We live in a Fantastical world filled with the illusions of daily life. Photoshopped ads, hyper-real renders, even food dye cushion a notion that we can skew and manipulate anything to make it something. Why do we seem to be bracing ourselves with those falsities against the truths that made them?

Hell, if it looks good, who's to critique how we got there?

This year, 1:12 has taken this observation and the subsequent question and is producing two complimentary issues that celebrate, antagonize, and critique our love affair with processing realities into fantasies.

For now, The Fantastic coming to you live in Techni-Color....
 

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