Paper Weight

Contemporary Magazine Culture
Posted by Gestalten—07/2013

Munich's Haus der Kunst is showcasing 15 international, independent magazines that have originated over the past 13 years. With Felix Burrichter from PIN-UP as its curator, the show provides an insider's perspective on the independent publishing world. Visually engaging, these genre-defining magazines present distinctive viewpoints—often driven by the vision and obsessions of a strong personality.

Supposedly niche publications, the selected magazines all have contributed to broader cultural and especially editorial shifts in a variety of subjects from art, design, architecture, food, and fashion. But most of all, they rethink the potential of the magazine as a medium in the new media landscape: “The growing influence of digital media has also manifested an opposing trend: The highly conceptual, idiosyncratic, and high-quality crafted design of specialty magazines,” says director Okwui Enwezor.

Read more about the contemporary zines' media strategies in Behind the Zines and see Andrew Lososwky talking about why today's magazine industry is more fascinating then ever on Gestalten.tv.

Pile of magazines selected for the exhibition, Photo: Matthu Placek.

Paper Weight — Genre-defining Maagzines 2000 to Now runs from July 12 to October 27. The opening takes place on Thursday, July 11, at 7 PM.

Participating magazines are: 032c, Apartamento, Bidoun, BUTT, Candy, Encens, EY! Magateen, Fantastic Man, Girls Like Us, Picnic, PIN-UP, Sang Bleu, The Gentlewoman, Toilet Paper, and White Zinfandel.

Behind the Zines

Self-Publishing Culture
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
Zines and their role as a catalyst in the evolution of media and graphic design today.
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We Love Magazines

Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
An exploration of magazines through groundbreaking visuals and editorial contributions from around the world.
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032c

Manual for freedom, research and creativity
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014
Bi-annual timely and timeless mag — a celebration of and for the most cutting-edge in art, culture, and fashion.
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The Gentlewoman

Posted by Gestalten—04/2014
The Gentlewoman is a fabulous biannual magazine for modern women of style and purpose.
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Andrew Losowsky

Ready For Press
Posted by Lucas—07/2012

Although the way we read may change, our passion for the written word is left unaffected by format.

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The Brotherhood of Chocolate

Rick and Michael Mast run a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Gestalten’s Berlin Food: "Berliner Stulle"

Two simple recipes for fresh lunch options.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

True Legend

Who built the world's most notorious motorcycle?
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Another Dimension of Handmade

Iris Hantverk helps visually impaired people into work, creating beautiful tactile brushes for a wide range of uses
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

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