Sebastian Mayer is a photographer with an unruly, curious eye. He is well-known to magazine readers all over the world for his portraits of musicians. However, it was his RANDOM series what really caught my attention. A juxtaposition of two seemingly random photographs which attract and repel each other at the same time, causing a wonderfully provoking, eye-opening tension each time you look. A sublime visual blast of a two-verse haiku: anachronistically honest and disruptively up-to-date. I met Sebastian Mayer in his apartment in Wedding to talk not only about the concept behind the RANDOM series, but also about his personal detours and the experience of time in his photographic oeuvre.
“When I see a horizontal line, I see a horizon.” The Danish designer Åse Eg Jørgensen about the beauty of lines.
On July 25th, 2020, the Blue Goat Gallery in Berlin showed new ink paintings by the Greman illustrator and painter Paetrick Schmidt. The artworks were painted exclusively with Berlin Notebook Blue No. 1 fountain pen ink, and we are delighted to present them to you soon! For now, enjoy some impressions from the opening night!
For Lars Lerup, when a chair is a chair, the game is over.
Emiliano Passaro on the importance of struggling when becoming writer.
In this interview, the South African illustrator and painter Tara Deacon speaks about her inspiration and her approach to painting with fountain pen ink.