Bestiarium

The KLASS calendar is an ongoing personal project of our studio with changing topics. ‘Bestiarium’ is the first edition and it plays with the most classic form of all calendars – the animal calendar. But not too strictly: already with the January motif we leave the animal world and show mushrooms.
The KLASS calendar is a framework in which we experiment with design forms and with our collaboration. From design to printing and finishing, we create everything ourselves.

Medium: Calendar
Category: Personal
Title: Bestiarium
Year: 2015
Format: 260x390mm
Pages: 13
Special features: Risography printing in 5 colours

Ja/Nein

The third edition of our ongoing personal studio project is a booklet that you can hang on your wall. Each double page was dedicated to one contrast. We confronted opposites or interwove them, we questioned or reinterpreted and, above all, we called for tolerance.
The KLASS calendar is a framework in which we experiment with design forms and create everything from design to printing and finishing ourselves.

Medium: Calendar
Category: Personal
Title: Ja aber nein
Year: 2017
Format: 230x345mm
Pages: 14
Special features: Risography printed booklet in 4 colours with thread-stitching

52 Frauen

The KLASS calendar is an ongoing personal project that we reinvent every year. The 5th edition was a weekly calendar. Each of the 52 weeks of this calendar was dedicated to a woman who fascinates, moves or encourages us. The result is a mixture of quotes, portraits and inspired designs.
The KLASS calendar is a framework in which we experiment with design forms and also communicate content which we find important.

Medium: Calendar
Category: Personal
Title: 52 Frauen
Year: 2019
Format: 133x192mm
Pages: 56
Special features: Risography printing in 5 colours

hplus

H+ is a company specialized in the maintenance and cleaning of building services equipment. The design of the website provides a clear overview and access to the services offered. Photos of the special equipment provide a visible insight into the technical processes.

Medium: Website > hplus services
Category: Building services engineering
Client: h+ services
Year: 2017
Content management system: WordPress
Typeface: Benton Sans
Special features: responsive

99% Urban

The 99% Urban platform is an online magazine offering artistic perspectives on the city and its social realities. It is published biannually with a specific focus. The design of the website is inspired by modernist typography, it is both simple and unusual.

Medium: Website
Category: Arts and culture
Client: 99% Urban
Year: 2014
Typeface: Cabin
See also: 99 Prozent CI

why not integration

Website design for the non-profit organisation ‘why not Integration’. Why not creates intercultural meeting places and offers workshops for institutions about topics like integration, diversity and political participation.

Medium: Website > why-not-integration.org
Category: Non profit
Client: why not Integration
Year: 2017
Typeface: Gill Sans
Special features: responsive

abyme Webseite

The brand Mise en Abyme Vodka is produced by an independent collective in Berlin. For this we designed a website. The design of the website is a systematic further development of the logo design. Linear repetitive elements structure the content of the website.

Medium: Website > abyme Vodka
Category: Food and beverages
Client: Mise en Abyme Vodka Berlin
Year: 2016
Typeface: CA Normal
See also: logo design for Mise en Abyme

KM Webseite

The Klangmanufaktur is a workshop for the overhaul and sound improvement of Steinway grand pianos in Hamburg. We have accompanied this company since its foundation in 2014 and developed a corporate design and designed all graphic media.
The portfolio website of the Klangmanufaktur lives from a clear concept of structure, typography and colour. The menu becomes the central graphic element of the design and each page has the same consistent structure.
The digital instrument archive is a functional website on which all information about a grand piano restored in Klangmanufaktur is clearly arranged. The search results can be filtered as required.

Medium: Portfolio website and digital instrument archive
klangmanufaktur.de / instrumentenliste.klangmanufaktur.de
Category: Trade and craft
Client: Klangmanufaktur
Year: 2015 + 2018
Content management system: WordPress
Typeface: CA Normal
Web development: Stadtkreation
See also: CI and print design for Klangmanufaktur

Dance Kiosk Video

The image video we conceived and realised invites you to the 10th anniversary of ‘Dancekiosk,’ the Hamburg Dance Festival for Contemporary Dance.

Medium: Image video
Category: Arts and culture
Client: Dancekiosk Festival Hamburg
Title: Hamburg’s contemporary dance platform celebrates its 10th anniversary
Editor: Angela Guerreiro
Year: 2015
Typeface: Akkurat
Music: Céu, Papa
Images: Thomas Pfeffer
See also: Editorial Design for Dancekiosk Hamburg

Bang bang Bun

Bang bang Bun by the Ladin band Ganes appeared on the album ‘Caprize.’ In the style of the cover artwork and the music, we conceived a colourful, poppy music video in which the three musicians play cut-out violins. Typography makes the imaginative lyrics appear visually and images-within-images appear.

Medium: Music Video
Category: Music
Client: Blanko Music
Title: Bang Ban Bun
Artist: Ganes
Publisher: Blanko Music
Year: 2014
See also: Album artwork for Ganes

UFG poster series

For the history faculty of the University of Goias in Brazil, we designed various posters for different events and lectures.

Media: Poster series
Category: Humanities
Client: Universidade Estadual de Goiás
Title: various
Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Goiás
Year: since 2014
Format: 594x841mm

Mondkalender 2019

This elaborately produced wall calendar for 2019 shows the moon phases of the year. It is a visual, but also a tactile object due to the mix of smooth, glossy screen-printed lacquer on open-pored paper. A play with dark tones and gloss.

