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THUMBS UP

Thank you magCulture for the higely enjoyable and inspiring day that was The Modern Magazine 2016 last week in London. Read some more about it over at magCulture or a review on the blog of WeTransfer. Or keep it with David Shrigley: thumbs up!

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Kind words over at magCulture on our new issue mono.kultur #40 with Edmund de Waal. Imagine us blushing.

BLOCKBUSTER FAIL

The German blockbuster-directer Roland Emmerich has just released a trailer for his new movie Stonewall, and it’s been already discussed controversially, particularly about its lack of authenticity. Just to quickly recap: The Stonewall Riots were a series of protests in 1969 against the police by the LGBT community in New York after a police raid in [...]

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From India with love: warm words from our friends at Paper Planes.

NARRATION AS DRY AS SOIL

Christian Kracht’s book Imperium has been considered as a “Melvillean masterpiece of the South Seas” recently. Released in Germany in 2012, it has now been translated into English by Daniel Bowes.
The protagonist of the fiction is August Engelhardt, a “nudist and cocovore”, who purchases land in what was then German New Guinea, in order to [...]

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Thanks to magCulture for the kind words: an in-depth review regarding the design of our latest issue featuring Gus van Sant, and it’s always reassuring when people understand perfectly what we were trying to achieve…

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Lovely: a charming review on our latest issue on the aptly named Nowness.

THANK YOU FOR THE FLOWERS

We’re utterly thrilled to be featured in French design bible The Shelf, with a whopping 18 pages… Interview and images galore, all in their trademark lovely design. Whoopee!

MUCKED UP

Bored with the usual cinema fare?  Look no further.  L’Enfant (or I suppose now l’adolescent or l’adulte depending on your feelings towards said provocateur) terrible Matthew Barney returns to the cinema fray with his operatic River of Fundament, a collaboration between him, several powerhouse thespians, Gaspard Noé, Jonathan Bepler, and…Norman Mailer?!  Premiered at the Brooklyn Academy [...]

PATTERNS AND OTHER STORIES

Sometimes we see exhibitions that draw attention to unknown legacies. Interwoven Connections: The Stoddard Templeton Design Studio and Design Library, 1843-2005 is one of them. We had a closer look…
What happens when manufacture and design go hand in hand? What is the legacy and historical relevance of this kind of fusion? The current exhibition Interwoven [...]