Right now in the Berlin streets: a poster we designed! So happy about the job! It’s about an exhibition at NS-Zwangsarbeit in Berlin Schöneweide – we also made visual concept, identity and graphic design for the exhibition 😌 Go visit!
Zwischen allen Stühlen
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.
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.
© David Brandt / Little Adén
Visual Concept & Art Direction
Martin Gropius Bau
In October 28, 2015 the exhibition “Russia–Germany, from confrontation to cooperation” opened at the museum Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin (initiated by the German-Russian museum Berlin-Karlshorst). As an already involved cooperation partner within the design of the exhibition it-self, we got asked to expand and integrate the visual concept in all printed media. The task was to develop a graphic concept for banners, leaflets and an invitation card.
We created a design to the printed material that has a strong independent identity with the main focus on representing the physical exhibition. We re-used the triangles as an element from the exhibition and created a more abstracted layout and graphic pattern. These triangles refer to fragments as a symbol of the multifaceted history of the German-Russian relationship. A balanced mix from both nations’ national colors was chosen to underline the two countries equal presence.
Preparation of print files
Martin Gropius Bau
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.
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.
Michael Flegel (lights)
Deutsch-Russisches Museum, Berlin-Karlshorst in cooperation with Staatlichen Historischen Museum, Moskau
© Thomas Bruns
Preparation of print files
Architecture and Graphic design
During summer 2015 we collaborated with the architects büroberlin on a competion for a new museum project in Stuttgart – a memorial covering the history of Gestapo in the German state Baden-Württemberg. Our concept got ranked as Nr. 2 from the in total 9 participants. Wandel Lorch Architekten from Saarbrücken / Frankfurt am Main was the lucky winners which will realize the project. On a third place hg merz architekten landed. Other participants was Atalier Brückner, Büro Münzig, Hans-Dieter Schaal, Raumzeit Münster, Holzer Kobler Architekten and Kocmoc.net.
The task was to develop a exhibition concept for the former “Hotel Silber” – a building with a lot of history. Once a Hotel, head quarter for the german automobil club ADAC, police residence, location for crimes executed by the nazi led Gestapo institution and more.
Our concept included ideas that intended to be interesting for even younger visitors and school groups offering a lot of interactive tools (developed by schnellebuntebilder). We wanted to take one step back from the common “concrete look” memorials often has.
More about the competition here: competitiononline
Nr. 1 in competition for exhibition design
Little Adén is very excited to have won a pitch together with büroberlin and schnellebuntebilder for the special exhibition “Germany and Russia – from confrontation to cooperation” that will be shown at Martin-Gropius-Bau in October 2015. We are looking forward to the new collaboration and want to send our best congratulations to our co-partners. The exhibition is initiated by the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.
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.
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.
© AlliiertenMuseum/Chodan / Little Adén