"SMASHING CLIENTS — CRACKING DESIGN"
this was whipped up around 2000, and my assistant told me to stick with it. this is what it is all about. the claim, credo and wanting ain't changed.
SO SO ANGRY CHICKEN
it seems that apart from designing record covers, we have a serious crush on doing restaurants, so we needed a spanking image to sum up all we have done for the kimchi princess imperium over the years. so how about this whopping new creation we came up with? we introduce you the SO SO ANGRY BURGER! the best burger we have ever eaten.
our job has ventured way beyond eating, consulting, branding, design, social, but marrying the boss and lots lots more.
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!!!
THIS HOLY TRINITY
a single image to sum up a 6 month rebranding project, kinda difficult. taking an innovation from dresden and making it next level, our pleasure. from brand consulting, corporate design, imaging, wording, naming and social. we did it all.
this holy trinity
PAUL SNOWDEN IS THE BEST DESIGNER IN THE WORLD
this a1 wild postering went up in berlin and amsterdam and spring 2014.
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 you did. it's also about having a laugh and doing a poster that works.
BECK'S ART LABEL
accompanying alex rhida from his kid alex project ten years plus one, countless record covers, slamming branding that is boysnoize and boys noize records. 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 do 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.
HUNGRY GERMAN YOUTH
a life long affair with nike got busy in 2012. observing the parallels in the obsession with raving to the obsession with football, in collaboration with vccp berlin and nike, HUNGRY GERMAN YOUTH was germany's unofficial euro cup 2014 t-shirt. seeding packs, daily reactive wild postering and our own air max, HGY went large. very large.
germany sadly lost to italy, mesut went to the other brand, and the rest is history.
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.
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 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.
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!