Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for philosophy, art, culture and science, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographs. Furthermore, it is enriched by a gallery concept, a work shop and a fast-moving online portal.


Qompendium Trivial


ENCRYPTION FOR THE SELF!

Qompendium, Stationery, Kimberly Lloyd

Regular Editions

Qompendium Print Publication
Posted
Saturday, 30.01.2010

Volume 1 Regular Edition

Qompendium Print Publication is a selective journey through the multiverse of intentional and unintentional time capsules featuring an array of exceptional pictorial essays, unabridged interviews and supplementary brand editorials.

Qompendium Print Publication Volume 1 features a number of pictorial essays bringing to light six decades of history, composed and compiled from masterpieces captured by Douglas Kirkland and Deborah Feingold. Other artists range from Lyn Balzer, Tony Perkins to Valérie Belim, Aubrey de Grey, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Todd DiCiurcio, Laurence Ellis, Emir Eralp, Clinton Friedman, Dominik Gigler, David Lees, Siems Luckwaldt, Paul Pope, Nick Sagan, Daniel Stier, Ben Watts, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Christian Weber, Doug Wilson, Per Zennström and abundant others – all work designed and placed in a strikingly unusual and unpredictable editorial design environment.


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Syntax –
a Book of Ideas

 

A crusader for boldness? It is a dwarf compared to some big Taschen books or some over-proportioned newspapers that brand themselves as magazines. The exact dimensions are 14,5 cm by 19 cm and 2,5 cm thick, and it weighs ca. 750 grams. This 384 pages could be classified as a cross between a magazine and a soft-bound book. And it is almost sold out.

Edited by CS Leigh

Books, Magazines, Fanzines

Syntax – a Book of Ideas
Posted
Thursday, 01.07.2010

A crusader for boldness? It is a dwarf compared to some big Taschen books or some over-proportioned newspapers that brand themselves as magazines. The exact dimensions are 14,5 cm by 19 cm and 2,5 cm thick, and it weighs ca. 750 grams. This 384 pages could be classified as a cross between a magazine and a soft-bound book. And it is almost sold out.


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Stationery Sets

Just the Two of Us
Posted
Monday, 02.11.2009

Just the Two of Us is one of 21 greetings cards designed by Kimberly Lloyd for the Qompendium Stationery Set and printed on Arjowiggins Virtual Pearl.

Look inside the Stationery Set consisting of 21 great greetings cards with envelopes and a writing device for different occasions.


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Branding, Marketing

In good times we build up reserves which we then consume during harder times. This is a very strong recipe for sustainable success.

 

All eyes on Victorinox and Mr. Alain Hospenthal giving an insight on design repositioning, licensing deals, workforce retention and qualitative projects.

Messors,Singerie, Tonio Creanza, Masseria Jesce, Puglia, Altamura

Travel

Messors
Posted
Wednesday, 23.01.2013

What is the Bel Paese you ask?

"It is a mixture, a sum of many elements: flavors, history, landscape and cultures. It’s the feeling of the abundance just before the harvest. It’s the contemplation and awe while walking through Pompeii or the Etruscan tombs in Cerveteri, the theatre and fantasy of Frascati gardens and the valley of the temples in Agrigento. It’s the pure pleasure of drizzling olive oil on dense durum wheat bread, spotting the shepherd and his flock on the hill, candlelit dinner in a cave and driving the tractor plow with my 3 year-old son August."
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Since its founding in 1989 under the tutelage of director Tonio Creanza, Messors has worked on a host of preservation projects in the Puglia region in Italy covering archeological research, restoration projects on frescoes, wood and stone statues, decorative painting, guided tours, educational field school projects and study abroad university programs.

"I do not want to preach,  I really just want to share, believe it is all possibe and have fun doing it. If I could harvest, meet people and work with with them to conserve and restore, and feast with my wife, son and traveling friends every night I would."

Qompendium in talk with Tonio Creanza, click to read further


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Books, Magazines, Fanzines

Breaking Typography Rules!
Posted
Thursday, 10.02.2011

Anneloes van Gaalen's fifth book in the Ridiculous Design Rules series by BIS Publishers is about rules in typography – a special joy for graphic designers and those interested in working with copy.

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Conferences, Exhibitions, Fairs

An American Way of Seeing
Posted
Saturday, 09.01.2010

“My work is non-narrative, actually; there aren’t any stories there. There are a lot of symbols and a lot of images, and the images have multiple meanings.” Alex Katz, 1990

The Museum Kurhaus Kleve is showcasing 40 pieces, a retrospective of Alex Katz represeting his work from the years 1957 to 2008. Exbihition ends on the 21.02.2010.

