Magazine of the Department of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund 2022/23
Nullnummer #3 is a supplement to the university-wide newspaper fh-presse at the Department of Design at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The concept behind the student magazine Nullnummer and its first issue were Jonas Brüggemann’s graduation project. Since then, the magazine has been edited by a rotating student team. As a platform, it is intended to enable especially the actors of the very multifaceted faculty of design to contribute and exchange information. A dedicated newspaper documenting the creative activities of all degree programs at the Department of Design. It provides an exciting insight into how the design department has developed over the past few months and what diverse projects have emerged.
The other contributions made by students, faculty and staff for the Nullnummer are devoted to the broad spectrum of creative work at the Design department of FH Dortmund. 1,000 copies of the newspaper were produced in the department’s digital printing workshop.
These include, for example, the poster series the Only Waste is Data, where two realities collide. Or the challenge to create a new poster each day in the 100 Poster Battle 2 that relates to sharing cultural identities. Or the photo series ein Prozess, der Niemals endet about the Tokyo Olympics.
The student editorial and design team, consisting of Emma Wöllstein, Eyad Abushaar, Gregor Molls and Malena Winter, describes the issue as follows: “As hyprid as the last semester was, this year’s issue is in the end. The cover, which doubles as a poster, was printed using the letterpress process and everything else was printed using the university’s own digital press. With ever-increasing digitization, the yearning for the pre-digital is becoming more and more palpable. Photos are shot on film again. Music is pressed on vinyl and graphics are printed with seemingly obsolete techniques. Digital or analog—we live in a time where we have a choice.”
Editing and design: Emma Wöllstein, Eyad Abushaar, Gregor Molls, and Malena Winter
Conception: Jonas Brüggemann
Print: Digitaldruckwerkstatt, Fachbereich Design
Cover-Print: Pinter’s Kiosk
Print runs: 1,000
Fonts: Druck (Commercial Type), Lab Grotesque (Letters from Sweden)
Paper: Soporset Premium Offset FSC, 80g/sm, Sponsored by IGEPA
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