Making the cover
This issue’s stylish cover is the work of Dazzle Ship, a London-based studio that has experimented with VR itself.
“The design was based around the limitless possibilities that virtual realities offer us,” explains Dazzle Ship founder Alex Donne-Johnson. “An initial geometric shape was created, and then repeated in a fractal fashion until it formed new patterns within the structure.”
Dazzle Ship’s concept was based on the idea that VR can create illusions and worlds that are impossible within the constraints of our current reality. “One of the biggest challenges was trying to work with the theme of optical illusions and abstraction, but at the same time still achieve legible typography,” Donne-Johnson admits.
“These are not things that go handin-hand easily, so compromises had to be made. The cover was created fully in 3D without any post-production tricks, but with the aim of still challenging your sense of perception,” he states.