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JB. Paper — Publications Now Available in Book Stores


JB. Paper — Our publications are now available in selected book stores
As you all know, we love photography. That’s one of the reasons we are making books. And we do like the work of Stephen Shore who has a huge retrospective showing at C|O Gallery Berlin at the moment. Correspondingly, our JB. Paper photo books L.A Is Round The Corner and Cali Coast In Current Colours by Tobias Bärmann from Hamburg are now available at C|O’s own book store. The store is curated by doyoureadme!? so you will find our releases #04 and #05 in the magazine section.

If you happen to be there and also buy one of our books – send us a photo! We will say thank you with a batch of JB. stickers & postcards!

JB. Paper books are now available here:
Heftraum, Hamburg
Gudberg Nerger, Hamburg
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Zabriskie, Berlin
doyoureadme!?, Berlin
C|O Berlin

And of course – day and night:

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Photos: By The Lake Festival Berlin


A recap of the really sweet By The Lake Festival in Berlin two weeks ago is now up on Groove magazine (in German). Text by Christin Bolte and photos by Jenne Grabowski. More photos by Jenne from the event and especially the impressive energy during the Omar Souleyman show here in this post on JB.
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New Magazine: Solo Skate Mag


Our friends have buried the most traditional and oldest skateboard mag of Germany — Monster Skateboard Magazine R.I.P. — as the publishing house was no longer willing to support this print project. Oli Tielsch, editor-in-chief and Oli Klobes, creative/art director of the magazine were sure about continuing with a real new skateboard mag, with love for skateboarding to the core and in German for the local scenes of the German-speaking regions.
They started their own adventure some weeks ago – SOLO Skate Mag – which is now online. They keep it simple: a fresh, stylish and solid skate mag from the inside of skateboarding. The printed issue will be inaugurated with a release event and small art show this Saturday in Cologne at SSZ Sued including the screening of Vans’ ‘Propeller’ video.

The JB. Institute will present the SOLO Mag launch event in Berlin next week. Stay tuned for more information following up in the next few days.


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Sergej Vutuc Interview on


Here is a nice interview with Sergej Vutuc that happened around his and Rich Jacobs’ art show I curated at HVW8 Gallery Berlin past March (‘I don’t have to know you to wave to you’). He spoke to Teresa Köster from, a JB. fellow writer. It’s in German though, so if you understand Deutsch, it’s well worth a read! —Jenne

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New DRAW A LINE Print by Andrew Schoultz — Interview in JB. Magazine #03


The first thing you will notice about the work of LA-based artist Andrew Schoultz is repetition. Repetition of shapes within a single painting, and the repetition of motifs within a series of images, such as iconography from old German maps. Combined with the often political nature of his work you are getting a strong statement. It’s about how even though every generation brings a new light to solving problems, political history is pretty much damned to the same space.
“I strive to achieve more than just pretty pictures in my art. I explore global politics and social issues,” he says.

Read the full interview in JB. Magazine #03 “Same Space / New Light”.

Andrew Schoultz most recently created a new print DRAW A LINE: “Horse Stampede”. View the release here. The first 20 orders of this edition come with a free copy of JB. Magazine #03.

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Vivian Maier Exhibition in Berlin


No big surprise that this would happen some day, but the news a week ago came a bit unexpected that a Vivian Maier exhibition is about to start this week in Berlin. I guess, I don’t have to introduce her as a person with her exceptional story anymore, her body of work she left behind is still as breathtaking as after John Maloof randomly found her legacy of about 150,000 images, negatives and undeveloped film rolls some years ago. About a year ago we interviewed John Maloof during Berlinale. The feature including a presentation of Maier’s work can be found in the current issue of JB.‘Same Space/New Light’

The exhibition is at Willy-Brandt-Haus, Stresemannstr., Berlin-Kreuzberg. Opening on Feb 18th, 2015, 7:30 pm. The show goes until April 12th.

