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Curtains up!


The new issue of novum promises lots of DRAMA: a jet-black paper, blood-red silk screen printing, silky soft-touch varnish and lots of fantastic theatre projects inside.


novum 01.18 is also available as PDF for only 8,99 Euro.

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In our novum+ section design stars like Paula Scher, Mirko Borsche and Fons Hickmann talked to us about the challenges of designing for small and big theatres and how to guarantee visibility even with a small budget. 


In our showroom we visited the designers at DN&CO, who enjoy print as much as digital creation. Jess Bonham surprised us with her photographic illustrations and in our new series New Talents Berlin we took a look at Feld studio for digital crafts. Last, but not least we talked to the typo nerds at Afrika, a small, but fine studio located in Switzerland.

The cover

To correspond with our main focus »theatre« the design of our cover will spark a whole series of emotions. We used the paper Reef by Gruppo Cordenons, a material with a particularly deep shade of black and a rough, almost sandy surface. Silk screen printing allowed for very rich inking and a partial soft-touch varnish offers a surprising contrast to the rough surface of the paper. The design comes from Studio Mut and the designers from northern Italy quite literally managed to put a lot of drama on our cover. 



Bureau Borsche (GER)
IDNA Group (DEN)
Fons Hickmann (GER)
Formdusche (GER)
KW Neun (GER)
Pentagram (USA)
TGG Hafen Senn Stieger (SWI)
Atelier Malte Martin (FRA)



Afrika (SWI)
Jess Bonham (GBR)
New Talents Berlin: Feld studio for digital crafts (GER)


Das Cover

Design: Studio Mut
Papier: Reef black, 330 g/qm von Gruppo Cordenons
Siebdruck: Stainer Schriften & Siebdruck
Druck Innenteil: f&w Druck & Mediencenter

Fotos: Tobias Holzmann