Where do end up the never accomplished ideas? Oblio is a magazine about never realized, unsuccessful, or published projects in the creative field. Hans Ulrich Obrist asserts that the narrative of the not realization of ideas is effectively their realization. Oblio Magazine, through the stories by different professionals, focuses on projects in the creative field that, for various reasons, have never been brought up to life. Although a project would not find its concrete result, there is a development that has led to the outcome. From the failed possibilities of the past is necessary not only to learn but rather to understand them, in a socio-cultural context, where the design disciplines are often not seen as a future resource.
Vivian (she/her) is a designer from Germany and currently working independently. Driven by typography and photography, she specialized in editorial design and visual identities. She is also working with type design as well as portrait and documentary photography.
She previously worked with Studio Pandan in Berlin and Mirko Ilić in New York. She was the art director, a designer and editor at BRASILIA magazine. Vivian studied in Lahti, Finland and Hanover, Germany, where she graduated with a B.A. in visual communication in 2021. Her work often revolves around social and (pop)cultural topics and has been recognized and awarded by organizations like the DDC (German Designer Club), the German Design Council and Stack Awards London.
NEBEL is a magazine created by Vivian Dehning for her bachelor thesis at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover. It is a publication on contemporary cultures that explores feminisms and gender identities.
As we are seeing cultural and social shifts, notably among younger generations, her ambition lies in raising awareness for feminist equity and break down barriers. The attempt was to design a magazine to reach people who are open to critical discourses on social issues, but have maybe not dived into deeper topics on gender or feminisms. Hence, content-related, the concept ties in at a point where feminist core communities are starting to expand. NEBEL creates space for the interconnection of different perspectives and seeks to make diverse experiences visible. It wants, by its title*, to remind us to embrace our blurry vision and to accept ambiguity.
Because the subject area of feminism is rather extensive, each issue is to be addressed to one key word — Issue 01 is the »power issue«. It has a volume of 192 pages, is printed on two papers, written in German and contains of 17 articles which are all edited, submitted and/or produced for this issue. With texts, essays as well as artistic and photographic contributions and reportages it amplifies quieter and louder voices. Existing conflicts are taken up, assumptions are called into doubt and old questions are rethought.
GRAFFGO is an independent magazine focused on graffiti, street art and all that concerns urban art & street culture. A NEW CHAPTER OF OUR LIFE is the 5th issue released by Graffgo 3 weeks ago. The new issue introduced new sections as Street photography, illustration and Tattooing. With a international range of artists from all over the world, the new issue is one of the most interesting independent magazine about urban and street art. More than 180 spreads that show a collection of unpublished images. Designed by John Blond and Vincenzo Zuccaro.
Photos by @johnblondland
Aleksandra Braska is a graphic designer with love for editorial design and typography. She graduated from Fine Arts Academy in Katowice, but also had the opportunity to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She has been gaining her experience as a designer, working both in a studio context as well as a freelancer. In addition to her love for design, she also writes articles for young creatives for an online design magazine – formy.xyz.
CUTE is a personal magazine about perception of beauty in nowadays society, beauty standards and the idea of beauty served in social media.