Printkultur is a flexible construct of creative explorers.

We are curious treasure seekers and calm idea finders, living and working in a brave new world.

 

Communicate with us

Don't blame me for...

 

We are billions of people who

all look, think and feel differently.

Luckily we are all individuals.

A good reason to show that

and to say it loud: Don’t blame me

for being an individual!

 

Go for being different!

EEE Magazin

Experiment, Exzess, Ethik.

Darum geht es in dem einmalig erscheinenden Magazin.

19 junge Fotografinnen und Fotografen präsentieren ihre ganz persönliche Auseinandersetzung mit aktuellen und gesellschaftsrelevanten Themen im Modekontext.

 

Das Cover des Magazins ist abgeschnitten, um eine direkte thematische Einordnung zu vermeiden. Zu sehen, bzw. zu lesen ist die erste Inhaltsseite mit einem kryptisch anmutenden Vorwort. Die für das Magazin geschriebenen Texte wurden von Cornelius Carstens mit einer eigens entwickelten Software generiert. Die durch Algorithmen veränderten Texte sind erstaunlich poetisch und spiegeln den Inhalt des Magazins wider: Vermischung und Neuordnung. Die Gestaltung von Jaap Bräutigam, Cornelius Carstens, Lisa Marleen Müller und Julia Mertes ist erstaunlich unprätentiös und gibt der Fotografie und dem Betrachter Raum für Interpretation.

Herausgeber: Joachim Baldauf / Printkultur
und Prof. Anke Schloeder / HTW

Umfang: 152 Seiten

Format: 21 × 29,7 cm

Sprache: Englisch

Ausführung: Print

Preis: 10,- Euro

Verlag: Printkultur

 

Die Publikation ist im Rahmen eines Lehrauftrages von Joachim Baldauf an der HTW Berlin im Studiengang Kommunikationsdesign entstanden.

 

Breathe, Volume 1

An Idea about Fashion

The project stands for the signature, unconventional style fostered at the University of the Arts Bremen. There, experimental and interdisciplinary approaches define the program for Integrated Design that seeks to promote the development of creative individuality among students within a broadened definition of their future profession.

 

The images by photographer Joachim Baldauf show the people wearing the outfits at a moment of exhalation and reveal them to be awake, lively and highly present. But at the same time, the photos present a clear view of the outfits that had been assembled from a number of different collections. They were combined on a rule, saying: Each outfit has to consist of pieces from individual collections. Thereby surprising fleeting identities had been created.

 

A brief, focussed moment – Breathe – show casts the possibilities of a fashion embracing fluidity as a working principle.

 

(Abstract of the editorial by Andrea Sick)

 

Release Date: January 2017

Format: 17,0 x 24,0 cm

Features: 132 pages, softcover, thread-stiching

Product details:  Published by Printkultur,
Dorothea Mink and Andrea Rauschenbusch

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3-00-054978-6

Price: €19,90

Emerenz

Handcrafted with Love in Bavaria

Emerenz is our fashion brand that is dedicated to creating awareness for a cultural shift to a slow fashion perspective and regain consciousness for a more sustainable and refined quality of handcrafted pieces. The brand identity is not only defined by the best quality of materials it uses, but on its understanding of design and focus on the beauty of uniqueness with every piece crafted on demand in Bavaria and embodying a story of its own.

In these times of mass production and poor working conditions in the fashion industry, Emerenz seeks to harken back to the Arts and Crafts movement, which valued craftsmanship and a certain ethic of production.

 

www.emerenz.com

Have you ever read a magazine without any text?

Vorn Magazine, Issue 8

 

The idea of a “visual magazine” with a focus on pictures is now well established. As one of the first publications in this genre, Vorn debuted in 2004 as a hybrid between a magazine and a book.

 

Vorn will now take this playful approach to visuality to the extreme. The eighth edition is completely free of text – no headlines, sublines, or articles. No bylines, no editorial, no imprint. The names of the contributors will only be published on the Vorn blog.

 

Nothing will distract from the pictures or seek to influence or manipulate the audience. There will be no text that explains or exaggerates. No name that impresses. Pictures alone will be the message, whether from a student or an established artist.

 

Viewers will create their own publication with their individual gaze. The result will be an entirely new, free approach to a magazine.

 

Cover photo: Esra Sam

Cover boy: Ben Dahlhaus

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 304 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

Price: €12,00

 

www.vornmagazine.com

Vorn Magazine, Issue 7

The Face of Morality

The periodical Vorn has received many accolades since it was first published by Printkultur in 2004, including multiple Lead Awards. Defying simple categorization as a magazine or a book, Vorn captivates its readers with a sophisticated selection of cutting-edge artistic perspectives. Its relentless and idiosyncratic aesthetic is showcased in a juxtaposition of photo spreads, experimental texts, and visual fragments – all of which are a testament to the quality of the crossover publication.

 

Offering inspiring contemporary reading, Vorn not only works with leading photographers, artists, designers, and authors, but also pursues creative collaborations with key brands, agencies, and organizations.

