Because Sports Illustrated doesn't touch topics like "The Effect of Global Warming on the Heat", check out Gopher Illustrated: a Kickstarted, limited-run Don't-Call-It-A-'zine encompassing cultural observations, unbelievable pop science, art world insights, short stories, and three full pages of stickers, all curated by an int'l editorial trio just arrived in the ATX from their former home base of Venezuela. Marking the first time anyone's ever been inspired by Leander, their 2nd issue's entitled On City Limits, and looks at urban planning via fantastically esoteric studliness like:
- How sci-fi concepts like off-planet living and jetpacks will help shape future cities
- Photographic adventures in time travel
- Dementia, depression, and suicide -- as experienced by animals!
- Scotty Philip, the South Dakota Buffalo King of the 1800s, and a man whose stockpile of first names was never endangered
- An infographic on all 106 billion people who have ever died
- The best music cities (quantitatively and qualitatively) from 2008-2010
- Which cereals artist Jeff Koons (or his trusty assistant?) mixes together at breakfast
- How to seduce a woman on a plane, after it's crashed and killed the both of you
- The five tenets of a utopian bike city -- though without jetpacks, can you really call it Utopia?
You can snag a copy of their first US-published issue tonight, at their Champion Gallery release party, where they'll be pouring gratis Tito's, dishing eats from La Sombra, and, for the first 50 through the door, screenprinting tees -- if you're trampled in the stampede for this hot item, just show the medics some movement, and in true gopher style say "I'm alright. Nobody worry about me".