This issue features cover art by Nils Don Sihvola.
The graphic artwork inside, and the lead story, 'Koku Ēna,' are created by Dipika Kohli.
Highly inspired by the parks and city forest of Rīga, the shape of this issue takes the form of a letter.
A letter that is directed to 'K,' who is a character in an earlier story in the S P A C E | Latvia collection.
Most of the inside imagery is that of parks, or the city's urban architecture. The Art Nouveau design is what many people who love architecture have written much about. It's what many say they fall in love with when in Rīga, and DK, using photographs to indicate the same movement, is no exception.
Here is a little bit about the cover artist, and also, about the series S P A C E | Latvia.
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NILS DON SIHVOLA'DIGITAL VISUAL arts-digital SLR and image processing-is my thing. In 2013 a friend sold me his Canon 500d digital camera. Instinctively and instantly, I knew that the digital camera would be my tool to make art. Art: something I’ve known since I was a child I wanted to make. Every year I practiced, and in 2017, went to study photography at Kymenlaakson opisto in Inkeroinen, Finland.
'Ever since, I’ve wanted to investigate questions like, ‘How does form support content? What’s “balance” in a composition? What can an image say, in complement to, for example, a spoken message?’
'In a world that relies on the flat 2d spectacle, rotating the axis to discover a fresh perspective can mean the difference between “love” and “pain.”'
More about S P A C E | Latvia
S P A C E | Rīga, 'This is This' is a fifth in the series, S P A C E | Latvia. Cocreated in real life and in virtual conversations with people in the incredibly multi-dimensional city of Rīga from April through the end of May, 2019.
Learn more about all the conversations that DK had in that country when you go to this page at Design Kompany. There, you'll discover the four preceding issues: 'Drift,' ‘Ludzu’, 'The Weather Report,' and 'Sunny Side of the Street.'