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ALTERNATIVES IN PRINT: THE END OF INTERVIEW

So sorry to hear about the demise of legendary Interview magazine, one year before its 50th anniversary – one of the first magazines I ever subscribed to as a teenager, and a guilty pleasure since the redesign by Fabien Baron in 2009. Interview was of course orginally founded by Andy Warhol and up to its [...]

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 [...]

ALTERNATIVES IN PRINT: THE REAL REVIEW

Reading The Real Review is a little like listening in on a conversation of people more intelligent, witty and mannered than oneself, and this is meant as a compliment: intelligent conversation is always a joy. As is The Real Review, London’s impossibly smart architecture quarterly launched in 2016, and about to release their 6th issue.
But [...]

ALTERNATIVES IN PRINT: COS MAGAZINE

It feels a little strange to feature the in-house magazine of COS – itself a subsidiary of fast fashion behemoth H&M, an identity that is neatly hidden behind COS’s cozy Swedish home brand image – as alternative in print. But then again, it does very much stand out against the plethora of branded titles that [...]

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.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

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 [...]

ALTERNATIVES IN PRINT: BUFFALO ZINE

In the spirit of Buffalo Zine, let’s hijack a quote by magCulture that describes it perfectly: ‘Thank god for Buffalo Zine, a magazine hanging around at the back of the classroom, chewing gum and planning another night on the laughing gas.’ A fashion magazine of sorts that, refresehingly, doesn’t take itself all too seriously, which [...]

MONO.PUNKT #38: LIBROS MUTANTES / MADRID

Art Book Fair
Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2
28012 Madrid
START: Today, 5pm

STORE OF THE MONTH: KM– KÜNSTLERHAUS / GRAZ

Austria and Germany have a beautiful tradition of the Kunstverein, or ‘art clubs’ – semi-independent art institutions that are state-funded but smaller and more flexible than large museums, closer to the local art scenes and focusing on lesser-known artists. Since 2013, the smallish Austrian city of Graz boasts its very own and very smart Künstlerhaus, [...]