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SYMPOSIUM: 28 & 29 MARCH EXHIBITION: 28 MARCH - 7 APRIL

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WEL COME MAG AZINE LOVERS OF THE WORLD

The past two years many new magazines were published, new platforms arose, re-brands were made and the variety of the magazine world increased even more. This unlimited stream of beautiful mags made by talented people is an everlasting inspiration to us, and the reason why we wanted to organize a new edition of Facing Pages. Print is not dead. It just smells funny. We love it!

This year’s biennale consists of a symposium, exhibition, various mag releases, DIY zine machine, a pop-up store and parties, with which we hope to spread some Magazine Love to the world. We are very proud to host some of the best magazine makers we’ve ever met. We are very thankful for the fantastic team of people that helped us make this biennale happen. We’re very excited to see you all (again) for the third edition of Facing Pages! Have fun! William, Joost, Tanja


EX HI BI TI ON

The exhibition is the beating heart of the biennale. This years exhibition is an ode to the wide variety of magazines made nowadays. Showcasing the best, weirdest, controversial and most beautiful magazines produced worldwide, Facing Pages aims to get a grip on the fun, determination and creativity that form the starting point of making magazines. For this exhibition, anyone could send in their magazine to be exhibited; the result is more than 200 magazines on display. MEET THE CURATORS Within the exhibition there are some extra curated sections highlighting personal favourites of: O.K. Parking; Joost and William, the big Cahuna’s of Facing Pages, who have been collecting and reviewing a huge pile of magazines in the past years, sharing their unstoppable enthusiasm with the world. Magpile.com; is an online platform to the world of magazines and a community for the people who read them. Magpile’s wiki-style database of magazines is an important online resource for publishers and their readers and brings all of the world’s magazines together in one place. Athenaeum Newscentre offers the most unique collection of magazines in the Netherlands. From all over the world, they find and sell magazines in the field of opinion, politics, history, art, lifestyle, music, design, architecture. What are you waiting for? Go there! Open: 28 & 29 March: 10:00 - 19:30 30 March - 7 April: 11:00 - 17:00 Location DAI: (Dutch Art Institute) Kortestraat 27, Arnhem FREE ENTRY


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This years symposium is about the power of print. With the theme ‘Make magazines not War’ a broad variety of international speakers will focus on the magazine as a tool for change. Do you want to escape todays reality or are you eager to improve your own world? Are you in or are you out? MAKE MAGAZINES NOT WAR In the sixties, the slogan ‘Make love not war’ was used by hippies who tried to find new attitudes towards society. In doing so, they communicated a straight message to authority: something needs to change. We think independent magazines are a contemporary tool to do just that: find new attitudes for change. Two important attitudes surfaced the past few years within the magazine-scene: activism and escapism. Equally strong, they both take a refreshing approach towards the world we live in, compressed in print, spread out and shared with a broad variety of readers. ACTIVISM VS ESCAPISM The first day of the symposium will focus on activism; speakers will talk about the power of punk, the clash with society, and finding a new vocabulary to talk about sensitive subjects. The second day of the symposium revolves around escapism as an ode to fiction, a safe getaway and a tool for personal growth. With both themes as a starting point, our speakers will show you how independent magazines keep on developing new insights into our contemporary culture and how they express these themes in design, storytelling, publishing and fiction. At Facing Pages editors, designers, journalists, writers and other magazine lovers meet and inspire each other. Open 28 & 29 March: 10:00 - 18:30 Location Showroom Arnhem: Kleine Oord 177, Arnhem


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SIMON ESTERSON Eye Magazine 28 & 29 March / 11:15 Art Director of the outstanding graphic design quarterly Eye Magazine, Simon Esterson has enjoyed an illustrious career; primarily specializing in editorial projects. As the true expert that he is, Simon will introduce both themes of the symposium, taking activism and escapism from a historical point of view to the future of print. PAUL GANGLOFF Punk and the creative industry Friday 28 March / 11:45 In the late 1970s punk’s DIY practices of publishing offered a radical alternative to the boring, commercialized culture created by corporate media. Now, under the term ‘Creative Industry’, we are chosen as the perfect partner for an arranged marriage with capital risk investors from the world of finance in search of new resources to exploit. Is it still possible for us to offer an alternative? PATRICK WATERHOUSE Colors Magazine Friday 28 March / 12:00 Over the past three years, people in more than 80 countries across the world have taken to the streets to protest against their governments. But only in six of these countries governments finally fell. COLORS 88 - Protest tells stories of how protests start, spread, triumph, are repressed and sometimes become revolutions. Patrick will talk about why he thinks magazines are survival guides. MARTIJN BRUGMAN entr’acte Friday 28 March / 12:30 Arnhems most awesome writer Martijn Brugman is on stage again at Facing Pages. He will talk about the battle between writers, designers and ‘white space’. BESA LUCI Kosovo 2.0 Friday 28 March / 14:00 Kosovo 2.0 is a Balkan-


