Fields: LP cover
Format: 31,5 x 31,5 cm
The sleeve design tells the story of a pigeon through man-made objects. Pigeons are not welcomed in cities. A church in Sao Paulo uses targets of a special color-combination to hypnotize pigeons. According to a BBC article, it prevents them of entering the church. The flip side shows a moving target, also known as “clay pigeon”, being shot. In collaboration Jasper Otto Eisenecker.
Fields: Logotype, Lettering
Logotype for the new archive label Shukai (Eng. Hunt, Look for), founded by Dmytro Nikolaienko (Muscut), Sasha Tsapenko and Dmytro Prutkin. They will release previously unpublished soundtracks for television and animated films and other curiosities, mostly from the ex-USSR countries.
Fields: Research, Editorial Design, Photography
Format: book, 252 x 206 mm, 328 p.
The book „Rotary. Studio für elektronische Musik WDR Köln 1951–1981“ tells the story of the first electronic music studio of its kind in the world in the era of Cold War Modernism. It consists of a reader and an edited photographic material from the studios ex-technician Werner Scholz and Stockhausen Archive.
The layout is divided into two parts: they run horizontally atop of each other in the reader and vertically in the archive part. This separation comes from the idea of having a cross-reading situation: the history of the studio (A, see close-ups in the gallery slideshow) is set into broader political, technological and cultural context (B). The closing part features color photographs, made in the historical studio. They depict the preserved world of music machines, remaining still intact.
Photography: Tobias Faisst, Yevgeniy Anfalov
Fields: Type Design, Consulting
Сlient: Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) is a private non-profit institution funded by Eduardo F. Costantini Foundation exhibiting the main modern and contemporary artists of Latin America. The museum mixes its permanent collection with temporary exhibits, cinema and literature programs.
MALBA sans is a corporate font of the museum, whose capital letters were drawn in-house (Aldus De Losa) and served the titling purposes. We were asked by the museum’s graphic design team to analyse and update the capital letters, draw the lowercase letters, based upon the improved model and extend the character sets to cover more languages. The new version, named MALBA Sans is characterised by a stronger vertical accent and more consistency due the reshape of all the letter forms. A new tighter spacing contributed to the better titling function. MALBA Sans was fully kerned and is going to be implemented in the museum’s upcoming identity in 2018. The font was exclusively drawn for the internal use and is not available for licensing.
Fields: Documentary photography, Editing
Format: photographs/ booklet, 204 x 259 mm, 32 p.
'Nocturne' is a documentary project about Miriam Reift, a neonist from the city of Renens in Switzerland. Miriam was trained as a glassblower in Bern in 1980. Glassblower is an old craft, requiring manual dexterity and patience. Very quickly she found a job in Lausanne at Néon Mex SA as a neonist and since then has bent dozens of tubes for shops, festivals and television.
After 26 years of work she quit because neon was replaced by LED technology, so the tube bending became obsolete. "I felt like they have to pay me the salary without having real jobs for me".
Occasionally Miriam practices in the workshop of Neon Mex, where she was coincidentally spotted and then photographed. Tools, bending techniques, special moves were captured and combined with found archive material and an interview, and brought together in a brochure of 32 pages.