Abstract

Contrast and opposition characterize the design for the 16th issue of the university magazine FORMAT. Quiet, small text blocks are broken by large word elements, gracefully designed pages compensate others, filled in black and horizontal bars turn seamless into vertical lines.

In terms of content, however, especially in the case of topics such as the current refugee debate, it is important not to think in extreme terms. Under the leadership of Robert Mayer, the 14-strong design and journalist team deals with the experiences of former students, the questions about refugee policy, the thoughts of the university printer "Frank" and atmospheric photographs that leave plenty of room for interpretation.

Kontrast und Gegensatz prägen das Design der 16. Ausgabe des Hochschulmagazins FORMAT. Ruhige, kleine Textblöcke werden von großen Wortelementen durchbrochen, Weise anmutig gestaltete Seiten gleichen Andere, ganz in schwarz gefüllt, wieder aus und Waagrechte Balken gehen in senkrechten Linien über.

Inhaltlich darf aber, besonders bei Themen wie der derzeitige Flüchtlingsdebatte, nicht in Extremen gedacht werden. Unter der Führung von Robert Mayer beschäftigt sich das 14-köpfigen Design- und Journalisten Team mit den Erfahrungen ehemaliger Studenten, den Fragen um die Flüchtlingspolitik,  den Gedanken des Hochschuldruckers „Frank“ und mit stimmungsvollen Fotografien, die viel Platz für Interpretationen lassen.

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University magazine
Black and white
Experimental digital format

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Editor in Chief
– Robert Mayer
FORMAT Team – 16 Members

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no Supervisor

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October 2016 – February 2017

Problem & Solution

Digital FORMAT ?


Since a few years the FORMAT magazine is established and quite popular. But is it still contemporary as a print medium? How could a current magazine appear on the Web? Which new content and design possibilities may arise? From self generated content results a digital platform for students, which isn’t only about the linear information, but also to share thoughts, create ideas and arouse interest in the collage activities. Rather than to repeat the other designs,  the layout tries to show new experimental forms of digital interaction.

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