"The Sundance of magazine publishing" – Simon Esterson, internationally renowned art director
Colophon was the world's biggest celebration of independent magazines, held over a weekend in Luxembourg. More than 3,000 people from 25 countries attended the two festivals we created, participating in discussions, debates, workshops and, one year, making a 100-page magazine on site in less than 50 hours.
For each edition, we gave ten magazines their own gallery spaces to recreate their publication in three dimensions. From an English sitting room to a Greyscale Bar (only black drinks or white drinks) to a Dr Strangelove-style War Room, it was an energetic, fun, inspiring event. And then there were the parties.
I co-curated all aspects of the festival, including working on its promotion, development and expansion, and edited the two books we published to coincide with each event.
Co-created with Mike Koedinger and Jeremy Leslie. Photos by magCulture/Jeremy Leslie