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Book & Editorial Design

Archive OneThirty

Editorial and graphic design for the publication Archive OneThirty by the German-based artist Monika Huber.

About the publication:
One minute and thirty seconds. This is the average length of a post in a news block. Since the beginning of 2011, with the beginning of the “Arab Spring”, Monika Huber (*1959) has been creating a digital archive of news images – the Archive OneThirty.

It documents the worldwide political and social change in its media reflection and pictorial narrative construction. Designed as a long-term documentation, it currently includes around 40,000 photographs. Huber reworks these images, edits them by painting or drawing over them.

The artist takes up the images that are usually lost in the daily flood of news in order to make them visible, tangible and reflective through editing. The media images she selects repeatedly show people as protesting and rebellious actors, as subjects and objects of public, political, often violent and warlike events.

A selection of these news images can be found in the publication, together with essays and texts from Mieke Bal, Ulrich Wilmes, James W. Davis, Ernst van Alphen, Ute Schaeffer, Antje Kapust.

Published by Deutscher Kunstverlag, order here

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