Lost Highway: Surface Magazine


surface magazine
art director.

chris mozsary

daniel bernauer

alex varanese

"Imagine the apocalypse came and wiped out everything but chic people and hot design."

That's how Mozsary described his vision for the project. It's also one of the most awesome sentences in the history of the English language.

Surface Magazine's July/August 2010 issue focused on the intersection of design, fashion and transportation of all kinds. Chris Mozsary conatcted me a couple months prior to collaborate along with photographer Daniel Bernauer on an expansive feature based on my Pavement Loop series.

After batting some ideas around via phone and email, we set to work on Mozsary's vision of a "fashion-forward Blade Runner". The process began in NYC with Bernauer's immaculate photography, providing an almost surgically clean foundation for the delightfully excessive visual explorations to come.

I think the result strikes a pretty solid balance between those goals; my apparently insatiable thirst for disjointed urban landscapes was quenched, Bernauer's razor-sharp models took center stage, and Mozsary's story of dystopian-chic surface-dwellers was told.

the stairwell (part 0)


the stairwell (part 1)


the surface world


the ascent


the impossible path


the loop


the nexus


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