Edition size: 24 + 6 AP
40 x 57 cm
On the occasion of last year's 50th anniversary of the moon landing on the 21st of July 1969, we produced a limited edition of the renowned artist Alicja Kwade. This extraordinary work of art impresses with its candor: each clock hand stands for a single hour in July 1969, the month of the moon landing. The pattern is created by the position of the clock hands according to their reading on a dial, but linearly instead of in a circle. When the arrangement of the hands reaches the historical time 3:56 a.m. CET on July 21, 1969, the pattern breaks open briefly and the linear movement is returned to a radial movement. The circle marks the moment of the first step on the moon, one of the most striking events in human history.
Handmade Hahnemühle paper with brass elements and blind embossing Specially designed for DIE ZEIT, where the edition was first published, the paper work corresponds exactly to the format of the print edition of ZEIT (Nordic format, 400 × 570 mm) and the familiar logo is also embossed in the original place. A moon, slightly modified, crowns the crest in the middle of the lettering and circles the Bremen key. The clock hands were made from brass by a traditional manufactory in southern Germany and attached to hand-torn laid paper by hand. With a cliché, also milled from brass for this purpose, the individual pages were embossed onto the unique sheets, as in classic newspaper and letterpress production. The cliché is produced using a CNC process, which gives the apparently purely analog work a digital momentum.