KOMMA MAGAZINE ISSUE 26 (2022)
Role: Art Direction, Photography, Animation
Number of editions: 600
Volume: 192 pages
Typography: Keroine Pro (Charlotte Rohde) & Residenz Grotesk (LaBoldeVita)
Colors: CMYK, Pantone 4705 U (Epple Druckfarben)
Paper: Holmen TRND 2.0 (80g/qm) & Arto Satin (150g/qm)
Print: ZVD Druckerei Heidelberg GmbH
Editor-in chief: Francisco Gutiérrez Hardt, Gabriel Weimer
Editor: Ayse Cakmak Özasan, Ann-Sophie Breitung, Lara Arnold, Christin Seibold, Denise Weinert, Letizia Stenger, Luisa Bökenfeld, Othdom Ly
It grows and proliferates. The seed that germinates in you and gives rise to the idea. Propagere, planted, spread. Propaganda hits us everywhere, the first glance falls on totalitarian states, politics, brainwashing. Manipulation in business, advertising promises, superlative. Social media influence. A filter was used here. „Buy the product because I‘m honestly super excited about it.“ When was the last time you encountered propaganda? When was the last time you propagated? Designers help shape society, because almost everything we see has been designed. We decide how we convey information, we decide with what goal. Which longings do we arouse in which target group in order to then satisfy them with the products we design? What fears do we take advantage of? Do we help people to emancipate themselves or do we incapacitate them?
Over 190 pages and in a limited edition of 600 copies, issue 26 deals with these and other questions that attempt to investigate the role of design in our capitalist society.