As we’re slowly putting renewed energy back into Another Something, trying to reframe what ‘blogging’ and ‘curating’ means in 2019, it feels just right to start off with things that are close to our heart. Huck Magazine is definitely one of them. For their latest issue they asked Flying Lotus as guest curator.
“Imagine the sounds you might hear while flying over a lotus, and experiencing that lotus lifting off and soaring through space.” David Lynch
The last time Huck Magazine had a guest editor was in 2014, with photographer and skate legend Ed Templeton. The best thing about that issue was that it felt like you were dipping into someone’s world, getting a feel for the people he surrounds himself with and the scope of ideas they produce both collectively and independently of each other.
Huck wanted to recreate that dynamic in a way that reflected how malleable culture feels in 2019 – and the first person that came to mind was Flying Lotus. He’s connected to so many brilliant people – musicians, filmmakers, comedians, visual artists – and his aesthetic is always stunning.
To create that feeling of stepping into a different world from the moment you turn the first page, they shifted the placement of adverts around so they could bookend the issue with ‘end papers’ that help evoke an intimate reading experience – one where readers would feel like they’re being taken on a journey.
As an intro, Huck Magazine asked David Lynch to write down what to expect from the experience if you’d never heard of Flying Lotus. What he came up with was both perfectly Lynchian and exactly the kind of psychedelic signpost to kick off the issue. A surreal introduction to The Flying Lotus Issue: “Imagine the sounds you might hear while flying over a lotus, and experiencing that lotus lifting off and soaring through space.” David Lynch
Through interviews with Beastie Boys, Tierra Whack, Atlanta’s Hiro Murai a.o., and collaborators and inspirations, this guest edit draws from the interconnected universe that lies behind a singular vision – one that continues to stretch across cultural boundaries.
Make sure to get a copy of this issue here >