Graphic 44: Berlin Issue
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Berlin is considered as one of the most desirable cities for young creatives. But the average wage in Berlin is significantly lower than any other city in Germany, and the city has long suffered from deficit spending. Reasonable living costs and rents actually pushed Berlin to become a powerhouse of creativity, and yet a recent surge in rent prices threatens to fundamentally change the city’s cultural ecology.
In this issue of Korea's Graphic magazine, fourteen different studios from all over the German metropolis, from iconic studios to lesser-known practices, share stories about Berlin from their own perspectives, about what has and has not changed, and about their expectations and worries, preconceptions and realities.
In addition, Node's Serge Rompza and writer Madeline Morely offer a conversation about Berlin's graphic design history while Marting Conrads presents an insightful text about the city's poster culture.
Contributors include Büro Bum Bum, David Benski, Dinamo, Eps51, Fehras Publishing Practices, FM Aussenwerbung, Ham Minjoo, Kim Jungyun, Kulturplakatierung, Madeleine Morley, Martin Conrads, pregnant, Rimini Berlin, Ruohan Wang, Schick Toikka, Serge Rompza (NODE), Stahl R, Studio Pandan, Studio Santiago da Silva and Studio Yukiko
Planned, edited and designed by Bernd Grether, Kim Young Sam, Lee Aram, and Shin Dokho
Published by Propaganda Press, 2019
Text in Korean and English
212 pages, illustrated in color and b&w, 9 × 12 in.