Studio Lardo

2015

KIRO Surfboards

2014

Bovelli Zürich

2014

Stefanie Biggel AW14

2014

Aleli Leal

2014

Angela Weber Meubles

2013

Nadine Ottawa

2013

Grande Zürich

2012

Christian Neuenschwander

2012

Belvoir Garage

2012

Cabaret Club

2011

Stefanie Biggel

2011

John Roberts

2011

The Good Archive

2010

Motto Zürich

2010

80*81

2010

Vale Fritz

2010

Zigitros

2009

Fig. 01 — 19


Fig. 01

Tongut Records

Art direction of german minimal techno imprint Tongut beginning in 2005 until ton029, which marked the label’s last vinyl release.

Fig. 1.1: Tongut White Series
Fig. 1.2: Israel Vich
Fig. 1.3: Novatek
Fig. 1.4: Bjoern Stolpmann
Fig. 1.5: Joachim Spieth
Fig. 1.6: Apoll
Fig. 1.7: Hugo (part2)
Fig. 1.8: Hugo
Fig. 1.9: Bjoern Stolpmann
Fig.1.10: Apoll & Brocksieper

 

Fig. 02

Glory Days Zine

«The black and white imagery takes an in depth look at one of the most pivotal era’s in cycling and creates a real spectacle with the fascinating angle by Pascal Alexander.»
The New Order Magazine, SlamXHype

«I’m really into it and the photography and presentation is out of this world.»
Jeremy Dunn, Rapha

«Great little fanzine…»
Karl-Oskar Olsen (Wood Wood) in Arkitip

vintage paper, A5, 48 pages
numbered edition of 95

 

Fig. 03

Apoll «Memorize The Phonics»

«Perhaps one of the best techno albums of the last years.»
De:Bug Magazine

Fig. 3.1 — 3.2: Vinyl album and remix 12″ by The Modernist & Falko Brocksieper (both with the same cover)

Fig. 3.3 — 3.4: CD album

 

Fig. 04

Wood Wood BFF

Since Wood Wood has a strong relationship to bike culture I invited them to be part of the Bicycle Film Festival Zürich in 2008.

While many of their staff are heavily into bikes, most enthusiastic is co-founder Karl-Oskar Olsen, who was brought up in an active cycling family, with his brother and father having a professional and semi-professional past respectively.

On this occasion, Karl and I worked out this small collaboration and also presented their Vision road bike which premiered a week before at Monsieur André´s Black Block au Palais de Tokyo
in Paris.

The «I bike therefore I am» T-shirt was limited to 50 pieces and came with a copy of Cyklette, both designed by Karl-Oskar Olsen.

 

Fig. 05

If You’re Into It, We’re Out Of It

If You’re Into It, We’re Out Of It was a bimonthly appearing newsprint publication published by Andreas Koller, Luca Beeler & Pascal Alexander. It was designed by Marietta Eugster & David Keshavjee featuring guest contributors ranging from Tom Kummer to Tobias Madison.

 

Fig. 07

Für Immer

The limited time period being concept from the beginning, my publishing house Für Immer (Forever) disappeared after «The Last Zurich Zine Session», itself celebrated by various publishers as the funeral of the book fair concept, with it’s last issue «Für Immer War Gelogen» (Forever was a lie).

The publications are all out of print, but No Layout has them in it’s online library:
http://www.nolayout.com

 

Fig. 08

GS Records

12″ vinyl for Gruben Strasse Records in collaboration with Fabian Stacoff.

Fig. 8.1: Canson
Fig. 8.2: Gregorythme & Pikaya
Fig. 8.3: Pompelmoessap & Ion Ludwig

 

Fig. 12

80*81

80*81 is a research project by Christopher Roth and Georg Diez, in which they explore the cultural, political and social changes of 1980 and 1981.

For the release of their seventh book we invited the music legend Fetisch/Terranova for a live show with &Me from Keinemusik alongside Marc Brandenburg, Nine Budde and two actors for the staging of Dorthy Strattens murder.

http://editionpatrickfrey.com

 

Fig. 15

John Roberts «Interlude Telephone» music clip

 

Fig. 16

Website for fashion designer Stefanie Biggel

 

Fig. 17

Bit-Tuner «Drome EP»

12″ full cover vinyl featuring an image by Roland von Tessin.

 

Fig. 18

Website and various posters for Cabaret Club Zürich.


Fig. 20 — 29


Fig. 20

Website for photographer Christian Neuenschwander

 

Fig. 22

Did you ever ask yourself why I made 10’000 sugar packs for Sport Bar with a multicolor gradient? No reason. Or did you wonder why I set it in Arial? No reason. Ever thought about why Sport Bar is called Sport Bar? No reason. Or why there is a dog in the Logo? No reason. And you know why? Because all good things in this world contain a major part of «no reason».

