Text: Stephan Ott
Translation: Nicholas Grindell
In a speech in a beer tent in Bavaria in August 2018, Horst Seehofer, Germany’s Federal Minister of the Interior, said he was glad about every foreigner who committed a criminal offense, because it would make it easier to deport that person. Coming from a senior government official, who is also a member of a party that calls itself Christian and social, such a statement is scandalous.
Text: Carolin Blöink
Translation: Emily J. McGuffin
In times of computer-generated imagery (CGI), perfect surfaces, symmetrical figures, and clean edges are anything but a problem – in stark contrast to real life, where perfect execution is almost impossible. It is equally challenging to realistically represent natural imperfection within renderings and imbue the figures or objects that have been created with something characteristic without seeming too blatant.
Text: Marjanne van Helvert
Many humans are proud of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Drafted in 1948 and voted in by 48 of the 58 member states of the United Nations at the time, it is seen as a milestone in human civilisation. From then on, there was a blueprint for what it meant to be human, and for the quality of life all humans should strive for, for themselves and for each other.
Text: Jörg Stürzebecher
When we speak of picture books, we usually mean children’s books. And we think of elephants, rabbits, moles, and caterpillars, of the sun, the moon, and the stars, and the wild things, of red tractors, jackhammers, and marvellous machines, of boats and stuff that girls like, of many things, exciting things, and almost always not so dangerous things, of solutions and happy ends.
2017 marked the 60th anniversary of form, a milestone that has prompted us to stop and take stock. In particular, we were revisiting a specific article, reader’s letter, image, cover, etc. from each of the magazine’s six decades to date.
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