Mostly, I am not a big fan of VICE Magazine, but the Vice TV productions sometimes are very recommendable. Berlin Fashion Week started today, but you might be interested in how the same event is celebrated in cities that don’t get as much attention as Paris, Milano or New York. In the series Fashion Week Internationale, journalist and ex model Charlet Duboc travels to e.g. Seoul, Jamaica, Tel Aviv and Nigeria and digs deeper into the countries’ culture, ideals of beauty and societal challenges. Find all episodes here or just search on Youtube.


On New Year’s Eve 1956, Czech illustrator Zdeněk Miler stumbled over a molehill in the woods west of Prague. This incident gave him the idea for an animated cartoon character that has become a dear companion of our childhood days: The Little Mole. Since the Fifties, the little creature appeared in more than 40 books and 50 cartoon episodes, uttering not much more than an emotional oh-oh or a welcoming ahoi, but always cheerful and eager to help his friends. Zdeněk Miler died yesterday, aged 90.

All images by Zdenek Miler
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Hurry, hurry, until Saturday, January 15th, you can watch the Valentino documentary on Swedish public service online channel SVT Play (that means if you can tolerate that the parts in Italian language are subtitled in Swedish, only). Besides insights into the crazy world of fashion, the documentary offers entertainment, tension & supense and a lot of emotions exchanged between Valentino and his partner and companion Giancarlo Giammetti.


My latest font purchase is the STRANGELOVE designed by Marcus Sterz of viennese typefoundry FaceType. It is inspired by Pablo Ferros original title-lettering of Stanley Kubrick’s movie »Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb«.


After having seen Björn Richie Lob’s bubbly documentary »Keep Surfing« about river surfers in Munich I just wanted to grab a board and throw myself into the next wave, well, at least in a figurative sense. For besides showing stunning footage of the river surfing itself (I think by now you might have  heard about this phenomena?) Björn focuses on the life scripts of his six protagonists, all of them characterized by a „Just Do It“ attitude. Keep Surfing is a both entertaining and touching movie that animates hopes and dreams out of the ordinary! Besides the great shots the movie’s splashy sound design by BASISberlin really is worth mentioning.