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About 10 years ago, in 2008, we opened do you read me?! as a space fully dedicated to printed matter. Think of your favourite bookstore, with a well curated assortment of books and some magazines and newspapers on the side, but turned upside down. That’s about it. Fashion, photography and art, architecture, interior and design, illustration, graphic design and typography, cultural matters and society. We (almost) have it all! 



Together with Glein Atelier in Vienna we designed a subtle version of our infamous tote bag made of finest Italian Vacchetta leather with an incredible soft and natural touch. Vegetable-tanned in Santa Croce and handmade by a family run workshop in Croatia, every bag of this limited edition is a piece of its own, darkening over time and thus developing its unique character. A true companion for everyday life.




Egal ob über Protest, die Wiederverzauberung der Welt, ein Leben im Konjunktiv oder die Bedeutung von Irrelevanz, die Epilog hat sich durch und durch dem letzten Wort verschrieben. Mit ‘Wird schon schiefgehen. Große Pläne’ geht sie in eine neue Runde. Zeit also, ein paar Fragen an die Macher hinter dem Gesellschaftsmagazin für Gegenwartskultur zu stellen.

Eure neueste Ausgabe trägt den Titel „Wird schon schiefgehen. Große Pläne“. Wirft man aber einen Blick auf die gegenwärtige politische und gesellschaftliche Lage, hat man eher den Eindruck, dass hier niemand wirklich viel Plan von irgendetwas hat. Kann denn überhaupt noch die Rede sein von großen Plänen in einer immer komplexer werdenden Zeit?

Ich glaube, wir reden uns auch ganz schön ein, dass alles komplexer wird. Vielleicht sollten wir uns da mal locker machen. Trotzdem finden gerade Veränderungen statt, von denen wir noch nicht absehen können, was sie morgen bringen werden. Offensichtlich gelingt es Ländern wie China ganz gut, große Pläne wie die neue Seidenstraße umzusetzen. Ob die Art und Weise und das politische System dort den demokratischen Gesellschaften nun gefällt oder gefallen muss, sei dahingestellt. Davon abgesehen ist die Frage nach großen Plänen auch immer die Frage der Skalierung: Wann ist ein Plan wirklich groß?

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Interview mit Fabian Ebeling - Die Epilog

Interview mit Fabian Ebeling – Die Epilog

Egal ob über Protest, die Wiederverzauberung der Welt, ein Leben im Konjunktiv, die Bedeutung von Irrelevanz oder ob über die Generationenfrage, die Epilog lässt alte Kamellen (u.a. die großen Fragen der Menschheit) in neuem Licht erstrahlen. Sie bereitet ihrem Namen alle Ehre und schafft es regelmässig große, bereits immer dagewesene Themen nicht nur anders zu denken, sondern ihnen immer auch etwas Positives abzugewinnen. Das Gesellschaftsmagazin für Gegenwartskultur, das bei ein, zwei (drei, vier…) Bier in einer Eckkneipe in Weimar aus den synaptischen Kurzschlüssen zwischen Mads Pankow, Viola K. Steinberg und Fabian Ebeling entstand, geht in eine neue Runde. Zeit also, ein paar Fragen an die Macher hinter der Die Epilog zu stellen.

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Interview with Indhira Rojas - Anxy Magazine

Interview with Indhira Rojas – Anxy Magazine

We have been spoilt for choice when it came to choose our next interview partner among all these brave, quirky, loud, shy, straight women out there. ‘Big time whining’ indeed! We are all the more pleased that we’ve got founder and creative director of Anxy Magazine, Indhira Rojas, for our second Q&A. In fact, for us it’s like a catch 22 – only in a far more positive manner. With a little help from Indhira we managed to find a way to address both sides of the story: what it means to be a woman and a man these days and far more important, how these notions of gender categories affect and conflict our inner worlds.

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Interview with Vala Thorodds - Pain Magazine

Interview with Vala Thorodds – Pain Magazine

The easiest way to get right to the bottom of things is – naturally – playing ‚Truth and Dare‘. So let’s start with bare facts. You think poetry is rather dusty, quixotic or charming as moulded grey bread? No worries, you don’t have to say your answer out loud. Frankly, we (almost) all have been there. But we have to break it to you: The natural evolution of the lyrical section on our shelves almost clandestinely multiplied itself over the last few years. And this is not the only thing to say about this art form currently experiencing a fulminant renaissance. The revival of poems comes along fresh, colorful, innovative and – definitely worth to mention – the fellows who are falling for lyrical rhythms, getting lost in-between the lines are as vivid and young as their thrilled audience. And still, as Poetry Magazine (launched in 1912!) names the elephant in the room already within its title: Who reads poetry? We thought it would be a smart move to choose ‚Dare‘ and asked one of the most dazzling voices of this new poetry wave and the co-editor of Pain Magazine: Vala Thorodds.