based magazine, and one of the very few independent magazines in the area. Kosovo 2.0 pulses with voices unfettered and unafraid. Interactive blogs, articles and multimedia bring you the untold stories and views of your world and their world. Besa will talk about how her magazine addresses topics that are difficult or ignored in her society. LISA CHARLOTTE ROST The Magazine Design Project Friday 28 March / 14:30 Lisa Charlotte Rost is a German graphic designer with a focus on magazine and information design. She has studied in Weimar, Toronto and Oxford and did internships at Gestalten in Berlin and Bloomberg Businessweek in New York. In her Master’s Thesis she’s investigating the possibilities of feedback in magazine design. PETER BI’LAK Works That Work Friday 28 March / 14:45 Works That Work is an international magazine for the curious mind, intending to surprise its readers with a rich mix of diverse subjects connected by the theme of unexpected creativity that improved our lives. Peter Bil’ak will talk about how the independent magazine freed itself from the traditional way of publishing and distribution. BIOP entr’acte Friday 28 March / 15:15 Artist BIOP makes art in public space; but you have to know it to see it. Artificial crows, unreal traffic signs and other public interventions that have been unnoticed so far, we’ll be shown during Facing Pages. JEROEN BOOT Soigneur Friday 28 March / 15:20 Soigneur is a Dutch magazine about cycling. With persuasive looks, the magazine revolves around personal stories of racing, biking and the love for sports. Jeroen

will talk about how they roll, why and how the magazine grew over the past two years and how it inspires people to go outside. IBRAHIM NEHME The Outpost Friday 28 March / 15:35 The Outpost is a Beirut-based independent magazine about possibilities in the Arab world. It was named as “a successor to The Economist” by the Guardian. Since its launch in 2012 it has grown a lot and gained a good reputation in media across the world. Chief Editor of The Outpost, Ibrahim will talk about publishing, self-censorship and a rapidly changing society. RACHEL MARIA TAYLOR JODY DAUNTON Another Escape Saturday 29 March / 11:45 We all get those moments in life when we experience, if only for a second, something that utterly inspires us; we want to be a musician, a dancer, a beekeeper, a circus performer. It may be the overwhelming desire to collect new experiences, travel, or learn a new skill or language. But what if we actually acted on these inspirations-turned-aspirations? FRANCESCO FRANCHI Designing News Saturday 29 March / 12:00 Francesco Franchi’s perceptive book about the future of news and media industries in our digital age. In Designing News, award-winning editorial and infographics designer Francesco Franchi conveys his vision for the future of news and media industries. He evaluates the fundamental changes that are taking place in our digital age in terms of consumer expectations and the way media are being used.  CATHY OLMEDILLAS Anorak Saturday 29 March / 12:30 Anorak’s main philosophy is to encourage children to tap into their imagination


TIMETABLE SYMPOSIUM

FRIDAY 28 MARCH: ACTIVISM 10:00

Doors open

Word of welcome 11:00 by Facing Pages Simon Esterson 11:15 an Introduction to Activism Paul Gangloff 11:45 Punk and the creative industry Patrick Waterhouse 12:00 Colors Magazine Martijn Brugman 12:30 entr’acte Lunch Break 12:35 time for lunch and the exhibition

Besa Luci 14:00 Kosovo 2.0 Lisa Charlotte Rost 14:30 the Magazine Design Project Peter Bil’ak 14:45 Works That Work

15:15 BiOP entr’acte Jeroen Boot 15:20 Soigneur Ibrahim Nehme 15:35 The Outpost

16:05 Wrap-up by Facing Pages Drinks & Music at Showroom Arnhem with O-P-A (design platform Arnhem) 16:30