 

The issue includes contributions by Jens Ullrich, Florian Meisenberg, Mario Pfeifer, Anca Munteanu Rimnic, Fette Sans, Sebastian Pranz, Thomas Schenk, Fabian Marti, Georg Biron, Elfie Semotan, Milch + Honig Designkultur as well as Olympus, Chanel and others.

(Gestalten)

Cover photo: Elina Kechicheva

Cover girl: Franziska Müller / Seedsmanagement

Release Date: 2014

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 240 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

and Uta Grosenick

Language: German, English

ISBN:  978-3-89955-532-5

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About Intuition and Creativity

Vorn Magazine Cooperations

We don't make a difference between editorials and cooperations. It is all about intuition and creativity.

 

Fatih Akin / Converse

Sarah Bohn / Schiesser

Edvard Scott / Nokia

Joachim Baldauf / Chanel

Agnes Feckl / Clemens en August

Meissen Macht Ikonen

300th Anniversary Staatliche Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen

The Exhibition

A solo exhibition by Joachim Baldauf for the tercentenary of the Staatliche Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen, one of the world’s leading producers of fine porcelain. In this unique exhibition, 31 large-format photographs were presented in different halls of the renaissance castle of Albrechtsburg in Meissen, Germany, during the summer of 2010. This was the first and only time that the recently restored 2nd floor was used as an exhibition area. In the future it will be a porcelain museum for the Staatliche Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen. According to the four elements, the images are framed in coloured frames in the spirit of the castle’s architecture. The show was curated and recorded by Claudia Seidel.

 

Exhibition catalogue design:  Melanie Homann

Release Date: 2010

Format: 28 x 34 cm

Features: 64 pages, softcover

Product details:  Produced by Printkultur

Language: German, English

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Vorn Magazine, Issue 6

Progressive Visuals and Words

Good language alone will not save mankind. But seeing the things behing the names will help us to understand the structure of the world we live in. Good language will help us to communicate with one another about the realities of our environment, where we speak now darkly, in alien tongues.

 

(Stuart Chase, The Tyranny Of Words, 1938)

Incredibly fascinating at first glance but also maddeningly difficult to pin down, Vorn magazine is one of these rare publications that has consistently continued to ignore current trends and conventions since its beginning. Launched in 2004 by Printkultur, Vorn brings together numerous creatives in each issue from art directors and illustrators to typographers, photographers and visual artists giving them carte blanche on a set number of pages: an unorthodox concept more reminiscent of a gallery space than an actual magazine. Read the interview with Joachim Baldauf, co-founder of Printkultur:


I have to admit it took me a while to understand the concept when I held the magazine in my hands for the first time. Is that intentional?

 

Joachim Baldauf: When we launched the magazine in 2004 we had the idea of making a magazine that is a bit like a blog. Magazines have become more and more consumer-friendly while blogs have actually been getting more complicated. It’s quite subjective and not easy to understand but makes you go and research stuff. I think that makes it much more interesting. We want to ignite communication.

 

How free are the contributors you choose?

Do you really publish absolutely anything?

 

Joachim Baldauf: We usually know the people we choose and their work pretty well and we publish whatever we get. It’s only happened once in 10 years that we didn’t publish a spread. It included paparazzi photos of Claudia Schiffer and invaded her private life too much, so we decided not to use it.

 

You’ve been in the business for quite a while now –

what has changed the most?

 

Joachim Baldauf: Fear. Everyone is scared. The advertising people, the ones who publish… contributors do not dare to work freely anymore. Do you think there is a way out? Joachim Baldauf: We have to stop constantly comparing one another. The Internet makes it possible to see anything you want, all over the world. When you don’t focus on your own things anymore and constantly compare yourself to others, then you will feel fear.

 

Many magazines are struggling to survive nowadays. Vorn is still alive and kicking and all past issues are sold out. What’s the secret to success?

 

Joachim Baldauf: A magazine has to be authentic, independent and shouldn’t try to please anyone. You cannot be scared - something which is also very important for photographers. Nowadays people pay too much attention to the exterior, what the market wants etc. That’s the wrong approach. Advertising has also become too important. When you use Marco Polo in a fashion shoot, you’ll never get Gucci to participate as well. When we started in 2004 we decided to make an ad-free magazine financed by the industry and cultural sponsoring.

 

What’s your reaction to the often-used slogan »Print is dead«?

 

Joachim Baldauf: I don’t agree with it. What’s dead are lifestyle stories. When Kate Moss shows up at a party, it will be on the Internet immediately – why would anyone be interested in reading about that two weeks later in a magazine.

Are there other magazines you feel connected to?

Do you feel part of a movement?

 

Joachim Baldauf: We collaborate a lot with other magazines. For example the art directors of Dazed & Confused or Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin have contributed to Vorn. Once both Vorn and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin even had the same cover picture of Claudia Schiffer. We’re a meta-magazine in a way, a hybrid of book and magazine.

 

(Sarah Schug  for Previiew)

 

www.previiew.com

Cover photo: Joachim Baldauf

Cover girl: Christina Kruse

Release Date: 2010

Format: 23 x 30 cm

Features: 340 pages, softcover

Product details:  Published by Printkultur and Claudia Seidel

Language: German

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100 Girls on Cheap Paper

Tina Berning

In 2006 Printkultur started an inspiring collaboration with the renowned artist and illustrator Tina Berning: the project 100 Girls on Cheap Paper, a 100-day online diary on the Vorn website. Every day, Tina Berning uploaded one image. After numerous readers responded enthusiastically to the images, Printkultur published them in the book 100 Girls on Cheap Paper.

