On the occasion of the red dot awards ceremony on October 24, UPON PAPER magazine’s first issue won the coveted “red dot: grand prix” in the category Magazines & Daily Press – the highest possible distinction from one of the largest and best-known international design competitions. Of the 6,823 entries from 43 countries, only 15 participants received a grand prix from the jury, on which sat renowned experts from all over the world.
Confessions of a jury: „The mere size of the format lends the UPON PAPER magazine enormous power. This also enhances the content that impresses by a lavish production paired with a clear typographical layout.” Corinna Rösner, chief curator and deputy director of The International Design Museum Munich, who held the laudation: „We thought it„s simply great. There is a lot of breath in the layout. It looks relaxed, it doesn„t seem to be a big effort.” Visit the red dot online exhibition to learn more and watch the laudation video
„I‟m very happy about this high-level distinction,” said Helder Suffenplan, creative director of the magazine. “It‟s a great validation for a concept that is fundamentally unwieldy: UPON PAPER magazine is not easy reading, and it demands the full attention and involvement of its readers.” „Thanks to this acknowledgement of our efforts, we will find even more strength to keep up our high standards,” adds publisher and editor-in-chief Holger Homann.
UPON PAPER magazine is part of a concept based on three pillars: The magazine, a gallery space in Berlin, and a website. Together, they form an innovative platform for a dialogue with artists working in every art form, as well as photographers, designers, architects, and art lovers from around the world. The project, which is entirely independent in terms of its content and design, is an initiative of the long-esteemed paper manufacturer Hahnemühle FineArt. „I‟m very happy about this great award for the UPON PAPER team,” said Michael Siekiera, co-publisher of the magazine and Managing Director of Hahnemühle.
The second issue of UPON PAPER magazine, published on October 22, is dedicated entirely to the theme of COLOR. The eponymous group exhibition in Berlin runs till December 20. Among the artists featured in the magazine and the exhibition are Nick Knight, Peter Saville, David Bailey, Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Wolfgang Tillmans, Erwan Frotin, Michele Abeles, David Benjamin Sherry, Walter Pfeiffer, and Steve Shapiro.
UPON PAPER magazine is available in selected bookstores, magazine shops, museum shops, and concept stores as well as online at www.uponpaper.com.
„A firework of colors! […] Like an exhibition dropping by to visit you at home” Süddeutsche Zeitung
„UPON PAPER is causing a stir in the world of publications.” novum magazine
„It’s actually too big, too colorful, too much. But that’s probably why UPON PAPER is amazing theater!” Monopol
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