Little Big Rooms

How do you set up a children’s room that is fun, colorful, and fresh? One that gives children room for playing, daydreaming, and letting their imaginations run wild?
A child’s room must be fun both for its smaller inhabitants and for the parents that arrange them; it’s here that budding young minds first begin to explore the world. These rooms have plenty to do, acting as playrooms, places to sleep, reading nooks, and spaces for young minds to concentrate and let their creativity unfold. Years can be spent playing and learning in a child’s room; a sibling might move in, making it a space for laughter and sharing. Setting up a children’s room can be a wonderful challenge.

Little Big Rooms is here to offer inspiration to parents, full of exciting tips for new rooms or spaces in need of an update, as well as furniture and accessory recommendations sure to please everyone in the family.

Let’s Play Outdoors!

“Let’s Play Outdoors!” is a book that encourages children to go and play outside and discover what nature has to offer.

Leave the house and roam outdoors: It is a fascinating place, waiting to be conquered by children with curious minds. Let’s Play Outdoors! encourages little nature detectives—not just to see, but also to listen, to touch, and to smell our surroundings. Climbing trees, watching clouds, tracing animals’ footprints, playing games outdoors …
This book is packed with simple activities and experiences to inspire the environmentally-conscious children of today. The suggested activities inspire independent learning about animals, plants, and the weather, as well as how to look after the world.

What to expect
– Over 20 activities and ideas
– Simple, easy-to-follow instructions that help the fun unfold
– Information on the importance of why and how nature works
– A bold and colorful illustration style

Catherine Ard’s first job after her studies was writing children’s comics. Since then, she has written and edited many craft books for children. She lives in Bristol with her family. Their little dog, Annie, sleeps at her feet while she is working.

Carla McRae is an Australian illustrator living and working in Melbourne. Her work covers editorial, publishing, and branding. She also likes to design socks and paints large-scale mural projects.

Polly Jarman has worked for many years with young people through environmental education and outdoor activity projects.

Cercle Magazine #7 – Volcanoes

Cercle Magazine #7 – Volcanoes is all about Volcanoes! Rocks, magma, strata, stones, explosion, lava, fumaroles… With Cercle, 2019 will definitely be under the aegis of geology. Monster made of lava and ashes, the volcano impresses, but is also a source of fascination and beauty, a marker of the world’s health and dynamism. And when the lava buries all its surroundings, it is the creative energy and the destructive passion that this issue calls for. With four interviews of professionals working in art, cinema, volcanology, sociology, plus a portfolio introducing ten artists, photographers or illustrators interviewed about their practice, this seventh issue of Cercle Magazine will be the most explosive of all!

Content: Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff (Interview, France), Anton Moglia & Jérémy Landes / Velvetyne Type Foundry (font design, France), Léo Puel (Films, France), Maria Medem (Portfolio, Spain), Daesung Lee (Portfolio, South Korea), Émilie Fernandez & Alexandre Rochon (Music, France), André Demaison (Interview, France), Perrine Lotiron (Fashion, Canada), Agata Felluga (Food, Italy/France), Emmanuelle Pidoux (Portfolio, France), Verene de Hutten (Publication, France), Marion Cole (Translation, France), and many many more…

DERIVE Wanderer ZINE #5 – Bangkok

What is DERIVE Wanderer Magazine?
A (small) indie zine exploring the past and the future of places. The idea for Wanderer was born late at night after an evening photographing the streets of New Taipei City with a few friends. Somehow there was something in the city that drove each of us to photograph it in our own way, to seek out the stories and moments that it contained.

DERIVE Wanderer explores places, past and future, by walking the streets and exploring architecture and artifacts, from the colonial lane houses under the blazing neon skies of Shanghai, to the towering mega-blocks of Hong Kong and further, DERIVE Wanderer seeks to understand the world’s cities as they were and as they might have been.

