Age of Independence – A New Generation of Print Magazines is accompanying exhibition of the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno 2018.
Driven by passion and enabled by technology, today’s independent magazines are the product of a new creative age. Lauded for their analogue beauty, these carefully crafted print titles could not exist without Apple, Google and the other tech giants that massively disrupted the media landscape at the start of the 21st century. Just a generation ago, the process of creating and printing magazines included many specialist skills and pieces of equipment, but today anyone with a phone, a laptop and an internet connection possesses all the tools they need to create their own independent magazine.
The result is a new wave of beautiful, provocative and idiosyncratic magazines made for tight niches rather than broad demographics, and the titles assembled in this exhibition represent a selection of the most eye-catching and interesting publishing from the last two years. The exhibition arranges them in groups to show some of the similarities and differences that exist between them, but it’s important to remember that they are first and foremost independent: They may feel affinities for one another’s work, and may even look to each other for support and inspiration, but they are each publishing according to their own ideas and experiences, and answer only to their own passions and priorities.
Moravian Gallery in Brno – Museum of Applied Arts
Husova 14, Brno
10/5/2018 – 26/8/2018
Concept: OKOLO (Adam Štěch, Matěj Činčera, Jan Kloss), Steven Watson
Curator: Steven Watson
Installation: OKOLO (Adam Štěch, Matěj Činčera, Jan Kloss)
Graphic design: Jan Kloss & Matěj Činčera
Photo of the installation: Jan Kloss & Matěj Činčera
Client: Brno Biennial, Moravian Gallery in Brno