Martin Gropius Bau

Task

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 and design in all printed media. The task was to develop a graphic concept for banners, leaflets and an invitation card.

Martin-Gropius-Bau
Deutsch-Russiches Museum

Solution

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.

Output

Visual Concept
Graphic Design
Illustration
Preparation of print files

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



Swedish design & communication

Last week the exhibition “Mehr als Werbung – Schweden kommunizieren” opened at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin and we where there! The exhibition gave an insight about characteristic Swedish communication and which social and cultural influences that lies behind. Values defined Swedish is driven by equality, social responsibility and security. Internal is Swedish communication seen as humorous and creative, in the world well known for its digital excellence. Very interesting and entertaining. We are always happy about new exhibitions at the embassy.