DERIVE Wanderer ZINE #5 – Bangkok: In this edition, join Cody Ellingham as he ventures away from the flashing lights and traveller hotspots to explores the forgotten concrete and canals of Bangkok, Thailand.

By purchasing this Zine you will help support the DERIVE project.

DERIVE Wanderer ships using airmail from Japan and there are sometimes delays outside of our control. Generally, the product should arrive within 2-3 weeks.

Cercle Magazine #8 – Ghosts

After a long wait during which it’s been impossible to release the magazine, our eighth issue is finally out. Cercle Magazine #8 – Ghosts explores the unexplained, the intangible, the transparent. It wonders about our relationship to ghosts, let them haunt us, make us scream with fear or laugh, whether light spectrum or wandering in the dark worlds.
Four interviews with enthusiasts professionals or amateurs, ten illustrators, photographers or visual artists, interviewed about their practice, and always varied selections, here finally is the eighth issue of Cercle Magazine.

With the point of view
of Felipe Ribon, french/colombian designer.
He works on fascinating objects that allows living humans to contact deads, such as pendulum,
turning tables or mirrors.
Caroline Callard, historian and author of Le temps des fantômes: Spectralities of the Old Regime from the 16th to the 17th century clarifies our vision of ghosts in terms of history and how their presence has been felt even
in the courts.
Stephane Du Mesnildot, critic for Les Cahiers du Cinéma. Asian cinema specialist and author of a book on ghosts in Japanese cinema, he is also the co-director of the exhibition Hells and Ghosts of Asia at Quai Branly.
Mack Rides, german family company, founder of Europa Park and maker of many ghost trains and other haunted houses for parks around the world.
Artists, illustrators, photographers: Jules Julien (France), Stephan Tillmans (Germany), Angela Deane (USA),
Akos Major (Hungary), Eduardo Mata Icaza (Costa Rica), Eva Feuchter (Germany), Josh Courlas (USA)
and Rhys Ziemba (USA).

The Gardens Of Eden

Wander through an assortment of innovative gardens, from rooftop plots to lush countryside backyards: discover The Gardens Of Eden.

As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with our gardens. No matter what size your patch is, it’s easy to create diverse and rich environments for plants and insects, or to grow your own fruits or vegetables.

The Gardens of Eden introduces you to over 20 imaginative projects, featuring interviews with garden designers, insightful texts, and plans to show what contemporary garden culture looks like. In addition, this title offers information about different climate zones and soil types and gives tips for sustainable gardening and self-sufficiency. Get creative with native plants, and design greener corners within urban areas.

The Gardens of Eden looks at fascinating examples of gardens around the world, teaching what you can do for nature while revealing what a green space can do for you.

Small Homes, Grand Living

Diminutive rooms, grand possibilities. Small Homes, Grand Living shows how to make use of a limited space and turn a small apartment into a design marvel.

The book’s assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding urban areas. As more people across the globe move into cities, living space becomes a precious commodity. Designers, architects, and innovative inhabitants seek new ways of creating a home that is just as comfortable as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Where does one stow clothing, bicycles, suitcases, or bed linens? Where is the perfect place for the desk, bed, or couch? How does one use less square meters more effectively?

Compact flats perched atop the roofs on high-rise buildings. A one-bedroom apartment that houses a family of four. Stairs that cleverly transform into wardrobes. A collection of cozy cocoons shows the personality and innovation of those living inside: a home is both shelter and a welcoming reflection of the residents. Small Homes, Grand Living offers real interior design solutions directly from the occupants’ imaginations.

Collection of Research on Chinese Typography

“Collection of Research on Chinese Typography” is a three-volume collection of our on-going research and dialogues about typography and design in China, including its history and development, conventions and contemporary practice, and working in transcultural contexts.
The Type has been promoting public awareness of typography and design in the Chinese community for over ten years. Whether it is introducing Western typography theories and knowledge, or conducting independent research on Chinese typography in recent years, we are often concerned about the inadequate typography education in China as well as the lack of exchange we have with the international community. Chinese typography is not easy to tackle, but we believe that, by more self-initiated and open research, we are able to address our challenges under a global perspective and invite more discussions and breakthroughs to the field.

