THE MAG

When we started the online magazine THE DORF more than two years ago, a print product was on our wish list from the outset. Even though THE DORF was launched digitally, we love the smell, feel and look of paper hot off the press. What could be nicer than to leaf through the latest magazine on the weekend while enjoying a nice cup of coffee or to browse in a magazine store. Therefore we are particularly happy that, as part of the #urbanana project, THE DORF can finally realize this long-held dream. The magazine is planned asanannual publication. Current news and stories are still published as usual on thedorf.de. THE DORF · THE MAG like the online magazine, presents the people of Düsseldorf who are as diverse as the city itself. Naturally we are hoping to make people from other cities a bit curious, too — and to get rid off some of the most common clichés. We see the magazine as a snapshot of contemporary, local culture. We deliberately avoid committing to anyone style because we love strong contrasts. A bit brash, a bit posh: we believe the fun is in the mix. Everything else would be boring. Download THE DORF • THE MAG for free or scroll through some selected features from the magazines online. Have fun. <3

GRETA’S SISTER

In December of 2016, the writer Christine Weissenborn together with her sister-in-law, the illustrator Sarah Neuendorf, published the delightful children’s book ‚Greta’s sister‘. Exclusively for THE DORF THE MAG the two of them have placed Greta, the whale and Anuk, the island girl in Düsseldorf and tell the story of why Greta is swimming in the Rhine. And what carnival has to do with the South Sea.

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Gil Bronner

“My own unpunctuality is my rebellion against my father’s punctuality”, says Gil Bronner when he walks through the door of his Philara Collection only slightly late. The former glass factory Lennartz that the property developer bought and rebuilt extensively over the course of two years lies in a shabby backyard off Birkenstraße.

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WOLF OF WALL STREET

For our photographer Sabrina Weniger, tiny Wallstraße
in the heart of the old town perfectly reflects the native and true Düsseldorf: a bit rough and eccentric, a bit chic and elegant, a bit old and dirty and most of all: with its heart in the right place. Even though it’s located directly in the city centre, it is easily overlooked.

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Carsten Mosebach

Carsten, 34, loves dogs, flowers and ink. With a face like his, we’re sure to get some calls for his number after this issue is out. But this handsome guy’s heart belongs to his boyfriend and Düsseldorf — here he shares his tips for enjoying the latter.

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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.

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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.

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Gabriele Orsech

She’s not one to hold her breath. Gabriele Orsech didn’t like the way things were done at her old job, so she quit and took the business with her. 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.

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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…

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