Büro für Grafikdesign
Jan Ploch is a forward-thinking graphic designer working across digital and analog media. He creates websites, books, typefaces, illustrations, branding and more. He was educated at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg.
This magazine sets out on a search for what is left behind in the spaces of people working in the cultural sector – in the studios, offices, and art spaces where various visual artifacts are collected. The contents of one issue are generated during an hour-long workshop. Participants are randomly assigned one of three tasks – typography, illustration, or photography – which are distributed equally between the floors of the building being explored. The method can be used in a variety of spaces and produces a spontaneous stocktaking of the location at a specific moment in time – a small "inventory". This issue is dedicated to the Viktoria Kaserne, a former barracks in Hamburg, which today houses a cooperative association of 150 people.