DING number two is on the road. Are souvenir t-shirts always embarrassing?
Are road trips romantic?
What do the Junior Woodchucks Guidebook and the Swiss Army knife have in common?
Can you use your friends’ packing lists?
Why are bus seats so ugly?
Which things do we love or hate to have with us on the road and what do we bring home with us?
These are just some of the questions answered in the pages of the latest DING magazine. Each section begins with a rumination on a special object.
This time we look at a favourite thing, a memory thing, an in-between thing and an outrageous thing from the world of travelling. In our portraits we reveal what you must bring with when you’re planning to spend the summer at an alpine hut; the belongings of a modern nomad and the treasured collection of an astrophysicist who has travelled widely. We also take a peek into the white world of Rainer Langhans, a man who travels the immaterial world.
To guide you on your way, we’ve included a map to help you navigate the sections. On the back of the map you will find our in-depth interview with the well-known type designer Hubert Jocham. He designed the fonts New June and Konsens used in this issue and spoke with us about his most treasured and despised things while travelling. The second DING is here, take it on the road!
Agnes and the editorial team.