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10.10.2019

»I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that«, says Pippi Longstocking. In this issue we too tried something that was never done before. For the cover of this issue we used 1,4 mm strong mechanical pulp board, commonly used for making beer mats. It’s being said, that this material cannot be folded and bound – we tried it nevertheless and lo and behold, it worked!


Our November issue is really coming on strong. The cover draws attention with a shimmering hot foil and letterpress and inside the magazine a lot of great projects from studios all around the world await our readers. In our novum+ section we wanted to know, what it feels like to work in the countryside. What problems do designers face, what does the daily routine look like and what makes living in the countryside so attractive? Out in the sticks there is quite a lot to discover …

 

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Countryside

Like few other professions, designers are free to choose where to work from. Decent WiFi, a laptop and a bit of discipline and Bob’s your uncle. But what does it really feel like, if you dare to move to the countryside permanently? When clients are far away and visiting exhibitions, concerts or conferences means travelling for a day and how to deal with sceptical natives? We asked designers, who followed up on their dream and who developed different strategies to reconcile work and county-living.

In our showroom section too, there is a lot to discover. Oslo for example has indulged in a new corporate design and we looked behind the scenes of this complex design process. In Qatar athletes demonstrate marvellous achievements, but the small country also sports a design scene that is worth looking at. And of course, typography is always a topic in novum magazine. In this issue we visited Dutch calligrapher Guido de Boer and his impressive letterings as well as the French typo-lovers from My Name is Wendy. 

The cover

»I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that«, says Pippi Longstocking. In this issue we too tried something that was never done before. For the cover of this issue we used 1,4 mm strong mechanical pulp board, commonly used for making beer mats. It’s being said, that this material cannot be folded and bound – we tried it nevertheless and lo and behold, it worked!

Mechanical pulp board may be tricky to bind, but it feels very nice to the touch and it can be used for all kinds of print finishing techniques such as hot foil embossing or letterpress. 

Content

Showroom

Guido de Boer (NLD)
Creuna (NOR)
Alejandro Magallanes (MEX)
Creative Union (QAT)
Roots (SGP)
My Name is Wendy (FRA)

novum+

Studo Amore (GER)
SPY (GBR)
Laura Moretti (ITA)
Simon Marchner (GER)
Papiermühle Homburg (GER)
Smith + Village (FRA)
Roadtyping (GER)
Struktiv (AUT)
AD Design Agency (GRC)

 

Cover

Paper: mechanical pulp board, 1,4 mm
Offset, hot foil and letterpress: Druckerei Thieme
Foil: Foilco
Bookbinding: f&w
Design: Tobias Holzmann

Photos: Janina Engel