Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

CHALLENGE

To develop a graphic concept and design for an exhibition about “Language” at the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden. The exhibition needed a graphic thread to connect the in total four departments and the entrance space.

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden

RESULT

Striking graphics and clear colours makes it easy for everyone to read, see and understand.
Through iconic and surprising setups we created a narrative visual language to transport the different topics – An invitation for the visitor to play and experience with all senses.

Space
1.000 m2

Photos
© David Brandt / Little Adén

Output

Visual Concept & Art Direction
Graphic Design
Illustration

Between two Stools

BACKGROUND

A new permanent exhibition at NS-Zwangsarbeit in Berlin Schöneweide needed a concept and graphic design. The former forced labour camp in Schöneweide is the largest historical memorial in Europe documenting the destiny of forced labourers. The new exhibition “Between two Stools” deals with the fate of about 650,000 Italian prisoners of war.

The 240m2 exhibition opens in November 2016.

Stiftung Topographie des Terrors

RESULT

An exhibition with an independent design that shows diversity. The interior, graphics and installations are fragmentarily designed, reflecting the personal stories of the Italian internees who once lived and worked in the camp.

Output

Conception
Exhibition Scenography
Exhibition Graphics
Illustration

Martin Gropius Bau

BACKGROUND

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst initiated the temporary exhibition ”Germany-Russia, from confrontation to cooperation” to be exhibited at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin in 2015. The exhibition gives an insight into German-Russian relations since 1945 and approaches the subject through a fragmentary stream that high lights particular milestones throughout their history. Together with the Berlin architects büroberlin and the media designers Schnellebuntebilder we were invited to develop a multidimensional exhibition concept and design to frame the theme and topic in the most suitable way.

büroberlin
Martin-Gropius-Bau
Deutsch-Russiches Museum

RESULT

The history of German-Russian relations are neither linear nor continuous. The combination of graphic design and architecture emphasize and symbolize the diverse political and cultural dynamics between the two nations. Featured milestones in their history evolve as three-dimensional volumes growing out from the wall graphics. Through implementation of vividness in the entire exhibition design we gave some of the more central exhibits, letters and contracts a framework that engages through curiosity and attraction.

Space
660 m2

Project Team
büroberlin (archtiecture)
schnellebuntebilder (media)
Michael Flegel (lights)

Initiator
Deutsch-Russisches Museum, Berlin-Karlshorst in cooperation with Staatlichen Historischen Museum, Moskau

Photos
© Thomas Bruns

Output

Visual Concept
Graphic Design
Illustration
Preparation of print files



Allied Museum

Task

To create a playful scenographic room concept and visual ideas for a special exhibition at the Allied Museum Berlin that treats the American history of the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport.

www.alliiertenmuseum.de

RESULT

Together with Berlin architects FrankeSteinert we used the old airport it self as a source of inspiration for the room design. The entrance opens up with a large photo of the hangar and is followed with walls covered by a motif of heaven to create more depth and refer to the original location. As a room divider we used an abstracted round arch that embodies the building of the Berlin Tempelhof Airport.

Photos
© AlliiertenMuseum/Chodan / Little Adén

Output

Visual Concept
Graphic Design
Illustration

Allied Museum

BACKGROUND

70 years since the end of second world war is the occasion for the special exhibition “Who was a Nazi?” at the Allied Museum in Berlin. Together with architects FrankeSteinert we were invited to pitch for an exciting exhibition treating themes referred to the political new start in Germany after 1945. Ranked No 2.

AlliiertenMuseum

RESULT

Three lead motifs were the source of inspiration for designing the concept of the interior and graphics for the exhibition at the Allied Museum in Berlin. Hide & Seek – the detection of Nazi criminal. Archiving – the processing of documents. New Order – the aim of the Allies was to give the German population a new direction and rebuild the country that had been left in destruction and ruins.

Output

Conception:
Scenography
Graphics
Colors
Layout
Typography
Illustration
Visualization

Allied Museum

Task

As a part of the 2013 Berlin theme year “Diversity Destroyed. Berlin 1933-1938-1945”, our mission was to create an extra exhibition design for the foyer of the Allied Museum in Berlin: “Victors, Liberators, Occupiers. German Jews in the service of the Allies”. The exhibition gave further insight about German Jews who emigrated from Germany to later return to their homeland together with the allied occupation.

www.alliiertenmuseum.de

RESULT

Together with Berlin architects FrankeSteinert we developed a hand tailored design concept for the special exhibition. 15 different biographies with text, pictures, video interviews and exhibits were designed to fit on asymmetrical boards and vitrines. 15 individual stories in a historical time when each person’s life leaned upon an insecure future gave the idea of working with asymmetry and cutted typography.

Output

Visual Concept
Graphic Design
Illustration
Preperation of print files