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Category Archives: nostalgia

MICROSOFT & THE ART OF THE INTERFACE

Microsoft is turning 30 which, in human years, must translate into something like 120 or so. To celebrate the occasion, The Guardian examined Microsoft’s interface design of the past three decades, and gosh, how time passes.

Throwback Sunday: Baby Kraftwerk 1970

Today, Kraftwerk’s stage performance may bring to mind retro-SciFi shows and commercial pop perfection, however this debut on German TV captures the experimental starting point of Germany’s most established synth pioneers. With sounds somewhere between the omnipresent E57-Sirens and Steve Reich the audience clearly struggles in confrontation with the new. Apparently, so does the DOP, [...]

ALTERNATIVES IN PRINT: STYLE & THE FAMILY TUNES (POSTSCRIPT)

The first magazine to commission me in Germany was fashion and music magazine Style & the Family Tunes, at the time Berlin’s answer to i-D or Dazed & Confused. Launched in the mid-1990s, it survived a whopping 17 years in which the media landscape irrefutably began to transform, leaving Style amidst its wreckage. Few genres [...]

BANG BANG PEGBOARD

Inspired by battleships, the iconic childhood game. The neat layout of the plywood canvas allows for a satisfying, organized arrangement – the Bang Bang Pegboard.

PRINT NOSTALGIA 02

Now that the mother of all streetstyle magazines, i-D, has been swallowed up by the Vice empire for a bright and digital future, it’s only fair enough to cash in on the long legacy of the printed edition with a look back at 35 years’ worth of more than 300 covers featuring that famous wink.

STAMP COLLECTING, 2015

Who knows how long those lovely little pieces of graphic design called stamps are still going to be around for, so to preserve their legacy for the future, creative director Blair Thomson has started a wonderful Instagram account called Graphilately showcasing the weird and the wonderful from the world of stamp design. Read more over [...]

MY OWN PRIVATE I DON’T KNOW

Photograph by Skylar Williams (for Purple Fashion)
Eckhaus Latta once again proved their inventive and avant garde take on fashion at this years New York Fashion Week FW 2015. Being reminiscent of a certain nostalgia paired with the flair of contemporary twenty-somethings, the runway show merged into an artistic performance. The FW collection was also presented [...]

OSTALGIA REVISITED

It’s one of the curiosities in life that the world’s largest collection of East German design and objects should be housed in Los Angeles, of all places. While nostalgia for the DDR is mildly frowned upon in Germany, America has a little more distance and can just revel in the charme of the past. A [...]

MONO.EDITIONEN #05: CHRIS WARE

Dear Friends,
it is becoming increasingly impossible to ignore: Christmas Season is upon us, and where did the year go? But just in time, we are immensely proud to present our latest installment of mono.editionen, in the form of one giant poster, by none other than Chris Ware.
Because it is precisely those questions – the passing [...]

DAMN GOOD COFFEE!

By now everyone must have heard about the news: Nine brand new episodes of Twin Peaks will go into production next year to be broadcast in 2016! David Lynch has been teasing the show’s return on Twitter for a while, and now a teaser trailer that typically gives not much else away has been released. [...]