Qompendium Print Publication is a selective journey through the multiverse of intentional and unintentional time capsules featuring an array of exceptional pictorial essays, unabridged interviews and supplementary brand editorials. So, now what exactly is this publication about, one may inquire. “A valid question in an over-published magazine market that needs serious attention”, says the creative director and editor in chief Kimberly Lloyd. The renowned publisher of award-winning magazines, books and curator of print culture festivals has quite some plans for her latest project, Qompendium. The name of the magazine derives from Latin “compendium” and offers a summary of subjects from the fields of philosophy, art, culture and science.
This magazine is set for the lovers of natural curiosity and rational amusement with a keen eye for photography, delicate graphic design, typography and in-depth discussions of metaphysical issues. While opening history chapters and science laboratories, rediscovering iconographic masterpieces and pop culture ephemera, the content is a savory blend of contagious nostalgia and accentuated contemporary material.
The reader will find himself amidst vivid short anecdotes on Apollo and Hermes, Hot-Jupiters, Martians, robot wars, celluloid beauties and beaus like Morgan Fairchild, Brooke Shields, Dolph Lundgren and Bill Gates, while stumbling upon Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Tim Burton, Orson Welles and Hypatia of Alexandria, herself.
304 pgs, 24.6 × 17 cm, Softcover, 2009, 9783981039825