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Icarus XB1

Contributed by Nahuel Gerth on Aug 23rd, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Icarus XB1 1
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Icarus XB1 — A revival of the Czech sci-fi magazine Ikaria.

    Science fiction has a long tradition reaching back to the late 19th century. It is still relevant today in movies, series and contemporary culture. There is a new active generation of sci-fi geeks who live in the world of social media and digital communication.

    The goal of this redesign project created as a student at UMPRUM was to make the rich sci-fi culture of the Czech Republic accessible and attractive to younger readers again. The magazine was changed to a smaller bookazine layout highlighting its exclusivity and value. In order to survive the contemporary bookmarket printed publications have to become objects of desire — objects worth collecting.

    With focus on contemporary illustrations as a direct way of communicating to new generations of readers the magazine changed its appearance drastically. Also a high-contrast inktrap typeface was selected to create playful Dada-inspired spreads.

    The font in use is Whyte Inktrap from Dinamo.

    178 pages, 140×210 mm, 6 alternative covers. Self-published in a limited edition.

    Icarus XB1 2
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 3
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 4
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 5
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 6
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 7
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 8
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 9
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 10
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 11
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 12
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 13
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 14
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Icarus XB1 15
    Nahuel Gerth, Kristýna Hodanová. License: All Rights Reserved.

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