 

A joyful celebration of lush femininity and quick-witted girlishness, the gorgeous little art book is truly a treasure in itself. German artist Tina Berning’s international reputation is on the rise, winning her raves in the blog world, and it is easy to see why. Her paintings and drawings of women, gathered together here for the first time, are as expressive as they are beautiful. Flitting with ease from nudes to fashion pin-ups, from quick sketches to sultry portraits, Berning’s work is by turns playful, provocative, and just plain pretty, and it’s ripe to be embraced by fans of contemporary illustration. Nestled between distinctive craft-paper covers, this little book is an alluring volume for anyone who loves fine art, fashion, or girls.

The book presentation at Gallery Wallstreet-One in Berlin was followed by exhibitions at Gallery Donkersloot in Amsterdam, Gallery Lele in Tokyo and Gallery Hanahou in New York.

 

Release Date: July 2009

Format: 16,6 x 22 cm

Features: 192 pages, paperback

Product details: Published by Printkultur

Language: English, German

ISBN: 9780811867191

ISBN-10: 0811867196

Sold out

 

www.tinaberning.com

Reisebuch 1-5

Christina Kruse

This collaboration with artist Christina Kruse takes prepress, print and casework to the extreme. Agnes Feckl reproduced the original book with its complex collage techniques one-to-one for the edition. It took her around 600 hours to convert the scetch book into printable datas. The result is an unseen book with printmaking at its fines. Christina Kruse herself gave the books a handcrafted finishing.

 

Although Kruse is perhaps better known as one of European haute couture’s top fashion models, her work as an artist and photographer has been recognized for over a decade, shown by well-regarded galleries in Paris and Germany. Her work is featured in Vogue, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and I-D magazine.

Kruse has created her Reisebuchs  over the past twelve years while on the road. These  have frequently functioned as the primary laboratory of her artistic practice. And in all, she has employed her distinctive style of collage. Not exactly artist’s sketchbooks – although many of her current large-scale works are derived from their pages. Neither are they simply a personal journal or diary – though they do provide an intimate record of Kruse’s emotional life, loves won and lost, hopes and fears explored, challenges faced, the dead remembered, and friendships celebrated. Since in much of this (as well as other work), Kruse explores her themes in self-portraits employing elaborate costumes, her Reisebuchs can also be read both as the record of an ongoing series of private performance by a fine actress, and as an extended, multi-faceted self-portrait.

Illustrated wraps, each unique, hand stamped by Christina Kruse using acrylic ink and rubber stamps of the artist’s own design. Spine hand-stenciled. Binding threads are hand-painted. Encased in a clamshell box printed with montages. Interior ribbons trimmed and painted by the artist.

 

Release Date: 2008

Limited edition: 425

Format: 23 x 30 cm

Features:  254 pages

Product details:  Produced by Printkultur and Agnes Feckl

 

Leather bound with genuine sheep leather. Each cover is unique, hand branded by Christina Kruse using aluminum stamps of her own design. Two pages are hand collaged with silver tape and two photographs. Binding threads are hand painted. Each book is encased in a handmade wooden box with a printed photogram and colored decals with interior ribbons trimmed and painted by the artist.

 

Release Date: 2008

Special edition / wooden box: 75

Format: 23 x 30 cm

Features:  254 pages

Product details:  Produced by Printkultur and Agnes Feckl

If you would like to buy a book, please contact the artist.

 

christinakruse.com

Vorn Magazine, Issue 5

In Dada you will recognize your real State of Mind

Miss White / Rachel de Joode

Prevailing Condition Sheets / 1-10 / Patrick F. Panetta

Habitat / Chris Dreher

Double Exposure / Kexin Zang

Puff & Pogo / Georg Molterer

Ondines’ Curse /  Anka Bardeleben

Don’t kill Me I’m in Love / Bruno Nagel

Oma’s Moeder / Miloushka Bokma

The Future of Art / Aldo Runfola

Collapse Forever / Kez Glozier

Reisebuch 1-5 / Christina Kruse

Just what is it... / Rose Pistola

Disparates Contemporáneas / Joachim Baldauf and Bendix Bauer

The Magnificent Magyars / Elfiede A. Stanka

CandoCo / Felix Lammers

I love Paris / Elfie Semotan and Jina Khayyer

Sozionauten / Anke Seitz

Nach dem Spiel... / Matthias Hangst

Darauf wart ich / Sarah Bohn

Corrected Pictures / Michael Schirner

Polyurethan / Clemens en August

Yasmine / Yasmine Eslami

Contra maleficia / A. Ameling and A. Volkmann

I Love / Mirko Borsche

Karte Eins / Frederike Gaus

Facile à ouvrir / Thomas De Monaco

Cover: Rachel de Joode

Release Date: 2008

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 252 pages, paperback

Product details: Published by Printkultur

Language: English, German

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Is Claudia Schiffer God?

