It takes real teamwork to get quality writing published. Finding an exciting topic, researching sources, or hunting down interview subjects all require creativity and determination. In addition to the text, beautiful photos and unique illustrations are essential, and in our case, we shouldn’t forget that the articles need to be translated into another language to reach as many people as possible. Below the Hype&Hyper team shares with us which articles were the most memorable for them to create this year!
The protagonist of my favorite article this year is a very diverse artist. Even though the interview itself was published in the first month of 2022 and was a big hit, I was instantly hooked and kept it with me until December. Dávid Godzsák is successful both as a ceramist and a programmer, creating a contrast that is fascinating and inspiring at the same time. The mix of profession and hobby is, I think, motivating for many of us and, in Dávid’s words, “it takes a lot of perseverance, patience, and practice to achieve a high level of quality”. By the way, beyond the online walls, this year the Henger Studio, a dream shared by Dávid and Debóra Horák, opened its doors.
Luca Makai, translator
The most exciting project for me this year was unquestionably the Balkan Rally brochure, for which I created both the illustrations and the layout. There are few things more distant from me than cars since I used to think of rallies as people messing up Lada cars and then crashing them on a hill. But while working on this, I quickly found the beauty of vintage cars (especially the Porsche 911), motorbikes, and Balkan landscapes. So, if I could be convinced by the topic, anyone can!
Roland Molnár, graphic designer
To be honest, I didn’t have to think for a moment about which article I enjoyed writing most this year. I spent a significant part of my childhood watching Nickelodeon cartoons, of which Rugrats was my favorite. To be able to interview their creator, Gábor Csupó, was a dream come true, especially because Gábor, who lives in Los Angeles, was incredibly open and collaborative, and it was a joy to listen to his experiences, stories, and his unvarnished opinions about the film industry.
Réka Kovács-Vass, copy editor