Flat Out enacts multiple genres of architectural criticism through fifteen recurring, fictitious characters. In each issue readers wil find a series of columns—essays, exposés, memoirs, letters, pitches, illustrations, conversations, vignettes, and polemics—authored by a rotating cast of undercover writers and designers. Character portraits by a different artist are commissioned for every issue.
Flat Out 1 Cast (in order of appearance):
Pier Paolo Tamburelli, Jayne Kelley, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Sam Jacob,Robert Bruegmann, Paul Andersen, Jon Langford, Ellen Grimes, John McMorrough, Ania Jaworska, Zehra Ahmed, R. E. Somol, Penelope Dean, and Julia Di Castri.
Character portraits by Cody Hudson.
The inaugural issue of Flat Out was made possible in part by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.