Vorn Magazine, Issue 4

We tried an experiment with Claudia Schiffer for Vorn. 25 creative folks from 9 countries thematised her with illustrations, photography, typography, digital imaging, text and art.

 

+182* 95/62/92 # 58 / Claudia Schiffer and several artists

Illuminati / Anna McCarthy

Reingelegt / Joachim Baldauf for Schiesser

Passfotos / Anton Chemishanov

Bodifications / Eva Mueller

Extraterrestrisches Leitsystem / Roberto Baldassari

Big Dipper / Mertphoto

Maliens / Olivier Zajons

Not in my Name / Katharine Hamnett

Without title / Melanie Bonajo

L’amour Fashion Collection / Edvard Scott for Nokia

Random Error  / Tina Berning

Déjà Vu / Marc Fraser and John O’Reilly

Lebensformen / Dirk Müggenburg

Cocoon / Jacob Strobel

Wintersport /  Kilian Johannes Kessler

Verletzungen / Magdalena Nowak

Medau / Dr. Hellmut Borch

Code 85 / Javier Abio for Neo 2

Überfluss / Pier Paolo Pasolini

Fortune Cookies / Cellina von Mannstein

Regio Axillis / Cathrin Bauendahl

Odessa / Katharina Gschwendtner

Birds / Javier Abio for Neo 2

Formgebung/  Hartmann Nordenholz

Speak out, scream out / Nicky Bensch

Cover photo:

Joachim Baldauf

Cover girl:

Claudia Schiffer

Release Date: 2007

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features:

252 pages, paperback

Product details:

Published by Printkultur

Language:

English, German

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Vorn Anthology

The Vorn Anthology presents a summary of unique international graphic design, art, illustration and photography. The collection of the first four Vorn issues displays inspiration and unlimited creativity

on 1002 pages.

 

Release Date: 2008

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 1002 pages, hardcover, bookmark

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

Language: English, German

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Per Apera ad Astra / Bendix Bauer

Beton Babylon / Bruno Alexander

Beatings Continue Boogie / Christina Kruse

Without Title / Adbusters

Mondnacht / Sarah Eick

Wolperdinger / Kai Erdmann

Backsides / Pap Magazine

Zensiert / Leila Pazooki and Jina Khayyer

Contact Zone /  Geoffroy de Boismenu

The Secrets of the Psychiatrists / Luis Sanchis

Symphonic Form of Matter / Terje Svinning

Regular Times / Nicolas von Aarburg

Organisms / Dylan Berg

Frau / Diana Scheunemann

Mann / Rainer Elstermann

One Hundred Girls on Cheap Paper / Tina Berning

Der Bildersucher / Prof. F.C. Gundlach

Wurm / Peter Rigaud

Idiots / Erwin Wurm

Kopfarbeit / Bastard-Project

Der feine Unterschied / Susanne Opalka

Würstelwoman / Anna McCarthy

Ein Schwein isst nicht gern allein / Thomas Degen and Flatz

New Fashion / Flatz

KaOh / Firat Kara

Interventions on Football Icons / Markus Weisbeck

Elaste / Thomas Elsner

Fisch im Wasser / Ivo Kocherscheidt

Glory / Lucile D. Green

London Rules / Kraus, Weidenfelder, Kienzle and Schenk

Ante Inter Post / Swen Kaehlert

Channeling Artists / Mi Magazine

Nachruf / Charlotte March

Incorrect Jazz / Sarah Illenberger and Mirko Borsche

 

 

 

Cover: Guy Bourdin / Art+ Commerce

Release Date: 2006

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 228 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

Language: English, German

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Vorn Magazine, Issue 3

Per aspera ad astra

Wendy Iles, Archive

A book about Hair

 

This book is devoted to hair. It also tells of one woman's passion, her extraordinary career and outstanding hairdressing skill. Wendy Iles's Archive gives us a selection of exquisite photographs from her European works of fashion images with its famous couturiers, photographers and models.

Release Date: 2005

Format: 23,4 x 30,5 cm

Features: 228 pages, hardcover

Product details:  Published by Wendy Iles,
produced by Printkultur

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3000236310

Price 39,99 €

If you would like to buy a book,

please contact the artist.

www.wendyiles.com

Vorn Magazine, Issue 2

Nobody is an Island

Kraft / Bruno Alexander

Accidental Architecture / Per Zennström

By Instinct / Fabrica

Design and social Issues / Omar Vulpinari

Idylle der kleinen Schritte / Julia Christe

Sehnsucht ist eine Vorstadt / Phillip Wuschner

Kaleidoscopic / Robert John Guttke

Painted Love / Sandra Eichler, Mirko Borsche and Sarah Illenberger

Oberfläche, Spannung und Reflexion / Dietrich Gilbert

Mars / Craig McCarthy

Tony Viramontes / Susann Günther and Thomas Rottenberg

Das Skizzenbuch / Tony Viramontez

The Adams Family / Heiko Palach and Denis Pernath

Der Vater / Alexander Skibowski

Urfrisur / Dagmar Murkudis and Thomas Degen

Ohne Titel / Sandra Sydow and Daniel Sannwald

Georgia / Knut Ettling

Die Leichtigkeit / Thomas Rottenberg and Knut Ettling

Milchpuderzuckereischnee / Rampl, Lindner and Gauss

Sic / Ruth Höflich

Siebzig / Ehapa

Home of the Brave / Tim McIntyre, Ben Kelway and Sébastien Clivaz

Africa / Anka Bardeleben

Fünfhundert Tage / Daniel Schoeps

Les Vanités / Ki-Lin und Sheeno

Fuzzy Wuzzy / Ballsaal

Alphabet / Alex Wiederin

Wohltat / Julia Christie

Cover: LynnFox

Release Date: 2004

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 270 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

