No typography, no images, no color — just paper. These were the rules for the first PAPER PASSION workshop I held at Singapore’s renowned NTU School of Art, Design and Media, earlier this year. The goal was to explore and visualize the essence of paper. What intrinsic qualities does paper have that made it a source of inspiration through the millenia? And why is paper continuing to play a role in our daily lifes, even at a time where most of its practical benefits have been taken over by Facebook and Windows Office?… Read More >
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Our decision for the themes we have chosen for the previous and current issues of UPON PAPER Magazine (L.A.; Color; Lovers) is not just made randomly, and neither without actually diving deep into the chosen matter. That also means “reading” a lot of books! Some of them beautiful designed (mostly the vintage ones) and some just with exciting content. This time our collection is mainly chosen in conjunction with the choice of the theme of the current issue of UPON PAPER Magazine: Lovers. It mirrors our “reflection” of that topic – in greater depth – and of course an existing collection of thousands of books of one who is in love with them. Read More >
Kim Gordon has been making music for thirty years. Still, when she blesses hordes of ecstatic young people in a Berlin gay bar with the neck of an electric guitar (almost taking out the chandelier in the process) – it is easy to understand why so many people… Read More >
The color blue; emotive, vivid, royal. In physical form it becomes highly powerful, and manifested in the form of a crown issued postage stamp it is literal royalty. The ‘Mauritius Blue’ is one of the world’s most (in)famous stamps. Colored by tale, colonialism and history, last at sale in 2007 it reached £1,053,090 and continues to be heralded as… Read More >
Last summer I walked into the big public reading hall of the Asiatic Society of Bombay. I had to struggle through flooded streets. The sole person in rubber boots, I climbed up the entry stairs of the sublime columned hall; these stairs had transformed into a waterfall. Behind a sort of school desk, two custodians were deep in conversation—