Büro für Grafikdesign
Jan Ploch is a forward-thinking graphic designer and web developer. Founded in 2015, his studio works across digital and analog media, creating brand identities, websites, books, typefaces and illustrations for a varied client base.
This magazine sets out on a search for what is left behind in the spaces of people working in the cultural sector – in the studios, offices, and art spaces where various visual artifacts are collected. The contents of one issue are generated during an hour-long workshop. Participants are randomly assigned one of three tasks – typography, illustration, or photography – which are distributed equally between the floors of the building being explored. The method can be used in a variety of spaces and produces a spontaneous stocktaking of the location at a specific moment in time – a small "inventory". This issue is dedicated to the Viktoria Kaserne, a former barracks in Hamburg, which today houses a cooperative association of 150 people.