The star element of the website, around which everything dances, is the staircase menu. On the website of choreographer, dancer and dance educator Nora Elberfeld, it takes up a constant amount of white space and creates a pleasant break. Together with the elegant strong typeface we designed a bright and joyful color palette that adds identity to the individual content and pages of the website.
Medium: Website > noraelberfeld.com Category: Arts and culture Client: Nora Eberfeld Year: 2023 Content management system: WordPress Typeface: Ortica Special features: elegant, portfolio, responsive, dancing menu
Ideologically in line with our view of politics, we develop various print products for „filia- Die Frauenstiftung„. These include an ongoing series of feminist riso-cards. filia’s mission is to provide funds and canalize money and transform it into activities organized by women and girls for women and girls. Their goal is: Change, not Charity – social change, not welfare!
Media: fundraise postcards, reports, books Category: Arts and culture Client: filia – die frauenstifutung Year: 2022 – ongoing
In the self-proclaimed Billhorner Platz, an interesting intersection in Rothenburgsort, „Projektbüro“ investigate the place and the effects of the Corona pandemic on the city through various actions and test games. These actions are each announced through posters and flyers and then summarized and reflected in booklets. A a constantly growing website accompanies the project almost in real time.
Media: CI, signage, posters, booklets, magazine Category: Architecture and urban planning Client: Projektbüro Title: Billhorner Platz Year: 2022 – ongoing Typeface: Work Sans Installation photos by Lukas Engelhardt
The portfolio website for the performance artist and artistic duo rykena/jüngst, inspired by the appearance of a simple Tumblr blog, is striking in its simplicity and celan aesthetic. Behind the simplicity lays a well coded seamless, smooth navigation between portfolio elements and their contents.
Medium: Website > rykenajuengst.com Category: Arts and culture Client: rykena / juengst Year: 2023 Content management system: kirby Typeface: Acumin Web development: menschmaschine Special features: minimal, portfolio, responsive
„Was Plattenhänder:innen können, können nur Plattenhänder:innen“. We designed a playful corporate design for Hanseplatte, the most popular record store in Hamburg. As a new store signage we have designed a circular text layer that covers both sides of the store front. A static ticker.
Media: CI, riso-business cards, signage, stamps Category: Music, trade and craft Client: Hanseplatte Year: 2022 Typeface: HK Grotesk
For the Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen and its new artistic direction, we developed redesign. The core concept behind the new appearance is a typographic, welcoming gesture into the theater „KOMM INS THEATER!“. The design is nearly entirely typographic, which highlights the emphasis on language and spoken theater. It is bold, wild, and friendly with a strong cultural connection.
Using a flexible, moving Logo that takes inspiration from the rows of seats in a traditional amphitheater, Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen always takes up the space it needs on the different product formats.
Media: CI, website, posters, flyers, magazine, business cards, signage Category: Arts and culture Client: Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen, Rudolf Frey Year: 2023 Typeface: Good Sans, Chapter See also:
Spoken Dance is a research project on artistic audio description in contemporary dance. Audio description in dance is the verbal description of movements, bodies, situations and everything that happens on stage.
The website we designed for this purpose is technically and stylistically created for people with visual disabilities or impairments. The focus here is on optimal machine readability. As a special feature the colours of the website can be inverted, which can be an advantage for certain visual impairments. The font used, Atkinson hyperlegible, was also created for visually impaired people: The letters and numbers can be easily recognised and distinguished from each other. The light pink background colour is a minimal colour accent in the otherwise absolutely user-optimised, typographic website. (In cooperation with menschmaschine)
Medium: Website > spokendance.com Category: Arts and culture Clients: Carolin Jüngst, Ursina Tossi und Lisa Rykena Year: 2022 Content management system: Kirby Web development: menschmaschine Typeface: Atkinson Hyperlegible Special features: research project, audiodescription, accessible website
60 years of company history collected in a retrospective book. The book outlines the story of the company since 1962 and that of its employees, but also facts about inventions or a short outlook into the future. The design of the book is very individual. It is divided into 8 chapters, for each we have developed an own customised design concept. A range of print finishes make the book a pleasant, tactile object.
