Objects. Journal of Applied Arts

Objects. Journal of Applied Arts is a bibliophile cultural journal that has been published in loose intervals since 2013. It describes phenomena around the applied arts. Objects pursues a simple concept: Objects does not represent a purely aesthetic agenda, but includes the most interesting positions in social debates that touch the applied arts. The journal is a discussion forum for practitioners and theorists who present relevant topics in essay form.

So far 8 issues have been published. The first editions were designed by the Berlin graphic designer Roman Bittner, the eighth edition by Hardy Seiler (Hanover), which won the German Design Award 2017. Since 2019, the magazine has been undergoing a redesign, which has focused even more strongly on a sophisticated program that dispenses with images on a larger scale in favor of longer, linguistically elegant texts.

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