AORTICA, a road trip tucked into a magazine, is devoted to portraits and wanderlust, asking questions till the cows come home. Each issue zooms in on a single destination, focusing on its »Schöpfungskraft« — German for creative power. Sneak an intimate peek into the musings and everyday lives of hard-working squirrels — an endearing term for hand-selected creators — as they answer a quirky questionnaire à la Proust. Meander through their portfolios and amble around the private spaces where these squirrels’ ideas sprout. Feel local upon arrival and get to know the residents’ beloved haunts.