Ideal Newspaper - Citizen Journal - 2010
Ideal News Paper does not represent the 'official' news, but the views of a wide public. It can be seen as a reinstatement of citizenship and a form of direct democracy. It also serves as barometer about social and political interests, tendencies, prejudices and views of people. The project Citizen Journal integrates commentary from online newspapers articles into a self-published newspaper.
By assembling these comments back into a printed newspaper, Citizen Journal manifests them permanently and transforms their anonymous authors into ‘citizen journalists’. The first issue of Citizen Journal was published in an edition of 100 on the occasion of ‘Manifesta 8’ the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Murcia, Spain.
Design in collaboration with Simone Koller, Werkplaats Typografie Arnhem (Murcia Edition) and Aagje Martens (Belfast Edition).