If you’re reading this now then it means you survived the end of the world. If you’re reading this in a few days time, it means you survived Christmas shopping. Either way, a congratulations is in order. Those ancient Mayans predicted that the world will come to an abrupt end on December 21st 2012. Shifting earth poles; collision with the planet Nibiru; or a galactic alignment: these are all things that are expected to happen. Or is it simply Science VS Consumerism; an excuse to encourage consumers to go out and lavish their final days in style in an attempt to boost retail sales before Christmas? Either way, it was an excuse for us Spindles to have an issue based around this theme. In this issue, Amy Lavelle discusses the dead rising from the grave via the use of holograms at concerts, and asks a variety of up and coming bands how they cheap discount viagra think the world will end; in the film section, we discuss cinematic apocalypses, alternate endings, films that will end the world.Since the re-launch of Spindle as an online magazine in March, we have gone from strength to strength, proving the power of the internet and social networking. A sign of the times was illustrated this year when The Dandy went out of print for the first time in 75 years and relaunched as a new online comic.
This may well be the end of the world as we know it, but it’s also the start of the new one: where creativity drives the economy; bringing to an end the era of celebrity culture as we see brands such as Bench and AllSaints working with emerging artists to promote their product rather than celebrities.
This is the new age of emerging talent and creativity.
Hope you enjoy this issue and see you on the other side.