Magazine Cover Design and Artwork, 2021
I was commissioned by BSFA editor Polina Levontin to create the cover for the Autumn 2021 issue of one of their print magazines, Vector, on the topic of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Class.
I wanted to allude to the issue of class hierarchy but pitch it through a surreal and more playful lens. I arrived at the idea of presenting fantastical and science fictional objects as domestic appliances or items which could be purchased via the collection of coupons in a way that felt nostalgic and reminiscent of personal experience; the childhood anticipation of filling a book with stamps or carefully keeping the tops of cereal boxes in order to send away for a grand prize. I was also inspired by Greenshields Stamps, their catalogue designs and general literature. I was particularly drawn to the idea of making the most mundane object - a towel - and the most macabre - a bone - inaccessible given that their points value is not a neat multiple of 5, which is the value of the stamps.
VECTOR was founded in 1985, and is the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association, publishing articles and features on science fiction and fantasy around the world. Its contributors have included such authors and critics as Brian Aldiss, Philip K. Dick, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Moorcock and Diana Wynne Jones.