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Domus: Intersections

For two years onlab designed the monthly supplement called ‘Intersections’ for Domus (issues 923–934) – a magazine within a magazine.

onlab was given a ‘carte blanche’ to develop each issue differently and according to the particular topics.

So each issue was consegrated a specific layout and typographic approach, and was developed in close collaboration with illustrators, photographers and typographers.

Domus 923 – March 2009

This issue is discussing the mechanisms, strengths, shortcomings and possible scenarios for the future of print media on the eve of Web 3.0. The tools, services and challenges of internet are omnipresent and part of every day life – both at work and in private. We know from personal experience that the web is a powerful medium. However, it is not the only one. In contrast to the prevailing discourse on the impact of the web, we decided to produce an ‘Intersections’ issue that offers the possibility for the reader to engage in a tactile interaction which is only restricted to the printed object. By means of folding and unfolding, the experience of paper not only reveals the playful dimension of printed objects but also shows the potential of referencing in printed matters.

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Creative Direction and Concept: Nicolas Bourquin & Sven Ehmann; Graphic Design: Nicolas Bourquin, Thibaud Tissot, Maike Hamacher, Barbara Hoffmann, in cooperation with German illustrator Tobias Krafczyk; Edited by Stefania Garassini and Loredana Mascheroni.

 

Domus 924 – April 2009

Design during the crisis: Domus opens the debate in the april issue and during the design fair in Milan. To put the declarations of the participants and the discourse about the crisis in a different perspective, we quote some of the statements and placed them in a new context. The participants’ first comments and questions have been discussed in the next Intersections issue (May 2009).
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Creative Direction and Concept: Nicolas Bourquin & Sven Ehmann; Graphic Design: Nicolas Bourquin; Panel construction: Christoph Gabriel, Barbara Hoffmann; Photography: Nicolas Bourquin

 

Domus 925 – May 2009

What are fashion dreams made of? This month the youg talents Mark Fast, Sandra Backlund, Rick Owens and Acne are featured. Their alternative geography of the fashion system is meticulous and multicultural.

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Creative Direction and Concept: Nicolas Bourquin; Graphic Design: Nicolas Bourquin; Illustrations: Klas Ernflo; Edited by Mariuccia Casadio and Elena Sommariva.

Creative Direction and Concept: Nicolas Bourquin; Graphic Design: Nicolas Bourquin; Illustrations: Klas Ernflo; Edited by Mariuccia Casadio and Elena Sommariva.

 

Domus 928 – September 2009

Sustainable Mobility: What is in store for the future of individual mobility? Simple and not so simple models for motors and concepts.

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Creative Direction and Graphic design: Nicolas Bourquin, Thibaud Tissot; Edited by Stefano Casciani and Elena Sommariva.

Creative Direction and Graphic design: Nicolas Bourquin, Thibaud Tissot; Edited by Stefano Casciani and Elena Sommariva.

 

Domus 930 – November 2009

Climate Change – Notes for rethinking cities. Including among other contributions: “Society follows climate not the inverse”, comic strip, textes and pictures by Yona Friedman

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Creative Direction: onlab, Nicolas Bourquin, Thibaud Tissot; Graphic design: Thibaud Tissot; Edited by Laura Bossi, Richard Plunz and Maria Paola Sutto.

Creative Direction: onlab, Nicolas Bourquin, Thibaud Tissot; Graphic design: Thibaud Tissot; Edited by Laura Bossi, Richard Plunz and Maria Paola Sutto.

 

Domus 931– December 2009

Dissolving Boundaries, Resolving Worlds – Architectural reflection on camouflage. Camouflage deals with visual ambiguity and the manipulation of the mechanisms of perception in order to deceive and hide from the enemy. The design of the layout is inspired by the work of Ellsworth Kelly (military service as a member of the Camouflage Battalion attached to the Ghost Army in Normandy). The textual structure constitutes different camouflage patterns and some pictures are encrypted within the text flow (ASCII code).

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Creative Direction: Nicolas Bourquin, Thibaud Tissot; Graphic design: Thibaud Tissot, Adeline Senn; Typeface: Simplon Mono by Emmanuel Rey.

Creative Direction: Nicolas Bourquin, Thibaud Tissot; Graphic design: Thibaud Tissot, Adeline Senn; Typeface: Simplon Mono by Emmanuel Rey.

 

Domus 933 – February 2010

Macro Micro Landscapes: The Disintegration of Architecture in the Landscape Nature will and is changing our cities: the new “scape” that emerges is really a living one where the city, architecture and nature are one kind of thing. The new serif typeface Korpus by binnenland (release January 2010) with its oversized inaccuracies formally expresses at its best the “macro-micro” topicality.

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Creative Direction: Nicolas Bourquin; Graphic design: Nicolas Bourquin, Johanna Klein; Typeface: binnenland; Edited by Elena Sommariva.

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