This is the result of my fourth semester in typography that took place in summer 2012. It was my "Vordiplom" in Sandra Hoffmann Robbianis course. The topic of this semester was the episode and the subtopic the book "How to do Things with Words" by John Langshaw Austin. The episodical medium of this course was the "little magazine".

J. L. Austin was an language philosopher and founder of the speech act theory. This theory simplified says, that speech is not only describing reality, but does also change reality.

Little Magazines are simply said magazines, that were published by unknown authors to spread and share a specific idea.

Every week we got a problem and had to solve it till the next week.

In my opinion the goal of this course was literarily to apply "How to do Things with Words" on typography. We should learn how to communicate a specific idea to a certain audience.

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1 Abenteuer: In this first Issue everyone had to write a short...
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2 To quote is to bring back to life: The subject of this second...
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3 little twisting magazine: The third challenge was to write...
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4 Triangulation: The topic of this little magazine was "radikal,...
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5 Coverdesigns: The goal of this task was variety. Everyone...
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6 Heroic Issue: In this sixth issue there are printed eleven...
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7 Peter und Laub-Wolf 2000: This time we had to re-invent and...
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8 Zur Frisur der Sängerin: This magazine is about failed...
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9 Documentation: This is the documentation of all the little...