Medium: Calendar
Category: Personal
Client: Vöran – urban eso
Title: Mondkalender
Year: 2018
Format: 300x594mm
Typeface: GT Walsheim
Special features: Screen printing in black, white and transparent glossy, printed on Römerturm solid coloured cardboard, parachute cord for suspension

Buchcovergestaltung

For several years now, we have been designing book covers for S. Fischer Verlag in the areas of fiction and non-fiction. Each book has its own specific requirements; its own story. It is our task to translate these visually and to create appealing, modern and striking book covers. The results are individually designed covers in a wide range of styles.

Pierre Charbonnier ‘Überfluss und Freiheit’ / Gerharf Roth ‘Die Imker’ / Katharina Hacker ‘Die Gäste’ / Antje Rávik Strubel ‘Blaue Frau’ / Eva von Redecker ‘Revolution für das Leben’ / Ahmad Mansour ‘Solidarisch sein!’ / Peter Stephan Jungk ‘Marktgeflüster‘ / Orkun Ertener‘ Was bisher geschah‘ / Gerwin van der Werf ‘Der Anhalter’ / Martin Hartmann ‘Vertrauen’ / Wilhelm von Sternburg ‘Ludwig Landmann’ / Petina Gappah ‘Aus der Dunkelheit strahlendes Licht’ / Greta Thunberg ‘Ich will, dass ihr in Panik geratet!’ / Greta Thunberg ‘Szenen aus dem Herzen’ / Carolin Emcke ‘Ja heißt ja und…’ / Isabelle Lehn ‘Frühlingserwachen’ / Alexander Osang ‘Die Leben der Elena Silber’ / Jana Simon ‘Unter Druck’ / Ahmet Altan ‘Ich werde die Welt nie wiedersehen’ / Thilo Bode ‘Die Diktatur der Konzerne’ / Ahmad Mansour ‘Klartext zur Integration’ / Monika Rinck ‘Champagner für die Pferde’ / Harald Welzer ‘Alles könnte anders sein’ / Dieter Forte ‘Als der Himmel noch nicht benannt war ’/ Frido Mann ‘Das Weiße Haus des Exils’ / Felicitas Hoppe ‘Prawda’ / Ingo Schulze ‘Peter Holtz’ / Günter de Bruyn ‘Der neunzigste Geburtstag’ / Michael Pye ‘Am Rand der Welt’

Media: Book cover
Category: Literature and non-fiction
Client: S. Fischer Verlag
Title: various
Author: various
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Year: since 2015

De Bergson a Rancier

De Bergson a Rancière’ presents and brings together various positions of French philosophy in the 20th century in chronological order from Henri Bergson, Jean-Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault to Jaques Rancière.

Medium: Book
Category: Philosophy
Client: Edições Ricochete
Title: De Bergson a Rancière
Editors: Fábio Ferreira de Almeida, Marlon Salomon
Publisher: Edições Ricochete
Year: 2017
Format: 150x230mm
Pages: 336
Typeface: Plantin, Franklin Gothic
Special features: Softcover with flaps
See also:  Edições Ricochete

Ostaria Posta

How do you design a website that has many stories to tell?
Ostaria Posta is a family-run hotel in the Dolomites which has existed for 125 years. In addition to the corporate identity and all print media, we designed an extensive website. It not only describes the history of the place and the Tolpeit family, but also provides information about the hotel’s wide range of services. With impressive pictures and playful graphic details, a special navigation and a stringent colour concept, the website gets a personal and individual touch.

Medium: Website >Ostaria Posta
Category: Leisure
Client: Ostaria Posta
Year: 2018
Content management system: WordPress
Typeface: Gill Sans, Optima
Web development: Stadtkreation
See also: CI and print design for Ostaria Posta

KIKU

The Kinderkulturhaus Lohbrügge organises and hosts a variety of diverse projects to promote cultural education for children in Hamburg. For this we developed a CI consisting of a modular graphic language from the logo to illustrations for use on the KIKU website or for structuring project lessons. The design is friendly and structured.

Media: CI, website, illustrations, business cards, letterhead, flyer, learning materials
Category: Education
Client: Kinderkulturhaus Lohbrügge
Year: 2016
Typeface: Rubik
See also: www.kiku-hh.de

OpatzLab

For the research group Developmental Neurophysiology of Ileana Hanganu-Opatz at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf we conceived and designed the website OpatzLab, which introduces the team, the research focus and current publications. The design concept of the website is technical-functional, data visualisations become an aesthetic picture element.

Medium: Website > OpatzLab
Category: Science and technology
Client: OpatzLab Developmental Neurophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Year: 2017
Content management system: WordPress
Typeface: Roboto mono, Times New Roman
Special features: responsive

Eschelsweg 4

How to support a place with typography? The building at Eschelsweg number 4 dates back to the 60s. It is home to music studios, graphics studios, a hacker and maker’s space and many others that have set up on two floors. We developed a functional typographic guidance system for the whole building, based on an abstract sketch of the house. The lift becomes an orientation point, large letters and numbers in bright colours guide the way.

Medium: Signage
Category: Real estate
Client: Hoom Immobilienverwaltung
Year: 2017
Typeface: GT Walsheim

Klass Kalender

Risographie-Serie, laufendes Projekt
2015: Bestiarium, ein Tierkalender, 12 Seiten
2018: 4×4, vier DIN A3 Poster 
2016: Betreten auf eigenes Abenteuer, 13 Seiten mit umlaufender Klebebindung 
2017: Ja aber Nein, gebundenes Buch, 30 Seiten, 12 Monatsseiten 
2018: 4×4, vier DIN A3 Poster 
2019: 52 Frauen, 58 Seiten DIN A5

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