Underscore N°4: The Flight Issue carries on as the alternative human response to fighting the inevitable—to let go of constant duty, to take a pause, a break, a gander, to depart from routine, to take time off to reassess.
N°4 contains personal stories, original content and photo narratives of retired space shuttles, surfing, travelling circuses, fireworks, highliners’ adventures and a playwright’s taxidermic dreams, all in response to the theme. Conversations were shared with Wolfgang Voigt, founder of Cologne-based record label Kompakt Records, Spanish artist-designer, Jaime Hayon, menswear designer, Boris Bidjan Saberi, architect Omer Arbel and the founder of Hotel Wiesler – Graz, Florian Weltzer on their creative processes and what makes their heart soar.
Editors Hamish Robertson (AFTERZINE), Kai von Rabenau (mono.kultur), Nathan Williams (Kinfolk Magazine), Omar Sosa (Apartamento) and Tim Moore (Letter to Jane) were invited to share a ‘Neighbourhood’ they have once made home, this includes Manhattan, Lev Hair, Montreax, Menorca and Portland. Artfully photographed were Yugoslavian war monuments by Jan Kempenaers, collected Bird Nests by Sharon Beals and more. Artist Ryan Gander shares his tales of three objects as a collection of thought outlets.
A sense of childlike curiosity is portrayed on the cover illustrated by Jaime Hayon with a sense of imagination and playful spirit. He also shares his flight of fancy on the last page, which can be punched out and constructed into a paper plane model.
Buckle up people, it’s gonna be one helluva flight!