Mirko Borsche is obviously a man of many super powers
Just half a year ago, Munich’s street publication Super Paper received the Bureau Mirko Borsche treatment. Relaunching the cult free-press which is distributed monthly to 15,000 lucky people was obviously a project full of fan and genuine controversy, the kind that Mirko Borsche likes to deliver. With a provocative, edgy style the paper is a playground for Bureau Mirko Borsche. “We always try out new things with Super Paper, things we use later for other clients,” he says. “Looking over the back issues, it’s clear that the studio isn’t afraid to make controversial design decisions and brave typographic choices, or feature suggestive illustrations” writes Emma Tucker. “But while some of the graphic choices might raise an eyebrow, everything is done with a knowing wink. Speaking about his use of Comic Sans on the front cover of the November 2014 issue, Borsche says, I was reading an article about how much designers hate that font, so I wanted to try to make that font work—with a little bit of irony of course. He also explains that while working in a traditional newspaper format introduces greater restrictions than magazine layouts, he embraces a different approach that allows the studio to work within these restraints, rather than against them”. “We never try to do something strange,” he told to Eye On Design. “We challenge people by doing things a bit differently than they’re normally used to.” This German is ripping up the rule book with his superpowers applied on a Super Paper.