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Nº 275
Sport
Jan/Feb 2018

While sport is a torment for some, for others it can bring an enjoyable balance to everyday life or even release incomparable feelings of joy when they perform at their best. Since antiquity, sport has taken different forms, and fulfilled many functions – social, economic, and individual. We take a look at some of these in form 275.

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Current Issue

Nº 275
Sport
Jan/Feb 2018

While sport is a torment for some, for others it can bring an enjoyable balance to everyday life or even release incomparable feelings of joy when they perform at their best. Since antiquity, sport has taken different forms, and fulfilled many functions – social, economic, and individual. We take a look at some of these in form 275.

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Editorial:

Sport

Text: Stephan Ott

Today, when we talk about the creative sector – in industrial societies at least – we are also talking about the integration of increasingly differentiated design methods into high-tech production processes. At the same time, however, we can observe boundaries and exclusions in many areas of society, be they economic, political, cultural or religious.

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Instagram Strategies

Text: Franziska Porsch, Malene Saalmann

Translation: Emily J. McGuffin

The design world also exploits Instagram either to document its own work and thoughts, gather inspiration, as a tool of mediation or as a voice. Despite the narrow scope of the app, various utilisation strategies are applied. We present five of these as examples.

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Mode für den Lauf(steg)
Fashion on Track

Text: Kathrin Leist

Translation: Emily J. McGuffin

Cycling shorts, a bustier top, and a golden train at the back – Demi Moore’s Oscar look 28 years ago wasn’t all that far away from the Louis Vuitton spring style 2018. But instead of being greeted with applause, Moore was only treated with scorn for her own style creation at the time. Unfairly so, one could say today. Moore should have been celebrated for being the first face of “glamleisure”.

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The Power of Design
Ray and Charles Eames

Text: Jörg Stürzebecher

Translation: Nicholas Grindell

Like almost every history, the history of design is male-dominated.

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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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All the issues of form published between 1957 and 2011 can be accessed in the archive free of charge. 

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Founded in 1957 as an international journal, form soon became a well-known fixture of design journalism, and with its 275 editions so far has written a piece of design history.

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