& Arnhem Direct (local news platform)

Wilco Magazine Release Party 21:00 at Museum Arnhem (MMKA) FREE Entry


TIMETABLE SYMPOSIUM

SATURDAY 29 MARCH: ESCAPISM 10:00

Doors open

Word of welcome 11:00 by Facing Pages Simon Esterson 11:15 an Introduction to Escapism Rachel Maria Taylor 11:45 Another Escape Francesco Franchi 12:00 Designing News Cathy Olmedillas 12:30 Anorak

Lunch Break 12:45 time for lunch and the exhibition

Loes Witschge 14:15 Delayed Gratification & Slow Journalism Dennis Gaens 14:45 entr’acte Toine Donk 14:50 Das Magazin Panel discussion 15:05 Frank Jurgen Wijlens & Koen Denolf

Interviewed by Miriam van Ommeren

Jonathan Baron & Matthew Holroyd 15:20 Baron Ben Newman & Raymond Lemstra 15:35 Nobrow & Big Mother

16:05 Wrap-up by Facing Pages Nobrow #9 & Big Mother #4 Release  at the exhibition space, with a signing 16:30 session and drinks

Saturday Night Chill Out 21:00 with WLDRF at TAPE


and use their creativity to learn, and wants to amplify their voices. Unlike magazines of today, Anorak isn’t a throwaway publication. Just like much-loved children’s magazines and annuals of the past, it is designed to be collected and kept. The Anorak Press is an independent kids publishing house established in 2006 by proud mum Cathy Olmedillas. LOES WITSCHGE Delayed Gratification Saturday 29 March / 14:15 Are you exhausted by the 24-hour news cycle, never-ending tweets and live blogs telling you what is happening minute-by-minute but never explaining what it means? In a world that’s constantly speeding up, Delayed Gratification is proud to be ‘last to breaking news’ with their slow journalism style. Delayed Gratification is a publication that’s designed to be collected and treasured. DENNIS GAENS Kutgitaar Saturday 29 March / 14:45 The critically acclaimed poet and editor-in-chief of Kutgitaar (translate: ‘cunt guitar’) Dennis Gaens will read a short piece on everyday escapism. It involves street musicians and nearly missing trains.

These professionals have different backgrounds (commercial content strategist, and lecturer) So how do their editorial teams work? How they explore topics. How can a magazine evolve over time? What is the role of editors compared sponsoring? And lots of more questions. This is your chance to learn from the experts! JONATHAN BARON MATTHEW HOLROYD Baron Saturday 29 March / 15:35 Baron, The Erotic Paperback Magazine for people who enjoy a cocktail, chit-chatting about modern art and fine dressing, and when the lights faint and the gin runs out, become connoisseurs of taking their companion to bed. Baron Magazine occupies an unclaimed space between pornography and art, with a focus on taking the offensive out of sex by attributing a light-heartedness to the less glamourized aspects of the erotic. exclusive magazine releases!

BEN NEWMAN Nobrow RAYMOND LEMSTRA Big Mother Saturday 29 March / 15:50

Nobrow started in the winter of 2008 with the aim to TOINE DONK provide an independent Das Magazin platform for graphic art, Saturday 29 March / 14:50 illustration and art comics in the UK and abroad, to Das Magazin is a Dutch become a leading proponent literary magazine. With a of quality in book design focus on young writers, they and a standard bearer for took literature to a next original creative content in level. Book clubs, festivals print publishing. With the Big and other events followed, Mother as his sidekick, Ben making the magazine a start- will talk about their latest ing point for reading, talking issues. and writing literature. After this talk and a short PANEL DISCUSSION wrap-up we all go the exhiFrank Jurgen Wijlens (AMFI) bition venue where Nobrow Koen Denolf (Het Salon) will releases the two issues Saturday 29 March / 15:05 for the first time outside the UK, especially for Facing Frank Jurgen Wijlens (Amfi) Pages. (see Extra Extra) and Koen Denolf (Het Salon) will exchange tips and tricks about committing editors and making a challenging strong editorial magazine.


