With KaDeWe in Berlin, Alsterhaus in Hamburg and Oberpollinger in Munich, the KaDeWe Group is running the most established department stores in Germany. As a part of their branded and decorated Christmas concept we got asked to contribute with new designs for their beauty calendars and Christmas cards 2018.
The so called “Weihnachtswichtel” (“gnome” in english) are by now a familiar and well known element in the Christmas decoration concept from the KaDeWe Group. They are not to be discovered only in store, they are as well naturally integrated in the new beauty calendars and Christmas cards 2018.
Ideation & Concept Graphic Design Print Production
To strengthen our expertise within editorial design and content we are since July 2015 in collaboration with editor and writer Julia Stelzner under the name www.studiosteden.com – a creative collective where design and content meet. Adén and Stelzner under one roof.
Julia is regularly writing for FAZ Magazin, Zeit, Cosmopolitan, Friends Magazin (Villeroy & Boch) and in lala Berlin Journal. 2014 she released her book “Berlin Fashion” at the publishing house Prestel (Random House). Next to journalism and authorship Julia have many years of experiences within copywriting, concept development and social media content for brands such as Nike, Deutsche Telekom, Zalando, Douglas, Breuninger, Louis Vuitton and Mercedes Benz. We are looking forward to the new collaboration and are happy to expand the expertise.
C. Hahne Mühlenwerke GmbH & Co. KG is one of the most important cereal manufacturers in Europe with a range of more than 250 different products. For their relaunch in 2015 we were requested to develop visual directions and mood concepts.
Based upon 9 spotted packaging trends the task was to conceptualise the visual world beneath and give each appearance a design direction. Through emotionalizing, decoding and defining the trend worlds these moods aimed to bring a deeper understanding for components and key elements playing an important role for the upcoming packaging design and branding.
In cooperation with studio hello-hello we scanned the food and snacks market to discover new innovations within the field. We spotted inspiring trends based on phenomena research and new societal movements. We transformed current micro trends into visual moods and directions as inspiration for future product innovations.
Trend Research Visual direction Visual moodboards Packaging Concept
To create ideas, concepts and designs for the MSC yearly campaign that appears at gastronomical facilities around Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The campaign aimed to raise awareness about MSC´s sustainable fisheries and the blue labelling of fish and seafood with a reach for both external and internal target groups.
We created a communication campaign to raise awareness about sustainable fishing through giving “sustainability” a new tone of voice. Green-washing and guilt-tripping were yesterday, we simply wanted to speak plainly and honestly, so better to say it “in Black and White”. Through a low cost concept we decided to create the magazine “Schwarz auf Weiß” that could easily be distributed directly at the canteens. Also posters, postcards and give-a-ways were designed and spread around at several hundred locations.
Communication Concept Editorial Design Graphic Design Copy
Here a glimpse from our shooting at photographer Joerg Lehmanns studio in Berlin Friedrichshain. We are right now working on a culinary project for Marine Stewardship Council together with chef Christian Lohse.
To generate and develop campaign ideas, create layouts for Villeroy & Boch´s web page 2010 as well as designing various consumer targeted campaign materials. We also worked on PR campaigns and layouts for a catalog for Villeroy & Boch´s cooperation with Dornbracht.
Vivid and emotional collages and layouts were created to bring out and strengthen the power of inspiration of each product line and its characteristics. The visualizations were individually made to highlight the certain distinctiveness of that specific product without loosing its touch of exclusivity.
Campaign Art Direction Supevision of photography Web design