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    Graphic design magazine with a focus on design for theatres, silk screen cover
novum 01.18 »theatre«

Curtains up! The new issue of novum promises lots of DRAMA: a jet-black paper, blood-red silk screen printing, silky soft-touch varnish and lots of fantastic theatre projects inside. 

In our novum+ section design stars like Paula Scher, Mirko Borsche and Fons Hickmann talked to us about the challenges of designing for small and big theatres and how to guarantee visibility even with a small budget. In our showroom we visited the designers at DN&CO, who enjoy print as much as digital creation. Jess Bonham surprised us with her photographic illustrations and in our new series New Talents Berlin we took a look at Feld studio for digital crafts. Last, but not least we talked to the typo nerds at Afrika, a small, but fine studio located in Switzerland. 

To correspond with our main focus »theatre« the design of our cover will spark a whole series of emotions. We used the paper Reef by Gruppo Cordenons, a material with a particularly deep shade of black and a rough, almost sandy surface. Silk screen printing allowed for very rich inking and a partial soft-touch varnish offers a surprising contrast to the rough surface of the paper. The design comes from Studio Mut and the designers from northern Italy quite literally managed to put a lot of drama on our cover. 

All this and more awaits in this issue of novum!

Copies of this issue can be bougth here

Cover design 

Reef black, 330 gsm by Guppo Cordenons

Offset printing (inside pages)

Tobias Holzmann, www.tobiasholzmann.de