Cover Kiosk


Exhibition and Lecture

Author: Josephine Schroeder

COVER KIOSK is an exhibition by students of the Master’s program in Editorial Design at the Department of Design at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts about their analysis of the current state of magazine covers. On the opening of the exhibition Svenja Kruse and Christine Moosmann are invited for lectures about their work and experiences with magazine covers.

Magazine covers are not just the face of a magazine, but also an essential tool for catching the attention of potential buyers. At best, they arouse curiosity about certain topics and at the same time give a first impression. In addition, as particularly impressive indicators of visual culture, magazine covers make an important contribution to the pop-cultural significance of the magazine medium.

COVER KIOSK will be opened with a small symposium on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. Two genuine cover experts, Svenja Kruse and Christine Moosmann, will talk first-hand about their years of experience with the medium. Among other things, Svenja Kruse was a cover designer at SPIEGEL and has been working as a freelance cover designer for Capital, FOCUS, GEO, stern, and Rotary magazine for six years. During her lecture, the multi-award-winning art director will share insights into the cover editors of major German weekly magazines, showing the creation process and talking about the differences between working for weekly, monthly and corporate magazines. Christine Moosmann spent 20 years working for the long-established design magazine novum, most recently as editor-in-chief. As co-founder of Phoenix Verlag, she has been publishing Grafikmagazin since 2021, a bimonthly journal for communication design which is arguably the magazine with most exceptional cover finishes worldwide. The lectures as part of the dESIGN12+ lecture series will begin at 4 p.m. in the department’s auditorium.

In the following, the exhibition of the students of the Master’s program will be opened. From April 24th to May 17th, 2023, the COVER KIOSK will open its doors in the Galerie am Max-Ophüls-Platz. Within the context of several, partly interactive stations, title pages of high-circulation German consumer magazines, but also lesser-known international indie magazines are displayed. Aspects such as the design process, but also the reception by consumers are dealt with in the small exhibition.


April 24th – May 17th, 2023
Exhibition opening on Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Program, Thursday, April 27th, 2023:
4 p.m.: Welcome and introduction—Prof. Jens Müller
4:30 p.m.: Lecture (digital)—Christine Moosmann
5:15 p.m.: Lecture—Svenja Kruse
6 p.m.: Opening event with refreshments

Galerie Max-Ophüls-Platz
Fachbereich Design, Fachhochschule Dortmund
Max-Ophüls-Platz 2, 44137 Dortmund
Lecture program in the auditorium (1st floor)


Cover Kiosk

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