Language: English, German

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Vorn Magazine, Issue 1

The Art of Art

Affenmensch / Walter Schels

Die Neugier / Alexander Skibowski and Bruno Alexander

Von oben / Friederike Gauss and Christine Rampl

The Vigil / Thomas Elsner and Aigerim

Sjögräs / Sesse Lind for Adidas

Ein Boxkampf / Sandra Eichler and Mirko Borsche

Geburt / Daniel Schoeps and Tom Grammerstorf

Corrections / Rassim

Helvetica / Die Raffinerie

Hundstage / Ballsaal

Trompe L’œil / Donald Schneider

Markus / Andreas H. Bitesnich

Anagramme / Trojan Books

Wasser im Mund / Tina Berning for Vivil

Vornvision / Tim Tom

Bilder und Selbstbilder / Urban Grünfelder

Beschneidungsproblematik / Loewer and Bartholot

Kostümierung / Achim Lippoth for Olympus

Mensesneid / Lasse Samstroem

Red Wall / Kanjo Take

Pleasantville / Style Unique

Killing me softly / Greenpeace Magazin

Paint it black / Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers

It’s all organic / Peter Schmid

Menschen für Menschen / Peter Rigaud

Cover photo: Joachim Baldauf

Cover girl: Lynsey Clarke

Release Date: 2004

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 244 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

Language: English, German

Sold out

Have you ever read a magazine without any text?

Vorn Magazine, Issue 8

The idea of a “visual magazine” with a focus on pictures is now well established. As one of the first publications in this genre, Vorn debuted in 2004 as a hybrid between a magazine and a book.

 

Vorn will now take this playful approach to visuality to the extreme. The eighth edition is completely free of text – no headlines, sublines, or articles. No bylines, no editorial, no imprint. The names of the contributors will only be published on the Vorn blog.

 

Nothing will distract from the pictures or seek to influence or manipulate the audience. There will be no text that explains or exaggerates. No name that impresses. Pictures alone will be the message, whether from a student or an established artist.

 

Viewers will create their own publication with their individual gaze. The result will be an entirely new, free approach to a magazine.

 

Cover photo: Esra Sam

Cover boy: Ben Dahlhaus

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 304 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

Price: €12,00

 

www.vornmagazine.com

Cover photo:

Elina Kechicheva

Cover girl:

Franziska Müller / Seedsmanagement

Release Date:  2014

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features:

240 pages, paperback

Product details:

Published by

Printkultur

and Uta Grosenick

Language:

German, English

ISBN:

978-3-89955-532-5

Sold out

Incredibly fascinating at first glance but also maddeningly difficult to pin down, Vorn magazine is one of these rare publications that has consistently continued to ignore current trends and conventions since its beginning. Launched in 2004 by Printkultur, Vorn brings together numerous creatives in each issue from art directors and illustrators to typographers, photographers and visual artists giving them carte blanche on a set number of pages: an unorthodox concept more reminiscent of a gallery space than an actual magazine. Read the interview with Joachim Baldauf, co-founder of Printkultur:


I have to admit it took me a while to understand the concept when I held the magazine in my hands for the first time. Is that intentional?

 

Joachim Baldauf: When we launched the magazine in 2004 we had the idea of making a magazine that is a bit like a blog. Magazines have become more and more consumer-friendly while blogs have actually been getting more complicated. It’s quite subjective and not easy to understand but makes you go and research stuff. I think that makes it much more interesting. We want to ignite communication.

 

How free are the contributors you choose?

Do you really publish absolutely anything?

 

Joachim Baldauf: We usually know the people we choose and their work pretty well and we publish whatever we get. It’s only happened once in 10 years that we didn’t publish a spread. It included paparazzi photos of Claudia Schiffer and invaded her private life too much, so we decided not to use it.

 

You’ve been in the business for quite a while now –

what has changed the most?

 

Joachim Baldauf: Fear. Everyone is scared. The advertising people, the ones who publish… contributors do not dare to work freely anymore. Do you think there is a way out? Joachim Baldauf: We have to stop constantly comparing one another. The Internet makes it possible to see anything you want, all over the world. When you don’t focus on your own things anymore and constantly compare yourself to others, then you will feel fear.

 

Many magazines are struggling to survive nowadays. Vorn is still alive and kicking and all past issues are sold out. What’s the secret to success?

 

Joachim Baldauf: A magazine has to be authentic, independent and shouldn’t try to please anyone. You cannot be scared - something which is also very important for photographers. Nowadays people pay too much attention to the exterior, what the market wants etc. That’s the wrong approach. Advertising has also become too important. When you use Marco Polo in a fashion shoot, you’ll never get Gucci to participate as well. When we started in 2004 we decided to make an ad-free magazine financed by the industry and cultural sponsoring.

