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.
Fields: Research, Writing, Editorial Design
Format: book, 187 x 115 mm, 196 p.
From the foreword: "GGK was an advertising agency established in 1958 in Basel by Karl Gerstner, Paul Gredinger and Markus Kutter. GGK existed in the era of Mad Men on the Swiss ground, representing a unique attempt to "marry" the american advertising model with Gerstner's programmatic approach and the values carried out by the Basel school. In this regard, Karl Gerstner's vision of a "Bauhaus Business" is the most accurate description of the GGK phenomena."
This pocket book consists of 8 chapters based on the GGK's annual reports. Using them as a primary source and and aiming to find the missing links in the interviews with the GGK's ex-members I'm reconstructing the agency's story in its most flourishing years–between 1958 and 1970. The project was initiated at the ECAL, Lausanne as a Master thesis and was supervised by Roland Früh.
Fields: Editorial Design, Maps, Information design
Сlient: Maxim Dondyuk, Kehrer Verlag
Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk has documented the so-called Euromaidan, a revolution in Ukraine in 2013–14, which led to death of more than 100 people and dramatically changed the political and societal tack.
This volume features an extensive archive of photographs shot in the middle of street clashes. An additional interview and the photographer's diary are divided into 3 phases of events on the Maidan Square. All the toponyms are linked to an inlayed map and an events timeline. The book will be published at Kehrer Verlag in Germany.
Fields: Editorial design
Format: 294 x 419 mm, 32 p.
An essay on the dark side of food photography. MMM recycles image fragments from the advertising inserts of Migros magazine. Scanner at 4800dpi is used as the zoom- and framing tool to analyze the semiotics of imagery in the modern food advertising. The project refers to the the essay "The Rhetoric of the Image" by Roland Barthes from 1964.
Fields: Stationery design, Identity
Сlient: kotä records
kotä records is a label devoted to experimental and avantgarde music. Main carriers of the label's visuals are record covers with abstract paintings by guest artists. Primarily, the LP- and 12 inch covers required an unified typographical system.
Following the brief, we developed functional grid-based typographical rules for the use across record covers and subsequently, label's stationery. Each medium has got it's own neutral frame, so the visuals can function clearly and don't compete with textual information. The logotype is based on the own version of Tablica Dorogowa typeface.