“Ignorance is a widespread state of mind—ubiquitous, but underestimated. Born into the advanced information age, where knowledge is worth a million in certain TV shows, we tend to forget that occasionally not-knowing is priceless; that uncertainty brings our mind into a state of suspense that allows it to be malleable and particularly productive.”

from SPACE ODYSSEY. Space for Visual Research Vol. 2, 2017

Traffic humming in my ears, as my destination nears, goes the first line of the LAX song. It is followed by a fanfare of washed out language. Sun is laughing in the sky, ocean breeze rolls softly by. While washing ashore a wave of California clichés, like rolling hills, vista views, sandy beaches and beauty queens, the song lacks to credit LA’s less scenic sanctuaries. Following the mayhem of a weekend whose many incredibilities have just gone through the international news, the majority of the city’s leading politicians openly objects Trump’s travel ban, defending the city’s ambitions to protect unauthorized immigrants.”

from BADIOU IN TRANSIT. Whitelies Magazine, 2017.

“The good life is elusive, yet ever-present. It’s a sales strategy. A commodity. A challenge. Many times, it’s a misunderstanding. And sometimes, an outright hoax. Coca Cola keeps telling us that life tastes good; and despite alternative nutrition facts, Dr Pepper claims to be good for life. The good life, or the lack thereof, is the stuff of movies and an all round hashtag on social media platforms, where it comes in the guise of sportscars, great danes, six-packs, and avocado-toasts.”

from LIFE IS GOOD. Self-Published, 2017

“Als Kind habe ich das Horten als etwas durchweg Gutes gesehen. Ich dachte, der Name der Kaufhauskette käme daher. Es waren die Achtziger Jahre, eine Hochphase von Kommerz und Konsum. Mit dem Erwachsenwerden kam der sogenannte gute Geschmack, kamen Entrümpelungsratgeber, später Wohnblogs mit minimal möblierten Weitwinkelweiten.”

from DIE DATENMESSIES. Zeit Online, 2017

“She has sliced up the faces of famous figures such as Albert Einstein, Grace Jones, Idi Amin, or Kim Novak, and then diced them back together in either Frankensteinian or kaleidoscopic formations. She has made Kate Moss morph into a monster, blended Benjamin Netanyahu with a skull, and exploded Queen Victoria’s noble visage. Made of multiple printouts of age-old black-and-white photographs found on the web, Lola Dupré’s work merges the aesthetic mindset of early twentieth century Dada with that of her own image-heavy time.”

from THE AGE OF COLLAGE 2. Gestalten Verlag, 2016

“There is something about Carhartt’s down-home, sturdy cuts that embodies in every seam a deadpan nonchalance about fashion. Ironically, it is exactly the aura of not giving a damn that turns garments into icons. Take bulky Barbours, battened fly jackets or Tacchini tracksuits. Some of the strongest styles are those that don’t seem to care; that are made for one market, and adopted by another; not tailored towards the so-called tastemakers, but taken over by them; that remain unsolicited, unruly, rich of cultural contradictions and cross-references.”

from THE CARHARTT WIP ARCHIVES. Rizzoli, 2016

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for CARHARTT WIP. Collection Slogan, S/S 2017

“Make books not bombs, Hans Ulrich Obrist once said to them. So they do.”

from FULLY BOOKED: INK ON PAPER. Gestalten Verlag, 2015

“Metz + Racine’s not so still still lifes proudly show a bit of leg. Seemingly slightly off-schedule, many capture the “right before” or the “right after.” Real suspense, they appear to argue, resides between an act and its imminent instance, between a particular moment and the point it just passed.”

from THE STILL LIFE. Gestalten Verlag, 2015

“The products they portray come alive as protagonists, stills become stories. Playing with perspective, materials, arrangement, lighting, and their very own way of combining creative methods, Stills & Strokes images remind us that everyday things can be more than they seem.”

for STILLS & STROKES. Homepage, 2016

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Anna Sinofzik is an editor and writer based in Berlin. She holds an MA of Arts in Design Writing Criticism and has worked with a range of renowed publishers, publications and brands. Find a selection of recent publications below. For further info and writing samples, swipe sideways or get in touch.

