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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

This section documents art and multimedia magazines that helped celebrate and pushed the boundaries of urban alternative and underground contemporary art.

Elegantly reckless, Gravity City magazine showcased a blend of gritty and futuristic art, was book-ended with interviews of rock icons and sci-fi auteurs, and laced with acerbic essays and short stories.

Birthed just before the pandemic, the magazine evoked the heart of Omni and Heavy Metal, and continues its incidental run as a digital original that captures the irreverent spirit of underground and alternative art. 

* Every artist, writer, and collector with art or articles included in the issues shown below are verified as represented in the Codex

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection) 

Manifest

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GRAVITY CITY 1

RiffRaff Publishing - GM1


- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
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Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton

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GRAVITY CITY 2

RiffRaff Publishing - GM1


- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
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Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton

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GRAVITY CITY 3

RiffRaff Publishing - GM1


- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
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Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton

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GRAVITY CITY 4

RiffRaff Publishing - GM1


- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
-
Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton

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GRAVITY CITY LUNAR EDITION

RiffRaff Publishing - IM1, GM1


- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
-
Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton

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GRAVITY CITY 5

RiffRaff Publishing - GM1


- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
-
Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton

Art & Literary Magazines

A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

Manifest

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GRAVITY CITY 1

RiffRaff Publishing - GM1


- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
-
Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton

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GRAVITY CITY 2

RiffRaff Publishing - GM1


- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
-
Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton

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GRAVITY CITY 3

RiffRaff Publishing - GM1


- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
-
Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton