Sonja Stockhammer isn’t a woman to beat around the bush; nor is she a chatterbox. But through her judicious choice of words she paints a vivid picture of her life and loves. When she met Christina Repolust for an interview, Sonja talked quickly and eloquently about her love for her horses, dogs and cats, her experiences as a street paper vendor and her feeling that anything is possible.
2019 marks INSP’s 25th anniversary, as well as equally remarkable milestones for a number of street papers across the world. Michaela Gründler, the editor-in-chief of Apropos, is also celebrating a landmark: she started working at the Salzburg street paper on 1 February 1999. In this interview, she looks back on the last 20 years and talks about how the image of Apropos has changed, the work that she and her team do behind the scenes and why she loves fairy tales so much.
This year we asked vendors: if you could give a song as a present this Christmas, what would you choose? The result was the INSP Vendor Playlist, which is now available for your listening pleasure. Apropos vendor Eduard wants to give the gift of Bavarian yodelling this Christmas.
As we approach the halfway mark in 2018, take a look back at the covers on sale on the streets of the world this month.
Apropos, the street paper of Salzburg, Austria, recently its 20th anniversary. To mark that, one of its longest serving vendors, Luise Slamanug, sat down with the publication’s chief editor, Michaela Gründler, for an interview about what life has been like at Apropos over the last 20 years.
With Christmas just around the corner, street papers around the world have been getting into the Yuletide spirit and emblazoning their front covers with all things festive!
We bid farewell to September by having a look back at the best of the street paper covers from the month.
As 2016 comes to a close, vendors tell INSP about their hopes for the new year. Today, Apropos vendor Elena says she wants a better life for her son David.
This category is always one of the most exciting, as it reflects the extraordinary gains and achievements of street papers worldwide. From an exclusive Papal audience to a sales-boosting, vendor-led edition; meet our five finalists.
From special editions and calendars to funky bespoke gift wrap, we discover how street papers around the world are helping vendors increase their Christmas sales, give thanks to their customers and to truly enjoy the festive season.
We hear from Austrian street paper vendors who stepped back in time – and into a painting – when they took part in a tableau vivant in front of the famous Sattler Panorama of Salzburg.
Interest, rejection, amazement, avoidance, excuses… the Archbishop of Salzburg experienced them all whilst selling Apropos.
Austrian street paper Apropos has taken an unusual approach to improving its vendors’ health and their interaction with customers – yoga classes.