Časopis za sodobno umetnost, kulturo in veselje do življenja
Magazine for contemporary art, culture and the joy of life
ISSN 1855-8976


Etymologically, Folio originates in the Latin singular form of “folium” – leaf. Folio is leaf of a manuscript or book, and a standard size sheet of paper once folded – like the folded newspaper sheet. – The magazine dedicated to art, culture and joy of life, as we defined it in the subtitle.

The cover of the first issue features the photograph of a leaf from the tree Paulownia tomentosa, also Princess Tree, from the flowering figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), the photo having been taken in Maribor. It grows in most peculiar places, crevices and cracks, drainpipes ... In its first year, it grows several meters high, having enormous leafs. The continuation is a matter of survival in a hostile environment.

Publisher ACE KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia

In printing, folio designates the page number in a book (even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand), in books, folio stands for the format exceeding 30 cm in height, or a page of a book. Furthermore, Folio is a typeface – sans-serif, similar to Helvetica, designed by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum in 1957 for the Bauersche Gießerei/Bauer foundry (in France licensed under the name Caravelle). Its distinguishing feature is the letter Q with its tail centred under the figure.

Folio is in good company: Folio Society is a British publisher of fine illustrated books, Folio is a monthly magazine for the publishing industry and the name of a new wave band from Los Angeles, whereas Folio Corporation is a software company – and Folio is the name of the magazine, in Slovenian and in English, being published in Maribor.




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