Museum Kurhaus Kleve
Tiergartenstraße 41
47533 Kleve

www.museumkurhaus.de
www.alexkatz.com


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Science

Happiness: The Science Behind the Smile

 

How might we achieve it? If happiness is good in itself, why haven't we simply evolved to be happier? A book by Daniel Nettle and one of Stefan Sagmeister's favorite books.

Science

Happiness: The Science Behind the Smile
Posted
Tuesday, 11.05.2010

How might we achieve it? If happiness is good in itself, why haven't we simply evolved to be happier? A book by Daniel Nettle and one of Stefan Sagmeister's favorite books.


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Question and Answer

Too Much Night

 

It was the case of too much representation, too much acting, too much posturing, too much hairspray, too  much make up, too much Botox, too much bullshit and too much fraud, all caught red-faced within the sprawl of the red carpet and feeling that all once again, I walked away from what I felt like too much night.

CS Leigh and Kimberly Lloyd in a conversation about the adventures of publishing and film making.

Question and Answer

Too Much Night
Posted
Thursday, 01.07.2010

It was the case of too much representation, too much acting, too much posturing, too much hairspray, too  much make up, too much Botox, too much bullshit and too much fraud, all caught red-faced within the sprawl of the red carpet and feeling that all once again, I walked away from what I felt like too much night.

A converstation with CS Leigh with Kimberly Lloyd


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Lifestyle, Fashion, Gadgets

Fokahontas
Posted
Tuesday, 16.02.2010

Anna Wegelin is greatly inspired by Pocahontas, who was a Virginia Indian princess notable for having assisted colonial settlers at Jamestown in present-day Virginia. Her accessory line is handcrafted, reminding us of indian jewellery with a blend of contemporary swedish fashion. We met Anna Wegelin in Berlin and hopefully soon again on the catwalks of the fashion world.

 

www.annawegelin.com

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Qompendium News

Review: Qompendium & Mudam
Posted
Saturday, 24.04.2010

A presentation at the Mudam about deconstructing and decoding Qompendium and constructing it back into a time capsule of historical and contemporary content. A pictorial review of the event on the 26th March 2010 at the Mudam, Luxembourg.


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Books, Magazines, Fanzines

The Panda People and Other Works

 

A book by Henrik Vibskov

Books, Magazines, Fanzines

The Panda People and Other Works
Posted
Wednesday, 14.04.2010

The jack-of-all-trades, here comes Vibskov again with yet another venture into the publishing realm. Published by Jap Sam Books.


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Conferences, Exhibitions, Fairs

MuseumNext: 19 to 21 April 2015
Posted
Sunday, 01.02.2015

MuseumNext is Europe’s major conference on the future of museums. The event brings together delegates from around the world to discuss ‘what’s next?’ across all aspects of the museum including architecture, exhibitions, technology, skills, collections, conservation, purpose and leadership.  MuseumNext 2015 will take place in the Swiss city of Geneva. 

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Question and Answer

Christian Weber

 

I am not sure that an image can communicate anything that a movie can’t. There is a risk in making a movie or moving image, the risk of giving too much away. The same risk exists in making a photograph, but it is a lot easier to restrain. A movie doesn’t have to move much; sometimes a little is enough.

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Christian Weber
Posted
Friday, 01.01.2010

Creating assured images, Weber demonstrates a raw elegance that is at once provisional and precise. His celebrated portraits, architecture, and landscapes reveal a talent equally open to the verve and beauty of contemporary life. His photographs appear regularly in such publications as Life, Details, The New York Times Magazine, and Interview.

 

www.christianweber.net

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Art, Design, Artefacts

Hfg Ulm, 1953 to 1968
Posted
Wednesday, 07.04.2010

A Flickr set to indulge German design nostalgia. Pictures are taken from the book: René Spitz: HFG Ulm. The view behind the foreground. A political history of the Ulm School of Design (1953-1968)«. Stuttgart 2002.

 

A Flickr set by Rene Spitz.

bridget riley

Art, Design, Artefacts

Bridget Riley and Op-Art
Posted
Wednesday, 12.05.2010

Bridget Riley is one of Britain’s best-known artists. Since the mid-1960s she has been celebrated for her distinctive, optically vibrant paintings which actively engage the viewer’s sensations and perceptions, producing visual experiences that are complex and challenging, subtle and arresting.


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Question and Answer

Vanity Publishing, Maybe the Hardest way of Doing it.

 

Luxembourg’s leading independent publisher Mike Koedinger on the secrets of success, his print projects and lifestyle magazines.

Question and Answer

Mike Koedinger
Posted
Tuesday, 02.02.2010

Since its inception Mike Koedinger’s media group in 1994 has grown to become Luxembourg’s leading independent publisher. In an Interview with Kimberly Lloyd, the charismatic Producer of Colophon, the international symposium on magazine culture confabulates about the vain independent magazine industry, the need for new concepts of copyright protection and about the secrets of success.


