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MONO.KULTUR #44 / SOUNDBITE 01

Yes. In the works: mono.kultur #44.

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, [...]

CHINESE WHISPERS 37

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.

CHINESE WHISPERS 36

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 [...]

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.

LAST COPIES: MONO.ARCHIV #02

Our storage has grown into a wild and impenetrable territory that requires some climbing, balancing and rummaging on all fours. It is also uncharted territory where every now and then, a forgotten box will appear, with issues that we thought long sold out. As happened recently with our mono.archiv #02, comprising some of our most [...]

MONO.KULTUR #43: FATIMA AL QADIRI EXCERPT #03

Your first EP was released under the pseudonym Ayshay. With Genre-Specific Xperience, you started releasing as Fatima Al Qadiri. Why did you abandon that pseudonym?
Having used Islamic a cappella as samples for my first releases, it made sense to use a pseudonym, as this project was a little edgy. I felt like the next record, [...]

MONO.KULTUR #43: FATIMA AL QADIRI EXCERPT #02

Desert Strike is a reflection on your experiences during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War in 1990/1991…’
Yes, but it is even more about this disgusting video game with the same title that came out in 1992, which I hated but, at the same time, couldn’t stop playing because it [...]

MONO.KULTUR #43: FATIMA AL QADIRI EXCERPT #01

‘When I was 16, I started going to the clubs in London and did all the other things that I’m not supposed to say on record. It’s funny, when you think of the transformation of cities in one decade… Like the area behind Tottenham Court Road Station in 1997 had some [...]

MONO.KLUB #51: FATIMA AL QADIRI / LONDON

Dear Friends,
last week’s launch of our new issue mono.kultur #43, featuring Kuwaiti producer and artist Fatima Al Qadiri, was so nice that we have to do it all again, this time in London. We will bring her series Bored 1997 to the walls of impossibly hip gallery space KK Outlet on Hoxton Square for two [...]