UNREGISTERED Lay Theme
speaker at atypi 2018, antwerp
thank you atypi for having me and norman posselt (normanposselt.com) for the photographs
langue trouvé(e) – language beyond semantic content
this project can be seen at the royal college of art show: the westworks, white city place, 195 wood lane, london w12 7fq; 23 june – 1 july, 12–6pm. closed 29 june 2018
“language and limbs”
private and confidential
encyclopedia as speculative narrative piece
tate christmas card 2017
how can we define the terms of language and text more openly? my performative typeface revealing textual and ornamental shapes on this year's tate christmas card. now on sale online and in the tate shops.
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guest talk and workshop at kingston university 'fada' (faculty of art, design and architecture)
dress for lady snowdon
typographic design on lady snowdon's dress for a party with the theme 'revolutionize your blacktie'. the project was realised together with barbara müller.
analogue sketches for asemic writing
joan miro once said 'i try to apply colours like words that shape poems, like notes that she music'. how could colour function as written language? where are the limitations of written language?
idea of a performative typeface
quick sketch for testing a typeface that can be performed by combining several shapes on the keyboard.
scores to perform letters with the performative typeface.
collaboratively performed typeface at the typographic singularity exhibition at the royal college of art in april 2017.
asemic characters composed with my performative typeface
performance within written language; when is a character a character and when is it an image?
gestural alphabet (please turn sound on)
experimental reading choreography together with barbara müller.
today, being tattooed is nothing extraordinary – does a tattoo still causes an individualization effect or does it in contrast cause a contrary effect of camouflage? structures found in the human body (fingerprints, skin scales) were used to construct a camouflage-like font. to show the coverage of the human body and the loss of nudity though tattoos, a second skin in form of a printed bodysuit was created featuring the word naked. created naked by the hands of god, the so called „birthdaysuit 92“ shows a game between nude and covering. the elements concentrate in form and outline and are woven into each other. back on the body it removes every physicalness and nudity. the body in disguised and its plasticity is taken. in the end the birthday suit was restaged in a daily situation of nudity.(2016 hsd)
this cd cover for the single "facing the sun" by fritz kalkbrenner was designed by using typography only. by purposely moving the printed song texts while scanning, distorted characters were created that mirror the electronic sound of the single. additionally it reminds of the flickering sun. the cover was finally realized in silk-screen printing on paper and functions either unfolded as a double sided poster or folded as a cd cover. this is a university project and wasn't realised. (2013 hsd)
in the history of art, the way creases were painted draw conclusions on the humans self consciousness. the illusion of todays’ unrealistic image of human body perfection is the counterpart to that. that conflict was the initial point of my creases project. a collage constructed out of creases taken from different famous paintings was printed on real fabric to enhance the illusion of real creases. the combination of painted creases and actual creases create a deceptive picture while worn on the human body. what is convex? what ist concave? what is plain? what is real? what is illusion? (2014 pbsa)
as an additional result of the project „creases illusion“, 30 individual a0 sized silk-screen prints were made. the poster was printed with two meshes. one of these was exposed with a digital printed foil and one with an analogue edited foil.(2014, hsd)
tätowiert – haller
this black and white colored cover shows the ep “tätowiert“ of the german pop rock band “haller“. the typography on the front side was cut out of black foil. the inner section displaying the printed song texts unfolds itself while opening. the cd is stored in a pocket underneath. the cover was realized and published by haller, without using the complex folding technique. (2013 hsd)
my personal corporate design fills the gap between analogue and digital typography. this reflects my way of working. digital characters adapt characteristics of quick and nearly illegible handwriting. aesthetic qualities of those two worlds are melted into something new. analogue and digital typography – dynamics and statics aligned. (2015 hsd) this project was initial point for the creation of the interactive font agil.
an experimental decentral corporate design for the fictional japanese fast food chain “umami“ was developed. the special image distortion technique applied on the typography can only be read from a certain angle. In addition to the stationery, the whole restaurants concept was designed. (2014 hsd)
this project is about observing and examining the own body. the person is forced to inspect every tiny bit of her face in the mirror as she marks the freckles with numbers. only the mirrors reflection is shown in the film which is intentionally uncut, to enhance the meditative aspect of concentrating on oneself. the pictures are screenshots taken from a long sequence film. (2012 hsd)
an alphabet out of buildings in düsseldorf seen from bird’s eye view was created. the oscillating black line on the poster is the shape of the rhine knee that is characteristic for the topography of düsseldorf.(2014 hsd)
abstracted maps of cities that shaped my life were melted together in an individual biographic area. the satellite view at first was dissolved in forms and colors. in the final state of this work, that is more abstract, the landscape leaves more room for individual experiences. grayscale represent the colors red, green, yellow and blue taken from the earlier picture series mixed together. it symbolizes the fusion of the four cities to a new abstract landscape. the new coloration also creates the illusion of a three dimensional landscape configuration. (2013 hsd)
a “blind date“ of two pictures that were taken separately from each other was created. two snapshots taken from my own library collide to a new and ambivalent story. they create tension and harmony at once. this is a selection out of 65 blind dates. (2013 hsd)
posters in context of brutalism architecture were created. (2014 hsd)
on the occasion of the anthology “lyrik in nrw“, levim westermann's poem “diese zimmer“ was animated to be shown on a public media wall in bonn. like a slot machine, the characters spin on the media wall. they are newly arranged every few seconds to form verses. the typography was brought together from type fragments at the bus station in front of the media wall. it functions as an echo swinging back into the environment with each rotation. (2014 hsd)