Box 1466 Magazine & Monsieur XD
We came across a new magazine today called 'Box 1466' which describes itself as an "artfully independent deluxe fanzine publication." Quite boastful... you may have even imagined something quite beautiful, however the magazine was almost entirely rubbish! Dull interviews with fairly obnoxious arty types all wrapped up in a cheaply produced A4 format with the design and layout presumably done by somebody with zero experience in either. Quite frankly I’d be surprised if they made it beyond this launch issue.
As you might have already guessed we weren't keen so why are we bothering to post about it here?
The magazines one saving grace were the exceptionally quirky collages created by Monsieur XD. Sprinkled throughout the magazine these humorous fantasy images added a much needed splash of colour to the rest of the bland content. Whilst we disliked the magazine we were pleased to have stumbled upon the work of Monsieur XD... every cloud has a silver lining.
Monsieur XD started his artistic career designing for several well-known fashion brands, where he decided to evolve this role and develop his own projects including these collages. He describes his work as witty and delicate, blending aesthetic elements from the 50's and 60's with icons of contemporary pop culture, expressions of his life and the world around him, his personal vision of things.
We've posted a couple of our favourite images here that feature some recognisable animated icons. You can head over to Monsieur XD's website to view the entire series and purchase the original artworks (prices available upon request.)