Welcome to Issue #5.
The world cup starts this weekend. I grew up playing and have followed professional teams most of my life, so to say I’m excited is an understatement. If you’d like a primer, N+1 has published some funny previews for past tournaments (2010, 2014, 2018).
I’m supposed to root for my home country, but America doesn’t prioritize world football so I usually root for Germany since my dad is german. Though despite being a perennially strong squad, Die Mannschaft is between golden generations and probably won’t win this year. I predict Belgium wins this one before their own golden generation ages out.
Whatever happens, I’m looking forward to a month of top shelf football.
In this issue: Swim lanes, climate questions for designers, and really good illustrations.