The Berlin-based designer Eike König (HORT) demonstrated that it is possible to design completely devoid of any access to a computer as part of a four-day workshop. Genuine design, no virtual space, just unlimited creativity, experimenting and trying out all kinds of things — the single tool: a photocopying machine.
While a computer’s “Undo” function leaves plenty of room for artistic freedom in creative processes, we called this very feature into question during completion of the fanzine. We utilized the interplay of mistakes and coincidences in order to create something new. The usage of the photocopying machine led to a reconsideration and re-evaluation of basic design rules. Our experiments found that coincidence is an inherent part of creative processes.
The fanzine comprises 20 pages and tells the fairy tale of Salzburg’s king, his castle, the women, the dragon and his estates.
Christian Schalauka , Hans-Peter Hochwarter & Thomas Altmanninger