No. 4 – Windowscrapers released!

Windowscrapers preview

The fourth issue of SOILED, Windowscrapers, is now available! Purchase a printed copy for US delivery or international delivery. Windowscrapers marks the first in a series of newly-designed issues produced at a local print house in limited edition. The issue was funded with the support of 165 generous Kickstarter backers.

Windowscrapers probes the three fundamental functions of a pane of glass: transparency, refractivity, and reflectivity. In turn, it indulges prying eyes, projective portals, and mirrored surfaces to explore voyeuristic people-watching, alternate realities, and strategic exposure.

Adrianne Jørgensen choreographs a Hitchcock-inspired peep show.
Mari Altshuler recounts the serendipitous encounters of un-drawn denizens.
Henry Stephens and Hannes Frykholm curate a public screening of domestic happenings.
Cristina Garriga alchemizes bedroom fabric into urban fabric.
Jimmy Stamp charts a historiography of architectural glass to reveal its latent comedic potential.
Irene Chin plants her finger and nose prints upon previously un-soiled retail windows.
Olivia Valentine and Timur Hammond interrogate the ways by which we bring the world into view.
Julia Sedlock champions the power of small spaces to reinvest architectural agency within the public realm.
Cyril Marsollier and Wallo Villacorta awaken a Brutalist icon from its institutionally imposed slumber.
AVPD challenges our perception of literal and phenomenal reflectivity by fabricating strange fenestrations.

Peruse 7 sample spreads in this PDF Preview!

Kickstart 2013 with SOILED!

With the arrival of a new year, we have big plans. Building on our first three issues, Groundscrapers, Skinscrapers, and Platescrapers, we aspire to elevate our forthcoming issue No. 4 Windowscrapers: more dynamic, more tactilely pleasurable, and filled with more ephemera for you to soil. Rather than our current model of print-on-demand or lower-resolution PDF download, we seek to do a print run of 1,000 issues through this Kickstarter campaign. Working with a local print house will allow us more freedom to bring our vision to life, to sell SOILED at lower costs, and to distribute issues through independent bookstores, cultural institutions, and communal spaces across Chicago, the US, and beyond.

Get dirty with us in 2013! Help us spread the word far and wide. And did we mention the promise of excellent swag that you could earn by supporting our campaign?