Some Magazine #16: Action
What unites us? Since humans first formed communities, they have been thinking about what can be achieved better, faster, and easier together instead of alone. So the idea of collaboration is nothing new; we are herd creatures. In art, design, and culture, collaboration is also a tried and tested approach. Last but not least, shared suffering is also half suffering. However, it is not only work and profit that are being shared; authorship is also transferred from the individual to the community.
The editorial team of Some Magazine #15—Together talked to very different artists and designers about their strategies and attitudes towards sharing. They found surprising new paths and unusual perspectives. But above all, the research for this issue left the editorial team with the deep conviction that the big questions, problems, and crises of our time can certainly only be overcome together—not alone.
Includes exclusive shots and drawings of flying kite constructions by artist and illustrator Tomi Ungerer, a conversation with New York director Bharata Selassie, and also an entire street called “Danny the Street,” which is actually a super hero.
Also in this issue: Albrecht / Wilke, Na Kim, Studio Pandan, Josh Kern, Solitype, Maxim Brandt, Zongbo Jiang, and Clara Vastano.
Some Magazine is an bi-annual publication produced in an experimental design course at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam by students studying with Professor Sven Völker.
Guest editors: Hendrik Lakeberg and Hans Bussert
Design: Charlotte Klug, Giuliana Mei, Mia Mahn, and Paula Reschke
Published by Slanted Publishers, 2023
Softcover, saddle-stitch binding, 80 pages, 6.45 × 9.5 inches