The last time Martin Fengel sent through one of his programmes for Munich’s Residenz Theater we featured it in Things. It was a beautiful piece of print design that did a terrific job of providing narrative and context to their 2011-2012 season. For their 2013-2014 programme however, Martin and his team have gone above and beyond the standard remit of a theatrical programme and produced an object that’s truly special.
Alongside the predictably excellent design is a magnificent piece of richly illustrated narrative compiled (undoubtedly over a few months) by Berlin-based illustrator Jan Feindt. Jan’s dark, detailed illustrations weave together with quotes from the likes of William Shakespeare and Kurt Schwitters to form Unruhige Träume (Restless Dreams) a graphic novella of a sinister, erotic nature.
Is this the best theatre programme we’ve ever seen? Almost certainly. Yes.
- Curator Shonagh Marshall takes us through the highlights from Hair by Sam McKnight
- Yeji Yun’s imaginative zine combines frozen lands, whales and cocktails
- Zhang Kechun encapsulates the oblivion of China's mysterious Yellow River
- Artist Anna Valdez brings her eye for detail to digital painting
- Bold in its broadness, the work of Dave Singley
- Córdova Canillas seek inspiration between nostalgia and obsolescence for C de C annual
- Reasons Not To Do Graphic Design by Yotam Hadar
- Nostalgia in branding: top design studios analyse the NatWest and Co-op retrobrands
- Google and Monotype launch Noto, an open-source typeface family for all the world’s languages
- The only way is ethics: what are the moral obligations of a graphic designer?
- Rachel Levit illustrates contemporary relationships in new book
- Creative agency INT Works relaunches as Anyways, with a playful graphic identity