  • SPACE FOR VISUAL RESEARCH VOL. 2

    Ed. M. Weisbeck, A. Sinofzik, A. Palko. (2017) Leipzig: Spector Books

  • SPACE ODYSSEY: A BRIEF HISTORY OF NOT-KNOWING

    in Space for Visual Research Vol. 2, pp. 205-210.
    Ed. M. Weisbeck, A. Sinofzik, A. Palko. (2017) Leipzig: Spector Books

  • BADIOU IN TRANSIT

    in: Whitelies Magazine (2017), pp. 58-63.

  • DIE DATENMESSIES

    on: Zeit Online (2017).

  • THE CARHARTT WIP ARCHIVES

    Ed. M. Lebugle, A. Sinofzik (2016). New York: Rizzoli

  • CONTINUING A LEGACY: CARHARTT WIP

    in: The New Order Vol.15 (2016), pp. 54-59.

  • TAL R

    in: The Age of Collage 2: Collage in Contemporary Art, pp. 50-57.
    Ed. D. Busch, R. Klanten (2016), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • LOLA DUPRÉ

    in: The Age of Collage 2: Collage in Contemporary Art, pp. 70-71.
    Ed. D. Busch, R. Klanten (2016), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • JOHN BALDESSARI

    in: The Age of Collage 2: Collage in Contemporary Art, pp. 192-205.
    Ed. D. Busch, R. Klanten (2016), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • THE STILL LIFE in Product Presentation and Editorial Design

    Ed. A. Sinofzik, R. Klanten (2015). Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • BURNRATE, POP SHOP

    on: Iconist (2016). Berlin: Welt24/Icon

  • SCHELTENS & ABBENES

    in: The Still Life in Product Presentation and Editorial Design, pp. 192-205.
    Ed. A. Sinofzik, R. Klanten (2015), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • PETER LANGER

    in: The Still Life in Product Presentation and Editorial Design, pp. 268-281.
    Ed. A. Sinofzik, R. Klanten (2015), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • METZ + RACINE

    in: The Still Life in Product Presentation and Editorial Design, pp. 126-143.
    Ed. A. Sinofzik, R. Klanten (2015), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • ALBRECHT VON ALVENSLEBEN & MAX PAUEN

    on: www.freundevonfreunden.com (2015)

  • REFLEXIONEN ZUM REGAL

    in: Personalities by USM, pp. 10-13.
    Ed.: Freunde von Freunden (2015). Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz
    republished on www.freundvonfreunden.com

  • THE ART OF BEING AGAINST

    in: A Skateboarding Annual Vol.1 (2014), pp. 58-65.

  • START ME UP: New Branding for Businesses

    Ed. A. Sinofzik, R. Klanten (2015). Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • KNIFE AND FORK: Visual Identities for Restaurants, Food and Beverage

    Ed. A. Sinofzik, R. Klanten (2014). Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE UNDERWATER CAMERA

    in: Acid Magazine #4 (2014), pp. 58-63.

  • CULTURE IDENTITIES: Design for Cultural Institutions

    Ed. R. Klanten, A. Sinofzik (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • LES GRAPHIQUANTES

    In: Culture Identities: Design for Cultural Institutions, pp. 92-99.
    Ed. R. Klanten, A. Sinofzik (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • JAMES GOGGIN

    In: Culture Identities: Design for Cultural Institutions, pp. 76-81.
    Ed. R. Klanten, A. Sinofzik (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • BUREAU MIRKO BORSCHE

    In: Culture Identities: Design for Cultural Institutions, pp. 58-65.
    Ed. R. Klanten, A. Sinofzik (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • ART BASEL

    In: Culture Identities: Design for Cultural Institutions, pp. 44-47.
    Ed. R. Klanten, A. Sinofzik (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • VAN ABBEMUSEUM