What’s your reaction to the often-used slogan »Print is dead«?

 

Joachim Baldauf: I don’t agree with it. What’s dead are lifestyle stories. When Kate Moss shows up at a party, it will be on the Internet immediately – why would anyone be interested in reading about that two weeks later in a magazine.

Are there other magazines you feel connected to?

Do you feel part of a movement?

 

Joachim Baldauf: We collaborate a lot with other magazines. For example the art directors of Dazed & Confused or Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin have contributed to Vorn. Once both Vorn and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin even had the same cover picture of Claudia Schiffer. We’re a meta-magazine in a way, a hybrid of book and magazine.

 

(Sarah Schug  for Previiew)

 

www.previiew.com

Kruse has created her Reisebuchs  over the past twelve years while on the road. These  have frequently functioned as the primary laboratory of her artistic practice. And in all, she has employed her distinctive style of collage. Not exactly artist’s sketchbooks – although many of her current large-scale works are derived from their pages. Neither are they simply a personal journal or diary – though they do provide an intimate record of Kruse’s emotional life, loves won and lost, hopes and fears explored, challenges faced, the dead remembered, and friendships celebrated. Since in much of this (as well as other work), Kruse explores her themes in self-portraits employing elaborate costumes, her Reisebuchs can also be read both as the record of an ongoing series of private performance by a fine actress, and as an extended, multi-faceted self-portrait.

 

Illustrated wraps, each unique, hand stamped by Christina Kruse using acrylic ink and rubber stamps of the artist’s own design. Spine hand-stenciled. Binding threads are hand-painted. Encased in a clamshell box printed with montages. Interior ribbons trimmed and painted by the artist.

 

Release Date: 2008

Limited edition: 425

Format: 23 x 30 cm

Features:  254 pages

Product details:

Produced by Printkultur and Agnes Feckl

 

 

If you would like to buy a book,

please contact the artist.

 

christinakruse.com

Leather bound with genuine sheep leather. Each cover is unique, hand branded by Christina Kruse using aluminum stamps of her own design. Two pages are hand collaged with silver tape and two photographs. Binding threads are hand painted. Each book is encased in a handmade wooden box with a printed photogram and colored decals with interior ribbons trimmed and painted by the artist.

 

Release Date: 2008

Special edition / wooden box: 75

Format: 23 x 30 cm

Features:  254 pages

Product details:

Produced by Printkultur and Agnes Feckl

 

A brief, focussed moment – Breathe – show casts the possibilities of a fashion embracing fluidity as a working principle.

 

(Abstract of the editorial

by Andrea Sick)

Release Date: January 2017

Format: 17,0 x 24,0 cm

Features: 132 pages, softcover, thread-stiching

Product details:  Published by Printkultur,
Dorothea Mink and Andrea Rauschenbusch

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3-00-054978-6

Price: €19,90

The project stands for the signature, unconventional style fostered at the University of the Arts Bremen. There, experimental and interdisciplinary approaches define the program for Integrated Design that seeks to promote the development of creative individuality among students within a broadened definition of their future profession.

 

The images by photographer Joachim Baldauf show the people wearing the outfits at a moment of exhalation and reveal them to be awake, lively and highly present. But at the same time, the photos present a clear view of the outfits that had been assembled from a number of different collections. They were combined on a rule, saying: Each outfit has to consist of pieces from individual collections. Thereby surprising fleeting identities had been created.

 

Cover photo: Esra Sam

Cover boy: Ben Dahlhaus

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 304 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

Price: €12,00

 

www.vornmagazine.com

The idea of a “visual magazine” with a focus on pictures is now well established. As one of the first publications in this genre, Vorn debuted in 2004 as a hybrid between a magazine and a book.

 

Vorn will now take this playful approach to visuality to the extreme. The eighth edition is completely free of text – no headlines, sublines, or articles. No bylines, no editorial, no imprint. The names of the contributors will only be published on the Vorn blog.

 

Nothing will distract from the pictures or seek to influence or manipulate the audience. There will be no text that explains or exaggerates. No name that impresses. Pictures alone will be the message, whether from a student or an established artist.

 

Viewers will create their own publication with their individual gaze. The result will be an entirely new, free approach to a magazine.

Cover photo: Elina Kechicheva

Cover girl: Franziska Müller / Seedsmanagement

Release Date:  2014

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 240 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by

Printkultur and Uta Grosenick

Language: German, English

ISBN:  978-3-89955-532-5

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Cover photo: Joachim Baldauf

Cover girl:

Christina Kruse

Release Date: 2010

Format: 23 x 30 cm

Features:

340 pages, softcover

Product details:  Published by Printkultur and Claudia Seidel

Language: German

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Incredibly fascinating at first glance but also maddeningly difficult to pin down, Vorn magazine is one of these rare publications that has consistently continued to ignore current trends and conventions since its beginning. Launched in 2004 by Printkultur, Vorn brings together numerous creatives in each issue from art directors and illustrators to typographers, photographers and visual artists giving them carte blanche on a set number of pages: an unorthodox concept more reminiscent of a gallery space than an actual magazine. Read the interview with Joachim Baldauf, co-founder of Printkultur:


I have to admit it took me a while to understand the concept when I held the magazine in my hands for the first time. Is that intentional?

