Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler (*1964) is an expert in the field of communication studies. Currently, he is vice-president of the research department and the department for the development of young talent in science at the University of Erfurt, Germany. One of his main areas of interest is the field of visual communication focussing on the illustrated press of the time between the two world wars. Recently, he co-developed (together with the municipal library of the city of Dresden, SLUB) the online platform www.illustrierte-presse.de, in which over 650 issues of the most important magazines of the 1920s have been digitalized and have been made available and more than 75,000 print pages with more than 50,000 illustrations can be accessed. For over 20 years, he has been organising exhibitions about the design of magazines, including »Bauhaus am Kiosk« (2007/2009, about »die neue linie«). One of his latest projects focuses on the visions of the new urban modernism as seen in the illustrated magazines of the Weimar Republic (Berlin 2012). The museum Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin, is currently showing his exhibition »mein reklame-fegefeuer«, featuring works of designer Herbert Bayer from the years 1928-1938.