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Show Opening: Julie Oppermann


Our friend Julie Oppermann, the silent star of our group show is currently residing in sunny LA and created some rad new pieces for her upcoming show at Mark Moore Gallery in LA. The opening is tomorrow, Thursday 19th of February. If you’re out there you should definitely see her mesmerizing work and say hi for us!
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‘Same Space/New Light’ Installation Photos


Did we say thank you? We’ll do it again: thanks for making our launch and group show opening last Friday such a blast. We finally made it happen and you came out to celebrate with us! If you haven’t had the chance to come to the gallery, don’t worry, the artworks are on display until January 9th, 2015.
Here are some installation shots. Also see a couple of opening photos here.

JB. Magazine group show
‘Same Space/New Light’ at HVW8 Gallery Berlin
Featuring co-curators from Draw A Line

HVW8 Berlin, Linienstr. 161
12.12.2014 – 9.1.2015
Tue–Sat, 12–6pm

Works by Boogie, Julie Oppermann, Ed Templeton, Esh, Andrew Schoultz, Erosie, Markus Mai, Smash137, Horfee, Cleon Peterson, Tomek, Cody Hudson, Ian Johnson

Photos: Celeste Najt
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Out Today: Just Breathe. Magazine — Issue #03 — “Same Space/New Light”


JB. Magazine — Issue #03
“Same Space / New Light”

52 pages on newsprint, tabloid format + 12-page photo special

Cover by Emir ‘Esh’ Sehanovic

Release today at HVW8 Gallery Berlin, Linienstr. 161, 7-10 pm
The magazine is available in our online shop NOW!
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Release: JB. Magazine #03 — “Same Space/New Light”


It’s on! We’ve just picked up the first fresh copies of our new issue from the printer. It will be available on our launch event and opening of the group show this Friday.

JB. Magazine #03.
“Same Space / New Light”
52 pages on newsprint, tabloid format + 12-page photo special

Interviews and stories with Ed Templeton, Leslie Shows, Rasa Todosijevic, Joel Meyerowitz, Boogie, Andrew Schoultz, Julie Oppermann, Erosie, John Maloof/Vivian Maier, Ian Johnson, Esh.
Featured artists: Tim Head (exclusive piece for JB.), India Hobson, Sebastian Haslauer, Celeste Najt, Francisco Saco, Simone Rubi, Jo Peters, Jody Paulsen, Graphic Surgery, Tobias Bärmann.

Release event: 12/12/2014 at HVW8 Gallery Berlin, 7–10 pm. It is also the opening of the group show “Same Space/New Light” we curated in collaboration with Berlin art publishers Draw A Line.


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12/12/2014: JB. Magazine Release & Group Show


Something’s going on! 12/12/2014 is the day we are releasing our next issue and opening a group show in collaboration with our friends from Draw A Line, presented by HVW8 Berlin. Celebrate with us!

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Release Date: JB. Magazine Issue #03 in December


JB. Magazine #03 — Release — 12/12/2014

We are happy to announce the release of our upcoming issue: JB. Magazine #03. What had been cooking on a low temperature for ages is finally set to be released.

The new issue is bigger than ever: 52 pages plus an exclusive supplement, and between all blacks and whites it’s going to be fully colored – as our lives are! Filled with stunning artworks and stories from a number of incredible artists. Among them the photographers Boogie, Ed Templeton or Joel Meyerowitz, painters from street culture to neuro-scientists as Andrew Schoultz, Erosie, Leslie Shows or Julie Oppermann, plus a bunch of artist friends, all sharing their creative/collaborative bit to make this an awesome issue.

A list of all featured artists will be published next Monday!

Release date: Friday, 12 December, 2014 here in Berlin. Stay in the loop for any kind of event on that day!

We will be on Friends With Books — Art Book Fair Berlin at Café Moskau the same weekend (13-14 December, 2014) with our freshly printed issue and a couple of photo zines, sharing a table with our friend, the artist Sergej Vutuc.

