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Benji Knewman is a man, around 40 years old. He’s trying to be genuine, and it seems he sometimes manages. Just like his grandfather who used to say: “Ben, how you spend your day is how you spend your life!” Currently Benji Knewman is more everywhere than anywhere. Mostly on the road. He’s still in search of his own perfect day. While looking for it, he curates a biannual bookazine telling stories about people who don’t pretend and who can simply be. Covering a myriad of vocations and lifestyles, as well as geographical locations, they’re living proof that you don’t have to be conventional to have a good life.
The moss green chapter
…where it’s OK to be sad, especially in autumn. A girl confesses liking people who take notes. Another girl draws a home of her lifetime.
The Volkswagen blue chapter
…where we meet a marketing professor who has never owned a mobile phone. Then there’s a German man who interviews celebrities and discovers a long-lost film.
The brass chapter
…is where we get behind an orchestra and learn that they too are only people. Also, a 65-year-old motorbike connoisseur almost breaks his neck.
The battleship gray chapter
…is home for the courageous. A Latvian graphic artist speaks his mind while some get naked and intimate about their scars.
The old gold chapter
…in which it is the 1930s and a bunch of street photographers make history happen. Then a guy recollects his sentiment of the almost lost art of VHS tapes.
The ivory white chapter
…is reserved for ladies who are eager to understand. A Latvian looks at herself in Japan while a curious design student dissects the collective memory.