Yours, Karim

Visual Identity, logo, merch

Radical Softness. Pop is the new indie and our favorite boy group changed its name: Philemic became Yours, Karim.

Photos on printed matters and social media by Benjakon, merch stand photo by Lucie Leichsering

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Kolala Productions

Record design, music video, photography, illustration

Chicanes is an insight into Laure Boer’s extensive noise experimentation with no-input mixer and self-built light sensitive stones. It is a 27 minute record of angriness, grouching and dissatisfaction. It is a catharsis for overload and invasive feelings, transforming in a euphoric dance. Recorded in Manila (PH) and Berlin (DE). Listen to it and get your copy incl. a bunch of goodies here.

The poster cover is printed on neon yellow paper and features our font Vendamn, a contemporary interpretation of the classic French font Vendome.

Laure Boer

Visual Identity, Poster, Flyer, Website

Torpor is a contribution to the project “Composite by the Numbers,” created and curated by Dayang Yraola. Laure Boer’s score is based on the COVID-19-statistics by the Robert Koch Institute, Germany. Recorded first time in December 2020, the piece has since then been performed in three versions. The latest show took place at Rabih Beaini’s Morphine Raum in 2022 with Dayang Yraola and Tusa Montes from the Philippines as special guests.

Concert photos by Wataru Murakami

Minimum Success Records

Visual identity, logo, typeface, record covers

Minimum Success is the new Finnish/Berlin techno label. Their first release feat. six lost gabber techno tunes produced in Finland in the mid 90ties by Amalgam 5 (Klas-Henrik Lindblad & Markus Irwin Berg). Song titles give a good impression of the music 🙂 We’ve designed a typeface, did the label logo and a wild series of cover designs – watch out for next releases…

Various clients

Logo design, visual identity

We’ve developed numerous visual identies and logos for a wide range of clients. Here’s a little selection.

Berliner Architektursalon

Visual identity, co-curation, coding

A series of monthly events for a new quality of togetherness and future perspectives about the sustainable transformation of our cities.

It has been known for a long time that architecture, the building industry and urban planning have a considerable share in our current climate misery. Yet those responsible have often declared themselves not responsible and shifted the demands for less energy consumption and emissions or more greening and climate-friendly building materials back and forth: sometimes it was not financially feasible, sometimes it was not practically feasible, sometimes it was simply not desired. In this way, we have all lost valuable time, so that not only the impatience of the urban society has increased, but also the factual urgency. Because yes, we must finally act and correct course. We need a sustainable transformation of our built environment. Together with experts from design, the real estate industry, urban development politics and everyone interested in an ecological transformation of our built environment, we want to discuss how a real building turnaround can succeed.

At the launch event on 18 April 2023, our guests were New European Bauhaus and the Bauhaus of the Earth. What are their goals for a sustainable building sector and how do they want to achieve them?

Turnaround is conceived and initiated by the Architektursalon Berlin: Sebastian Bissinger & Laure Boer (BANK™), Jason Danziger (thinkbuild), Erhard An-He Kinzelbach (KNOW­SPACE), Sven Sappelt (CLB Berlin), Martin Schmitt (Martin Schmitt Architektur).

Photos by Wolfgang Bellwinkel

Bode Museum (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz)

Visual profile, printed matters, ads, social media

The exhibition SCREEN by Theodoulos Polyviou is the first expansive multimedia installation commissioned the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst that engages with an object from the collection from a contemporary artistic perspective. SCREEN is the latest instalment in a series of works by the artist titled Transmundane Economies. For this ongoing project, Theodoulos Polyviou has developed immersive installations that examine the cultural heritage of his native country of Cyprus from a queer perspective.

The starting point of the exhibition is an 18th-century iconostasis. The artist has created a digital 3D reproduction of the iconostasis, which he has embedded in a site-specific audiovisual installation. SCREEN unfolds as a series of animated virtual environments that engage with the known and unknown histories around the object. As a dividing element in a Christian Orthodox church in Cyprus, the iconostasis once framed depictions of saints and was positioned to conceal the sanctuary from the congregation in the nave.

In this new work, Polyviou sees the iconostasis not as a dividing element but instead as a portal which is reflected in the visual profile by the square-shaped key element: a white square as well as a cut-out according to the used media. Commissioned lidar scans of the original church building in Cyprus are used for the imagery.

Curated by Cäcilia Fluck and Daniel Milnes, assisted by María López-Fanjul y Díez del Corral

Kunst im Quartier, Hamburg

Visual Identity, Poster, Flyer, Social Media

Duo exhibition by Penny Monogiou and Laure Boer. In a space and sound installation, the artists showed their own works as well as a large-scale textile collage they created together. The artist duo Mahnke/Hoffmann provided curatorial support and complemented the exhibition with a bar installation. Thanks to the Consul General of Cyprus, Andreas Kyriacou, for attending the opening and concert.

What is it about motherhood that frightens the art world? What reactions do female artists who have recently become mothers face when they reflect on their experiences in their work? Between divinity and eroticism, tender mother figure and sexy power being — the exhibition plays with questions about motherhood in the art world. Images of Madonnas have adorned European art museums and history books for centuries. The need to depict Maria lactans, the breastfeeding mother of God, was so strong that it developed into a genre of its own. Nevertheless, motherhood remains a critical theme in art to this day.

Concert photos by Lucas Betz, Lashproduction

ETH Zurich

Visual identity, coding, poster series

Our long time client Céline Baumann got a guest professorship at ETH Zurich, the Architecture Department, D-Arch. In fall 2023 her seminar, at ETH Zurich called studio, was about how rhizomatic structures may allow us to act upon broad territories in order to shape ecological and climatic corridors for humans and non-humans alike. Apart from developing the visual profile we coded a little program, which creates the imagery for the poster series: a rhizhome as an ever growing structure. The topic for the spring semester 2024 is Concrete Garden. The students will investigate the qualities and potential of this spontaneous urban nature, a topic that has seen renewed interest in recent years.

Galerie Michael Haas
Galerie Haas Zürich

Catalogue design, invitation

Since the 70ties, Gerd Rohling has been equally devoted to object art and painting. A perfect example is the installation Wasser und Wein at the Venice Biennale in 2001 curated by Harald Szeemann or in the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (with a transformation of plastic waste into antique glass vessels). Gerd Rohling lives and works in Berlin. His works have been exhibited, mostly in connection with residences at various biennials or in museums around the world like in Italy, Africa, India, Brazil and in Germany. The catalogue shows works from the past 30 years and is published on the occasion of a double show at Gallery Haas Zurich and Berlin. Features a customized typeface.

Award: Schönste Deutsche Bücher 2023 (Best German Book Design 2023), Shortlist