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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 [...]

READ BY FAMOUS

Read by Famous sell books that were owned and read by people who have achieved high levels of recognition in their particular fields. Not copies of titles they have read, but the actual books that these people owned and read. The proceeds from the sales benefit the book and literacy focused non-profits, Room to Read, Literacy for Incarcerated [...]

A LIFETIME

The 66th edition of the venerable Berlinale Film Festival is upon us, and it will feature an exclusive retrospective of the work of cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who, besides working for the likes of Rainer Fassbinder or Martin Scorsese, has also graced the cover of our humble publication with mono.kultur #19.
The legendary gentleman with a camera [...]

FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas brings leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world to the Sydney Opera House stages and online to discuss and debate the important ideas of our time.
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
5-6 September, 2015
Sydney Opera House
Australia

PUBLIC LIBRARY PORTRAITS OF CALIFORNIA’S HOMELESS

“On a recent visit to the Sacramento library, the high number of homeless patrons I saw there surprised me. Seeing them in that quiet space, consumed by traditional media, I was struck by the difference between them and most of society with its 24/7 connection to streaming digital media. I began this project to take [...]

TALKING BUSINESS

On short notice, our friends at the new and excellent photography magazine If You Leave have organised an informal talk on independent publishing, as part of their current showcase at betahaus in Berlin. We’ll be part of the panel discussion among a handful of fine speakers, so if in the area, make sure to drop [...]

KICKSTARTING BERLIN

We’ve had a great experience with Kickstarter a few years ago helping us fund our book with Robert Montgomery – anyone thinking about crowdfunding something similar should really head down to Acud this evening, where Victoria Rogers from Kickstarter New York will give an introduction to Kickstarter and some serious advice on how to use [...]

PRINT IS DEAD. LONG LIVE PRINT

It is not every day that we have the honour to be included among ‘The World’s Best Independent Magazines’, and needless to say, we’re thrilled. The latest of coffee table books on independent publishing, Print is Dead. Long Live Print by Ruth Jamieson compiles in one nifty volume a perfect survey of everything that is [...]

NICE BREATH

The Museum Tinguely in Basel has embarked on an intriguing series of exhibitions dedicated to our five senses, kicking off with verve with Belle Haleine, focusing on art that addresses our sense of smell. Of course, this is something that Sissel Tolaas knows a thing or two about, and she will indeed ’show’ her project [...]

MONO.KULTUR EXCERPTS #02: MICHAEL BALLHAUS

The Berlinale Film Festival opened two days ago, which is always an exciting time for the city – somehow the mood changes for a few days. Legendary cinematographer Michael Ballhaus – longtime collaborator for Martin Scorsese – was one of the few German ‘exports’ to succeed in Hollywood and an important father figure for the [...]