Atlantic piece on the fake magazine covers in Blade Runner

In “The Fake Magazines Used in Blade Runner Are Still Futuristic, Awesome“, Alexis C. Madrigal, of the Atlantic, digs up the facts on the fake magazines featured in Ridley Scott’s sf classic Blade Runner:

In this case, clip art from a computer in the early 1980s was used to make magazine covers that were printed and then filmed in a classic movie. These things were forgotten for decades until sometime during or shortly before 2009, someone (Kevin) started to reconstruct them for his friends in an Internet forum about the movie. Some forumgoer used them as a Kindle screensaver; another was going to print them out and frame them, according to a forum posting.

“I need to talk to this Kevin!” I thought.

For the rest of the piece, click here.

For all of the covers, follow this link.


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