 

Fig. 23

Architektur Als Umwelt

Designed after a hand drawn layout from Eduard Neuenschwander.

Der Architekt und Umweltgestalter Eduard Neuenschwander (1924–2013), einer der bedeutendsten Schweizer Architekten der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts, stellt in einem leidenschaftlichen Plädoyer dar, was ihm in der Ausübung seines Metiers wichtig ist: eine ganzheitliche Auffassung von Architektur und Umwelt, das Zusammenspiel von gestalteter und nicht gestalteter Natur in einem gewandelten Naturverständnis sowie die grundsätzliche Wertigkeit des Vorgefundenen und ihre typologischen Ausprägungen. Mit zahlreichen Bildern und Erläuterungen veranschaulicht er seine architektonischen Positionen in ihrem Bezug zum Kontext.
In diesem Buch geht es Eduard Neuenschwander nicht um eine Dokumentation seines Schaffens. Es ist sein Appell zur unvoreingenommenen fundamentalen Umstellung von Fühlen, Denken und Handeln angesichts der täglichen Umwelt. Es richtet sich an alle, die sein Werk und seine Vorgehensweise würdigen, seine Haltung schätzen und seine Botschaft in der Gegenwart wie in der Zukunft zu verstehen bereit sind.

gta Verlag
210 x 297 mm
canvas laminated softcover
100 pages
ISBN 978-3-85676-320-6

 

Fig. 24

Edition Populaire

Design of almost everything surrounding the products of Edition Populaire and occasionally some products themselves.

Fig. 24.1 ff: Excerpts from the monthly newsprint catalogue, 315 x 465 mm

http://editionpopulaire.ch

 

Fig. 25

Website for fashion photographer Nadine Ottawa

 

Fig. 26

The Japan Syndrome 12″

Bit-Tuner’s transformed field recordings from Japan in a limited run of 200 copies for Hula Honeys Records.

DJ Krush is playing it here.

 

Fig. 27

Sonidero City

A book by Mirjam Wirz, designed in collaboration with Fabian Stacoff.

The long-term photographic reportage of Sonidero City is an homage to the Cumbia DJs / Sonideros of Mexico City, who from the 60s to today have stood behind their sound systems’ mics, sending music as well as greetings across the capital’s streets. While some stack loudspeakers into massive towers, others stick to a modest set-up, spinning their own LP collections on 70s-era record players. They go by names such as Sonido Sensación Tropical, Sonido África, Sonido La Conga.

In contrast, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, giant flourescent- painted speakers called «Picós» spill afro-colombian Champeta music through local communities, where the accompanying dance of choice is called «polishing each others belt buckle».

Over the course of three years Swiss photographer Mirjam Wirz visited the living rooms, courtyards, and dance events of Mexico City, Monterrey and Barranquilla. The result is her book Sonidero City, a lively visual collection tracing the paths Mexico and Colombia’s sound system culture have forged.

224 pages
Offset print
200 x 265 mm
Softcover

 

Fig. 28

Sonidero City Bootleg

Slightly altered version of «Sonidero City»

International shipping cost and economic disparities made it prohibitive to sell the book Sonidero City to the people who comprise the main audience of the soundsystem events. In the same way that sneakers, music CDs and movies are made for street markets in Latin America, Mirjam had a copy/bootleg edition of Sonidero City printed. The book was produced in black and white by a print shop in Mexico City. Mirjam then personally distributed the copies to people she knew so they could sell them at street markets and other venues.

224 pages
Offset print
200 x 265 mm
Softcover
printed by Publicidades Panther, Mexico City

 

Fig. 29

Art direction of Aspects, including various posters, record cover and website (abandoned project).

Fig. 29.1: Smallpeople (in collaboration with Stefan Marx)
Fig. 29.2: Dor / Laid
Fig. 29.3: Label night 2
Fig. 29.4: Label night 1


Fig. 30 — 39


Fig. 30

Various posters

Fig. 30.1: Off-Parade, 2013
Fig. 30.2: Camino del Sol, 2012
Fig. 30.3: Efdemin, 2014
Fig. 30.4: Studio Barnhus, 2014
Fig. 30.5: Marcel Dettmann, 2014
Fig. 30.6: Dial Label Night, 2011
Fig. 30.7: Carl Craig, 2014

 

Fig. 31

New York Is…

New York is a dream. At least for all those people who land in the Big Apple every day in the hope that they can make something of themselves. Yet how many of them actually do that? And how do the people living there, who have failed or succeeded, feel? Photographer Nadine Ottawa and journalist Nuria Furrer explored these issues. They approached people on the streets of New York, asking them to complete the sentence: ‘New York is …’. This catalogue presents the resulting poetic, bizarre, funny, intimate and sad portraits.

