FORWARD and ONLINEPRINTERS are teaming up to create a community-driven magazine asking creatives what makes them happy. All it takes to participate is a white canvas and the color black – digital or analogue – to create a blissful moment from scratch. A selection of all the submitted works will be printed and published in “The Happy Zine”.


It’s a question we keep asking ourselves our entire lives: “What makes me happy?” And while the answer to that question is easy when a child, it gets more difficult to find a good reply when growing up. We are asking you, and the creative community what it is that makes all of you happy.

In an open call, everyone is invited to submit their digital or analogue artworks on happiness, drawing, designing, illustrating on white A5 canvas using black and white to tell stories about happiness. The whole project is all about community, collectiveness, and giving various answers to what happiness can be and what different ways there are to express that.

After the dark times we have all experienced within the past year, “The Happy Zine” sheds a light on the positive things in our lives. After all, lifting each other up and inspiring one another is what keeps us pushing.



Whatever it is, that makes you happy – your dog, your mom, the sea – visualize it, submit it, and share it with the international community. The chosen artworks are being published in “The Happy Zine”, which will be ready to pre-order for free from July 1st onwards.


All the participants who get published in the magazine win a 50€ ONLINEPRINTERS voucher as well as a Livestream Ticket for the Forward Festival Hamburg – alongside the feeling of happiness of being a published artist.


So, what are you waiting for? Get your (digital) pen out and start telling us about what happiness is to you. Enjoy!