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Redesign and continuing Art-Direction of widespread bilingual architecture magazine DETAIL

In a row: issue 2/3.2018 – issue 4.2018 – issue 5.2018

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Visual Communication for Kunsthalle Bielefeld since 2012.

Kunsthalle Bielefeld was built by architect Philipp Johnson, who realized the Kunsthalle as his only museum building in Europe in 1968. Since September 2012 strobo BM is in charge of the all over communication of Kunsthalle Bielefeld. The commission includes basic graphic needs in daily working routines up to to the conception and design of the exhibition campaigns.
Along this process strobo BM has refined an existing visual identity by Thomas Mayfried and Swantje Grundler, who developed a typographic framework and the institutions logo corresponding to the floor plan layout of Philipp Johnson.

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A journey through the printed matter archive of Konstantin Grcic and his exhibition at Kunsthalle Bielefeld

On the occasion of the exhibition “Abbildungen” at Kunsthalle Bielefeld, which was on display in spring 2016, our catalogue conception turns its gaze on the media framing of Konstantin Grcic’s design objects. First researched in early magazines, company prospectuses, flyers and other print media, the selected pieces are presented as reproductions of reproductions.

Abbildungen/Figures is neither a survey nor a retrospective, but an overview of Grcic’s work. The publication is accompanied by an in-depth analysis by Robin Schuldenfrei, Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, who, in presenting Konstantin Grcic’s oeuvre to the German-speaking world, examines it from a historical perspective for the first time.

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Creating Posters for Performing Art Projects

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Exhibition graphics and accompanying reader for “After the Fact”, an exhibition and events project, looking at the concept of propaganda through the lens of current art production.

Participating artists include Coco Fusco, Aura Rosenberg, Hannah Black, Alfredo Jaar, Nancy Spero, Samuel Fosso, John Miller, Carlos Motta, and Josh Smith. Curated by Stephanie Weber. Architecture by Marina Correia.

In themed sections on “Creative Industry”, “Traditionalisms”, “State Power”, “Public Relations”, “World Orders”, “Spectacle, Identity” and “Aggression, Status Quo”, the show addresses broader issues including sexism, marginalization, border policies, escapism and the neoliberal creative economy.

All Installation shots: Simone Gänsheimer, Lenbachhaus.

Reader: After the Fact. Propaganda in the 21st Century. Edited by Stephanie Weber und Matthias Mühling. 502 pages, Deutsch / Englisch.

With essays by Hannah Arendt, Edward Bernays, Bertolt Brecht, Ariel Dorfman + Armand Mattelart, Jacques Ellul, Coco Fusco, Dan Graham, Elfriede Jelinek, Lucy Lippard, a.o.

The bluish-gray and white affiche paper in this book—a material that posters are usually printed on—was also used for the wall texts, work labels, and image reproductions in the exhibition.

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A new website for renowned Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

Visit website: www.hfg-karlsruhe.de/

The University of Arts and Design website starts with quotes, which we suggest as a complementary prologue to the imagery-centred ways of working at the university.

Modules differ in their sizes related to its priority. Different categories are indicated by colors.

Modules differ in their sizes related to its priority. Different categories are indicated by colors.

Modules differ in their sizes related to its priority. Different categories are indicated by colors.

Modules differ in their sizes related to its priority. Different categories are indicated by colors.

The social media activities of the university are also integrated directly into the matrix of the modules

We developed the concept of a node that links the micro websites of the individual departments on the institute side.

Essential for the website of a university is the ease of use of the course catalog, which is dynamically updated in live synchronization of the search queries.

Each content page starts with a generously set headline ... in the scroll the menu shortens itself to the current path of the user guidance.

Each content page starts with a generously set headline ... in the scroll the menu shortens itself to the current path of the user guidance.

The cross-links that populate the content pages are always in a consistent visual matrix of the site’s visual environment.

We developed a user interface that establishes a wide array of links that offer the respective content page a "further reading".

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Architectural monographs on

Herzog & de Meuron 
 and David Chipperfield (tbc)

We have developed a design concept for an architectural monograph series, whose contents are always compiled on the basis of the archive material from the Detail publishing house. To start with, the monograph on Herzog & de Meuron has been published in August 2017. Further monographs, whose design strobo B M is responsible for in 2018, will be published about David Chipperfield Architects (Spring 2018) and Renzo Piano (Winter 2018).

Detail publishing house scoured his archives and uncovered more than 25 publications facing Herzog & de Meuron since 2000, including reports, interviews, technical contributions and several project files. The monograph delves behind the scenes and describes processes, all while highlighting one thing: plenty of construction details.
The design of the book pays particular attention to the different forms of representation based on heterogeneous material that comes from the archive. Drawings appear surrounded by generous
white space, while on the other side images as cluster-carpets closely meet.

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Websites that represent architecture in the digital space

Archive Extract #1
Annette Kisling
photographer based in Berlin/Leipzig

Visit website: www.annettekisling.de

Archive Extract #2
FAR Architects
(DE/CL/US)

Visit website: www.f-a-r.net

Archive Extract #3
Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten
(CH)

Visit website: http://www.nwa.ch/

Archive Extract #4
zanderroth architekten
(DE)

Visit website: http://www.zanderroth.de/

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A collaboration with artist Anohni in creating her comprehensive catalogue MY TRUTH

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A monongraph on Hans Hofmann, one of the most important artists and art teachers of american modernism

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Unsorted printed and digital matter: Martin Disler – Bilder vom Maler, Kunstverein Braunschweig – Apparat, 1115, Emscher Kunst, Korpys Loeffler, Michael Wessely – Portraits 1988–2015, Isa Melsheimer – Villa Massimo, Florian Zeyfang – Slow Narration, R+E Identity, Jörg Sasse – Serendipity

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A campaign, catalogue, newspaper and exhibition graphics for “Auf Zeit”, a collaborative exhibition project devoted to the mural in contemporary art, shown at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and Kunsthalle Bielefeld.

Posters by: Kay Rosen, strobo B M, Rinus Van de Velde, strobo B M/Michel Majerus, Josh Smith. Façade of the museum: Lawrence Weiner, THE MIDDLE OF THE MIDDLE OF THE MIDDLE OF, 2012.

Typeface: Michel Majerus

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