The Power of Packaging

When did you last earmark a page or plunge nose-deep into a magazine to inhale the heady scent of freshly printed ink? In the age of Snapchat and clickbait, these moments are few and far between. But independent magazines have created a trend for a new kind of optimized content: print products where the medium is just as important as the message.

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Hospital Rooms

When London-based curator Niamh White and artist Tim A Shaw visited a close friend in an English psychiatric ward, they were immediately struck by the unit’s sterility. As visually oriented people, they felt the austere interiors might not be conducive to a quick recovery, particularly for patients with creative or artistic inclinations.

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Mini Living: a promotional editorial

Disegno Magazine worked with Mini to write a story on the design installation Mini Living: Do Disturb, which was shown at the design fair Salone Del Mobile in Milan this year. Mini worked together with the Japanese architecture studio ON Design and the engineering firm Arup to create an alternative design of cohabitation in a limited space.

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