London – AnOther magazine has launched the world’s first high-definition moving magazine cover.
A collaboration with product designers PCH, Rihanna and Alexander McQueen, the biannual magazine is housed within a thin LED screen. Some 440 pages of fashion, interviews and literature sit snugly between the pixels of this tablet-meets-coffee-table book hybrid that is pushing the boundaries of publishing. Readers can switch between the cover’s ‘visual’ setting, featuring Rihanna, or plug in their headphones and switch to ‘audio’ to enjoy a bespoke soundtrack compiled by John Gosling. However, the magazine won’t come cheap. At £125 (€174, $189) it’s hardly light reading, but perhaps a small price to pay for a piece of publishing history.
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