The first issue begins in Belgrade, with an investigation of the city’s internal struggle. Words by editor Cesare Alemanni are paired with the photography of Guido Gazzilli, whose work has appeared in Wire, GQ, VICE, Studio, and Rolling Stone. Author Jim Shepard, who has written for The New Yorker and The Paris Review, contributes a short story set in a hut perched on a wind-blasted slope of the Weissfluhjoch, 3,500 meters above Davos.
The photographs of Sze Tsung Leong explore the urban fabric of China and its continual erasure and change, and the constant disparity between its history and its future. Leong’s work has been included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Galleries of Scotland, among others.
An insight provides an investigation into the future of the book in the digital age, with contributions on publishing ‘from Gutenberg to the tablet’ by writer and technologist James Bridle, and interviews with Justin McGuirk of Strelka Press, product designer Robert Brunner, journalist and Atavist co-founder Evan Ratliff, ‘tech optimist’ Craig Mod, and cover designer and typographer David Pearson, while the writer Alessandro Ludovico highlights 100 differences/similarities between paper and the pixel.
The issue also features an interview with Edwin Frank from the acclaimed NYRB Classics series by Tim Small, poetry from Uljana Wolf, a short story in translation by Marija Knežević, and a collection of illustrations from Kunstformen der Natur, the work of 19th-century biologist Ernst Haeckel.
Belgrade – The sinners and the saints by Cesare Alemanni with photos by Guido Gazzilli
From Gutenberg to tablets, an inquiry into the evolution of the book with an essay by James Bridle and interviews with Justin McGuirk, Robert Brunner, Evan Ratliff, Craig Mod, David Pearson and an appendix by Alessandro Ludovico
Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur
Your Fate Hurtles Down At You by Jim Shepardwith pictures by Yann Gross
Everything they said was wrong, an interview with Edwin Frank of the New York Review of Books Classics series by Tim Small with illustrations by Claudine O’Sullivan
Without Fear Of Change – a short story by Marija Knežević, translated from Serbo-Croatian by Will Firth
History Images by Sze Tsung Leong
Three Poems by Uljana Wolf, translated from German by Shane Anderson
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