Rational Beauty

PAN’S Supernatural

What is reality, anyway? The fifth issue of oversized art and fashion periodical Pan & The Dream ponders that question with a mesmerizing dreamscape of text and photography inspired by the concept of the ‘Supernatural.’

With a large A3 format, the design presents the reader with an ultra condensed typography emphasizing the supernatural — the narrow space between perception, emotion, imagination, wakefulness, sleep — and so-called reality. The large blocky triple-condensed typeface creates intriguing textural content shapes that inform the reader through unexpected compositions — shifting and scaling to content and image, yet contained by the grid. In addition, the unbound nested format allows the folded pages of art to make unpredictable relationships, creating new realities. Finally, five different covers and back covers add different perceptions for various readers.


Publisher: Pan & The Dream
Editor / Creative Director: PAN
Design Director: Jeanette Abbink
Contributing Designer: Mike Abbink
Contributors: Abdula Jama, Ahamed, Alex Foxton, Allison Brooks, Ambika Singh, Ashley Louise Williams, Awuor, Barbara Mancini, Benoit Delhomme, Bill Mullen, Billy & Hells, Caterina Mannarino, Christina Clemm, Christina Zimpel, Cory Alexander, Crista Leonard, David A. Keeps, Deborah Turbeville, Drew Martin, Drew Wilson, Elizaveta Porodina, Emma Balcomb, Frankie Chartsuwan, Harry Lambert, Henry VanBeber, Hiroto Yamauchi, Jabali Sandiford, James Crewe, Jen Smith, Josef Beyer, Julia Soboleva, Julia Virkler, Julie Wolfe, Levi Monarch, Lisa Houghton, Lisa Jahovic, Loulou Westlake, Maddalena Arcelloni, Marcia Resnick, Marcus Schaefer, Marianna Gefen, Marianne Marić, Marla Belt, Maurizio Bermudez, Maxine Helfman, Michael De Feo, Miriam López de la Nieta, Nachum Shonn, Nadav Kander, Neil Grupp, Niamh, Pablo Kuemin, Paul Westlake, Petra Börner, Pierre-Alexandre Fillaire, Polly Borland, Ralph Whitehead, Rebecca Arnold, Regina Harris, Ricardo Miguel Hernández, Rob Unett, Roxane Attard, Rupert Shrive, Ryan Wohlgemut, Sabrina Mandanici, Sally Bourke, Sayaka Maruyama, Shani Ha, Sophie Hartnett, Stephen Lewis, Todd Hido, Tommy Stayton, Tracy Nguyen, Urs Lüthi, Vasily Agrenenko, Vesna Vrdoljak, Victoria Chi, Willow Barrett, Yui Mizuta
Design Intern: Tyler Owens

Typeface: Druk and Schnyder at Commercial Type

Format: 297 x 420 mm
Covers: 5
Number of pages: 148
Publication date: 2021-06-04
Measurements: 297 mm x 420 mm
Loosely bound
ISBN: 978-1-7338824-1-5

Special thanks to the MUUS Collection for their generous sponsorship.