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Photos From the Collective Futures Opening


The opening of the Collective Futures Berlin installation yesterday was a good one. It was packed and a lot of fun, good to see so many folks and friends. Here are a few impressions of the space, art and the people. Featured artists: Drury Brennan (cups and blanket), Palefroi (prints, books), Ina Weise (installation, prints), Yoko Seyama (light installation), Jenne Grabowski (photos).
The show will be up until Sunday, 28.09., everyday from 11-18 h. We will do a radio show on Berlin Community Radio today (26.09.) from 17-19 h. Tune in!
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Exhibition: Collective Futures Berlin


Our friends from Colectivo Futuro from London are setting up this exhibition at BCR Berlin with an art show and a couple of music related events and radio streaming. JB. Magazine has teamed up with them, issue #02 will be available for free as long as our stock lasts and I am involved in the art exhibition showing black and white photos (see a few images below). Opening is on Thursday, 25. September 2014 at 5 pm @ BCR, Pflügerstr. 52.

There will be an after party at the nice restaurant Parker Bowles which is kicking off at 10:30 pm. You can join us for a late dinner or you just come around and have drinks and listen to good music with DJs from the Colectivo gang.

All photos © Jenne Grabowski / JB. 2014
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Collective Futures in Berlin, 25 – 28 Sept. 2014


Collective Futures is coming to Berlin. The international and interdisciplinary art project initiated by our friends in London – Colectivo Futuro with Miguel Colmenares leading the way – is coming to the city with a collaborative event including an exhibition, radio streaming and creative interaction. We are happy to be a creative partner of this event and to exhibit some pieces and present JB. Magazine throughout the four days at the Berlin Community Radio studio in Neukölln. We will keep you posted about what’s going on during these four days.

Participating artists are Drury Brennan from LA, Ina Weise from Dresden, the duo Palefroi from France and Yoko Seyama from Tokyo. And: Café Kraft will serve fresh pour over coffee on the spot.
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Out & About With Julie Oppermann


Ever heard of Julie Oppermann? She is a cheerful soul, powerful, an artist pushing the limits of visual perception. Julie is making paintings that are physically difficult to perceive, playing around with Moire patterns that occur by repetitive transferring of contrasting colors through line or dot patterns. Her work is mesmerizing, testing your eyes’ abilities, making your brain projecting things that are not there. Her background is science as she studied neuro science but decided to go 100 % into making art at some point after she finished university. Now she is able to intertwine both worlds.

For an interview for JB. issue #03 we met Julie at her home which his also the studio space until she moves into a new place soon. We went on a journey throughout the day in Neukölln and Kreuzberg, riding our bikes across Tempelhof airport to have coffee on our way to the Science Center Spectrum where we spent the entire afternoon exploring the scientific world and experimenting with anything they had to offer there. Full story is coming up in our printed issue, and here you get a glimpse on what you can expect.
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JB. Summer Sale in Our Webstore


Yes! We are having a summer sale in our webshop! Free shipping on all our products. And as it’s summer out there we’re having this awesome offer for you: get our collaborative t-shirt we made with the design studio and JB. friend Give Up Art for € 19, including a free copy of JB. #02 and a bunch of our brand new and really sweet stickers.

Also available are all three photo zines in our JB. Paper series. Black and white photographs by Jenne Grabowski, b/w digital printing in three different editions.

#01 — “Shelter” comes with an A3 poster + postcard, 20 pages, signed and numbered.
#02 — “BOUND” is a 20-pages zine with photos from the “Wall On Wall” open air exhibition a year ago, which reveals a very bizarre setting.
#03 — “Out / About” (pre-release) is a new 24-pages zine with tales from a foggy day in January in the middle of now/here which also comes with a postcard.

Just Give Up. and get your personal JB. goods in our webshop and be a happy human being.