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Conferences, Exhibitions, Fairs

French Photographer Jeanloup Sieff Exhibition
Posted
Thursday, 27.01.2011

The French photographer Jeanloup Sieff (1933–2000) began photographing in the early 1950s. In the course of his long career he engaged in reportage, landscape, fashion, commercial and portrait photography, working for magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Paris-Match, Esquire, Glamour and Jardin des Modes. He published several books, including J’aime la danse (1962) and Faites comme si je n’étais pas là (2000). This exhibition features a selection from Sieff’s photographic oeuvre, with a special focus on his images portraying dance.

More on the exhibition here.

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Talents

Meet Karl Nawrot and Walter Warton
Posted
Thursday, 16.12.2010

Karl Nawrot and Walter Warton founded their studio Voidwreck in Amsterdam with Karl a graduate of the Werkplaats Typografie, a school considered as quite influencial in the realm of typography. Both graphic designers like to explore different mediums in order to develop shape and pattern within the borders of typography. Check out their site and make sure to reload often in order to see more.


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Lifestyle, Fashion, Gadgets

Paul Smith twists up Vintage Furniture
Posted
Wednesday, 28.10.2009

Paul Smith has designed a collection of soft furnishing fabrics with the American fabric company called Maharam.

This photo shows the Oxford Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen.

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Conferences, Exhibitions, Fairs

John Baldessari: Pure Beauty
Posted
Tuesday, 22.12.2009

This exhibition is the biggest retrospective mounted in Spain of the work of John Baldessari (1931), one of the most notable and influential American artists. It contains over 130 works, some of them little known, and reviews the main concerns of this legendary artist who lives and works in Santa Monica (California) and has recently been awarded a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale (2009).

Opening: Wednesday 10 February 2010
Dates: From 11 February to 25 April 2010
Curators: Jessica Morgan, Leslie Jones and Bartomeu Marí
Exhibition organised by Tate Modern, London, in association with the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).

 

www.macba.es


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james turell

Conferences, Exhibitions, Fairs

The Wolfsburg Project
Posted
Tuesday, 19.01.2010

The primary medium of Californian artist James Turrell is light. Probably the best-known artist in his field, Turrell's entire oeuvre since the 1960s has been devoted to exploring the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium and working towards a new, space-defining form of light art.

James Turrell. The Wolfsburg Project
24 October 2009 – 5 April 2010
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

 

www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de


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Lifestyle, Fashion, Gadgets

Meet Isabelle Carron
Posted
Tuesday, 09.02.2010

A conversation with Isabelle Carron, founder and creative director of Absolution, a bespoke organic cosmetics brand produced in France – claiming to be the first unisex brand of its kind.

 

www.absolution-cosmetics.com


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Art, Design, Artefacts

Lee Jelt Denim
Union Made Guaranteed not to shrink

 

Lee Jelt Denim Giant rendition of denim coveralls with amusing note that they will not shrink and in fabulous form for sale. Price range US Dollar 2.000,00

Art, Design, Artefacts

Lee Jelt Denim Giant for Sale
Posted
Monday, 05.04.2010

Lee Jelt Denim Giant rendition of denim coveralls with amusing note that they will not shrink and in fabulous form for sale. Price range US Dollar 2.000,00


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Lifestyle, Fashion, Gadgets

Giant’s James Dean Replica by Lee Jeans
Posted
Tuesday, 02.03.2010

For Spring Summer 2010, Lee Jeans revisits the 1950s, an era which is well known for creating demin as uniform for millions of teenagers. Also those worshipping and almost broken hearted by James Dean in the movie Giant alongside Elizabeth Taylor.

Check out the new coup from the Lee Originals: The Archives.


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Squint your eyes for
Martin Cole

 

This fourth Qompendium Questionnaire Session is with Martin Cole and Thibaut Robin. Martin Cole reinvents stock clipart by adding malevolence, a bit of humor and his very own irony to leave behind ugly illustrations where you do squint your eyes and scroll back for a longer view. On "Qompendium's 100 Illustrators to Watch" Martin Cole would certainly belong.

Read full questionnaire here.

michael cina, youworkforthem, newworkmagazine

Question and Answer

The Multifaceted Michael Cina
Posted
Thursday, 27.01.2011

Michael Cina is an internationally recognized Creative Director who is currently leading a multi-disciplinary design studio, Cina Associates. Michael is known globally for originating YouWorkForThem, a graphic design boutique, and its' sister company, WeWorkForThem, an award-winning design studio.

Read questionnaire with Michael Cina here.
Qompendium is in love with Cina's art projects and collages.

