A Revival of the Czech Sci FI Magazine Ikaria
Today we present you the magazine Icarus XB1 by Nahuel Gerth and Kristýna Hodanová. The student project was created at the UPRUM (Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design) in Prague and is a proposal for a redesign of the Czech science fiction magazine Ikaria.
Science fiction has a long tradition reaching back to the late 19th century. It is still relevant today in movies, series and contemporary culture. There is a new active generation of Sci Fi geeks who live in the world of social media and digital communication.
The goal of this redesign project was to make the rich Sci Fi culture of the Czech Republic accessible and attractive to younger readers again. The magazine was changed to a smaller bookazine layout highlighting its exclusivity and value. In order to survive the contemporary book market printed publications have to become objects of desire—objects worth collecting.
With focus on contemporary illustrations as a direct way of communicating to new generations of readers the magazine changed its appearance drastically. Also a high-contrast inktrap typeface was selected to create playful Dada-inspired spreads.
Design: Nahuel Gerth & Kristýna Hodanová
Authors: Sam J. Miller, Mercurio D. Rivera, Miles J. Breuer, Peter Vozník, Marie Domská, Pavel Fritz, Vendula Výstrkov
Editor: Vlada Ríši
Release: January 2021
Volume: 178 pages
Format: 140 × 210 mm
Language: Czech, English
Finishing: Digital Print, White print, adhesive binding
The bookazine was created as a student’s project and is not available for sale