Ray Gun (magazine)


Ray Gun (magazine)

"Ray Gun" was an American alternative rock-and-roll magazine, first published in 1992 in Santa Monica, California. Led by founding art director David Carson, "Ray Gun" explored experimental magazine typographic design. The result was a chaotic, abstract style, not always readable, but distinctive in appearance. That tradition for compelling visuals continued even after Carson abruptly left the magazine after barely three years; he was followed by a series of art directors, including Robert Hales, Chris Ashworth, Scott Denton-Cardew, and Jerome Curchod.

In terms of content, "Ray Gun" was also notable for its choices of subject matter. The cutting-edge musical artists and pop culture icons spotlighted were typically ahead of the curve, putting such artists as Radiohead, Bjork, Beck, Flaming Lips, PJ Harvey and Eminem on its cover long before its better-known competitors. Those choices were guided by editor Randy Bookasta and an editorial staff that at times included Dean Kuipers, Nina Malkin, Mark Blackwell, Joe Donnelly, Grant Alden, Mark Woodlief, and Eric Gladstone.

"Ray Gun" produced over 70 issues from 1992 through 2000. Owner-founder-publisher Marvin Scott Jarrett (one-time publisher of a late-1980s incarnation of "Creem") also created the magazines "Bikini", "Stick" and "huH".Fact|date=June 2007 Jarret is currently editor-in-chief of "Nylon", a New York-based fashion magazine. [http://www.nylonmag.com/?section=masthead] The most notable common thread among all of Jarrett's magazines (from his latter-day "Creem" through "Nylon") has been an attraction to dynamic next-generation graphic design.

Partial list of issues

* "Ray Gun" #1, November 1992. Henry Rollins cover.
* "Ray Gun" #2, December 1992/January 1993. R.E.M. cover.
* "Ray Gun" #3, February 1993. Dinosaur Jr. cover.
* "Ray Gun" #4, March 1993. Frank Black cover.
* "Ray Gun" #5, April 1993. Porno for Pyros cover.
* "Ray Gun" #6, May 1993. PJ Harvey cover.
* "Ray Gun" #7, June/July 1993. Sonic Youth cover.
* "Ray Gun" #8, August 1993. Iggy Pop cover.
* "Ray Gun" #9, September 1993. Urge Overkill cover.
* "Ray Gun" #10, October 1993. Teenage Fanclub cover.
* "Ray Gun" #11, November 1993. Swervedriver cover.
* "Ray Gun" #12, December 1993/January 1994 L7 cover.
* "Ray Gun" #13, February 1994. Ministry cover.
* "Ray Gun" #16, May 1994. Alice in Chains cover.
* "Ray Gun" #17, June/July 1994. Perry Farrell cover.
* "Ray Gun" #18, August 1994. Lush cover.
* "Ray Gun" #19, September 1994. Jesus and Mary Chain cover.
* "Ray Gun" #20, October 1994. Kim Deal and J Mascis cover.
* "Ray Gun" #21, November 1994. Liz Phair cover.
* "Ray Gun" #22, December 1994/January 1995. Keith Richards cover.
* "Ray Gun" #23, April 1995. Pavement cover.
* "Ray Gun" #25, February 1995. Belly cover.
* "Ray Gun" #26, June/July 1995. Beastie Boys cover.
* "Ray Gun" #27, August 1995. Björk cover.
* "Ray Gun" #28, August 1995. Neil Young cover.
* "Ray Gun" #29, September 1995. Flaming Lips cover.
* "Ray Gun" #36, May 1996. Rage Against the Machine cover.
* "Ray Gun" #37, June/July 1996. Soundgarden cover.
* "Ray Gun" #42, December 1996/January 1997. Smashing Pumpkins cover.
* "Ray Gun" #43, February 1997. Nine Inch Nails cover.
* "Ray Gun" #44, March 1997. David Bowie cover.
* "Ray Gun" #47, June/July 1997. Blur cover.
* "Ray Gun" #48, August 1997. Wim Wenders and Michael Stipe cover.
* "Ray Gun" #49, September 1997. Björk cover.
* "Ray Gun" #54, March 1998. Radiohead cover.
* "Ray Gun" #56, May 1998. Pearl Jam cover.
* "Ray Gun" #60, October 1998. Kiss cover.
* "Ray Gun" #61, November 1998. Marilyn Manson cover.
* "Ray Gun" #63, January 1999. Beck cover.
* "Ray Gun" #65, March 1999. Underworld cover.
* "Ray Gun" #66, April 1999. Shirley Manson cover.
* "Ray Gun" #68, June 1999. Jamiroquai cover.
* Ray Gun #71, September 1999. Chris Cornell cover.

Books

*"Ray Gun: Out of Control" by Dean Kuipers and Marvin Scott Jarrett, Simon & Schuster (1997), ISBN 0-684-83980-6.design and art direction by Neil Fletcher and Chris Ashworth.

External links

www.imagesofsubstance.com
* [http://www.matadorrecords.com/cornelius/raygun2.html “Magical Mystery Tour,”] by Neva Chonin, "Ray Gun", May 1998.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ray Gun Revival — (RGR) is a PDF format webzine of space opera and golden age science fiction. The first issue was published in July 2006. The magazine was published biweekly until it moved to monthly in May 2008.The magazine was founded by Johne Cook, L. S. King …   Wikipedia

  • Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future — Album par The Bird and the Bee Ray Gunscover.jpg Sortie 27 janvier 2009 Durée 44 min 54 s Genre Pop/Rock Indé …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ray Ferritto — (1929 May 10, 2004) was a bookie and professional burglar from Erie, Pennsylvania, who later became a mob hit man for the Cleveland crime family and murdered gangster Danny Greene in 1977. Ferritto got involved in criminal activities in his youth …   Wikipedia

  • Gun laws in the United States (by state) — U.S. Firearms Legal Topics Assault weapons ban ATF Bureau Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act Concealed carry in the U.S. Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban …   Wikipedia

  • Ray Nagin — C. Ray Nagin 60th Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana In office May 6, 2002 – May 3, 2010 Preceded by Marc Morial …   Wikipedia

  • Gun Frontier — Infobox animanga/Header name = Gun Frontier caption = ja name = ガン フロンティア ja name trans = Gan Furontia genre = Western, Buddy comedyInfobox animanga/Manga title = author = Leiji Matsumoto publisher = flagicon|Japan Akita Shoten demographic =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Emigre magazine issues — Following is a list of Emigre magazines. The complete series of 69 issues was published from 1984 to 2005.The resources for this list were individual issues of Emigre Magazine and Emigre’s website. [http://www.emigre.com] Bullets in each entry… …   Wikipedia

  • Emigre (magazine) — Emigre (ISSN|1045 3717) is a graphic design magazine published by Emigre Graphics between 1984 and 2005; it was first published in 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA. Art directed by Dutch born Rudy VanderLans using fonts designed by his wife …   Wikipedia

  • Nylon (magazine) — Nylon Editor in chief Marvin Scott Jarrett Categories Fashion Frequency Monthly Publisher …   Wikipedia

  • Death ray — For the science fiction weapon see Ray gun; for other meanings, see Deathray (disambiguation). The death ray or death beam was a theoretical particle beam or electromagnetic weapon of the 1920s through the 1930s that was claimed to have been… …   Wikipedia