Gudberg #5 Released: ‘Nylon’

Gudberg #5 Released: ‘Nylon’
Matthias Weber
  • 13 january 2009

Gudberg is a free design mag born in Hamburg, Germany, that’s gained international recognition since its humble beginnings in September 2007. Behind the magazine is a creative agency collective called Gudberg that mainly works in publishing, illustration and web design. They curate and design four issues a year, each with a major editorial topic.

Gudberg can be found in select galleries, bookstores, design offices, agencies, cafés or hotels. You’ve got to be quick though- as they only print 2000 copies of each issue, and they’re usually quickly snatched up. Two of their issues have recently been recognized at the German ADC 2008 and the Design Award 2007. Quite successful for a side-project!

The makers say:

Parallel to everything, which is already existing. Parallel to the somehow- moneymaking, amongst the agency, the different jobs and the hectic. What`s more exciting than this? We just (basically) do it. We look, what happens. But will the people understand that this forum for a creative running riot will exist on a regular basis? We will see.

To celebrate their latest edition, the guys rented out an empty store space in Hamburg’s Karoviertel just before Christmas. If you missed the chance to check it out in real life, you can preview the 5th edition online, but it’s worth picking up a hardcopy of their large-format magazine printed on newspaper stock or start a subscription.

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