»Oper pur« magazine（Book Design）
»Oper pur« is the monothematic magazine of the Opera Cologne, Germany. Each issue not only highlights a common thread within the current opera’s program, delivering behind-the-scenes particulars and interviews, but also serves as springboard to explore its theme in broad essays and photographic features detached from an operatic background.
Typographically, »DTL Fleischmann« is the font of choice. Its strong character works especially well in micro typographical environments but will also captivate an observer at larger sizes for display purposes. Small or large, »DTL Fleischmann« pulls off any size while remaining intriguing. The magazine’s grid entails two special characteristics: margin and headline. Throughout the issue the margin is reserved for information bites in small type, thus creating a second level of information the reader can engage with »on the go.« However, the most striking feature is the use of headlines that »dance,« being the only element allowed to break out of the graphic grid, in turn adding small elements of tension and surprise.