Magazine, 2020
With Ana Badía

Freedom was never free. Can you live at the limits of society?

Linde is a monthly newspaper supplement that gives voice to those groups that live on the edge of society, either by chance or by choice. A magazine with the aim of reaching as many people as possible to create a social conscience about what is often unknown. A more empathetic and non-judgmental way of looking at Humanity. Linde wants to give a voice to those who once took it away, and those who were born without it.

Content and Design

Why a newspaper magazine? To spread the word. When we first came up with the idea, we started listing topics of this collectives. When stataleness appeared we realised that we really don't know anything about it and it's crazy how many people are in this situation. As some of these topics are hard and not many people look for it on a daily basis, we decided that a newspaper supplement will be the perfect medium to introduce the problem to the general public. We also decided to include the topic rotation between people who simply decide to try to scape the walls of society (and how they often don't achieve it to a 100%) and those who cannot enter it. That gave us variety and different point of view, making it richer.

Regarding the content structure, which is common to each issue, it's like your usual supplement: interviews, reportages, photo series and lighter cultural content. But we introduced a little pop of different content in a special section called Humans, which is transversal throughout the magazine. It is the most characteristic section since it's double pages that share first-person testimonies of each group that can be found interspersed among the rest of the reports.

Designwise, we went for a classical and clean concept. We are exposing social, economical and political problems and we wanted to deliver the message in a clear, rigorous and reliable way. To make it our style, we decided to play with your typical newspaper elements: rules and lines, sans serif and serif typefaces. We went for reaaaally thick lines and switched the typical use of sans and serif fonts: the first, Miller Display, for the headlines and the latter, Suisse, for the text body. We introduced Suisse Mono as well for the captions and other small details. Colours only appear in very controlled ways, always tied to the content it goes with.

#1 Stateless

A person whom no State considers the recipient of the application of its legislation.

- United Nations Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons, September 28, 1954, art 1.1.

It is estimated that at least 10 million people around the world are stateless: these people are not considered their nationals by any State under its legislation. Statelessness sometimes remains an invisible problem because they often go unnoticed and go unheard. A lot of times they are not allowed to attend school, see a doctor, get a job, open a bank account, buy a house, or even get married. The denial of these rights not only impacts the affected people but also society as a whole since the exclusion of an entire sector of the population can cause social tensions and significantly harm economic and social development.

#2 Amish

Christian religious group of Anabaptist doctrine, known mainly for their simple lifestyle, modest and traditional dress and their reluctance to adopt modern comforts.

- From English. Amish, East from to. amisch, and this der. from J. Amman, 1644-a. 1730, Swiss Anabaptist leader who is considered the founder of this movement.

Amish lifestyle is regulated by the Ordnung (order), which differs slightly from community to community and from district to district within a community. It includes matters such as dress, permissible uses of technology, religious duties, and rules regarding interaction with outsiders. Bearing children, raising them, and socializing with neighbours and relatives are the greatest functions of the Amish family, which is considered a blessing from God. Community is central to the Amish way of life, and those who want to left the community, often are persecuted and seen as traitors.