Shanghai Type: a slice of modern Chinese type history
The development of Chinese type design since the foundation of the People’s Republic in 1949 cast significant influence to its contemporary developments. Yet it has remained as much a mystery to the outside world as to local designers. Thanks to the research throughout the Shanghai Type project, we attempt to illustrate a slice of the history of how modern Chinese type design began as a groundbreaking state-initiated endeavor, and then gradually faded in the age of market and commercialization.
Transcultural Type Design: a dialogue from China
Among the Chinese-speaking designers, discourse around transcultural typography is still in its infancy. This small volume is the record of the first of a series of open discussions moderated by us, to address this global trend as well as the debate and strategies that come along in the Chinese context.
Kǒngquè: restoring the mindset of Chinese typesetting
The convention and wisdom of Chinese typography that was developed over centuries has failed to be inherited by designers today. This is caused partially by the Latin-orientated computer softwares and the negligence in the Chinese design education. Kǒngquè project aims to fill this gap by revisiting the typographic traditions in China in the modern context and restoring a mindset of native Chinese typography.

Shape Grammars

— currently in reprint —

How can unique pieces be mass produced? Or: How can the computer take over and support creative work? Sol LeWitt writes in his Sentences on Conceptual Art: “The idea becomes a machine that makes the art. […] There are many side effects that the artist cannot imagine. These may be used as ideas for new works.” A form is removed from the status of pure art as soon as it is filled with unambiguous information or applied utility. Its poetic function as art is thus weakened, its practical function as design is strengthened.

With the right system, an idea can also become a machine that produces design instead of art. This is then called generative design. However, this form of design is primarily used to display complex data sets or to fire off overwhelming visual spectacles.

Based on the work of Sol LeWitt, graphic designer Jannis Maroscheck has designed and programmed his own production systems that can draw an unlimited number of individual graphic shapes.

The result is a systematic catalog—a kind of dictionary of shapes—for browsing and exploring geometric systems, in which one can always discover something new. Shape Grammars is intended as a handbook for graphic designers for the design of fonts, logos and pictograms, which, in addition to 150,000 generated shapes, shows some potentials and limitations of generative design. At the same time, the work serves as a basis for further research on more complex systems and artificial intelligence. The computer can thus already function as a dialog partner in the creative process.

Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate

Above all, Rhineland-Palatinate stands out for its wine with 65 percent of German wine being produced there. But what about design? Following the Special Issues of Babylon (2013), Marrakech (2016), and Rwanda (2019), we were curious to find out more about our Heimat Germany and highlight regional differences.

The first destination of our journey took us right across the Rhine, to Rhineland-Palatinate. In its state capital Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg invented letterpress printing and delivered the first printed Bible in 1456, and probably drank a pint of wine on it. The state was formerly founded from the French occupation zone after a referendum on the state constitution on May 18th, 1947, two years before the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany. The black, red, and gold of the flag of the Hambach Festival, the first democratic demonstration, are still the colors of the Federal Republic of Germany today.

The state has a long tradition of arts and craftsmanship, supported and kept alive by a strong middle-class as well as strong regional institutions and cultural drivers. Awards such as the State Prize for Arts and Crafts promote, amongst others, outstanding gem and jewelry designers, ceramists, silversmiths, carpenters, barrel makers, and textile designers of the region.

With the help of descom—Designforum Rhineland-Palatinate we sourced designers, photographers, illustrators and makers—all people who love their region and are passionate about what they do. So yes, beyond beautiful landscapes with vineyards, rivers, forests, and castles, Rhineland-Palatinate is a shining example of design in Germany, that moves with time while sticking to its roots.

