“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

“Expressiv und mitunter bizarr wie die Mode gibt es unter den Vasen Modelle, die ebenso wenig von dieser Welt zu sein scheinen, wie die Roben der Designerin Iris van Herpen. Bei Rosenthal lässt man sich mitunter von „leuchtender Materie“ inspirieren, die durch die Galaxie gleitet. Und der ein oder andere Modell aus Marcel Wanders’ Delft Serie scheint eher dem Wunderland, als der niederländischen Keramikhochburg zu entstammen. Doch Schnittblumen sind gertenschlank wie Mannequins – sie können selbst das Untragbarste tragen.”

from STATEMENT-SCHMUCK FÜR FENSTERBÄNKE. Iconist, 2017

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for CARHARTT WIP. Collection Slogan, S/S 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

“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

“Wir unterteilen die Welt in Raster, um uns besser in ihr zurechtzufinden, um sie besser darstellen und durchsuchen zu können. Unsere Wohnungen unterteilen wir, zumindest teilweise, durch Regalbretter.”

from PERSONALITIES. Hatje Cantz, 2016

“Back in the days, epic battles raged on MTV: Michael Jackson vs. Prince for King of Pop, Pepsi vs Coca Cola for the global soft drink empire. For all practical purposes Jackson struck a $5 million deal with PepsiCo that would shatter the record for celebrity endorsements and set the bar for every integrated marketing campaign to follow. While the King of Pop would demise slowly, the reality of brand marketing catched up all the quicker. ”

from TAKEN BY SURPRISE. Gestalten Verlag, 2012

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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.

  • 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.

  • TRENDS & THERAPIE: Auf der Couch von Dr. Ikea

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

  • 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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Anna Sinofzik

Gneisenaustrasse 51
10961 Berlin

hello(at)annsinofzik.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