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S-I-M-M-M by WUFT 28, 29 & 30 March

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ATHENAEUM POP-UP STORE 28, 29 & 30 March

Uitgeverij WUFT is a small press comics publishing house started by Jorrit Kiel, Thomas van der Vlis and Peter van Dijk. They make the comics scene in the Netherlands more interesting by introducing new artists in new ways. During Facing Pages they will enlighten Arnhem with their Wuft crew and invite the audience to make new magazines with their bizarre magazine apparatus: the S-I-M-M-M (Spectacular-Interactive-Mini-Magazine-Machine). Open: Friday-Saturday 10:00 - 19:30 Sunday 11:00 - 17:00 Location Rozet: Kortestraat 16, Arnhem

Athenaeum Newscentre Amsterdam will host a beautiful pop-up store during the festival. Athenaeum Newscentre offers the most unique collection of magazines in the Netherlands. They sell magazines from all over the world in the field of opinion, politics, history, art, lifestyle, music, design and architecture. Besides all the magazines on display in the exhibition back issues and collector’s items are sold as well. Be there or be square! Open Friday-Saturday: 10:00 - 19:30 Sunday 11:00 - 17:00 Location DAI: Kortestraat 27, Arnhem PARTY MAGAZINE RELEASE WILCO. Friday 28 March Of course there’s a party too during the biennale! This year Arnhem-based magazine Wilco. Magazine takes you to the shadows of Hollywood with their release party of volume 4. Think party extravaganza, wave, disco, yesterday’s glamour and lots of smoke. So be sure to bring your dancing shoes, friends


and enemies for a night out. The party will take place in Museum Arnhem. So awesome right? How often do you have a chance to party in a museum? Price: Free for everyone! Time: 21:00 - 01:00 Location Museum Arnhem: Utrechtseweg 87 6812 AA Arnhem FB: http://on.fb.me/1iElrTx MAGAZINE RELEASE NOBROW & THE BIG MOTHER Saturday 29 March Where would Facing Pages be without some nice magazine releases... We don’t know either! On Saturday March 29th brand new editions of Nobrow and the Big Mother will be released. So buy them, have ‘em signed and celebrate with us! Both releases take place at the exhibition and start at 4.30 PM. Time: 16:30 - 19:30 Location DAI: Kortestraat 27, Arnhem SATURDAY NIGHT CHILL OUT Saturday 29 March Tired of two days of listening and browsing through magazines? Cafe TAPE is the place to go to relax, have some nice beers, wine and cocktails. WLDRF will play some funky tunes. Armed with boundless creativity they will improvise, sample and play around the theme of magazine making. They start around 9.00 PM but TAPE is open all day. Time: 21:00 Price: Free for everyone! Location TAPE: Hommelstraat 66, Arnhem EDUCATION PROJECT 3 March - 7 April Together with Motel Spatie, magazines are made with kids from the Arnhem neighbourhood Malburgen. During the symposium these colourful kids mags are on display at Facing Pages.

PUBLICATION: MAKE MAGAZINES NOT WAR After the event During Facing Pages the team of Live Magazines will interview speakers and visitors. The result will be a publication designed by two Graphic Design students from ArtEZ Arnhem. It will contain tons of information; results and reflections on the contemporary independent magazines culture. The publication will be for sale after the event and can be ordered via www.facingpages.org AUDIOZINE: ONDERCAST After the event Dennis Gaens will make an audiozine of Facing Pages. Expect lots of audio fragments of the talks, interviews and some suprises.


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FACING PAGES IS INITIATED BY: O.K. PARKING / Graphic Design i.c.w. Tanja Koning www.ok-parking.nl www.tanjakoning.nl Joost van der Steen and William van Giessen (O.K. PARKING) founded Facing Pages in 2010. As graphic designers and publishers of independent magazines, they discovered a niche world ready to be explored. A world of independent publications that are hard to find in regular stores and to interesting to remain hidden. Both Joost and William are very passionate have a strong urge to share their knowledge and show the world the beautiful, inspiring and intriguing things that are going on in this amazing scene. Soon after the idea of Facing Pages was born, Tanja Koning joined the team. With a background as a cultural programmer and project leader she is the perfect addition to the core team. The three of them curate the speakers programme, exhibitions and side-programme of Facing Pages. CONTACT Office Facing Pages Roermondsplein 33 6811 JN, Arnhem the Netherlands info@facingpages.org +31 (0)26 3639030 Facing Pages is the leading biennale on independent magazines in Europe. During several days the city centre of Arnhem will be transformed into a free haven for magazine makers and lovers. Facing Pages will host a symposium with lectures and magazine presentations, exhibitions, parties and more to celebrate the power of print!