Unfog Your Mind

Mindshift for more joie de vivre and lightness of mind. From reactive to creative mindset with life hacks and applied creativity. Food for thought for a more conscious everyday life in personal responsibility and presence.
We do not see the world as it is, but as we are. Most of the things that cloud, spoil or screw up our everyday life exist only in our heads. But there they are well anchored and take away our view of what makes life easy and worth living. Until Leander Greitemann blows the fog away. With food for thought and stories. With practical tips and humor. With philosophy and psychology. And without excuses!
Others we cannot change – and some situations we cannot change, even if we try to do so quite often. But we can change ourselves. With a book that makes us aware of what we already know: Doing is like wanting to do – only more blatant!
With apparent ease Leander Greitemann leads you to the switchboard of power: into your head. To the places where you decide every day and every hour whether worries cloud your view or whether you switch to the mode that makes happiness possible – and almost guaranteed: the Bluebird mode.
Greitemann offers you twenty changes of perspective, scientifically founded, seasoned with his own experience and life hacks: For an everyday life in which personal responsibility and self-reflection pave the way to lust for life and ease. For satisfaction in partnership and profession. For applied creativity. For a sense of ease.

How did this book come about?
Leander Greitemann was a speaker at a conference in which Bertram took part. He captivated his audience. Bertram told about it and wrote him a letter. As a thank you for the thought-provoking impulses he enclosed a book: Letters in his head, along with an up-to-date list of publishers. In this book, Leander Greitemann discovered “Die Kunst, ein kreatives Leben zu führen” by Frank Berzbach.
Sometimes the world is small. Leander Greitemann lives and works in Mainz. And he owned the book, the design of which he had fallen so in love with years before, that he literally thought: “If I am going to write a book some day, it should feel so beautiful and be so beautifully designed!” – not knowing that it came from a publisher in Mainz
We met for dinner and we talked. About applied creativity, about thought models and changes of perspective. We didn’t talk about a book for a while. And then we did.
Leander Greitemann is bubbling over with ideas, he knows how to infect with his enthusiasm and he combines creativity and discipline. In this way, an idea very consistently became a manuscript. At some point in the middle of the project there was a day when fog took away my clear view, I was in a bad mood and grouchy. And I had a task in relation to this book. And I could see how this book was going to unfold its power. You cannot read Greitemann and (!) be in a bad mood. The fog lifted and I couldn’t be grouchy any more. I’m telling you this because that was the moment when I understood: This will not only be a very good book, it will be a little miracle drug.


“Schwarzdenker” offers a wickedly self-deprecating view of today’s creative industry. For designers, for all the future potential designers, and for their parents trying desperately to prevent that.
The topics of the first edition: a relentless introspection; a revelation of scandalous practices in competitive business; a look outside where others get along quite well without design; about the manners of how designers treat each other and customers; a biting satire about designers as a species and a razor-sharp criticism of their thinking; the eternal dilemmas “art vs. Design” and “fame vs. success”; about fashionable denglish and the eternal same; about today’s fake news and the good old days; with anger about design education and with confidence in the future, about sustainability in print and real problems in procurement practice, and last but not least about money.

Publisher: Victoria Sarapina
Authors: Michaela Harnisch, Horst Moser, Olaf Leu, Kurt Weidemann, Silvia Werfel, Dr. Hans Jürgen Escherle, Jost Hochuli, Herbert Lechner, Rudolf Paulus Gorbach, Susanne Zippel, Christian Büning, Clemens Theobert Schedler, Peter Vetter, Joachim Kobuss, Bernd Weber, Christian Aumüller
Photographers: Kathrin Schäfer, Oleg Koscheletz, Dominik Parzinger
Illustration, Lettering, Infographics: Silja Götz, Frank Ramspott, Petra Wöhrmann, Peter Felder

100 Beste Plakate 19

Every year the association 100 Beste Plakate e. V. presents awards to honor the most innovative and trendsetting poster designs from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The yearbook has fast become the go-to source for graphic artists, designers, and advertisers. Even today, the traditional printed poster is still regarded as the ultimate challenge in the graphic arts.