Medium: Book Category: Building industry Client: Schöck Bauteile Title: Zeitsprünge / Time Leaps Editor: Schöck Bauteile Publisher: Gesellschaft für Knowhow-Transfer in Architektur und Bauwesen Year: 2022 Format: 210x280mm Pages: 128 Typeface: Corpid Schoeck Special features: Hardcover with two-colour woven linen binding, embossing, folded banderole and coloured book edge See also: Schöck – Poesie & Technik; Schöck – Verbinden & Trennen
For more than 60 years, the Schöck company has been developing components that are used in architecture in the most diverse ways, technology that stands in the background. The publication „Poesie & Technik“ (Poetry & Technology) now shows contemporary architecture in the context of the components developed by Schöck. The book design lives from the concept of the title: hand drawings meet technical construction plans and illustrations. The chapters are each introduced by a match of drawing vs. plan, positive vs. negative combined with separator pages in a shorter page format.
Medium: Book Category: Building industry Client: Schöck Bauteile Title: Poesie & Technik / Poetry & Technology Editor: Schöck Bauteile Publisher: Gesellschaft für Knowhow-Transfer in Architektur und Bauwesen Year: 2022 Format: 210mmx280mm Pages: 144 Typeface: Corpid Schoeck Special features: Softcover with flaps, embossing and coated finish, inside pages in two different formats See also: Schöck – Zeitsprünge; Schoeck – Verbinden & Trennen
The Schöck company develops building components that are used in a wide variety of ways in architecture, technology that stands in the background. A central product from this range is presented and explained in this brochure, accompanied by architectural reference examples or voices on the product from architects. The design is light, classy and simple and based on a generous use of typography and an elaborate mixture of materials used.
Medium: Booklet Category: Building industry Client: Schöck Bauteile Title: Verbinden & Trennen Publisher: Gesellschaft für Knowhow-Transfer in Architektur und Bauwesen Year: 2021 Format: 210x280mm Pages: 20 Typeface: Corpid Schöck Special features: Cover from grey cardboard with flaps, silk screen and embossing See also: Schöck – Poesie & Technik; Schöck – Zeitsprünge
The Old Town Coast revives and blossoms! The interdisciplinary initiative „Altstadtküste“ (Old Town Coast) focuses on Hamburg’s historic old town centre, its special conditions and challenges as well as its hidden potentials with regard to a liveable, green and socially just city. For the Altstadtküstenfest 2021, we developed a shimmering visual that is reminiscent of water and islands; surfaces overlap and are recombined for different media such as programme posters or programme flyers. In 2022, the colour in the visual grows out of itself. (In cooperation with Franziska Opel)
Media: CI, website, flyer, poster, stage banner, social media graphics Category: Public and municipal Client: Reallabor Altstadtküste Title: Die Altstadtküste lebt auf / Die Altstadtküste blüht auf Year: 2021 & 2022 Typeface: Engravers Gothic, HK Grotesk See also:altstadtkueste.de
Over a period of two years, a group of Hamburg architects and urban planners explored the topic „wideness“ in the city and collected places in Hamburg where one can experience wideness as a complementary element to urban density and the feeling of narrowness. The „Atlas der Weite“ collects these places and analyses them according to certain criteria. It is conceived and designed as a loose collection of sheets in a linen-covered folder that can be expanded with new „Weite“ places at any time. The oversized A2 landscape format and the large-format photographs make the places experienceable and make the turning of the pages into a physical act. The atlas currently exists only once as a high-quality exhibition copy, but it is also available digitally. (Photography: Martin Kunze)
Medium: Folder Category: Architecture and urban planning Client: Hamburgische Architektenkammer Title: Atlas der Weite Publisher: Hamburgische Architektenkammer Year: 2020–2022 Format: 420x594mm Pages: 52 Typeface: HK Grotesk Special features: Customised linen-covered folder with embossing
Medium: Calendar Category: Personal Title: ok, and now? Year: 2023 Format: 210x295mm / 295x420mm Pages: 28 Special features: Risography printing in 5 colours, collaborative work See also: shop the calendar on slanted
The Artist Günter Wintgens approached us with a collection of his weight he is been writing down for years in a daily routine. He asked us to turn this collection into something tangible and making it experienceable to an audience. We designed the website seenbetweentwounseens.net on which the daily weight is shown. The background opacity and font-weight reflects the weight in relation to the last ten days. A constant weight results in a regular font with a white background. PS: Take a look into the console to find some more informations…
Medium: Website > seenbetweentwounseens.net Category: Arts and culture Client: Günter Wintgens Year: 2022 Typeface: Switzer-Variable Special features: variable font, dynamic backgorund, artwork, responsive,
The artist’s book ‚Mukunda in Papakú – Land under the Sea‚ was designed in close cooperation with the artist Günter Wintgens and the author Susanne Koheil. The large and narrow format is used on 80 pages with bright special colours and large typography to tell the children’s story of Mukunda. In addition, each book contains an individual original graphic.
