Issue No. 45
— July 2018

 

the
analog
Issue

 
 
Digital trend publication
blending a mix of culture,
insights and data.

A trend product by


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EDITOR'S LETTER

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DREAMS BECOME REALITY:

Introducing Shift

 

Since the earliest days of Matte Black, we’ve used the Shape Shift Report to provide a platform for discussion and trend reporting from rising minds in the digital space.

 

In spite of this, it’s long been our dream to release a complimentary physical publication that we could call wholly our own — one that was a less a platform for others, and more an expression of Matte Black’s own creative impulses and taste. 

 

Something that could be touched, felt, and experienced tangibly. 

Something that required participation, beyond the screen. 

Something that had a distinctive narrative and through-line.

 

Today, we’re launching the pre-order for our inaugural edition of Shift — our new, annual print publication. 

 

Inside its pages you’ll find an exploration of dreams and reality and the transitory nature of sleep. There's a little something for everyone throughout — poetry and prose, the dreamiest imagery you ever did see, a meditation, and even a dash of science.  

 

Like the cool side of the pillow, we hope this catches you off guard a little bit. We hope the pages surprise you and take you on some kind of journey through your own subconscious. 

 

With this month’s Analog Issue, you’ll find a small glimpse behind the curtain of Shift. If you dig what you see, and want a new addition for your coffee table, go ahead and hit that pre-order button. We think it’ll pair well with a warm late August day where the real world may feel just a little more dream-like. 

 

 

NOLAN GOFF

Creative Director

 
 
 
 

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Editor's Letter

 
 
 
 
 
 

WALK WITH ME, INTO THE NIGHT.

 
 
 
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Contents

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Dig into the issue by clicking on the titles below.

 
 

PORTRAITs

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Daydreams Captured

The dreamy photographer for all things Shift takes us into her dreamscape, with insights behind the ephemeral images seen throughout the issue.

 — Interview by Gaelan Simpson

 

features

 

what were you hunting last night?

A Short Story

“You look like a puppy dog when you sleep.

It's like you're chasing something.”

 — Nolan Wilson Goff

 

 

LET THERE BE REST

Fleeting Thoughts

How do you find rest? What simply takes you there? Where do you become overcome with this sweet disposition? While everyone's vision of rest may be subtly different, there's themes throughout that stitch us together.

 — The Team at Matte Black

 

 

CIGARETTE BUTTS

A Sleepwalker's Story

Sleepwalking goes from terrifying to annoying to funny in that order.

You just have to wait it out for the funny part.

— Camille Dodd

 

 

 

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Piqued your interest already?

There's more where that came from. You can pre-order Shift today. 

 

 

 

 

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Contents

 
 

I'M FALLING FOR YOU

 
 
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Editor-In-Chief  
Chelsea Matthews
@chelseamatthews

 

Managing Editor
Gaelan Simpson
@gaelansimpson

 

Contributing Editor
Micah Heykoop
@micahheykoop

 

Creative Director

Nolan Goff

@nolanwgoff

 

Photographer

Kourtney Jackson Smith

@kourtneyofthesea

 

 

 

CONTRIBUTORS

 
 
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Kourtney Jackson Smith

 

Kourtney Jackson Smith is a photographer and art enthusiast in Los Angeles. She loves studying modernism and the Avant-garde and likes to consider art-making through the lens of experimentation. She specializes in shooting 35mm and medium format film and has worked with clients such as the MOCA, COS Stores, and Urban Outfitters. Her work has appeared on Vogue.com.

 

Celebrity Crush: Donald Glover

Favorite summer activity: Camping near a body of water

Irrational fear: Sleeping in too late

Whatcha eat for breakfast? Granola & almond milk

Karaoke tune of choice? Dolly Parton's Jolene

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Nolan Goff

 

Nolan is the resident storyteller at Matte Black, an unapologetic Texan, and future Survivor Castaway (he continues to put this out into the universe, in hopes that someone will be the plug). Most importantly, he is a son and a brother and a friend and a filmmaker.

 

Most underrated food chain: 

I think Arby's gets a bad rap. So going to throw them some shine in SSR.

Dream date: Huge fan of December 12th. And July 4th. It's a toss up. 

Where you'd live in Europe?

As far as cities go, it would be Amsterdam, no doubt. Serious good vibes and romanticism on those canals. If I'm trying to disappear, northern Norway seems like a good escape plan. 

Side hustle: 

I make movies sometimes.

Favorite color..?

I've always been a navy blue guy, but pretty into gray too. 

 

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Camille Dodd

 

Born in Palmdale, California, Camille moved up and down the west coast of the United States for most of her childhood, but ended up in Los Angeles when she turned 18. She has 3 sisters, each 1 year apart from the other. They all shared one bathroom, if you can imagine. She’s called Silver Lake her home for pretty much all of her adult life. She loves going to the park with her dog Nigel, watching movies (both indoors + outdoors), and always looks forward to a glass of wine (after 5pm, of course.) She currently works as a buyer in DTLA’s Fashion District.

 

Spirit Animal: Spider Monkey

Drink of choice: Red wine

Pump up song: Future Islands: Seasons Change 

Most prized possession: Family Photos. 

Weird fact about you? Both my parents are twins. 

 
 
 

CLOSE YOUR EYES.

 
 
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