In 2002 we took part in the fabulous exhibition ZURÜCK ZUM BETON - PUNK AND NEW WAVE in GERMANY between 1977 and 1982 by designing all the printed matters, including the catalogue. It was Ulrike Grooss’ first exhibition as director at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (she moved on since then to become director at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart) and a huge success since Düsseldorf was playing a big role in the Punk movement back then. So, here we were, in the last stages of getting the final layouts copied from the external hard drive onto the CDR for the printer when the hard drive started to spit fire and was burning up right in front of our eyes because one of our colleagues was using the wrong power transformer. The plug was fitting .... but .... However, the courier was sitting there waiting for the CDR to be packed and shipped. Desperate as we were, thinking the CDR was ruined and we had no book, we tried the CD whether there was anything on it .... there it was ... everything needed to go to print was on the CD. The book was a huge success and sold out in very little time. But no reprint was planned by the publisher. The years went by and our own archive (we had 10 copies of the book on our shelves) seemed to shrink. We ended up with only one copy left (no one seems to send back the books we send out as samples of our work). Now the demand for the catalogue was growing over the years and we had no files left (the printer never sent back the CD with the final layouts even though we asked him to) we thought we’d do a real bootleg of our own book. Here it is .... the bootlegged version of the PUNK AND NEW WAVE in GERMANY. Enjoy .... it is absolutely worth buying it HERE.
To prep the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION temporary space JSC opening we created this very special issue of an SAFE THE DATE invite. Of what we hear, it was very well received. Wait until you see the actual invitation. All this is going hand in hand with an carefully executed overhaul of the corporate design.
The title of the show - Hello Boys - sounds almost like an political statement, coming for the collector Julia Stoschek. This circumstance lead us to the conclusion to send out flags instead of the usual Din A5 folding cards ... well, nothing really with the Julia Stoschek Collection is meant to be usual.
When Nicolette Krebitz asked us to create the titles and end-titles for her new feature film WILD - find the trailer here, we were more than delighted to agree (to any terms). What we tried to achieve was a very simple form of changing perspective and yet looking at the same issue. We all, including Coco were excited to see the titles developing into this 4 seconds wipe in front of our eyes.