Tom Janssen (28) and Sim Kaart (26) co-founded the independent magazine Voortuin, which started off as a hand-stapled magazine featuring selfmade content, mostly focussing on the act of making something physical, rather than contributing to any discipline or scene. Nanda Meijer (28) joined them as a photography student intern and stayed part of the team after graduating, curating half of the visual style. Tom Janssen majored in psychology and journalism, finding ways to write and have people contribute short stories and poems that could be characterized as surrealistic, absurd and keeping things small. Sim Kaart dropped out of art school as a graphic design student and takes care of compiling the content, thinking about form and making things printable. Every edition contains works by different contributors, varying from a renowned illustrator to the beardy poet running a curiosities shop. Contributions are anynomous. For the magazine to act as a whole, they explore the balance between content, design and form. This way they are facing the challenge of inventing themselves over and over again, meeting the borders of what a magazine is and what making a magazine means.