Print Control no. 5
The fifth edition of an annual publication Print Control focuses on graphic projects created in 2016. It was published by txt publishing and Culture.pl.
Print Control is an annually-published magazine with its first issue dating back to 2011. It presents the most important and interesting technical, graphic and typographic innovation of the last 12 months. In the fifth issue the reader can find numerous examples of posters, publications, visual identities, as well as interviews concerning participatory design, which is the main theme of this edition. In the introduction, the main editor, Magdalena Heliasz, writes:
(...) designer’s work has to be socially responsible, and the future viewer or user of the project plays much bigger part in understanding of the final result, no matter his technological or theoretical knowledge.
Among interviewed artists are Kuba Maria Mazurkiewicz and Łukasz Izert who, as part of zespół wespół, organise workshops where you can learn how to create local maps. There is Katarzyna Roj, a director of Dizajn BWA Wrocław gallery, who initiated a series of workshops that simulate a publishing house, as well as the founders of Karakter publishing house, who talk about how to ‘collectively publish aesthetic and valuable books on Polish market’.
Dominik Cymer and Katarzyna Lorenz, creators of Partycypolis game, talk in turn about active participation of children and encouraging it by means of edutaining games. In different part of the book Heliasz writes:
Its (game’s) goal is to turn our attention to our possibility to impact our closest surroundings, for example by getting subsidies for building climbing walls, new, local gallery, or organising workshops.
There is also an interview about inspiring local communities, about directly approaching people with uncommon message. It is conducted with Jakub de Barbero, who together with Agnieszka Polska and Janek Simon created Szalona Galeria, that is a mobile centre of contemporary culture.
In search of their public they covered more than 4500 kilometres. In obscure villages, far from main culture centres, they presented their outdoor cinema, a library with their own choice of books, as well as an exhibition presenting works by renowned Polish artists.
Print Control no. 5
Publisher: txt publishing
Co-publisher: Adam Mickiewicz Institute / Culture.pl
Editing, idea and design: Magdalena Heliasz
Source: printcontrol.pl, culture.pl. Edited by AS, March 2017. Translated by AdSCulture.pl