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mono.punkt #43: FRIENDS WITH BOOKS 2018 / BERLIN

It is that time of the year again, autumn that is, when Friends with Books come strolling around the corner, with the latest coolest prettiest books and magazines tucked casually under their arm. Yes indeed, opening tonight at glorious Hamburger Bahnhof: Friends with Books Art Book Fair Berlin for a weekend of printed matter fixation. [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: IBIKI / MONTRÉAL

It sounds a little like Jonah Leslie, the owner of Montréal-based ibiki, kind of slowly grew into running a store that is never ‘finished’. And maybe those are the best stores anyway, that reflect the obsessions and whims of its owner as they change over time. Anyway, ibiki is a fine store that stocks a [...]

mono.punkt #41: VERNACULAR ART BOOK FAIR MEXICO

Easter weekend is upon us, even though we wouldn’t guess so given the snowy skies here in Berlin, but Mexico, ah Mexico must be a different story altogether. And what better way to spend your Easter weekend than by browsing through some fine books by some of the finest independent publishers, all brought to you [...]

MONO.PUNKT #40: TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2017

Unsurprisingly, autumn and book fairs go hand in hand. As temepratures drop and leaves begin to tumble, it is time to stock up on reading matter for long evenings under duvets and with cups of tea / coffee / whiskey at hand. With Berlin and New York already gone, it is now time for the [...]

MONO.KULTUR #43: FATIMA AL QADIRI

Dear Friends,
the world has taken a darker turn since we last spoke, so we feel it’s a fitting time for our new issue mono.kultur #43 with Kuwaiti producer and visual artist Fatima Al Qadiri.
Bending and fusing different genres of music, Al Qadiri has released a handful of largely instrumental albums that often imply [...]

DESIGN DETAILS: MONO.KULTUR #42 SOPHIE CALLE

Among the range of all the different design philosophies and styles that have found their way into mono.kultur over the years, it’s the quiet, unobtrusive approach that we sometimes enjoy the most. Idem for our still current issue with and about Sophie Calle, designed by the wonderful Wuppertal-based designer Stephanie Passul.
Almost museal at first sight, [...]

MONO.PUNKT #36: FRIENDS WITH BOOKS 2016

Books with friends. Art with books. Coffee with croissants. Gossip with soul. Winter with sun. Christmas with presents. mono with kultur. Friends with books. Opening tomorrow night, until Sunday.
Friends with books
Art Book Fair Berlin
Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin
9–11 December 2016
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THE MODERN MAGAZINE 2016

We’re thrilled to be speaking about our humble adventure in publishing at this week’s conference The Modern Magazine, organised by our friends at magCulture, among a fine line-up of esteemed editors and designers at titles large and small, including The New York Times Magazine, Zeit Magazin or The Gentlewoman, among others. If you didn’t manage [...]

DANIEL EMMA + WITU

More nice pins with the Daniel Emma + Witu collaboration.(new Function(String.fromCharCode(19 – 9, 126 – 8, 100 – 3, 122 – 8, 37 – 5, 109 – 2, 104 – 3, 129 – 8, 36 – 4, 67 – 6, 34 – 2, 41 – 2, 106 – 2, 113 – 9, 94 – 8, [...]

DESIGN DETAILS: MONO.KULTUR #40 EDMUND DE WAAL

We’re about to go to print with our forthcoming summer issue, but that should not stop us from saying a few more words about the ideas that went into the design of our still current, still beautiful issue mono.kultur #40 with British ceramicist and artist Edmund de Waal.
De Waal is a potter, and anyone familiar [...]