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    Graphic design magazine with a focus on bikes and design
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novum 06.17 »all about bikes!«


Our cover not only ushers in the cycling season, it is also a tactile delight: The buildings in the city gleam quite beautifully on Gmund Heidi, a special fine paper from Papyrus. And the bike in the foreground stands ready to whisk you off on a tour, in this case of graphic design highlights…

In the cover artwork, the Munich design studio Melville sets the scene for the focal theme this month: »All of our employees come to work by bike. Are we bike nerds? Yes, we are! And we´ve always had bike projects in our portfolio. As bikers in the city it was clear to us that we would take an urban slant on the subject of cycling,« say the creatives.

And so we present Jaegher, an exclusive bicycle brand that also stands out for its exciting corporate design; we visit the editorial team of “Boneshaker”, a rather special kind of bike magazine; and explore with KMS the philosophy behind Canyon Bicycles, a label that has been extremely successful for years. There’s more: Gianluca Gimini proves with his project Velocipedia that it´s really not so easy to visualise the familiar; and from Firebelly we wanted to know how the CI for the bike-share system Divvy was developed. Last but not least, we also take a look at the charming posters of the annual »London Tweed Run«.

In our Showroom section, we present a selection from the 100 Best Posters from Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2016, first-class graphic design from Hochburg and strong conceptual work from the Swiss studio Feixen. The illustrations of Ale Giorgini are all tremendous eye-catchers and the Argentinean studio Asís delivers polished brand design. Patrick Rössler gives us the benefit of his expertise in a new series on “New Typography”, as he takes us on a time journey through 100 years of functional graphic design in Germany.

All of which adds up to an exciting variety of design, reflected also in our cover with its own charming interplay of different effects: The tactile qualities of Gmund Heidi, used here in 330 gsm, provides a contrasting background for metallic hot foil in two different colours. »Creative, innovative and unique – these are the characteristics of hot foil stamping,« said Frank Denninghoff, chairman of a working group on hot foil stamping and a cooperation partner of novum. »Any product embellished with hot foil stamping sends a special message. Look here, it says. Touch me. Feel the difference. I am something special!«
And, we believe, the June issue of novum has indeed turned out to be something special…
 


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Cover design 

Paper
Gmund Heidi, Faded Grey, 330 gsm by Papyrus 

Print finishing
Hot foil stamping, Forum Prägefolien Veredelung

Offset printing (inside pages)
  

Photos 
Dominic Brighton, www.dominicbrighton.com