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Lucas Ooms Fonds O-P-A (Ontwerp Platform Arnhem) Dutch Art Institute Magpile.com Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum CASA Museum Arnhem Editoo Gld. Media TGM Fontanel Slanted Label Momento Magculture.com Motel Spatie CultuurScouts I Love Paper.co Gemeente Arnhem Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds


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CONCEPT & PROGRAMME: William van Giessen Joost van der Steen Tanja Koning BOARD: Sander Kooistra Marlies Leupen PR: Sandra Holleman Yadi Dragtsma EXHIBITION ASSISTANT: Maartje Kunen PRODUCTION: Marloes Verhoeven GRAPHIC DESIGN: O.K. PARKING TRANSLATION: Anne Elshof PUBLICATION: Esther Barfoot Nynke de Jong Martijn van Koolwijk Hanneke Hendrix Richard Derks Tom Roelofs Masha Matijevic-Bakker Nynke Sietsma Phebe Kloos Joyce Brekelmans Jolinde van Gelderen Styn Geurts SUGGESTED BABYNAMES: Robin Atema Michel Walpot Jan van der Steen Thijs Bisschops Janne Beldman Gokhan Kaman Tessa-Norah Feenstra Rosanne Raaijman Helen Verploegen Renate Valkenburg Liesbeth Pienma Maloe Brinkman Martijn Brugman Berit Smit Tessa Spiering Marijne van Lenhing Arianna Guidi Peter van der West Carlijne Hartog Judith Bakker Yosser Dekker Willem Hofstede Roof Garden Arnhem Pop Up Klup Dennis Gaens Jan Gipman Carolien Vader Jeroen Schoonderbeek Paul de Bruijn Martin Wieldraaijer


EXHIBITION + EXTRA EXTRA:

10:00

POP-UP STORE EXHIBITION 16:30

Dutch Art Institute (DAI) Kortestraat 27 - Arnhem

POWERED BY ATHENAEUM NEWSCENTRE

Dutch Art Institute (DAI) Kortestraat 27 - Arnhem

19:30 21:00

WILCO MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY

EXHIBITION + EXTRA EXTRA:

10:00

POP-UP STORE EXHIBITION 16:30

Dutch Art Institute (DAI) Kortestraat 27 - Arnhem

POWERED BY ATHENAEUM NEWSCENTRE

Dutch Art Institute (DAI) Kortestraat 27 - Arnhem

19:30 21:00

SATURDAY NIGHT CHILL OUT WITH LIVE MUSIC BY WLDRF

EXHIBITION + EXTRA EXTRA:

11:00

EXHIBITION Dutch Art Institute (DAI) Kortestraat 27 - Arnhem

POP-UP STORE POWERED BY ATHENAEUM NEWSCENTRE

Dutch Art Institute (DAI) Kortestraat 27 - Arnhem 17:00

From 31 March through 7 April the exhibition will be open from 11:00 - 17:00


FRIDAY 28 MARCH SPECTACULAR INDEPENDENT MINI MAGAZINE MACHINE BY WUFT

Rozet Kortestraat 16, Arnhem

10:00

Drinks & Music

16:30

with O-P-A & Arnhem Direct

Showroom Arnhem Kleine Oord 177, Arnhem

19:30 21:00

at Museum Arnhem Utrechtsestraat 87 Free entry

SATURDAY 29 MARCH SPECTACULAR INDEPENDENT MINI MAGAZINE MACHINE BY WUFT

Rozet Kortestraat 16, Arnhem

10:00

NOBROW & BIG MOTHER RELEASE Dutch Art Institute (DAI) Kortestraat 27

16:30

19:30 21:00

at TAPE Hommelstraat 66 Free entry

SUNDAY 30 MARCH SPECTACULAR INDEPENDENT MINI MAGAZINE MACHINE

11:00

BY WUFT

Rozet Kortestraat 16, Arnhem

Dutch Art Institute (DAI) Kortestraat 27 - Arnhem

17:00


SEE YOU AGAIN IN 2016!


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