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Städelschule Architecture Class
Corporate Design
Based on the abbreviation of the institutional name, Städelschule Architecure Class, the new brand focuses on the modified alphabetical character SAC. Following this abstraction again, the single letters form a graphical construction as image frames. These constructs are based on divisions as the principle of a specific area which is required for positioning the pragmatic information more playful.

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Willem de Rooij
Publication Series
In close collaboration with the artist we developed a series of exhibition catalogs for institutions in New York, Dijon and Frankfurt.
The composition of the cover and also the selection of the fonts follow a fixed continual rule and change from edition to edition.

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DIE NEUE ALTSTADT
The graphic concept of this publication, has been conceived in relation to the architectural and urban design principles of the Neue Altstadt. Typography and the editorial design reflect the structure of houses of different widths, narrow streets and small squares into the language of book design, as well as the juxtaposition of reconstructed houses and new buildings. In addition, the Neue Altstadt typeface developed for this purpose, cites the graphic language of Ernst May’s Journal: “Das Neue Frankfurt” from 1926 to 1931.

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Tribute to Paul Renner / Flight 752
Both projects are invitations of Non-Profit Organisations. The tribute to the Typeface Futura, promotes a template used in manual drafting. It is a hypothetical proposal for a non-existing drawing-tool, which could be the basis for modernity. Flight 752 is a memorial for the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which was shot down shortly after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. This poster is a initiative from a group of contemporary Graphic Designers.

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Deutsches Ledermuseum
Publication
For the 100th anniversary, the German Leather Museum presents its outstanding collection from the fields of applied art, ethnology and the German Shoe Museum. The publication follows the idea of a colour range dividing the different chapters of the collection. Additional content is arranged on shortened pages in order to vary the rhythm of the publication. Deutsches Ledermuseum

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Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Publication Series
The editorial design follows a strict grid with one Sans-Serif typeface as base for the structural elements of the different thematic chapters. The volumes in the series comprise collected contributions on subjects that are the focus of discourse in terms of art theory, cultural studies, art history, and research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and form the quintessence of international study and discussion taking place in the respective fields.

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12th Homage to Morteza Momayez
with Presentation of works and lecture of Prof. Markus Weisbeck
& The Space for Visual Research (SfVR)
German Graphic Designer, Bauhaus University Weimar
24. Nov. – 01. December 2017
Iranian Artists Forum, North Mousavi St, Taleqani St, Tehran Iranian Artists Forum

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Glass and Concrete
Despite their apparent differences, glass and concrete are connected by a long history. A Publication with the Artists Francis Alÿs, Peter Bialobrzeski, Oliver Boberg, Matti Braun, Andreas Bunte, Daniel Buren, Louisa Clement, Louis De Cordier, Alia Farid, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Thomas Florschuetz, Daniela Friebel, Vincent Ganivet, Jakub Geltner, Isa Genzken, Elín Hansdóttir, Mona Hatoum, Philipp Hennevogl, Stephan Huber, Thomas Huber, Aernoudt Jacobs, Jeffrey James, Isa Melsheimer, Jan Muche, Martin Mühlhoff & Christian Vossiek, Olaf Pernice, Túlio Pinto, Robin Rhode, Kilian Rüthemann, Kai Schiemenz, Wolfgang Schlegel, Adrien Tirtiaux, Tatiana Trouvé, Lena von Goedeke, Martin Walde (in cooperation with Bernd Weinmayer)

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Sunah Choi
Artist Sunah Choi is interested in processes of abstraction as applied to concrete moments in time, places, and phenomena.
Her sculptures, installations, and photographs probe the substance and formal structure of objects. By resolving observations into compositions and arrangements or condensing them in sculptures, she explores the aesthetic quality of selected aspects of nature and vernacular culture. Choi received Hannah-Höch-Förderpreis 2018, an award given out by the State of Berlin to a rising female artist in recognition of her growing oeuvre’s outstanding quality. This book, which contains three multipage inserts, presents a richly illustrated survey of Choi’s work of the past ten years, accompanied by a conversation between Sunah Choi, Thomas Bayrle Thomas Bayrle, and Markus Weisbeck. Markus Weisbeck With essays by Sabeth Buchmann and Andreas Schlegel.

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European Central Bank
Publication for the Memorial on the Site of the former Grossmarkthalle.
The memorial represents a dark period in the history of the Grossmarkthalle. Between 1941 and 1945 more than 10,000 Jewish citizens were deported to concentration camps from here. Architects Tobias Katz and Marcus Kaiser won an international competition to design the memorial with their plans to include haunting descriptions of the deportations engraved throughout the site.

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Michael Krebber
Michael Krebber: Les escargots ridiculises / The radicalized snails published in conjunction with 2012–2013 survey exhibiton of same name at the CAPC, Bordeaux, France. The most comprehensive catalogue, to-date, covering the work and career of German artist Michael Krebber.

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German Design Award 2010 (after Joost Schmidt)
HD video loop 6’50 min., expl. 1/3 (+ 1 a. p.), in collaboration with Oliver Hardt, Camera: Jörg Baumann
Courtesy Kai Middendorf Gallery Frankfurt/M.

