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Space for design


Or design for space? In the June issue of novum both are equally valid. We venture into that intersection between architecture and design. In the form of visual identities that are derived from the architecture, orientation systems that respond to the need for inclusive design and facades that enhance our environment with attractive graphic design. There’s much to explore!


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We also present an interview with Andreas Koop, who has already completed numerous projects in which inclusive design has been an important part. Does the need for this kind of universal accessibility hinder good design or can it in fact be an exciting challenge? Is inclusive design possible and sensible in all circumstances? The responses in this in-depth interview are thought-provoking and should help remove some of the hesitation some designers feel about taking on such projects.

Also in this issue is an article about the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, for which an impressive CI was produced. And we have an interview with the creatives at Snøhetta, who explain their interdisciplinary approach in joint architecture-graphic design projects. The Dutch studio Graphic Surgery loves the large canvas, while Migliore + Servetto excel in design for major events. We were also attracted by the CI for the Big Beautiful Buildings initiative, and so we talked to the initiators as well as the creatives (Konter) about the interaction in terms of content and form. And, last but not least, Spaceagency brings the future of space a little closer to us with their fantastic installations.

Our brand story this month examines the long history of Miele, and features some interesting adverts through the decades. In our Typography section, we chose a particularly exciting field this time: film intros which often contain some exceptional typographic solutions.
I would like to draw your attention to the topical subject covered this month by our lawyer Andrijana Kojic: The new data protection regulations are causing some confusion – in novum you can get a clear explanation of the main points.

Once again the Showroom section is a highlight of colour and inspiration. The bright, beautiful illustrations of Zebu are sure to delight, as will the fine visual identities created by Turkish designer Nese Nogay. Also lined up for you is the first-class portfolio of Blürbstudio and, last but not least, for our New Talents Berlin series, Felix Wiesner interviews a particularly creative duo in the capital: Jacob | Reischel, admired for their amazing set designs, attractively clean photo design and their own unique imagery!

The cover

Carved in stone – you could almost say that of the cover of this month’s novum: Fuego Stone (available from Papyrus) was the perfect paper for our purpose, aptly expressing the content of this issue. All that was needed was just a little colour ... in this case a Pantone spot colour (805). Via windows, our Art Director Tobias Holzmann gives us a chance to explore the diverse world of architecture.

The Paper

Available in the currently very popular grey and black tones, Fuego Stone has a unique surface feel, coupled with a high volume and a fascinating matt finish. The paper is available for immediate delivery in 90 to 400 gsm, deep black is also delivered in 500 and 700 gsm. Matching envelopes are of course also supplied.
For our cover we chose the elegant colour Stone Grey in 250 gsm on which the spot colour we worked with comes out particularly well.


Zebu (GER)
Nese Nogay (TUR)
Blürbstudio (POL)
New Talents Berlin: Jacob | Reischel

M&C Saatchi Abel (Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) (ZAF)
Graphic Surgery (NLD)
Snøhetta (SWE)
Konter / Big Beautiful Buildings (GER)
Spaceagency (GBR)
Migliore + Servetto (ITA)
Designgruppe Koop (GER)

Cover: Tobias Holzmann (GER)
Paper: Fuego Stone (Papyrus)
Photos: Tobias Holzmann
Offset-Print: f&w Druck- und Mediencenter