With Donald Trump as the president of the United States of America, the world has been through a lot. It has been a wild ride full of fake news, thousand of tweets, embarrassments, and political scandals. Four years it was all eyes on Donald. Magazine covers, political cartoons, photo installations, and design activism have been part of his era as much as his slips of the tongue (remember “covfefe"). High time to have a trip down memory lane!
Because food is always a good idea, Healthy Boy Band started the magazine experiment 'The Healthy Times', which focuses on the topic: Food in all its Shapes and facets.
Three months ago, when the global lockdown just started and the renowned Saatchi Gallery in London had to close its doors as well, they decided to take a peek through their follower's doors in form of an open call.
No followers, no likes, no ads – nothing but pure quality content curated by a transparent, open-source algorithm AND still somehow generating income. Sounds too good to be true? We did some research.
Max Siedentopf's latest book is the first bootleg copy of the infamous Toiletpaper Magazine by Mauricio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. TOILETPAPA shows some of Toiletpaper's most iconic photos reenacted by big fans of the magazine, Max Siedentopf himself, and - hence the name of the project - his father Eckhard.
What seems like pictures from another decade turn out to be pictures from not even two months ago. As one of the last European countries, Austria has finally introduced its indoor smoking ban by the 1st of November 2019.
Humid, crammed, compressed. Photographer Michael Wolf captures the everyday horrors imposed on Japanese commuters by Tokyo's underground system.
“Brainstorming is ten people in a room masturbating – slightly embarrassing and always messy at the end”
Over 2.200 visitors, 2 days, 1 location, more than 50 speakers and a lot of oddness – that was the Grande Finale of Forward Festival 2019 in Hamburg and all we can say is: Odd My God!
Over 2.000 visitors, 2 days, 1 location, more than 30 speakers and a lot of oddness – that was Forward Festival 2019 in Munich and we're oddly satisfied.
Monday evening, end of October in Vienna. With some delay, autumn has arrived in the Austrian capital. Nobody is on the streets, because the cold keeps the people in the houses. The only companion on these days is the biting wind that runs over the woolen hats and scarves. But a building next to the Wienfluss in the center of the city is an exception. There, people of all ages are rushing into the large entrance area as if it were the final sale at Zara. However, their interest in this evening is not on fashion but on design. Because the most famous Austrian representative of this branch of industry is in the city. An event that electrifies the masses in Austria.
During the Milan Design Week the city in Northern Italy is in a state of emergency. Every year, the world's largest furniture fair and countless exhibitions, installations and design events attract interior fans and design enthusiasts from around the world to Milan. The industrial designer Rainer Mutsch was there this year and summarized the latest trends of the Milan Design Week 2018 for us.
As a former secretary of state for culture in Berlin and CEO of Universal Music, Tim Renner is an expert when it comes to unleashing your full creative potential.
At the Forward Festival 2017 Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator and Director of R&D at the MoMA in New York, told us about how exhibitions, fashion and the role of museums changed over time.
It’s impossible to put into words what happened during the last couple of days and we’re overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for everyone involved in this project: 4 days, 2800 visitors, 40+ speakers, two parties and one bouncy castle - that was Forward Festival 2017 in Munich and Zurich.
It’s a wrap! 3500 visitors, more than 40 speakers, 3 floors and 2 after parties - that was Forward Festival 2017 in Vienna.
Dear visitors of the Forward Festivals,
dear lovers of creativity, design and communication,
Behind the scenes of Forward Festivals we’re constantly working on new ideas and improvements. Actually, you’re currently looking at one of them: we re-launched our website for Forward 2017 with first speaker announcements, happenings and much more.