The 100 Beste Plakate 19 yearbook focuses on how designs can be described verbally. What is the relationship between language and image? How can visual codes and phenomena or trends be captured in words? Thirty designers, curators, artists, architects, and theorists were invited to join the project and to describe the selected posters. The purpose of this exercise was not to come up with a standard jury statement, but to point out ways of interacting personally with the poster: either by offering an objective description or by delivering a subjective critique in the form of an essay.

Florian Lamm and Jakob Kirch, who created this year’s 100 Beste Plakate 19, have translated this conceptual task into their design by dividing the catalog into two parts. While the thirty text contributions have been united in a booklet, a separate image section presents the corresponding posters.on presents the corresponding posters.


For everyone who wants more: For the forth time we publish the PHOTODARIUM PRIVATE parallel to the classic one. This tear-off calendar reveals uncensored instant images with an artistic approach to nudity. Day after day a new erotic, nude or cheeky instant-picture is uncovered.

On the front of each calendar page there is an analogue instant-photo in original size, finished with high-quality lacquer finish creating a true polaroid feeling. On the back is a little text to the emergence of a picture and information about the photographer and the film used.

A modern and young view on eroticism beyond pornographic clichés—from photographers and individuals all around the world. Emancipated & honest. The private edition has a sticker sheet for personal censorship, is limited and a very special piece of art!

Therefore the PHOTODARIUM (formerly POLADARIUM) is a treasure and an eyecatcher for desk, window sill, cake buffet, parcel shelf, shop windows, bed stand … and of course the perfect christmas gift for lovers of analogue photography!


The photo-tear-off-calendar is already set to appear for the 9th time and will delight us again every day in 2021 with an instant photo and its own little story. 365 times, the calendar shows the almost intimate snapshots of well-known photographers and newcomers, professionals and individuals.

On the front of each calendar page there is an analogue instant-photo in original size, finished with high-quality lacquer finish creating a true polaroid feeling. On the back is a little text to the emergence of a picture and information about the photographer and the film used.

Therefore the PHOTODARIUM (formerly POLADARIUM) is a treasure and an eyecatcher for desk, window sill, cake buffet, parcel shelf, shop windows, bed stand … and of course the perfect christmas gift for lovers of analogue photography!

Print Control 8

Print Control 8 – the latest on the thriving Polish print design scene! Print Control is an online platform and annual magazine for promoting Polish design through publishing, exhibitions, and cultural events. In these eight years we have been seeking out the best examples of graphic design and building a comprehensive collection of works.

The intense fascination with Polish illustration is made evident in the 8th issue of Print Control. In addition to exploring numerous designs – many of which use illustration as a means of expression – the reader will also get to know some illustrators more personally. Ola Niepsuj discusses her professional and exacting approach to work and how she doesn’t shy away from paperwork, while Tomek Opaliński – a talented and hard-working graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw – explains how a simple composition can tell an emotional tale and fulfill various narratives. Jan Bajtlik (who has already made a name for himself as a children’s book creator) opens up about his success story, his collaboration with Hermes and how he transplanted his creativity onto French soil. Magdalena Pankiewicz, an illustrator who uses digital tools to impeccably create formal experiments while painting classic portraits, explains the ins and outs of fashion-related illustration, and Michał Loba will charm us with his sense of humor and skillful observation of everyday life – while telling us how he translates the situations he encounters into simple lines and color stains.
Thanks to the prolific productiveness and ever-evolving self-conception of Poland’s artists, the specific nature of Polish illustration has a chance to maintain its continuity. Furthermore, the artists’ boldness and unconformity have already contributed to the change in perceiving decorative craftsmanship as a form of beguiling visual art.

A special addition is the insert of Print Control 8 with a discount for the purchase of fonts from Laïc: Type Foundry and Capitalics Warsaw Type Foundry.

