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MONO.PUNKT #39: FRIENDS WITH BOOKS 2017

Year and again: Summer with rain. Autumn with sun. Coffee with milk. Elections with no surprises. Books with dreams. Friends with books. mono with kultur. Opening tonight, until Sunday, at the grand hall of Hamburger Bahnhof.

Friends with books
Art Book Fair Berlin
Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin
22–24 September 2017

Facebook Event

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STORE OF THE MONTH: IMPORT / NEW YORK / SAN FRANCISCO

‘We thought it would be awesome if we could pick stuff from around the world that people could discover — really simple, accessible things like snack foods that people can enjoy but not have it be a big, intimidating, pretentious experience,’ say the guys behind Import, a relatively new store with outlets in New York and San Francisco, offering selected independent magazines from all over the world, top coffee, speciality snacks and the odd grooming product thrown in. Whatever gives us pleasure, really, because sometimes it can be so simple.

Import Manhattan
5 Oliver Street
New York, NY 10038

Import San Francisco
696 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

CHRIS WARE: SOMEONE I’M NOT

Check out mono.kultur #30 Chris Ware in a new film by Art21, “Chris Ware: Someone I’m Not. From his home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois, artist Chris Ware shares motivations and challenges for telling stories from the perspectives of others in his work. “I distinctly remember being told by my teachers, if you draw women, you’re colonizing them with your eyes,” Ware recalls of art school. “Do you not draw women and then maintain an allegiance to some sort of experience that only you have had? Or do you try to expand your understanding and your empathy for other human beings?”

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By golly, revered design blog It’s Nice That also penned a little review of our latest issue with Fatima Al Qadiri, including a short interview with our humble selves on why, what and when. Thank you. Sigh.

ADD VIOLENCE

After a lengthy hiatus, Nine Inch Nails are back with Add Violence, a 5-track EP that sees them back in form – it compares in sound to 2005’s With Teeth, when we featured mastermind Trent Reznor for our, oh dear, third issue ever.

MONDAY MUSIC: JADEN SMITH

Being a bit nostalgic on a monday afternoon. PHC by Jaden Smith ft. Willow Smith.
More text on instgram @mono.kultur and @dalidernil

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We’re not sure why our latest issue is only now arriving in stores in London, but we do love the word ‘astute’. We love it even more in combination with the word ‘typically’. Is that really us they are talking about? And why is that tea only lukewarm again? Thank you magCulture for the kind words.

SEASONS COLOURS

Just to let you know that our mono.editionen #05 poster with Chris Ware, no less, is still available, capturing the whole range of wonder and melancholy that is adult life in one glorious wordless strip.

PS. Yep, it’s raining again in Berlin.

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