komma magazine
issue 18

The komma-Magazine is the platform for studentʼs work of the Faculty of Design at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.
Each and every issue is entirely executed by student editors. The staff is in constant change and each issue gets its very unique theme and identity.

The komma-Magazine is the platform for student work of the Faculty of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim.
Each issue is and every aspect is entirely executed by Student-Editors. The staff is in constant change and throught this every issue gets its very unique theme and identity.




Topic of this issue

The 18th issue of the komma magazine deals with the topic »Collision«. This encounter of at least two parties, is often negatively connoted. However there is always something new being created in the process.

Even the most destructive collisions lead to insight about mistakes and spur the need for improvement. Furthermore there can also be two different things profiting from each other by uniting to something new. »


Because of this komma 18 consists of two parts which represent different mindsets about design. For once there are the works of students that are most important, the design of the magazine is secondary. Contrary are interviews, guest artworks and editorial texts. The key element here is the playful layout which breaks the formats, grids and design habits to make every article as interesting as possible. »


Both parts in the magazine as well as the artworks collide on their respective spreads. For each artwork we asked 2 designers to create 50a of an artwork without knowing what the other does. This collision is further continued through the foil book-sleeve on the cover which unites both mindsets.

The issue does not take any position. It only shows that differences, or even contradiction do not necessarily have to lead to rivalry or destruction. It can also make room for recombination, progress and coexistence. – 



Mannheim University of Applied Sciences,
Department of Design

Julia Haaf
Mareen Hollmann »
Volker Henze
Diana Troung
Steffen Hotel »
Myriam Kühn »
Kevin Neutz
Steffie Schnuck
Lisa Rudolf

February  2016

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