Medium: Book Category: Arts and culture Client: Susanne Koheil & Günter Wintgens Title: Mukunda in Papagú – Land unter dem Meer Publisher: Susanne Koheil Year: 2021 Format: 210x340mm Pages: 80 Typeface: Sporting Grotesque & Caslon Special features: Offset printing with six colours, screen printed cover, duotone book linen
„Dabei statt nur dafür“ means participating instead of just being there wich was the motto of the three-day democracy festival Spandau 2021. The design of all festival media is composed of a modular key visual: cut-out photo elements – hands gesticulating or mouths grimacing – are held together by a coloured dot grid. For the design of the individual media, the elements are repeatedly varied and recombined to create a lively, varied design.
Media: CI, various flyers, poster, t shirts, stage banner, wristband, social media graphics Category: Public and municipal Client: Partnerschaft für Demokratie Spandau Title: Demokratiefestival Spandau 2021 Year: 2021 Typeface: HK Grotesk See also:www.demokratiefestival-spandau.de
Inspired by classic blue jazz aesthetics, we designed the Godemann Bauder Duo’s new album ‚beautiful mind‘ in bright blue to magenta tones. The loud design stands in wild contrast to the self-image: „Acoustic expansiveness, swinging straight-ahead passages, dreamlike moments and yes, even entertaining feel-good sounds are presented – always framed and interlocked by the spontaneity and improvisational responsiveness inherent in jazz.“
Medium: CD cover artwork Category: Music Client: Godemann Bauder Duo Title: beautiful mind Artist: Godemann Bauder Duo Year: 2021 Typeface: Druk, Druk Wide See also:Massoud Godemann Trio „Hope“
Our KLASS sticker sheet gathers a total of 17 sticker motifs designed by us. The sheet is produced as a screen print with colour change from neon orange to neon pink. Each sticker sheet has a unique colour within the two print colours. KLASS Oracle: For one of the stickers, we developed an Instagram filter so that it becomes an oracle that predicts our future.
Medium: Sticker sheet Category: Personal Title: KLASS sticker sheet Year: 2022 Format: DIN A4 Pages: 1 Special features: two-colour screen printing, Instagram filter: „KLASS Oracle“
The artist Samuel Treindl initiates the renovation of a burnt-down factory building in Wuppertal’s city centre to create new space for workshops, talks and temporary art projects. The Brandhaus Wuppertal becomes a place of social exchange for cultural workers, architects, artists and local residents. We were invited to the inauguration to print wooden panels with a screen printing workshop, which will become the future furniture of the Brandhaus. We developed a strong visual identity in green, black and pink, the colours most commonly used at Samuels Art. The typical shape of the factory window becomes the logo and the grid around which the typography can wrap. A small detail: an open window in the middle of the logo to represent the open character of the fire house.
We developed a playful colorful visual identity for the first the Kinderstadt Hamburg. Using construction blocks as graphic elements, we developed a key visual of a city landscape. To enhance the topic of building, we added tools, nuts and bolts as additional elements of the Cvisual identity. In contrast to the bright multicolored blocks the CLAIM „wir bauen eine neue Stadt“ is in black and white, but still as fun.
Medium: CI, website, illustrations, flyer, signage, play money and more Category: event Client: Patriotische Gesellschaft Year: 2021 Typeface: Poppins See also: kinderstadt-hamburg