Tagwerk (German for »A day’s work«) is a print magazine centred around one of the most fascinating and complex topics that exist: Work. The world of work has changed a lot in the last decades. In Western countries, millions of jobs were lost or outsourced, entire industries collapsed, others were born. Computers and the Internet have changed the way we work and communicate. Companies operate on a global scale. Some people do their work with laptops and smartphones, sitting in hip coffeeshops in Brooklyn or Berlin, while others slave away long hours in sweatshops halfway around the world. Some people can buy everything they desire, while others have to live hand to mouth.
With Tagwerk, I tried to create a medium that could discuss all of these complex issues in a serious and honest way. Every issue has a central focus. The first issue looks at Berlin, a city that has transformed itself from bleak and torn apart to one of the most attractive cities in the world.
The design of Tagwerk is inspired by broadsheet newspapers. The layout is based on a strict grid with liberal use of whitespace, minimal typography and black-and-white photography.