Ice, ice, baby

The latest issue of Germanwings contains an interesting story from Iceland on Europe’s longest man-made ice tunnel. It is burrowed 550 metres deep into the Langjökull glacier and ends in an eerily lit cave that doubles as a chapel for weddings and bar mitzvahs. It opened to visitors for the first time this summer. Credit to editor Kerstin Zumstein for digging out the story and to regular Ink photographer Tim White for the photography.

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This is incidentally the last issue of Germanwings in its current form, as Germanwings the airline merges with Eurowings; going forward the new magazine will just be called GermanEuro Wings. (Posted by AndrewH)

They shoot, they score!

Apologies for the paucity of postings recently, but we’re back now. With some footballing thing or other happening in Brazil in three weeks time, NASCAPAS offers a round-up of World Cup magazine covers. Included are the latest issues of madewithink favourites 8by8 and Bloomberg Businessweek, and other excellent indie football mags Rabona and Howler (and if you don’t know anything about these two mags, then see the forthcoming June issue of easyJet Traveller).

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Also in the mix is the latest cover for Germanwings, an Ink magazine. This is particularly gratifying as the original cover had to be withdrawn at the last minute thanks to intervention from the FIFA brand-mark police, and a reworked concept hastily pulled together in 48 hours and resubmitted for FIFA approval.

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What NASCAPAS doesn’t show are any of the internal spreads that make up GW‘s excellent World Cup extended feature. Masterminded by editor Kerstin Zumstein and co-executed by art director Rob “I hate football’ Timm, it’s 12 pages of stats, quotes, specially commissioned graphics, belly flops and bad haircuts. A great read whether you’re interested in football or not. (Posted by AndrewH)

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