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13.02.2020

Toy stores around the world are full of examples of poor design for children. But it doesn’t have to be like this. In this new issue, we have taken a look at the whole subject of designing for children and found some very impressive projects. From graphic-design murals for sports facilities and orientation systems for schools, to wonderful children´s book illustrations, educational materials and visual identities – all of the very highest quality, and ready for you to explore in the new novum+. 

The cover of the March issue also interprets this theme in a non-stereotypical way – a bright yellow paper and a collage invite you to look at »design for kids« through very different eyes. 

 

novum 03.20 is also available for 9.99 euros as PDF

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The cover

It is true – most little boys are mad about diggers and dumper trucks, while girls often go through an intensive princess-unicorn phase. What´s important is firstly, it is just a phase, and secondly, you can interest children of all ages in things that challenge them and stimulate their imagination, even if it doesn´t have flashing red lights or sparkly bits.

Do things made for children all have to have the same look? Of course not. For the cover design of this issue the designers at atelier 522 went in new directions and developed a concept that communicates the theme in an intelligent way. Using a radiant yellow uncoated paper – Caribic by Igepa – a wrap-around design is created that incites the curiosity of children big and small.

In the novum+ section there is much to explore: from graphic-design murals for sports facilities and orientation systems for schools, to wonderful children´s book illustrations, educational materials and visual identities.

In the Showroom section we present the work of Argentinean designer Mario Eskenazi and the Czech studio Marvil. Sigrid Calon shows how to combine patterns and strong colours in fascinating spatial concepts while at lamatilde in Turin, we drool at mouthwatering catering concepts. And last, but not least, we bring you Studio Metric who were given the honour of illustrating Norway´s new banknotes.

Der Inhalt

Showroom
Sigrid Calon (NLD)
Mario Eskenazi (ESP)
Studio Marvil (CZE)
Metrical Design (NOR)
lamatilde (ITA)
 
novum+
Barbara Dziadosz (GER)
Paul Kirps (LUX)
Atelier 522 (GER)
Captains of Illustration (POL)
Bivgrafik (SWI)
Kribbelzeit (GER)
Un Barco (ARG)
Gabriella Marcella (GBR)
 
Cover
Papier: Caribic, schwefelgelb, 250 g/qm von IGEPA
Offset-Druck: mehrfach Deckweiß, f&w Medien
Design: Atelier 522 (GER)
Fotografie: Janina Engel und Tobias Holzmann