Not just another guide to cologne
NOT JUST
ANOTHER GUIDE TO
Cologne Soon available online and
at selected bookshops!

Info

  1. Guide book 140 pages, 9 categories/chapters, over 200 tips & infos
  2. Foldout city map compact, inscribable city map for navigation and exploration
  3. Post card send your family and friends some greetings from Cologne

Visiting a foreign city is an exciting and challenging experience. It often means feeling a bit lost when you first arrive and most guide books send you on the same touristic, beaten paths. Wouldn't it be great to explore a city through the eyes of other international travellers and locals instead?

This guide came to life first in 2014 through the hands of three local and international design students that wanted to share a unique perspective on the life of a city they got to experience and cherish. Also they realised how most of the time incoming students had no prior tips and information on what life had to offer in Cologne besides studying.

Since then they have collected endless recommendations and tips from international and national students as well as locals to show you Cologne from a different angle. With all this unique information the guide offers a great companion not only for students but also travellers and even locals.

If you are an international student in Cologne though the contents of this guide will be especially helpful to you. This book will not only provide you with many recommendations rarely mentioned in other guides but also give you a broad selection of information about local culture, bureaucracy, housing, emergency and safety topics as well as places to explore outside of Cologne.

Our team is proud to provide you with truely honest, first-hand advice and recommendations by students, locals and travellers that will help you to explore and discover the city from a unique and young perspective. Good luck and have a great time!

Edition
Second Edition (2016) - 2.000 copies
First published in 2014

Categories/Chapters
Kölsch Culture, Food, Nightlife, Designish, Sundays,
Seasonal Events, Mobility, Housing, SOS

Concept, Editing, Layout and Publishing
Jaqueline Diedam, Raoul Döring, Yuki Fukuda

Supported by
Cologne University of Applied Sciences,
KISD – Köln International School of Design
University of Cologne
Buch- und Offsetdruckerei Häuser KG

Interested?

You got interested in the project and want to know where to get one of our guides?

As you read this we are preparing the release of this years brand new edition of the guide!
It will be for sale sometime in spring 2016.

If you want to be the first one to know about the launch, please leave your e-mail address with us through the form on the right. We will get in touch with you as soon as there is any news. Thank you for your interest and we hope to be showing you around this amazing city soon!

The
Making
Of

3 design students working over 300 hours
167 pieces of paper models
120 sqm of colored paper and cardboard
100 meters tape

PRESS

"Man nehme drei Designstudierende, lasse sie über 300 Stunden aus 120 Quadratmetern buntem Papier und Pappe sowie 100 Metern Klebeband 167 Papiermodelle basteln, man gebe viele, viel Tassen Kaffee hinzu und schon erhält man die Bildsprache für einen Stadtführer, der anders ist als alle anderen."
novum - world of graphic design

"Der "Not just another guide to Cologne" unterscheidet sich nicht nur inhaltlich von den konventionellen Kölntipps, sondern glänzt vorallem durch sein Design."
Inside Out

"Ein kreativer Service mit einem visuellen Konzept, das mit handgemachten Illustrationen punktet, Nutzer an die Hand nimmt und sie auch mal dazu inspiriert, bisher unentdecktes Terrain zu erkunden."
PAGE online

Design made in Germany / Designspotter / TH-Köln

THE DESIGNERS

We are an international group coming from Brazil, Germany and Japan. In this collaborative project we could bring together our diverse skill sets and cultural perspectives, making it a truly interdisciplinary and international approach to design.

All members of our team are currently living and working in Germany. To get in contact with us please use our contact information below. We are looking forward to hear from you!

Jaqueline Diedam
Jaqueline Diedam

Illustrator, BA Designer

Portfolio

jackie-illustrated.com
behance.net

Raoul Döring
Raoul Döring

Graphic Designer, Photographer

Portfolio

raouldoering.de
behance.net

Yuki Fukuda
Yuki Fukuda

BA Integrated Designer

Contact

Do you have any further questions or are you interested in working with us on a project?
Please feel free to contact us through the email address below. We are looking forward to hear from you!

contact[at]notjustanotherguide.de