THE MAG

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Tobias Saul

I love writing and everything that has to do with it: letters, words, shapes.“ This is how Tobias Saul describes himself. The 26 year old lettering artist Tobias Saul has turned his passion into his job. More than 65.000 subscribers follow his account on Instagram where the young artist frequently presents his works.

Chris Succo

A visit in Chris Succo’s studio: The silver-grey roll-up door is being lifted after ringing Chris Succo Studio’s doorbell. Behind the shutter appears a man with messy blond hair, all dressed in black and a band sweater. We walk past a black Mini and a storage area towards the main studio with its red couch.

Gabriele Orsech

Gabriele Orsech is not one to hold her breath. Fashion is a hands-on profession and that’s exactly what students learn at her Design Department Academy. Here, she reveals her favourite places in Düsseldorf and what fashion means to her.

Art-House Cinemas

Düsseldorf offers a surprising selection
 of alternative cinemas, and here’s why: “Düsseldorfer Filmkunstkino GmbH”. When Udo Heimansberg and Kalle Somnitz founded the initiative, it only consisted of one cinema: Metropol. In the meantime, it has grown to five members…

The Map

We proudly present: THE MAP! All the places in town we love and hangout at one blow with the help of our friends from Google. Highlights, insider tips and little treasures, in summary: products, culture, restaurants, style, places, projects, people and experiences, straight out of THE DORF.

40 YEARS ELA SELECTED

She represented pop and rock culture before it was en vogue. She was avant-garde at a time when most people didn’t even know what the term meant. Feminist and punk when it was not in fashion yet. Ela — everybody who is anybody in art or culture in Düsseldorf knows her.

Market Life: The faces of Carlsplatz

Palma de Mallorca has its Santa Catalina market, Barcelona its Mercat de la Boqueria and Porto the Mercado do Bolhão. And Düsseldorf has its traditional and oldest weekly farmers’ market Carlsplatz. This is not just a great place for buying everyday groceries but it’s also one of the coolest places in town.

Thomas Sanders from Teleman

The melody was written, but the lyrics were still missing. London-based indie-band Teleman was touring Germany, when the lights of the city that were passing by in front of the tour bus windows inspired singer and songwriter Thomas Sanders to write the song “Düsseldorf ”.

Holger Kurt Jäger

Woody Allen, Pope Benedict XVI and Muammar al-Gaddafi – they all get the same treatment by artist Holger Kurt Jäger: His series of washcloths with the portraits of dictators and celebrities who made questionable life choices caused a stir during 2011’s Art Cologne Fair.