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Meeting Todd Francis in Berlin


The artist and designer Todd Francis came to Berlin for the Bright Tradeshow. He was invited by Element Skateboards for who Todd is creating board graphics such as his recent series Natural Dejection which got presented by Element this week. He also painted a mural with some of his signature pigeons on the side of the booth. Together with JB. fellow Seb Carayol he just released his retrospective book Look Away which sold out right away.
We connected the dots between Yong-Ki’s Solitary Arts, Todd and us. Todd and Yong-Ki established a new adventure called Special Crud. Watch out for a special feature in the next issue of JB. where we can tell a few pigeon stories…
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Photography: Boogie Launches New Website


Street photographer Vladimir Milivojevich aka Boogie sent us a link the other day to leave a few words about his new website that just went live. And what can we say? It’s a mass of photos he presents there and it works rather as an archive than a showcase. As an artist, he created a signature style and is fully living it, shooting rolls and rolls of film. And in this plethora of images you are still able to read a single image. So good!
We have an interview with Boogie in the works for our printed issue #03. You should be excited as we are because it will be pretty rad. Here are a few photos from his recent experiment called Demons with a wet plate collodion technique, a progress completely opposed to his usual street photography.
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Erosie X Draw A Line


If you carefully followed our squirrel moves, you would have noticed the exclusive artwork by Erosie on the backpage of our last issue. Before we can fully reveal his feature in our upcoming issue, we have to mention the superb collaboration he did with Draw A Line, Berlin last year.

Draw A Line is a creative studio collaborating with international artists to create and sell limited art edition prints. We recently met with Gunnar and Stefan, and the way they are working is pretty remarkable. They team up with artists to create various kinds of prints with a limited run using different printing techniques and sell them at a reasonable price. The collection they are offering is pretty unique. That leads us to the little book written in 1970 by Eugene M. Schwartz that publisher Edition Taube reprinted: Confessions of a Poor Collector.

To complete the whole project, Erosie came back to Berlin a couple weeks ago to paint a mural at a wall at the former Tempelhof Airport. Sadly some dumb local dude, who obviously tries to stay true to some of his unwritten rules, crossed his piece already. (See pic below)



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Pacific Standard Time


We’ve been out of business for almost a month. But only because of breathing fresh air and staying away from the computer for the most part. One part of JB. was out and about in California during the weeks of March to see the Pacific Ocean, to investigate the ‘turrelley’ light of the Arizona deserts and to collect stories and interviews for the upcoming issues of JB. Here are a few impressions, lots more to follow within the next two weeks.
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JB. Store Sale — 25 % Off!


Thank you for giving up with us in 2013!

Thank you for celebrating the amazing 10 3/4 Years of JB. party last summer. For all the support by liking our features and posts in our online magazine. For a good time on Miss Read with our Sergej Vutuc X JB. stand. A big thank you to all who are wearing our Just Give Up. T-shirt with style. And also a big, big thank you to all the artists that we had the chance to meet, talk and work with over the past year.

That’s why our sweet T-shirts are NOW FOR SALE ’til the end of the year. Get yours, or purchase the most awesome present for your beloved ones in our online shop on

A new print issue of JB. Magazine is already in progress. Of course we are going to install another club event. The recently created division JB. Paper is about to grow with new zine and photo book projects.

Much love! Enjoy the now and just give up…
Your JB. team

/ In the photo above you can see our friend Vince from the band Foool. Photo © by Jenne Grabowski

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JB. Online Shop / JUST GIVE UP. T-shirts


As you might know, we have an online shop now. And it’s open all day & night. Our awesome T-shirt — JUST GIVE UP., the Just Breathe. X Give Up Art collaboration is available again in all sizes from S to XL, mint or white print on a grey T-shirt. Giving up is the new way of releasing yourself. Don’t sleep on this!


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Sergej Vutuc @ Wayward Gallery, London


The traveling man Sergej Vutuc just arrived in time for his show Could Be… Strong Reaction in London from 19. – 22.09.2013 Wayward Gallery is the place and if you are around you should go and say hi to our friend, the opening is tonight from 6 – 9 pm. Sergej is performing as Helmut Vutuc Lampshade with his “Truly Grindcore” during the opening.

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JB. Paper #02 — “(BOUND)”


This is good news: JB. Paper #02 is here. (BOUND) is a black and white photo zine with 20 pages (laser print copies), all photos shot by Jenne Grabowski. It will be available at the Miss Read art book fair, where we will share a table with our friend Sergej Vutuc. Come by and get a copy or soon in our online shop.
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