17×23 cm
146 pages
softcover
ISBN 978-3-86678-888-6

 

Fig. 33

Corporate design and website for interior stylist Aleli Leal.

 

Fig. 34

AW14 Lookbook for fashion designer Stefanie Biggel.

230 x 330 mm
ultra-highgloss

 

Fig. 35

Corporate design for the Visitor Store and co-creation of the Visitor Surf Club. Ongoing collaboration.

 

Fig. 36

Art direction and design for Café Bovelli in Zürich.

 

Fig. 37

Website for fashion photographer Sara Merz

 

Fig. 38

Panther’s Collection

Designed in collaboration with Urs Lehni and edited by Mirjam Wirz.

Jose Luis Lugo Hernández, owner of Panther Publishing in Mexico City, has amassed a sizeable collection of flyers of the disco sound system movement since it’s beginnings in Mexico in the 1980s. The standard for the flyer and poster design of the sound systems movement was set by Jaime Ruelas, an independent graphic designer from Mexico City, who drew many of the 300 pieces selected from the collection to be featured here.

Rollo N°39
192 Pages
Offset Print
21 × 29.7 cm
First Edition
ISBN 978-3-906213-06-4

 

Fig. 39

Club Zukunft Art direction

Early in 2014 I got asked to take over the art direction of Zürichs Club Zukunft which has quite a legacy of house designers ranging from Alain Kupper to Jonas Voegeli.

Since their website only got some minor updates on the surface for almost 10 years I commissioned the programmers from Taywa to help me build a new version from scratch. The site is split in three sections; «Club», «Zine» and «Radio» with the zine being a new addition featuring a variety of content edited by Bjørn Schaeffner (NZZ, Resident Advisor etc.). Besides the visible features for the user there’s a bunch of background gadgets for the client like a maintenance free weekly newsletter wich feeds itself from the website adding a predefined amount of upcoming events and the latest article from the zine.

Following the digital upgrades we decided to stop producing printed flyers and instead focus on limited poster editions for certain events (not hung in public space) and the monthly print program only available at the club itself, thus not participating in the visual as well as environmental pollution of our beloved city.

http://www.zukunft.cl


Fig. 40 — 49


Fig. 40

Peace Club Posters

Fig. 40.1: Bob Moses
Fig. 40.2: John Talabot
Fig. 40.3: Frankey & Sandrino
Fig. 40.4: John Daly
Fig. 40.5: Prins Thomas

 

Fig. 41

Website for Lexx
http://lexxmusic.com

 

Fig. 41

Website for Nadja Putzi Photo Production & Loaction Archive
http://nadjaputzi.com

 

Fig. 43

Monthly program for Club Zukunft featuring images by Christian Neuenschwander.

460 x 330 mm (open)
115 x 165 mm (folded)

 

Fig. 44

Art direction for:
Zukunft Recordings

Fig. 44.1 ff: ZKR 001
The Legendary Lightness «Hey Ron» Ripperton Remix
Fig. 44.3 ff: ZKR 002
«Hey Ron» Frank Wiedemann & Kejeblos Remixes
Fig. 44.5 ff: ZKR 004
Jules et Spatz «Rotwii» & Tuff City Kids Remix

 

Fig. 45

Zukunft posters

Fig. 45.1: Dial Rec. Night
Fig. 45.2: Future Is Now
Fig. 45.3: Diynamic Rec.
Fig. 45.4: Âme
Fig. 45.5: Baikal & John Daly
Fig. 45.6: Roman Flügel
Fig. 45.7: Midland
Fig. 45.8: Kassem Mosse
Fig. 45.9: Dorisburg
Fig. 45.10: Gerd Janson
Fig. 45.11: Young Marco & David August
Fig. 45.12: Dixon
Fig. 45.13: KiNK
Fig. 45.14: Mano Le Tough
Fig. 45.15: 10 Jahre Zukunft
Fig. 45.16: All Acts 2005-2015

 

Fig. 46

Art direction for:
IZU Recordings

Fig. 46.1: IZU 001 2015 A
Fig. 46.2: IZU 001 2015 B
Fig. 46.3: IZU 002 2016 A
Fig. 46.4: IZU 002 2016 B

 

Fig. 47

Idea and design of «Difficult Fun» a book about and with the definer of Post Punk, inventor of New Wave, manager of The Human League and Fast Product founder: Bob Last.

Fig. 48

Club Zukunft’s monthly program printed on paper grocery bags in collaboration with Stefan Marx. They feature a drawing series called «Sundaayyyssss» and are spread through the use of various shops in Zurich.