I had the assignment to do a poster concept for an arts club. My concept was quite simple. A grid system behind allows to move around typography and do different arrangements, according to the title and the artists. As title concept i wanted to visualize the title as handmade typography in a metaphor. First word was “Verbindung” (connection, association, interlinkage). I built the typography with wooden type from a handcraft shop which i enveloped with threads, then i photographed it. I made the typography “flying” with some wires at the back.
Last week i went to Berlin for two days to join Darren Bowles (Design Director Moving Brands) on Stage at Typo Berlin 2009. We were having a presentation about living identities with a case study about the new brand of Swisscom. It was a great pleasure to speak in front of such a big international audience, and we got very positive feedback. I also met up Dalton Maag and some other great people i knew from Typo Zurich and other events in Switzerland.
For our wedding i tried to find a design that fits for both of us (of course), so, the typographic combined with a more romantic approach. Final solution is a pattern, made out of important things in our lives, combined with clarendon. We also defined a set of colors which we randomly used in the printings.