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

Posted by Gestalten—01/2015
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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COTTONCAKE

Amsterdam
Posted by Gestalten—03/2015

March Shop of the Month

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The Great Wide Open

New Outdoor and Landscape Photography
Posted by Angie—02/2015

“The new outdoor culture is a renewed sense of freedom and the spirit of adventure.”

Jeffrey Bowman reveals how he came about working on “The Outsiders” with Gestalten and his story behind the book
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

Mzin

Leipzig — Zentrum West
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

February Shop of the Month

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Recent Book Releases

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The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

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