 

Joachim Baldauf: When we launched the magazine in 2004 we had the idea of making a magazine that is a bit like a blog. Magazines have become more and more consumer-friendly while blogs have actually been getting more complicated. It’s quite subjective and not easy to understand but makes you go and research stuff. I think that makes it much more interesting. We want to ignite communication.

 

How free are the contributors you choose?

Do you really publish absolutely anything?

 

Joachim Baldauf: We usually know the people we choose and their work pretty well and we publish whatever we get. It’s only happened once in 10 years that we didn’t publish a spread. It included paparazzi photos of Claudia Schiffer and invaded her private life too much, so we decided not to use it.

 

You’ve been in the business for quite a while now –

what has changed the most?

 

Joachim Baldauf: Fear. Everyone is scared. The advertising people, the ones who publish… contributors do not dare to work freely anymore. Do you think there is a way out? Joachim Baldauf: We have to stop constantly comparing one another. The Internet makes it possible to see anything you want, all over the world. When you don’t focus on your own things anymore and constantly compare yourself to others, then you will feel fear.

 

Many magazines are struggling to survive nowadays. Vorn is still alive and kicking and all past issues are sold out. What’s the secret to success?

 

Joachim Baldauf: A magazine has to be authentic, independent and shouldn’t try to please anyone. You cannot be scared - something which is also very important for photographers. Nowadays people pay too much attention to the exterior, what the market wants etc. That’s the wrong approach. Advertising has also become too important. When you use Marco Polo in a fashion shoot, you’ll never get Gucci to participate as well. When we started in 2004 we decided to make an ad-free magazine financed by the industry and cultural sponsoring.

 

What’s your reaction to the often-used slogan »Print is dead«?

 

Joachim Baldauf: I don’t agree with it. What’s dead are lifestyle stories. When Kate Moss shows up at a party, it will be on the Internet immediately – why would anyone be interested in reading about that two weeks later in a magazine.

Are there other magazines you feel connected to?

Do you feel part of a movement?

 

Joachim Baldauf: We collaborate a lot with other magazines. For example the art directors of Dazed & Confused or Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin have contributed to Vorn. Once both Vorn and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin even had the same cover picture of Claudia Schiffer. We’re a meta-magazine in a way, a hybrid of book and magazine.

 

(Sarah Schug  for Previiew)

 

www.previiew.com

Kruse has created her Reisebuchs  over the past twelve years while on the road. These  have frequently functioned as the primary laboratory of her artistic practice. And in all, she has employed her distinctive style of collage. Not exactly artist’s sketchbooks – although many of her current large-scale works are derived from their pages. Neither are they simply a personal journal or diary – though they do provide an intimate record of Kruse’s emotional life, loves won and lost, hopes and fears explored, challenges faced, the dead remembered, and friendships celebrated. Since in much of this (as well as other work), Kruse explores her themes in self-portraits employing elaborate costumes, her Reisebuchs can also be read both as the record of an ongoing series of private performance by a fine actress, and as an extended, multi-faceted self-portrait.

 

Illustrated wraps, each unique, hand stamped by Christina Kruse using acrylic ink and rubber stamps of the artist’s own design. Spine hand-stenciled. Binding threads are hand-painted. Encased in a clamshell box printed with montages. Interior ribbons trimmed and painted by the artist.

 

Release Date: 2008

Limited edition: 425

Format: 23 x 30 cm

Features:  254 pages

Product details:

Produced by Printkultur and Agnes Feckl

 

Leather bound with genuine sheep leather. Each cover is unique, hand branded by Christina Kruse using aluminum stamps of her own design. Two pages are hand collaged with silver tape and two photographs. Binding threads are hand painted. Each book is encased in a handmade wooden box with a printed photogram and colored decals with interior ribbons trimmed and painted by the artist.

 

Release Date: 2008

Special edition / wooden box: 75

Format: 23 x 30 cm

Features:  254 pages

Product details:

Produced by Printkultur and Agnes Feckl

 

If you would like to buy a book, please contact the artist.

 

christinakruse.com

 

Cover: Guy Bourdin / Art+ Commerce

Release Date: 2006

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 228 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

Language: English, German

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Per Apera ad Astra / Bendix Bauer

