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after a rollercoaster application process, as of mid february, i am the creative director of the 2nd bread & butter festival from zalando. read the story here. stay tuned.
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its back to the old school time.
very proud of this one!
just nailed a whopping 350 page retrospective book/catalogue of the berlin artist gerold miller works, accompanying his solo exhibition in the kunsthalle weishaupt in ulm, released in june through kerber verlag
one whole year of work with alot of bright colours, straight lines and pretty much total creative freedom, its every designers dream.
“pumping is good.
everybody likes to pump.
we all love to pump.”
— PETER PUMPER
a logo that never was for a company called PUMP
SO SO ANGRY CHICKEN
it seems that apart from designing record covers, we have a serious crush on doing restaurants.
possibly one of my favourite logos of all time is ANGRY CHICKEN. our job ventured way beyond eating but consulting, branding, design, social.
sadly as of january 2017 i am no longer associated the business.
VICTORIA THE MOVIE
i was contacted in late 2014 to take a look at a viewing of a one-take film shot in berlin-kreuzberg and asked to come up with title design and the poster. the titles remained, but the poster designs got nixed by the highest power and as they say, the rest is history. a lengthy process sadly short of - the graphic designers money shot - the poster.
the film went truly went ballistic. congratulations all round!!!
move that dough
too much computer makes a dull boy, so its back to pens and paper.
too little funky clients makes a dull studio, so its, just just do it.
branding for 24hr sandwich delivery shop "move that dough"
instant accident support thru superheroism.
sadly, optiman never happened.
real pity optiman couldn't save the pitch!
a selection of logos i did thru the years.
i'm the clients best friend, i really do like to make the logo bigger.
NIKE, NIKE, ALWAYS NIKE.
my life long love affair with nike really did get real throughout the years.
from wearing endless amounts of 180 airs (as seen here, comissioned poster for re-release way back) to typesetting for merch, tshirts for mario götze and dirk nowitzki, instore deco, offsite goodie bages, proper agency jobs, consulting, photoshoots, installations etc etc etc...
one of the highlights was HUNGRY GERMAN YOUTH was germany's unofficial euro cup 2014 t-shirt, in collaboration with vccp berlin, HGY went large. very large.
accompanying alex rhida from his kid alex project with countless record covers with a slamming branding that became boysnoize and boysnoize records.
to the left, the merch collaboration with starter, in the center, his 2nd LP and my favourite cover of his. to the right, in collaboration with alex we were commissioned by beck's beer in 2012 to join the likes of andy warhol, damion hirsch, anton corbijn and have the honor to design the iconic beck's art label.
after 25 years, it was released for the first time in germany. the edition went on sale in summer of 2012 in germany, england and italy and the run was no less than 80,000,000. yup, that's millions.
WASTED GERMAN YOUTH
"These kids, all so fucked up. All of them, so off their fuckin faces. Just wasted german youth. Its just… WASTED GERMAN YOUTH."
a physical location was needed to put a face behind the brand, and the shop really window needed a sign. 3x10 neon strips and a spray can and a few extras would do.
live the dream, keep it real. and punk.
WASTED, YET VERY BUSY
we worked as hard as we raved.
here a small selection of some stuff.
check out the tumblr for an ongoing collection.
considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide is the spectacular berlinale. berlin goes hollywood for the month of may.
2009 and as the story goes: 10 days of thinking, 7 minutes of presentation, several months of waiting, 9 months of work and a design hammered into 70+ formats. the blowups are long gone, but you still see these bag around.
the design was praised and trashed all round, a serious honor pour moi and a very testing experience for all. very.
DESIGNER GRAVESTONE PROJECT
are you rich and planning on dying? good!
then let's lay down for the one last time in style.
our designer gravestones make that final perfect last impression.
solid black granite, very heavy, looks cool.
dimensions ca. 200 x 100 x 80 cm.
can be adjusted dimensions to wish.
full payment upfront,
allow time for delivery,
we do not ship to p.o. boxes.
BANG BANG BERLIN
i was approached by liz mc'grath to team up to create berlins first modern fanzine BANG BANG BERLIN. a real magazine on paper a little before things were no longer on paper. maybe the creative climax was this all these djs on a single poster shooting. before berlin became the world's hotspot, all the true OG dj's are here. photographed by florian kolmer at the roofs of weekend berlin on a very sunny tuesday.
we managed three issues in english and german, covering fashion, art, music, design and stuff. a lot of work and a lot of play before we really had to go home.
ABSOLUT VODKA - IN A ABSOLUT WORLD
i was commissoned by absolut vodka to come up with a piece for the "in a absolut world" project in 2009.
i believe the most beautiful thing to hear is the simple 3 words "i love you". i got 1000 posters screenprinted up, painted the room red and hit the bar. the monday in berlin, the tuesday in hamburg.
"i love you." it doesn't get any better than that.
GALLERY 12.12 BERLIN BY LACOSTE
in 2008 the iconic french label lacoste, commissioned berlin artists to come up with a piece for the windows of kadewe - the harrod's of berlin. inspired by the vibrancy and energy of the colour palette, i realised it celebrates nothing less than life. i came up with this, stripes produced from real lacoste material, symbolise the dynamic, quoting roy lichenstein "brushstrokes" and of course Wham!
the lacoste acquired the piece and donated half to charity, and i still hope it's hanging in the ceo's office.
i love it.
creative direction and design for dummy magazin - the germany issue - way back in 2004. i went on to do a couple more.
i needed a big idea for the magazine and came up with this title "attention: it's gonna get strenuous and frustrating and boring and depressing and grey and even a little bit annoying. DUMMY 4 THE GERMANY ISSUE ps.: the weathers gonna be crap too."
WE CAME TO FUCK
it was the euro cup 2004 or something else, and these posters went up. i was irate that (apparently) a swiss studio got to design them and bad at that. "we came to play" was way too boring, infuriatingly boring. so i took one home, copied it up and went out bombing. since then wikipedia has labelled me as a street artist. whoops!
the improved artwork went on to be exhibited and sold a couple of times and set the path for the hands on, in your face, most direct WASTED GERMAN YOUTH. yeah!
PAUL SNOWDEN IS THE BEST DESIGNER IN THE WORLD
in comparison to hip hop, designers are reserved and boring. we need more hip hop in graphic design. this poster is not about being the best designer in the world, which paul is not, but simply claiming to say it before someone else did. it's also about having a laugh and doing a poster that works.
this a1 wild postering went up in berlin and amsterdam in spring 2014.