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Deutsches Ledermuseum
Publication
Against the background of the unique shoe collection of the DLM, STEP BY STEP: Shoe Design in Transition unfolds an exhibition about shoes across all continents and through all times. The focus of the show is on the development and design of different types of shoes. Historical exhibits are deliberately combined with examples from the second half of the 20th or 21st century in order to accentuate and show both continuities and breaks in the development of the shoe and shoe design. Over 150 selected shoes or pairs of shoes illustrate the breadth of the collection and impressively trace the cultural history of footwear.

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Sondermarken
Different designs of special stamps for the Federal Ministry of Finance 2018 – 2020. A commemorative stamp is a postage stamp, often issued on a significant date such as an anniversary, to honor or commemorate a place, event, person, or object. The subject of the commemorative stamp is usually spelled out in print, unlike definitive stamps which normally depict the subject along with the denomination and country name only.

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Hotel Silber
also known as the Hotel Silber Place of Remembrance or Learning and Memorial Hotel Silber, is a permanent exhibition about the political persecution by the police from 1928 to 1984 in the Hotel Silber, as well as about the persecution and deportation of the Sinti and Roma and the persecution of homosexuals by the police during the Nazi era in the hospital courtyard. The exhibition Police, Gestapo and Persecution is located in the Hotel Silber in Stuttgart. Exhibition design with Studio Wandel Lorch

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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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Städelschule Architecture Class
2020
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 from Schmott photographers. 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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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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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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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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BACHS GLOBUS
On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary, the organist and musicologist, Christoph Bossert, presented his views on the structure and mathematics of Bach’s compositions in a lecture given in the Erfurt Cathedral. Markus Weisbeck invited MXZEHN to collaborate on the procedural visualisations, that framed the lecture.

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Weingut von Winning
Corporate Design
For the traditional vineyard Dr. Deinhard in Deidesheim the new corporate design “von Winning” was created. The unusual vine stock growing in the renowned area demanded a traditional as well as an exclusive solution, based on the typographical use of “Ehmke-Ornament-Initials” in combination with the font “Stempel Schneider”, as a reference to the epoch the vineyard label was founded.

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K20K21
Proposal for a typographical system as brand identity in which geometric variations visualize the different markings of the brands.

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Sunah Choi
Artist Sunah Choi 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 Schlaegel.

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

2019

Gwangju Design Biennale, Korea

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