Beton Babylon / Bruno Alexander

Beatings Continue Boogie / Christina Kruse

Without Title / Adbusters

Mondnacht / Sarah Eick

Wolperdinger / Kai Erdmann

Backsides / Pap Magazine

Zensiert / Leila Pazooki and Jina Khayyer

Contact Zone /  Geoffroy de Boismenu

The Secrets of the Psychiatrists / Luis Sanchis

Symphonic Form of Matter / Terje Svinning

Regular Times / Nicolas von Aarburg

Organisms / Dylan Berg

Frau / Diana Scheunemann

Mann / Rainer Elstermann

One Hundred Girls on Cheap Paper / Tina Berning

Der Bildersucher / Prof. F.C. Gundlach

Wurm / Peter Rigaud

Idiots / Erwin Wurm

Kopfarbeit / Bastard-Project

Der feine Unterschied / Susanne Opalka

Würstelwoman / Anna McCarthy

Ein Schwein isst nicht gern allein / Thomas Degen and Flatz

New Fashion / Flatz

KaOh / Firat Kara

Interventions on Football Icons / Markus Weisbeck

Elaste / Thomas Elsner

Fisch im Wasser / Ivo Kocherscheidt

Glory / Lucile D. Green

London Rules / Kraus, Weidenfelder, Kienzle and Schenk

Ante Inter Post / Swen Kaehlert

Channeling Artists / Mi Magazine

Nachruf / Charlotte March

Incorrect Jazz / Sarah Illenberger and Mirko Borsche

The project stands for the signature, unconventional style fostered at the University of the Arts Bremen. There, experimental and interdisciplinary approaches define the program for Integrated Design that seeks to promote the development of creative individuality among students within a broadened definition of their future profession.

The images by photographer Joachim Baldauf show the people wearing the outfits at a moment of exhalation and reveal them to be awake, lively and highly present. But at the same time, the photos present a clear view of the outfits that had been assembled from a number of different collections. They were combined on a rule, saying: Each outfit has to consist of pieces from individual collections. Thereby surprising fleeting identities had been created.

A brief, focussed moment – Breathe – show casts the possibilities of a fashion embracing fluidity as a working principle.

 

Abstract of the editorial

by Andrea Sick

 

Release Date: January 2017

Format: 17 x 24 cm

Features: 132 pages, softcover,

thread-stiching

Product details:  Published by Printkultur,
Dorothea Mink

and Andrea Rauschenbusch

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3-00-054978-6

Price: €19,90

Cover photo: Esra Sam

Cover boy: Ben Dahlhaus

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 304 pages,

paperback

Product details:

Published by Printkultur

Price: €12,00

 

www.vornmagazine.com

Cover photo: Elina Kechicheva

Cover girl: Franziska Müller / Seedsmanagement

Release Date:  2014

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 240 pages, paperback

Product details:  Published by

Printkultur and Uta Grosenick

Language: German, English

ISBN:

978-3-89955-532-5

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This collaboration with artist Christina Kruse takes prepress, print and casework to the extreme. Agnes Feckl reproduced the original book with its complex collage techniques one-to-one for the edition. It took her around 600 hours to convert the scetch book into printable datas. The result is an unseen book with printmaking at its fines. Christina Kruse herself gave the books a handcrafted finishing.

Although Kruse is perhaps better known as one of European haute couture’s top fashion models, her work as an artist and photographer has been recognized for over a decade, shown by well-regarded galleries in Paris and Germany. Her work is featured in Vogue, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and I-D magazine.

We tried an experiment with Claudia Schiffer for Vorn. 25 creative folks from 9 countries thematised her with illustrations, photography, typography, digital imaging, text and art.

+182* 95/62/92 # 58 / Claudia Schiffer and several artists

Illuminati / Anna McCarthy

Reingelegt / Joachim Baldauf for Schiesser

Passfotos / Anton Chemishanov

Bodifications / Eva Mueller

Extraterrestrisches Leitsystem / Roberto Baldassari

Big Dipper / Mertphoto

Maliens / Olivier Zajons

Not in my Name / Katharine Hamnett

Without title / Melanie Bonajo

L’amour Fashion Collection / Edvard Scott for Nokia

Random Error  / Tina Berning

Déjà Vu / Marc Fraser and John O’Reilly

Lebensformen / Dirk Müggenburg

Cocoon / Jacob Strobel

Wintersport /  Kilian Johannes Kessler

Verletzungen / Magdalena Nowak

Medau / Dr. Hellmut Borch

Code 85 / Javier Abio for Neo 2

Überfluss / Pier Paolo Pasolini

Fortune Cookies / Cellina von Mannstein

Regio Axillis / Cathrin Bauendahl

Odessa / Katharina Gschwendtner

Birds / Javier Abio for Neo 2

Formgebung/  Hartmann Nordenholz

Speak out, scream out / Nicky Bensch

The Vorn Anthology presents a summary of unique international graphic design, art, illustration and photography. The collection of the first four Vorn issues displays inspiration and unlimited creativity

on 1002 pages.

Release Date: 2008

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 1002 pages, hardcover, bookmark

Product details:  Published by Printkultur

Language: English, German

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Release Date: 2005

Format: 23,4 x 30,5 cm

Features: 228 pages, hardcover

Product details:  Published by Wendy Iles, produced by Printkultur

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3000236310

Price 39,99 €

If you would like to buy a book, please contact the artist.

www.wendyiles.com

Cover:

LynnFox

Release Date:

2004

Format:

21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features:

270 pages,

paperback

Product details:

Published by

Printkultur

Language:

English, German

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Cover photo:

Joachim Baldauf

Cover girl:

Lynsey Clarke

Release Date: 2004

Format: 21,0 x 29,7 cm

Features: 244 pages,

paperback

Product details:

Published by Printkultur

Language:

English, German

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