The theme of the issue was ‘Collaboration’. With that creative zeitgeist in mind, Build’s considerable hoard of twitter followers were each asked for their favourite English / German word. A potential recipe for disaster you might imagine, but once 140 words had been collected, they then invited another collaborator – wordsmith / copywriter Mr Nick Asbury – to write a 14 line sonnet using only the words we collected.
The result reads like this:
Bikini bingo: squeezes bosom.
Candid hardcore schlittschuhlaufen.
Super bazinga cosmic rummage.
Scuttling cretin. Prefer knowledge.
Astronaut daydream: rotund baboon.
Infinite aesthetic. Sublime spoon.
Currywurst, saucepan, rundumdum.
Butternut bungalow: dongle numb.
Love bruise. Crumbs. Catastrophe.
Gesundheit! Ostrich silhouette.
Spiffing palimpsest cassette!
Coda: Muscovite (loquacious).
Bubble. Bumble. Boggled. Bodacious.
Build then illustrated Nick’s sonnet into the super-graphic poster you see before you, for inclusion in Form magazine. You can never mitigate for the results, which is what makes the collaborative process so interesting. And ‘nipply’.