Backstage Talks is an independent magazine produced by the design studio Milk (Slovakia) that revolves around informal but in-depth dialogues on design and business.
Its editors write: our decisions shape and influence this complex world: to be able to make the right ones, we need to talk.
Dimensions: 27x20 cm
Number of pages: 158
Life can easily seem too fast or too slow. But how to find the right rhythm? We searched for answers with some of the best creatives, researchers and strategists in the world.
In this issue you will find 5 essays on work, time and rhythm. We asked 9 of the people whose work we admire 3 questions about how they manage their time. And in the section "The hidden gem" - A gallery of works by one of the most important Slovak architects, Vladimír Dedecek.
Plus 12 long form interviews:
With illustrator Jean Jullien on building a career in the news-obsessed industry.
With Pentagram New York partner Eddie Opara on why design is about creating systems, not solving problems.
With designer Suzy Tuxen on the false economy of the culture of overtime.
With Rory Sutherland, Vice President of Ogilvy UK, on why we shouldn't assume that people are acting rationally.
With Marina Willer - designer, director and partner of Pentagram London - to give us the chance to appreciate the little things and help others reflect on life through our work.
With Jenni Rommaniuk, who has spent decades researching what makes a successful brand: "If you don't have metrics, how should anyone believe you?"
With Francesco Franchi on the future of print media, the sensation of reading a newspaper and how print media has become a status symbol.
With Game UX researcher Graham McAllister on how big budget games get stuck due to lack of feedback during development, misaligned teams, and just plain boring.
With Lance Wyman, who revolutionized the use of symbols with his legendary identity for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, we talked about understanding different cultures and why he has no plans to retire anytime soon.
With Lou Downe, on repairing poorly designed government services - the biggest unnecessary cost to UK taxpayers.
With ReD Associates on asking the right questions and conducting rigorous ethnographic research to help companies steer their strategy in changing and challenging times.
With Gail Bichler in her fast-paced, social, ambitious, hilarious, stressful, surprising and experimental role as the design director of New York Times Magazine.