Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2013

Auswärtiges Amt - Human Rights Logo

Another one for the German Foreign Office and the Human Rights Logo: for this year´s Human Rights Conference in Southern Africa!

Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2013

Freitag, 15. März 2013

Diploma final: going nuts

I created different pieces with various buildings and objects - After a while I decided to develop certain sets, recreations of cities like Berlin, Paris or New York, but also themes like "Modernism", "Quotes" or "Jungle". For the sake of variation there are not only single pieces but also bigger ones like 4, or 6 pieces merged to one big tile!

New pieces can be added at any time. There´s no final image ---



Donnerstag, 14. März 2013

Diploma part2: ornaments

After my first attempt to create a visual interpretation for the subject of my diploma (see Diploma Takeoff) I tried to find a more systematic approach. I remembered one of Borges´ most important stylistic devices that he used in many of his short stories: pars pro toto - it means that one part of an object represents the entire object (e.g. a book that represents all books in "The Library of Babel").

A visual equivalent for the pars pro toto concept would be the Ornament.

Ornaments are used as a decorative element in Architecture, in Textiles or on Wallpapers (see img1). One Ornament represents the whole image. It´s repeated to a pattern and could be build up to infinity (in theory...)

I started to experiment with my own ornamental system (see img2 and img3) and decided to build an ornamental city. Every piece or tile has a certain grid and certain interfaces - All pieces can be arranged on any side (see img4 and img5). The system allows you to build a city in random combinations, there is no final image!

My first version (see img6) was drawn with brush pen in black and white, a second version (see img7) is fully vectorized. Finally I decided to add some color to the backgrounds and the objects (see img8). A labyrinth was born!

img1                                                        img2                                                        img3                   

img4                                                                                                       img5 

img6                                                                                                       img7



Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2013

Diploma takeoff: Labyrinth of War

The subject of my diploma at the University of Arts Berlin was "The labyrinth" - it was inspired by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges and his short stories. They often involved the nature of time and labyrinths or rather the "Eternal return" of certain eras.

My first idea was to create labyrinths of war - in this case World War II. The paths are formed by (destroyed) buildings and the labyrinth includes famous historical sites like the Reichstag. Soldiers are aimlessly running around in it, showing the labyrinth as a symbol of aberration. I wanted to make a series of posters showing different wars and human frenzy ...
fortunately I decided to drop that concept for several reasons including the risk of total depression..

Montag, 25. Februar 2013

Montag, 18. Februar 2013

Illustration for Spiegel Online

Proud that I was given the opportunity to make an illustration for Wlada Kolosowas latest column: "Und die Großstadt, die hat Zähne" - read it here !

Sonntag, 13. Januar 2013

Auswärtiges Amt - Human Rights Logo

I have the pleasure to be regularly working for the Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) in Germany. Their Human Rights Department has a Project called the Human Rights Logo. To quote their website:

"As a universal symbol, the Human Rights Logo can help to draw attention to human rights violations and give a voice to those fighting for their rights."

I created a Christmas- and a Happy-New-Year Card - also a Card and a Poster called "Human Rights ABC" that gives you ideas how to push the message for Human Rights worldwide - hopefully there´ll be more to come:

Freitag, 11. Januar 2013


A place to BE for Peruvian Dudes

Logo for "Alemania en el Perú"

"Alemania en el Perú" is an iniciative of german institutions in Peru. The objective is to comunicate their activities in Peru and to promote cooperation in different areas between the countries. I feel specially honored to finalmente do some graphic design work for mi patria -
This is the final version including drafts ---

Peruvian Football Player Claudio Pizarro representing