    In: Culture Identities: Design for Cultural Institutions, pp. 26-31.
    Ed. R. Klanten, A. Sinofzik (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • DOCUMENTA

    In: Culture Identities: Design for Cultural Institutions, pp. 10-17.
    Ed. R. Klanten, A. Sinofzik (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • JOHN STEZAKER

    in: The Age of Collage: Collage in Contemporary Art, pp. 26-31.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige, D. Busch (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • JAMES GALLAGHER

    in: The Age of Collage: Collage in Contemporary Art, pp. 192-197.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige, D. Busch (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • DASH SNOW

    in: The Age of Collage: Collage in Contemporary Art, pp. 266-273.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige, D. Busch (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • LINDER STERLING

    in: The Age of Collage: Collage in Contemporary Art, pp. 44-51.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige, D. Busch (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • CORALIE BICKFORD-SMITH

    in: Fully Booked: Ink on Paper, p. 18.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • VISUAL EDITIONS

    in: Fully Booked: Ink on Paper, p. 46.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • THREE STAR BOOKS

    in: Fully Booked: Ink on Paper, p. 94.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • JOOST GROOTENS

    in: Fully Booked: Ink on Paper, p. 144.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • SATOSHI HASHIMOTO

    in: A Life in Illustration: Famous Illustrators and their Work, pp. 60-67.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • JONATHAN CORUM

    in: A Life in Illustration: Famous Illustrators and their Work, pp. 126-133.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • HENNING WAGENBRETH

    in: A Life in Illustration: Famous Illustrators and their Work, pp. 210-221.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • JAN VAN DER VEKEN

    in: A Life in Illustration: Famous Illustrators and their Work, pp. 68-79.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • ANDREA VENTURA

    in: A Life in Illustration: Famous Illustrators and their Work, pp. 80-91.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • CHRISTOPH NIEMANN

    in: A Life in Illustration: Famous Illustrators and their Work, pp. 48-59.
    Ed. R. Klanten, H. Hellige (2013), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • TAKEN BY SURPRISE: Cutting Edge Collaborations

    Ed. R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, A. Sinofzik (2012), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • BUSINESSCARD MIT REBHUHN

    in: Form N°254 (2014), pp. 80-85.

  • THE HIGH TOUCH (Preface)

    in: High Touch: Tactile Design and Visual Explorations, pp. 4-7. 
    Ed. R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, M. Hübner (2012), Berlin: Gestalten Verlag

  • AT THE CROSSROADS: How Nicolai Howalt lets Art & Agony Collide

    In: Carhartt WIP Brand Book – No 10 (2013), pp. 48-61.

  • MATTERIAL DEVICES: Schreibstrategien zwischen Inhalt und Visualität

    In: Fontes Litterarum – Typographische Gestaltung und literarischer Ausdruck
    Ed. P. Vanscheidt, M. Polzer (2014), pp. 451-473.

  • AVANT GARDE ODER DIE (VERGESSENE) LUST AM TEXT

    In: Slanted Issue 14 (2011), pp. 20-25.

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Anna Sinofzik writes about, for, and from within the vast and varied field of (contemporary) visual culture. Aside from editorial work, she composes copy for ad-campigns, catalogues, corporate publications, and clothing collections. Holding an MA of Arts in Design Writing Criticism from the London College of Communication, Anna has worked with international publishers, publications, and brands. Her clients and frequent collaborators include Gestalten, Rizzoli, Hatje Cantz, Freunde von Freunden, Die Welt, Form, USM Haller, and Carhartt WIP.

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Legal notice

Anna Sinofzik

Gneisenaustrasse 51
10961 Berlin

hello(at)annasinofzik.com

USt-IdNr.: DE292077985
Finanzamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

All rights reserved. Unless otherwise stated, all material on this pages is subject to copyright. I do not take responsibility regarding information and content displayed on external linked websites.

© 2017 by Anna Sinofzik