Resistance is not something generally good. It is always just something different and to some extent, alive in architectonic activity. Some- one who creates is always at odds to actuality. It refers to reality so much and just as little, as it is subject to evaluation, which can also be applied to resistance. […] Just like architecture, resistance appears on different levels in various contexts. Between social work and formalism, delusions of grandeur and modesty, participation and autonomy, incest and oblivion, everything is dissolved in an empty spectacle of discourse from which we cannot escape – in its 10th edition, Horizonte attempts to make a connection between the unknown and the unexpected.
The 10th issue of Horizonte Journal for Architectural Discourse (Bauhaus, Weimar), celebrating 5 years of publication has been designed by German studio Happy Little Accidents, who originally designed the very first issue back in 2010. They were helped by Paul Stolle & Robin Weißenborn.
Making the size of the booklet 10% wider, the designers created a new typographical hierarchy and significantly reduced the cover layout. Apart from these formal changes, they chose to deal with the subject of the issue, “Widerstand/Resistance”, by using striking color surfaces and strong contrasts. This is especially visible in the use of Proto Grotesk Bold for headlines and some highlighted text. A peculiarity of this issue are the hidden quotes by well-known architects and intellectuals. The folded pages must first be torn open in order to read them.
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