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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Critical Food

Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with. The food is served out of a take-out style storefront, which rotates identities every 6 months to highlight another country. Each Conflict Kitchen iteration is augmented by events, performances, and discussion [...]

The Big Kabuki

Thanks for this, Jessica. Thanks.


And, speaking of our friends at Raster-Noton, we should make sure to mention Japanese electronic wizard Ryoji Ikeda’s new audio-visual installation db which just opened at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof, and suffice to say, this is not to be missed.


A little teaser by our friend Kangding Ray, who will be performing material from his excellent album Or at Berghain tomorrow evening, as part of Club Transmediale’s Raster-Noton night, which are always a treat, featuring new lecker material from the likes of Byetone and more. Don’t say we didn’t tell you.


Normally, we are the ones behind the camera, so it’s kind of strange to have those roles reversed, as happened recently when ‘Germany’s best-kept fashion secret’ Frank Leder – not so secret if you have been following mono.kultur from the early days – returned the favour and proposed a meeting with us for Mercedes-Benz’ culture [...]


The idea of a traveling magazine library might not be new, but there are few who pursue this with such vigour as Elias Redstone with his Archizines collection, gathering a rather excellent selection of printed matter on architecture. Previously on display at the Architectural Association and now in the permanent collection at the library of [...]


Don’t miss genius comedian/musician Reggie Watts on his first ever Berlin gig this Sunday at Festsaal Kreuzberg.


Since it’s all about Japan these days at the office, we thought we should share the introduction to our current issue with our friends on the island – since we’ve been including a Japanese insert with our issues sold in Japan through Utrecht for quite some time now. We don’t know how to say it [...]

Being Erik Spiekermann

An older interview with type designer Erik Spiekermann.


Dear Friends,
our first project in 2012 is kind of an unusual one for us, but then again, we feel it’s about time – all too often we get asked about all these ‘other mono’s’: What is mono.graphie? And really, you run a fashion label? Well yes, kind of. Truth is: Our publisher, Kai von Rabenau, [...]