Since the Mayan calendar is coming to an end in just a few days, I think that we all should look ahead for the next cycle that is coming. The Wallpaper* 2013 January issue does just that. We will get to see a preview of the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2013, that will include Best City, Designer of the Year, Best New Public Building, Best New Private House, Best New Restaurant, Best Domestic Design, Best New or Renovated Hotel, Best New Men’s and Women’s Fashion collections. Wallpaper* always manage to get some very esteemed judges when it comes to their awards and maybe we will see a celebrity amongst them, like when Kanye West was choosen a couple of years ago.
Wallpaper* is a magazine with a strong tradition of finding the new and respecting the old, as long as it looks good and comes with a certain quality. That is the future, or am I wrong? The cover feels almost a bit 80's, with the strong colors and sharp grapics, but in a more updated version.