Geschichte des staatlichen Kombinats 718

Geschichte des staatlichen Kombinats 718

The book “Geschichte des staatlichen Kombinats 718“, which I designed, is a historical record about a large factory built in Beijing of the 1950s with the help of East German architects using Bauhaus elements. The factory later became an art district. For the Design of the book I referred to the clear and reduced visual language of the Bauhaus style: The cover design incorporates straight-lined elements of the factories’ facade and also the typography reminds of typefaces from the Bauhaus era.

Smaller Projects

Smaller projects

Overview on various projects of the past years:

Folded Flyer for the worldwide panel discussion “Receiving the world: Mapping Democracy” organised by the Goethe Institute Beijing.

Leaflets in German and Chinese as well as a key visual for the GIZ China.

“Kitsch”, a leaflet and photography project about kitsch in everyday Beijing.

Alles Grün

Alles Grün

A very special Design for a very special book — a philosophical book in which “green” is a symbol for god or rather “everything”. The title of the book sets the tone for the cover design: “Everything green”! Keeping a beautiful and simple style, the cover reminds on the haptic cloth-bound books from the 19th century with blind and colour blocking for the title and illustrative elements. The font was carefully chosen, using a classic serif font with surprising elements.

Forstwärts

Forstwärts

For the project series on the occasion of the “International Day of the Forest”, I designed the German-Chinese primer “Forstwärts” as well as illustrations for the eponymous short film. “Forstwärts” is made for German learning primary school children regarding the topic of “benefit and protection of the forest”. The illustrations, the typography and the whole structure of the primer are therefore created child-oriented and suitable for beginning readers. The project series was subsidized by the German Embassy of Beijing and realized by the cultural platform Kulturgut. It was supported by the GIZ, the Chinese State Forest Administration, the Forest office Beijing as well as the German embassy school Beijing.

120mm Photography

120mm

These photographs are an approach on rather personal topics: I am looking behind the surface of life, my life. At the essence of everyday things and feelings, at similarities of people and cultures, at society from another perspective. My idea is to make these hidden layers visible with rather abstract photographs and various photographic techniques.