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Since 2010 an exclusive team around the Cologne-based publisher DAAB has been creating exquisite books in the fields of art, architecture, design and fashion. In addition to a clear focus on original content and relevant topics DAAB also attaches great importance to the graphic design of all its books. The editorial design and layout is developed and designed by the well-known agency MEIRÉ UND MEIRÉ in Cologne. Most of the books are published bilingual for worldwide distribution.


Following the monographs on AI WEIWEI, WINKA DUBBELDAM and PAOLA NAVONE, the FRESH series shows the best work on illustration, product design and street art, edited by the renowned agency Magma Brand, which also designs and publishes the highly successful magazine "Slanted". SUPERLATIVE EMIRATES provides an overview of the numerous exorbitant architectural projects of the United Arab Emirates. This is complemented by FUTURISTIC which focuses in great detail on the perspectives of future building projects faced with the global challenges of overpopulation and climatic change.


DAAB first aroused the attention of the international art world with RISING , a fascinating compendium on young emerging artists edited by Olaf Salié, who was supported by an advisory board including well-known gallery owners and collectors. Rising was followed by CORPORATE COLLECTIONS, published in cooperation with Deutsche Standards and the Corporate Collecting Task Force of the Cultural Committee of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) - an exquisitely designed and lavishly illustrated book on the corporate collections of 70 German companies, including private collections with direct connections to the companies owned by the collectors.

BRIGHT! presents a unique collection of extraordinary typography in illustrations and art.


In autumn 2012 DAAB boasts two very different corner stones in the field of fashion:

PRIDE AND GLORY by the internationally acclaimed photographer Horst A. Friedrichs pays homage to the rockers' jacket to which a limited edition with an elaborate leather-bound including a signed print is planned. THE LABEL BOOK, edited by Thomas Rusche, presents exclusive fashion companies whose labels continue to be a guarantee for the highest quality, as well as tradition and style. In addition to this title the 8-volume set ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CLOTHING CULTURE, available autumn 2014, will be a dependable guide to everyday and not-so-everyday questions of clothing.


With their publications, Ralf & Anja Daab have set themselves the task to contextually relevant accents and buck the mainstream by producing well made high quality books. At the same time DAAB has also developed new formats based on the contents of their publications.

The book NEW ON THE CATWALK for example was the basis for the COLOGNE CATWALK 2012, a new fashion show format for emerging designers in Cologne. In 2014 the Cologne Catwalk will be extended by a trade fair for YOUNG COUTURE LABELS open to consumer and retailer.


CROSSING CHINA, a compendium on contemporary art and architecture in China was first presented at the ART COLOGNE 2013. The book is edited by Gérard Goodrow and will be released in January 2014.


More projects in 2013:

THINK DUTCH, a co-edition with FRAME Magazine presents and describes future-oriented projects and products of the creative scene of dutch designers and architectures.


More projects in 2014:

In INGENIOUS ENCOUNTERS the photographer Peter Badge presents a impressive insight to his journey to all living Nobel laureates.


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