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Wallpaper’s The Director’s Cut Is Out

When the latest issue of Wallpaper came out, I posted about the plans to also release an accompanying iPad app featuring works by the issue’s two guest editors, David Lynch and Robert Wilson. Well, it’s now out as a free download, and you should go and take a look.

It’s quite simple as an app, but does what it should do well — give you some extra video content by each creator, with the only other extra a brief intro to who they are after you click on each name. Wilson contributes quite a few “video portraits,” but I was especially interested in Lynch’s section, which is comprised of a short that revisits the main character from his seminal film, Eraserhead.

Every time I hear that song (“In Heaven”) I can’t help but think of the great Pixies cover, which is still one of my favorite b-sides from them.

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Expanding Magazine Content on iPad

You may have noticed the latest issue of Wallpaper, featuring guest editors David Lynch and Robert Wilson — it even has a fancy interactive cover. Although Wallpaper doesn’t have a proper iPad edition — they only have an iPhone app that acts as an interface for its website’s content — this issue will introduce an iPad-only supplement, the Director’s Cut, featuring video content by Lynch and Wilson.

I would still rather Wallpaper go and launch a proper iPad version of the magazine, which could then include these extras — just like Wired has recently been including more and more video content — but the idea of a supplement is not a bad one. The app is not out yet, and there’s no word yet on whether it will be free — it’s “presented by Tudor,” so I’m assuming it will be — but there is something to the idea of releasing supplementary content in iPad form, especially when it works as it’s own thing (like the Lynch/Wilson collaboration).