MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst Duisburg

Visual Identity, book design, posters, lettering

500 works on 1100 sqm – The first big retrospective of Martin Assig “Weil ich Mensch bin” in the absolutely stunning MKM Museum Küppersmühle, built by Herzog & de Meuron.

Besides the show’s identity and poster we did the catalogue “Weil ich Mensch bin.” It is published by Schirmer/Mosel and turned out to be an actual artist monograph, grouping works from the last 24 years to thematical clusters such as “Exercises in Wonder,” “Stock Pile. World” or “Aura Authors.” On 312 pages the bilingual, German/English hardcover book contains 236 paintings and drawings as well as essays by Wolfgang Ullrich and Kay Heymer and a conversation between the museum’s director Walter Smerling and the artist.

Museum photography (courtesy by MKM Duisburg) by: Simon Menges (outdoor), Daniel Sadrowski, Martin Assig (indoor)

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

Martin Assig — MKM Duisburg