Founded in 2011 by management consultants Mrs. Elisabeth und Mr. Christian Jacobs, Earnest & Algernon is a biannual customer magazine focused on culture. The magazine talks in part about the Jacobs’ qualifications, but largely highlights topics from obscure fields of interest for what is tantamount to a private readers club of High-End clients. Each issue is monothematic and examines one specific topic from every possible angle. The design always reflects the current issue’s theme, making each magazine unique. Bureau Borsche created the visual concept for Earnest & Algernon, including its name and logo; and also contributed illustrations and imagery to go along with the art direction.
Issue No. 1–9 2014
An issue on our emotional spectrum at work. Pure happiness and utter sadness: just part of the daily grind.
An issue of rituals. We spoke to artists about their personal rituals and asked them to draw, paint, or photograph them.
An issue remembering the good old Whole Earth Catalogue: an esoteric view on economics and it’s meaning for high profile business men.
An issue on love and creativity. All illustrations were made by us at the Bureau or Mr. Martin Fengel.
An issue full of secrets. The cover uses concrete-like cardboard, like the streets where clandestine interactions take place.
An issue all about time. The Iris print gives every cover, dependent on its production time, an unpredictable gradient. The high end paper is similar to that of a clock-face. The Bureau also created illustrations to flow throughout the magazine.