Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mag Hag: Mono Kultur

I've been feeling uncharacteristically apathetic about magazines lately but then I discovered these back issues of the Berlin-based quarterly Mono Kultur at the New York book fair earlier this month. The concept is simple, each issue is devoted to one person (or band). There is a Q&A, a small selection of relevant images, and that's it. The design of each issue is unique and completely impeccable. I really can't say enough good things about Mono Kultur. Oh, and it features really cool people like Tilda Swinton, David Shrigley, Francois Ozon, Miranda July, and Dries van Noten. I also really love the choice of Michael Ballhaus, who I didn't know anything about before I read his issue. He is a cinematographer who worked on all the best Fassbinder movies and invented the mind-blowing 360-degree tracking shot used in Martha. Check out the video if you haven't seen it, it's magical. And so is Margit Carstensen's all-white outfit, it kills me every time.








11 comments:

finance jobs said...

I can’t wait to get my hands on this magazine. Thanks for featuring this.

boracay island Philippines said...

Sounds like a very interesting magazine to read. Thanks for a sneak peak of this magazine.

Michelle said...

god Tilda....amazing.

J for Joyce said...

magazinelicious

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aniko said...

Tilda Swinton! I really really love her androgyn feature!!!! Quite impressive !

cake. said...

whoa, thanks for the intro, this looks so neat.

E.K. said...

How have you ladies been? I feel like I haven't left a comment in forever.

Lady Smaggle said...

I ADORE Tilda Swinton. I kind of want that page just painted on a wall in my house...

Diana @ So Fash'on said...

love the dries outfit.

plaisirs simples said...

ooo i really want to check out this publication now!! looks great!

Sofa Los Angeles said...

Great video.