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Science

RoboThespian at Phaeno
Posted
Friday, 16.04.2010

RoboThespian is a robot actor, created to intrigue, entertain and reveal. The concept was created by artist engineer Will Jackson in 2005. Meet RoboThespian at "phaeno" in Wolfsgburg, an initiative to promote popular science, innovation and design residing in probably the largest walk-through sculpture in Germany by Zaha Hadid.

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Conferences, Exhibitions, Fairs

A Tribute to Mark Morrisroe
Posted
Tuesday, 09.11.2010

Mark Morrisroe was a man driven to achieve fame and recognition. Restless and demanding—of himself as well as of others—he always wanted more, and from this inner restlessness he derived enormous resources of artistic energy. Right to the very end, his life and work, down to the photograms feverishly produced in the makeshift darkroom in his hospital, which have hardly ever been publicly shown until today, attest to an unlimited and ecstatic search for a sensual, aesthetic, and always ambivalently charged pictorial world.

On Sunday, 28 November 2010, the event A Tribute to Mark Morrisroe with Jack Pierson, Elisabeth Lebovici, Stuart Comer, Gail Thacker, Frank Wagner, Ramsey McPhillips, Teresa Gruber, Beatrix Ruf and Thomas Seelig will take place.

Exhibition
27. November 2010 to 13. February 2011
Fotomuseum Winthertur


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Question and Answer

Raphael Garnier, the Illusionist
Posted
Thursday, 26.08.2010

Together with Alain Rodiguez, French artist Raphael Garnier has founded their graphic design studio Pipi Parade, in Paris. The studio delivers both experimental solutions to solid every day visuals for clients from the world of fashion, design, music and contemporary art.

Raphael Garnier has invited Colin Henderson to be his counterpart for this fifth edition of Qompendium Questionnaire Session.

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Conferences, Exhibitions, Fairs

Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
Posted
Monday, 10.05.2010

The exhibition “Less and More. The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams.” will be running from May 22 to September 5, 2010, at the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt am Main.


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Music, Movie, Drama

Don’t Art, Fashion, Music
Posted
Saturday, 12.06.2010

Chicks on Speed are an ever-changing multi-disciplinary art group with a punk-inspired DIY ethic. Their first major solo exhibition in the United Kingdom interrogates the boundaries of art, craft, fashion and music. Don’t Art, Fashion, Music – an exhibition by CoS merges traditional techniques with new research in technical innovation and the world premier of the world’s first wireless guitar stilettos - soon to be seen at the MoMA.


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Books, Magazines, Fanzines

Supergraphics, Superbook!
Posted
Monday, 20.12.2010

Have you bought your own brain-food for the holidays already? No, wait! Get your wallet because this book is a definite “must” next to your bed, if not for the uncounted  color plates then for the great interviews and essays on the subject of super-scale typography, illustration and graphics that appear on buildings, public spaces, construction site hoardings, the reception areas of advertising agencies, hotels, clubs and cultural venues. And who else could compile such a book any better than designer Tony Brook of Spin and Adrian Shaughnessy? With an educated eye for typography and love for details Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy have brought together a vast collection starting from the 1960s to present day along-side some influential names of the industry giving insight on the business of “supergraphics”. A superbook! Again well produced and exceptionally designed. Just one tiny little rant: Since the publisher has decided to print on an uncoated paper the color profiles could have been worked on.  We appreciate the use of uncoated paper qualities and watch the production techniques very closely.


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Art, Design, Artefacts

Monsieur Bibendum
Posted
Thursday, 08.04.2010

Edouard Michelin was visiting an exhibition in Lyon in 1889, when he saw a pile of tyres which looked almost lifelike. It was then when he designed O’Galop, the Michelin Man or Monsieur Bibendum, with the help of an artist. The logo has been adapted and modified over the years and is one of the oldest trademarks in history. Today, Michelin is the leading tyre manufacturer in more than 170 nations.

 

www.michelin.com

Lifestyle, Fashion, Gadgets

Posted
Monday, 12.09.2011

Time is Money I, an object of desire by man and woman and an absolute paradigm.

"The idea is to transform the common reading of a clock changing it to the message “Time is money”." The concept and design comes from Diego Córdova. 310mm in diameter and an edition of 100 units.


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Books, Magazines, Fanzines

Charles and Ray Eames Memory Game

 

Parents may fancy buying this version of Memory for their youngsters but the Eames disciples would rather not. Ravensburger has tried to bring back design classics and Memory together. We cherish the idea but must admit that the execution of the board game leaves room for wishes and improvement.

Books, Magazines, Fanzines

Charles and Ray Eames Memory Game
Posted
Thursday, 08.04.2010

Parents may fancy buying this version of Memory for their youngsters but the Eames disciples would rather not. Ravensburger has tried to bring back design classics and Memory together. We cherish the idea but must admit that the execution of the board game leaves room for wishes and improvement.


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