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Googly Eyes

googly eyes

Christof Nüssli
Christof Nüssli’s sequence of photographed fried eggs with all its variations is, both unexpectedly illusionary and disillusioning. Googly eyes captures the well-known storefronts of New York’s Deli’s in a fairly unfamiliar way. The Swiss artist reproduces reproductions in order to tell essential stories about the values and norms of our contemporary visual culture, about the absurdity which reigns the current art world, about how we relate to our own transience, about New York, about racism... In short, Nüssli’s narrative which evolves in between egg yolks, sausages and textural fragments of John Berger, Jack Kerouac or the Beastie Boys goes far beyond olfactory delights. What the food factor does tell though is that something has cracked - and this time it's not an egg shell. Astonishing profound, poetic and witty googly eyes, a hymn to all 'the curves and all your edges all your perfect imperfections’, is a synesthetic treasure - even though a bittersweet one. Buy
Flowers - Michael De Feo

Michael De Feo

Flowers
As a child Michael De Feo dreamt of being a cartoonist working for Walt Disney. It didn’t turn out exactly as he expected - so to say - but definitely for the better for us! Ever since his street art is flourishing the public sphere. First growing his blooming fields of flowers in an improvised studio located in the basement of his parents home, in the early 1990s his iconic flowers started to adorn the vibrant streets of New York. Placed in unexpected corners, walls and on public transport his wheat-pasted graffiti has woven itself into the fabric of the grit jungle of concrete, glass and steel. The monograph Michael De Foe - Flowers is tracing the genesis of the, best known as, 'flower guy' from the very beginning to his fashion ads and lately intervention with Pre-Raphaelite paintings and Victorian portraiture. Together with texts by Eric Sutphin, James Danzinger and De Foe himself, the book immediately will catch you up with great excitement. A bit like in 'Where is Wally?' the reader sets out, searching for flowers in the turbulent hustle of the city streets around the globe, while getting an impression of how this beautiful mind is varying for more than 25 years now flowers as symbol of the circle of life. Buy
Camp - Notes on Fashion - Andrew Bolton

Camp

Notes on Fashion - Andrew Bolton
Some are describing it as "You get the idea, or you don't. And don't even dream of asking why." (Christopher Isherwood) Others don't even bother trying to find the right words for it, but enact what camp might be. Both, theory and practice, are now gathered together in an opulent catalogue 'Camp. Notes on Fashion' published by Yale University Press. And yes, this book is indeed rose and turquoise. But honestly, how should it be otherwise - approaching fashionable notions of camp and supported by no one less than Gucci? Becoming popular at a moment of social, political and economic instability, to be camp was certainly the move of rebellion at the time. A time when popular culture was reaching out from its shadowy subculture spheres to the Olympus of Art - much to the horror of the establishment. More than half a century later The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's latest stroke of genius, the spring 2019 exhibition 'Camp. Notes on Fashion' curated by Andrew Bolton designed a lavish and not-less extravagant catalogue. Tracing the history of camp, its spectacular forms, the 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present are not left on their own. As aesthetic grammar to decline the multifold notions of camp's exuberant stylistics serves Susan Sontag's probably most controversial seminal essay 'Notes on Camp' which she wrote shortly after leaving the sacred tin foil halls of Andy Warhol's Factory on East 87th Street in 1964. This two-folded booklet will escort you into a world of haute couture's most extravagant side, showing the exceptional work of fashion designers as Thom Browne, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Alessandro Michele, Franco Moschino, Yves Saint Laurent, Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Gianni Versace, and Vivienne Westwood on the one side whereas on the other side you'll find an extraordinary illuminating theoretical examination of camp in different times and different verve. Buy



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Apartamento Cookbook Launch and Signing

Apartamento Cookbook Launch and Signing

Friday, November 9, at 7 pm
Apartamento Magazine and do you read me?!, together with German artist Stefan Marx, warmly invite you to join us in celebrating the release of Apartamento’s latest cookbook on Friday, November 9, at 7 pm. Since 2016, Apartamento has invited the world’s best chefs, food lovers, and culinary taste makers to contribute to a series of annual cookbooks. Each edition is based around a specific theme, and this year the book provides a fresh take on a global staple: the humble grain of rice. Stefan Marx has accompanied each of the 16 recipes with his weirdly adorable drawings. Come around, hang out and grab your signed copy by artist Stefan Marx. Apartamento will be donating 20% of all profits made from sales of the book to a local charity in Barcelona, so the evening will also be in support of a good cause. We look forward to seeing you there! Buy