Every issue of Lodown Magazine is individually designed and so are its icons (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”), which define the ever-repeated sections and columns as a graphical punctuation. The staff refers to them as usuals because they are in fact the only named constant of the magazine, nevertheless their visual identity is ever-changing.
Like a computer icon, the Lodown icons are pictograms displayed on the screen or in this case on paper and are used to navigate through your Lodown device. The icon itself is a small picture or symbol serving as a quick, intuitive representation of the semantic grammar. These Lodown icons form the graphical user interface of the magazine and enable the reader to easily and intuitively navigate its system. The Lodown icons belong to the much larger topic of history of the graphical user interface. You might wonder why we refer from screen to print and not vice versa. The idea is to refer to everything from an omnipresent perspective of now - while at once print is a dying breed but is also the foundation of our mythology. This is a compilation of icons that could be tracked down from the archives of issues 48 to 75. Different designers took on the challenge to create their own icons to the specific issue they created.
1st edition, 150 copies. Published by Lodown Magazine in collaboration with Blurb.