KulturRevolution

Rico Lins has collaborated with KulturRevolution magazine since its founding in 1982. Dedicated to discourse theory, this academic publication – created and edited by professors at the University of Bochum in Germany – proposed an attitude that is editorially and graphically consistent with the content.

Opting for this analogical process required much graphic experimentation in order to simulate and explain the color separations to the printer, with the superimposition and dovetailing of three layers, each with visual elements and specifications corresponding to the printing of each color. The success of the end result of these covers which, before printing, look like a totally fragmented analog project, depended not only on the designer’s effort to predict the sum total of the colors, but on the printing firm’s comprehension of all the technical indications. This kind of orchestration always runs the risk of the unexpected.

Client


Klartext-Verlag Bochum Hattingen

Created in


Paris, São Paulo, London, New York, 1982-2021

Category


Cover + Identity

The 80th issue of KulturRevolution magazine, in partnership with the Dresden Hygiene Museum, has “Normalizable sexualities” as its central theme. An image that refers to male and female figures carries the logo and title of the edition tattooed on the body along with a wide variety of sexual tools and toys available on the internet.

Launched in December 2020, issue No. 79 of KulturRevolution magazine brings the question “Beyond Corona: which New Normal?” on the cover and think over the parameters of normality due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The title of issue 77 of the magazine refers to a satirical expression created by Bertolt Brecht to refer to intellectuals who sell their wisdom to the interests of capitalism. The legendary figure of Saint Denis, a Catholic martyr who, although beheaded, walked many kilometers to the place where he wanted to be buried, served as the theme for the cover that follows the configuration of the European Union flag as a halo around the character’s head.

Cover for issue 76 of the magazine, which has as its theme migratory flows and the controversial intergovernmental agreement promoted by the UN, which aims to face the current challenges associated with migration, reinforcing cooperation between the signatory nations for regional sustainable development.

The cover of issue 74 of the publication proposes to think about the question of Frontiers, whether they are cultural, identity or ideological.

The cover for the 72nd edition of KulturRevolution magazine “Populism: Right, Left, Center?” Has as its theme the current world rise of populism, with theoretical references by political scientist Ernesto Laclau and Antonio Gramsci, portrayed inside the magazine with the mark of the Spanish political party Podemos.

“Antagonism” is the central theme of this issue. Depicted in the Syrian flag colors, the cover reveals a refugees exodus photo in negative.

To celebrate the ongoing dialogue of the magazine with current events and issues, the cover commemorating its 20th anniversary uses the image of a traditional black comb over the rebellious and colorful hair of German youth entangled in the magazine’s name.

The “Coca-cola” cover story questions the existence of a collectivity in the 21st century, represented by the photo of a soft drink vendor cart on a Rio de Janeiro beach, by Brazilian photographer Edson Meirelles.

The “Coca-cola” cover story questions the existence of a collectivity in the 21st century, represented by the photo of a soft drink vendor cart on a Rio de Janeiro beach, by Brazilian photographer Edson Meirelles.

Links/Rechts. A tango footstp called “turn to right” is used as a caricature of the change of political power in Germany.

This issue`s cover is a reflection on how simplistic and distorted the discourse of sustainability is when based exclusively on ecological issues.

A series of romanticized interpretations of Nazism emerged in German cinema, literature and mass culture, and this Ken doll performing a Nazi step became the reincarnated prototype of the white Aryan man.

A multitude of rapid learning methods has spread the idea of rapid (and superficial) knowledge acquisition.