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Raise your cups!


Whatever your preference – espresso or cappuccino, black or green tea – for our July issue we have inspected the entire range and selected some very attractive packaging and visual identities from this market segment for you. But apart from the novum+ on »Tea & Coffee«, we have many more visual delights for you to savour in this month’s novum.


novum 07.18 is also available for €8.99 as a PDF

To buy the printed issue, please visit our Shop

This month our Showroom takes us to the city of Québec in Canada, where Jeremy Hall runs an excellent small studio. Guillermo Flores, alias Orbeh, charms us with his unique illustrations that conjure up brand new worlds. The works of Monica Zec delight in a different way, with intriguing little visual tricks. Then we go to Austria to Seite Zwei, whose portfolio boasts clever and extensive visual identities, and also to Knoed in Poland, where the creations, whether print or digital, are always an experience.


A special kind of design collective goes under the name of Bureau Stabil, based in Saarbrücken. And, finally, we present you an extensive »making of« about the major Lufthansa re-design, realised by Martin et Karczinski. 

Our typography section this time features two new fonts that are quite unusual, and our legal corner continues with part two of an article on the new data-protection regulations – explained expertly and in a way that´s easy to understand. If you missed the first part, you can order a back copy of issue 06.18 here.


The mood lightens then in our brand story, which homes in on the long history of Miele with its many charming subjects from various decades. 



The cover

A paper that bursts with summer and enjoyment: Dolcelicious presents titbits such as »Lemon Drizzle«, »Roasted Chestnut« and »Elderflower White«, which combine beautifully into a harmonious colour palette. This is just one of the new additions to the Römerturm range and it came from the recent cooperation with the British manufacturer James Cropper. 


For our »Coffee & Tea« theme Dolcelicious is of course a perfect fit, and in the nostalgic colours»“Summer Coulis« and »Kiwi Fizz« it conjures up the ice cafés of the 1950s and mouth-watering petit fours. The luxurious surface finishing on this paper is a real eye-catcher, not just when used on covers: it positively gleams (note: also certified for use in direct food contact) in the field of luxury packaging. Whether for a folding carton or a carrier bag, this brand new material (available in eleven colours and grammages up to 330 gsm) inspired our cover designers Mursal Nasr and Patrick Marc Sommer (typoint, If you place the two novum variants in pink and green next to each other, you get a whimsical coffee table scene that looks an absolute delight. Dolcelicious can of course be finished quite easily with many different techniques – its great touch & feel, however, in combination with the expressive colours, has turned our cover into a really »hands-on« experience. Grab those cups and enjoy!

The content


Orbeh (MEX)

Lufthansa Re-Design (Martin et Karczinski, GER)

Monica Zec (MKD) 

Seite Zwei (AUT) 

Bureau Stabil (GER)

Knoed (USA)

Studio Figure (CAN) 



Collins (USA)

Salvita (LIT) 

Juana Alvarez (ITA)

Here Design (GBR)

Plenum (RUS) 

Hugo Aranha (BRA)

Futura (MEX) 

Branded (AUT) 

Brand Opus (GBR)

Coffee Style / Prestel Verlag


Cover design: Typoint

Paper: Dolcelicious, 330 g/qm, two colours (»Kiwi Fizz«, »Summer Coulis«), Römerturm (distribution), James Cropper (manufacturer)

Photos: Guillaume Sinopoli

Offset printing: f&w Druck- und Mediencenter