200 years ago the founders of Koenig & Bauer invented the first printing machine driven by a steam engine. On behalve of this anniversary a box including a book, a bookazine and 13 posters tell the story from the past to the future – from technical but also very personal perspectives. “Menschen”, “Maschinen” and “Ideen” proove that innovation can result from tradition.
Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Waldes
How do you become a good father? The protagonist wants to learn from the best and makes his way to the forest to find „Reuber“. The result is a beautifully illustrated and written homage to the courage and the forest by Rán Flygenring (illustration) and Finn-Ole Heinrich (text). In the typography, hand-drawn elements complement each other with calm classic typesetting. The workmanship also has a major effect: the trimmed edges of the hardcover transform the overall object not into a coffee table, but into a workbook.
Die Philosophie des Kochens
Cooking is part of our daily life: We cook for ourselves, for our family, for friends and colleagues – and a good meal can definitely make our day and delight all our senses. In the book 18 authors – chefs, food activists, journalists, blogger, critics, scientists and philosophers – write about their passion and the influence on our live and the society.
Michael Weins, Katharina Gschwendtner: Sie träumt von Pferden
We are all animals – but sometimes we forget about that. This book tells stories about animals. And humans. Borders blur between dream and reality, human ethics and pure beauty, and, first of all, between animals and humans. Katharina Gschwendtner and Michael Weins show in drawings and short stories the mysterious turns of life. The typography underlines the the contrast and the unpredictable: Hard and soft, classic and contemporary.
Michael Weins: Goldener Reiter
Jonas’ mother lost control and is instructed into psychiatry. Jonas tries to keep his normal life – but what is normal actually? The title of the book and the design with the shiny golden paper create a big contrast to the unsteady and broken atmosphere in the book, but at the same time, they symbolize the indestructible connection between mother and child and the hope for a happy ending.