Austria has a new tennis magazine – yay! Just when you think “why would you start a printed magazine, now?”, Verlag für moderne Kunst comes up with a great reason. It focuses on personal stories and experiences with the sport and tells of the world around the yellow felt ball in a literary and humorous way.
The format and paper of the magazine are very handy, which invites for long reading, whether on the subway or on the sofa. Elaphus was used mainly for the running text, Flatspot for the large lead texts. The heavy type weights allow you to cheer between the classic layouts, just as you give free rein to your emotions between rallies on the tennis court.
tweener will be quite different from other sports magazines. The internet is a quicker and more direct source for daily reports about events in this top-class sport. Paper may be patient, but tennis fans certainly aren’t. tweener offers stories and perspectives that will still have something to say years later. For example: a report about the wicked concrete courts in Vienna’s Donaupark; a series of photos (taken by Maximilian Haidacher) about a Styrian quarry that provides a large part of the sand used for tennis in Austria; a witty reckoning with sports clubs by Christoph Grissemann; a self-observation about failing in tennis as a hobby player by Tobias Pötzelsberger; a look into the bag of Nico Langmann, who is a professional tennis player in a wheelchair; a nutrition recommendation by Lukas Mraz, one of the best cooks in the country. This is the first service of tweener magazine. Welcome!