äntrepō is concerned with new and evolving methods of design as driven by experimental thinking and practice. It is an outlet for anyone interested in celebrating design for design’s sake, stepping away from commercial representations of the field.
The mission of äntrepō is to gather content and share it with like-minded readers and audiences. The name is the phonetic spelling of the word entrepôt – relating to ports or trading posts during the time of wind-powered shipping where merchandise and goods were collected, traded and distributed. The publication’s purpose is likewise to serve as a hub for the exchange of ideas, processes and practices that ignite curiosity and encourage practice.
äntrepō is expressed in multiple formats. The annual publication is a culmination of all formats, ideas and dialogues, designed as a large volume that is considered a collector’s piece. Each issue of the publication showcases interviews, concepts and work from contributing artists, designers and writers. Spreads are experimental and expressive in their design and contain photography, typography and imagery. Editorial features include critical writings on design and art and historical, conceptual and philosophical perspectives on topics related to each issue’s theme.
The EXTRAS series introduces the theme of the larger publication and illustrates conversations and ideas through a smaller physical piece while the podcast explores experimental practice through audio conversations with national and international thought leaders.
The äntrepō podcast is an interview series that uncovers unique perspectives on methods, craft, process within the creative community. A selection of current and
archived episodes are available below.
SN 1 / EP 02: Trey Jones / Furniture Design
SN 1 / EP 06: AIGA Eye On Design with Perrin Drumm
SN 1 / EP 07: Education and Design with Ellen Lupton
SN 1 / EP 10: Colophon Foundry with Anthony Sheret
SN 2 / EP 04: Studio Drift with Ralph Nauta
SN 2 / EP 05: Exhibition Design with Richard Bentham