designer (and Rams disciple) Naoto Fukasawa, he discusses Braun vs Olivetti, Jonathan Ive and the wonders of bonsai. The subject of his art-directed cover shot is of one of Rams' greatest, yet little-seen designs.