i met this guy once on the stairs in my old apartment , while he was stealing my Sunday newspaper—true story, who was wearing this 1970's-ish tweed 3 piece suit seemingly going to or from church with a thick mustache and, of course, my newspaper in his hands. I told him he had my paper. He pleaded innocent, about 5 times before telling me that I would owe him a dollar if I took it from him. I eventually shamed him into giving me my paper back. You know, I kinda wish I would have offered him some coffee and had split the paper with him instead. These posts could have been fodder for conversation between us. Or, maybe he would have just ignored me and asked for the Sports section back. I dunno, something to think about.
Basic Googling various combinations of Blade Runner and magazines with some other keywords yielded nothing. So, I took the image of Dorgon Magazine and ran it through Google Images to see if it had shown up anywhere else with more information attached. It had indeed been posted a few times around the web including at a site for Manahan Design, where they were presented as custom Kindle screensavers for jailbroken devices. But down at the bottom of that site, there was a little inscription: “Much credit goes to Kevin From the Propsummit forums for his amazingly made high-res reproductions of the magazine covers seen in various locations in Blade Runner,” we read. Who is this mysterious, Kevin? And what is Propsummit? And are these covers actually *recreations* by someone who looked at the magazines in the film and somehow designed from anew from scratch? Are these completely new design fiction objects modeled on old design fiction objects for a movie that came out 30 years ago?
Yes, this is very awesome.