Print Control 7

Print Control 7 – the latest on the thriving Polish print design scene. Print Control is an online platform and annual magazine for promoting Polish design through publishing, exhibitions, and cultural events. In these eight years we have been seeking out the best examples of graphic design and building a comprehensive collection of works.
The Polish typographic workshops never developed a homogenic, universal letteringcode that would allow a strong identity to be built. Therefore, contemporary Polish designers tend to have an investigative approach – they search for what is unique and what can provide them with reference points that can be helpful in their creative work. They are inspired by archives, the surrounding streets, the ambience of Polish cities and countrysides – and telling stories about the places in which they live.
The process solidifying the rediscovered and fragmented lettering or forgotten fonts is digitalization. In 2017, Bona Nova, a digital version of the Bona typeface designed in 1971 by Andrzej Heidrich – a Polish banknote designer – became a project widely shared by Mateusz Machalski. Coincidently at the Book Art Museum (while arranging a Warsaw matrix collection) Janusz Tryzno came across a large package captioned “Brygada”. It was then established that the type came from the interwar period. It was probably created around 1928 in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Poland’s independence, in Idźkowski in the S-ka type foundry. Its genesis had a patriotic dimension – after uniting Polish territories from the three partitions (Russian, German and Austrian) where Cyrillic, Gothic and other lettering had been used over the years, Polish fonts with Polish diacritical marks were needed. Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka and Przemysław Hoffer worked on the digitization process, finishing
it in 2018 with the release of the Brygada 1918 font under a free license, and introducing it for official use in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland.

One can gain a sense of how important typographic activity is currently by reviewing the works of the winners of the Project of 2017/2018 competition organized by the Association of Polish Graphic Designers. Jan Estrada Osmycki received an award for the Sudety typeface – inspired by the rich visual culture of Lower Silesia, and designs from the Traffic Design Association: Re:Design, biennale, Na_Prawa, with characteristics typical of local modernized signboards, building façades and neon lights, were awarded for their fundamental initiative of shaping aesthetics in small communities. Additionally, Ludka Biniek – a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts – was awarded for awareness in the process of shaping typographic forms.
In 2018, two books were published on the topic of typefaces, explaining how history and social conflicts find expression in Polish lettering – its forms, the context of its use and the ideologies behind it. These were “Od Solidarycy do TypoPolo: typografia
a tożsamości zbiorowe w Polsce po 1989” [From Solidarica to TypoPolo: Typography and Collective Identities in Poland After 1989] by Agata Szydłowska and “Solidaryca – fenomen komunikacyjny” [Solidarica – The Communication Phenomenon] by Tomek Bierkowski.
Both books are dedicated to the phenomenon of “Solidarycy” and analyze the relationship between typefaces, national identities and vernacular typography. It’s for this reason that this year we publish in-depth interviews with heroes who are turning to workshops, forms, manual work, but also modern technology in relation to typography.

The Łódź designer Jakub Hakobo Stępień (page 124), discusses TypoPolo, public space lettering and temporary design as a survival method. Thanks to Dagma Swietek (page 140), the owner of the Mutant Letterpress Wroclaw printing house, you will encounter the world of old typesetting and typographic machines – the use of which requires immense intuition and perception. Together with Borys Kosmynka (page 176) you will visit the Book Art Museum in Łódź and get to know the digitization history behind the Brygada 1918 font, while the interview with Warsaw typographer and activist Mateusz Machalski (page 160) covers his enthusiasm towards font design and other wide-ranging activities. Finally, Marianna Paszkowska (page 194), working currently at Monotype in Berlin, recounts the latest technological solutions in variable font design.

