Véhicule, Vehicle, Vehikel - that’s how the story goes, what has started as an experiment in 2013 has grown into a sequel, a trilogy so to say - a magazine saluting art and motion. Using any kind of propelled vehicle these days feels weird because it almost automatically makes you being part of the problem, regardless how inclusively eco-friendly you try to design your life, regardless how many electrical engineers are trying to sink their teeth into successful models to solve the world’s energy problems, regardless if you’re into the concept of sharing or still prefer to own stuff, regardless if you cycle or work on a lit concept to finally make the Segway cool.
We all use different modes of transportation - not only to comfortably go from A to B, but because it ensures us some much needed quality-me time where we can finally be alone and let our thoughts roam. The artists introduced in this issue definitely used the daily commute to put quite some thought into their observation and interpretation of the status quo of vehicles. Some opened up futuristic worlds fed by digital fuel, others used analogue techniques to point out the manifold possibilities of now, while a few in turn documented the beauty and absurdity of life that can only be found when you consciously take the wrong turn.
We hope you’ll find the resulting visual overload as appealing and relevant as we do. Take your time to let it all sink in while we’re are pick up speed towards 2020.
THOMAS 'MAROK' MARECKI
and many more.