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Dominika Bednarski
For her first solo-show in the 1822-Forum we designed the communication and publication poster, invitation and catalogue based on images of the artworks.

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Fogo Island Art
Corporate Design, Publication Series
The corporate design is based on the north-western view of Newfoundland’s Fogo Island. The exhibition room is part of the Fogo Island Inn, a project by The Shore Fast Foundation, and most of the works exhibited here are created throughout the course of the individual artist residencies. Fogo Arts

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Paul Chan
The American artist Paul Chan has gained international acclaim for his video work, drawings and installations that blend a novel drafting aesthetic with philosophical reflections on politics, religion, sex and life. This beautifully produced monograph, published on the occasion of Chan’s highly anticipated one-person exhibition at New York’s recently unveiled New Museum of Contemporary Art, presents the first significant overview of his work. Spanning from the late 1990s through today, it is named for Chan’s most recent project, The 7 Lights (2005–07), a series of large-scale digital projections and drawings that “hallucinate” the Seven Days of Creation.

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Big Orchestra
In this group exhi­bi­tion featuring inter­na­tional artists the SCHIRN presents pieces that also func­tion as musical instru­ments. The focus of the exhi­bi­tion, which is itself in a state of constant flux, is the playing of these sculp­tural instru­ments. The design themed on rotation and loops focusing one aspect of recorded music.

About Surface
Surface is a creative studio for corporate & cultural design. Besides working for notable brands, Surface is increasingly busy in the fields of contemporary and performing arts, architecture, music and exhibition. surfacemotion Surface’s conceptual approach of design and strategy derives solely from the content of the enquirer and develops accordingly. Numerous projects were developed for non-specific areas and published as author-design. Surface employs professional designers in Frankfurt and Berlin that have been trained in different fields of expertise. The management is lead by designer Markus Weisbeck Wikipedia AGI, who founded the studio in 1997 and is teaching as professor at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Visuelle Kommunikation Bauhaus Universität Weimar
Among its clients Surface counts nationally and internationally renowned companies and cultural institutions, such as the Serpentine Gallery, London, Zumtobel AG, Galerie Buchholz, Hugo Boss, Sternberg Press, Jewish Museum, Manifesta, Siemens Foundation, Documenta, Luma Arles, Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry of Finance, William Forsythe, Städelschule Frankfurt, Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt, Deutsche Bank as well as Klassik Stiftung Weimar and Fogo Island Art.

Publications
1999

Whereishere? Laurence King Publishing, UK
Techno Style Edition Olms, Switzerland

2000

Trade Scalo Publishers, Switzerland
Lürzers Archive Austria

2001

Lürzers Archive Austria
Sampler, Laurence King Publishing, UK

2002

Monographical Article IDEA Magazine, Japan

2003

Lürzers Archive Austria
Legable Graphics, Japan
Helvetica Lars Müller Publishers, Switzerland
Graphic Design for the 21st Century Taschen, Germany
Typo-Graphics: The Art and Science of Type Design in Context Rotovision, USA

2004

Dos Logos Gestalten Verlag, Germany
This Gun Is for Hire Gestalten Verlag, Germany
Sonic Gestalten Verlag, Germany

2005

Monography Surface, Youth Press, China
Whitney Bienniale “Peace Tower” NYC, USA
032c Magazine Germany

2006

Vorn Magazine Germany

2007

The conditions of Graphic Design IDEA Magazine, Japan
The Layout Look Book I HarperCollins Publishers, USA
New Typographic Design Laurence King Publishing, UK
Kelvin – Colour Today, Gestalten Verlag, Germany
Serialize Gestalten Verlag, Germany
Design Evolution Rockport, USA
Coporate Identity und Corporate Design av Edition, Germany
New Visual Works: German Graphic Style LST, China
Quest, Germany

2008

Area 2 Phaidon, UK
Dry Design, Pie Books, Japan

2009

Los Logos 4 Gestalten Verlag, Germany
23rd International Biennial of Graphic Design, Tschechien
60 Jahre Grafik-Design der Bundesrepublik, FAZ, Germany
Studio Culture Unit Editions, UK
Goethe Institut, Designtrends Germany

2010

The Layout Look Book II HarperCollins Publishers, USA
The Designers Graphic Stew Rockport Publishers, USA
Los Logos 5 Gestalten Verlag, Germany

2011

Markus Weisbeck Surface, Lukas & Sternberg, Sternberg Press, Germany / USA
One by One, Hesign, Germany / China

2014

Vorn, Gestalten, Germany
Space For Visual Research, Spector Books, Germany
This New World, about Muriel Cooper, Frieze 3/2014

2015

360 Design, Sandupublishing, China
Markus Weisbeck in Teheran, Idea, Iran

2016

German Design Award 2016, German Design Council, Germany
Futura Superstar! Felicitas Rhan, FAZ
Die besten Plakate aus Berlin, Print wirkt, Der Tagesspiegel
un Magazine [issue 6.1], un Magazine

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