#sarahlikesprettygirls in Berlin

An ode to the natural! Sarah Żak was born in Cologne in 1987 to polish parents. In 2012 she went to Berlin to train as a make-up artist. As part of her work, she met many beautiful women. With an analogue camera, without photoshop filters and poses, the 29-year-old self-taught photographer takes pictures of these women from her personal setting. Free of modified artificiality, which is so omnipresent in our world. In the last three years innumerable intimate nudes of more than 100 women from Berlin have been created. The pictures were previously published exclusively on Instagram and clicked there thousands of times.

Sometimes the imperfect is perfect. Sarah Żak’s work represents exactly that in an impressive way.

Permanently Improvised

Various & Gould: 15 Years of Urban Print Collage! The artist duo Various & Gould has been an integral part of Berlin’s Urban Art scene for a decade. In a playful and unconventional way, the two artists tackle major social issues and find new, specific forms of expression in each of their series.

Just in time for Various & Gould’s 15th anniversary, this bilingual monograph presents the full range of their work, enriched by essays by selected author.


Bookshops are not the only places where books are sold. They are places of togetherness in a neighborhood and often the first port of call for travellers who want to explore a city. Bookstores invite you to linger, to readings, concerts and parties; always with the aim of bringing together people who are thirsty for knowledge and curious and to make friends with strangers.

The shops themselves are as different as their owners. There are small bookshops where books are stacked up to the ceiling, minimalist concept stores and true book temples; they are located in apartments, on boats or in Gothic churches. Do you read me? brings together bookstores from all over the world and introduces some of the people who make them unique places.

Dennis vs. Gregory Poster by Kid Gringo

Watch out, illustration-nerds & dancehall-afficionados! Our most beloved Kid Gringo has some strictly limited Dennis Brown und Gregory Isaac silkscreen poster for you. Numbered, signed and handprinted. Limited stock of 10 pcs.

Kid Gringo—whodat?
Graffiti kid since 1991, HGB student 2001–2010 (Leipzig), co-inventor and cover artist since day 1 of KLEBSTOFF Mag. Since two years in Kampala/Uganda

// @kidgringo

Analoge Fotografie

The perfect book to (re)ignite your love for analogue photography!

Maybe you have found an old Nikon in a second-hand shop or inherited your grandfather’s Leica. Or you are one of the many younger photographers who are bored of the perfect digital world and attracted by analog “real” technology. This book will give you all the information you need to understand and use your old camera. All basic information about the technology and functioning of cameras and photography is explained and illustrated in a simple and understandable way. This is a purely technical manual, there are no tips on how to take “better” photos. Once you have mastered the mechanics of photography, you will have total creative control over your camera, and you can let your creativity run wild.

Coexist: Atlas of Circles

In the context of the open call for submissions for Slanted Magazine #36—COEXIST, République Studio from Paris designed this wonderful poster entitled “Atlas of Circles”: »From natural elements to invented objects, solid or liquid, huge or microscopic, things that makes us strong or vulnerable, scared or joyful, this way of depicting the links between nature and culture is based on the Mnémosyne Atlas of Aby Warburg. By playing with scales and circles, it reinforces the uniformity and the connection than can happen between items that compose our day-to-day life. Because everything is in constant dialogue, we need to re-evaluate our relationship with the planet and with others.«

180° 20 min

Everyone knows: fish is delicious and healthy. Many think: fish is not easy to prepare. The team of the Blankeneser Fischhuus has made it their mission to prove the opposite.
“180° 20 min” is the name of the cookbook that Nathalie Gideon and Andreas Patzer from the famous Fischhuus that has been developed together with the Hamburg photographer couple Ingrid von Hoff and Konstantin Eulenburg in months of hard bonework. The strange title is quickly explained – the rule of thumb for fish in the oven is: 180 degrees, 20 minutes, and the salmon is ready to eat. The result is a wonderfully plump book with 100 delicious recipes, wonderfully photographed and garnished with personal, funny and profound stories from the life of the passionate fishmonger couple.

A book about the Blankeneser Fischhuus in Hamburg, Germany. And an absolute must-read, not only for fish lovers.