Final works 2016 Prof. Klaus Hesse

November
Day of diploma at HfG

Seven students of Hesse Class participated the final exam on 11th of November 2016 at the HfG Offenbach. Deborah Enzmann also has finished her postgraduate study with a book of the history of the emoticons. Ines Feyrer presented large-format digital paintings. She has searched new methods by moving during the scanning process. Lara Hies gave us an impression of the beauty of grids. She has presented more than hundred composition by cutting paper works. Fabia Matveev created a new multi-dimensional way of story telling. She has extended outstanding the possibilities of animation and narration by Ipads. Tobias Teickner introduced the most important foundation of creative leadership. He has visualized and collected the most important pre-conditions. Heinrich Zimmermann concepted a children's book about strategy. He has written and designed the story of the development of an electric driven aircraft for the market. 

1226 Exhibition Prof. Klaus Hesse

October
1226,26

Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania and HfG Offenbach are rather far apart – 1226.25 km to be exact. Nonetheless, both institutes have for 15 years been closely connected through the work of the Rotary Club Offenbach and its chairperson Erik von Knorre. Every semester the Rotary Club supports Lithuanian students spending a semester at HfG Offenbach. For the first time, both art schools have organised an exhibition by the exchange students supported in Vilnius and Offenbach, respectively. In Vilnius Lithuania’s former president Vytautas Landsbergis and his wife attended the opening.  

 

Opening: May 26, 2016 Vilnius / October 29, 2016 Offenbach 

Welcome: Erik von Knorre, Dr. Holger Niedenthal, Prof. Audrius Klimas, Prof. Klaus Hesse 

 

Participating students: Ugnė Balčiūnaitė, Eidvilė Viktorija Buožytė, Andrius Ciplijauskas, Monika Janulevičiūtė, Ingrida Kirkliauskaitė, Lina Marcinonytė, Lina Montvydaitė, Karolina Novoselskaja, Jurgis Ramanauskas, Lina Vaitiekūnaitė, Edvinas Žukauskas 

1226 Exhibition Prof. Klaus Hesse

Photo by Felicitas von Lutzau ©2016

October
One-off items Offenbach

On September 1, 2016 artistic photo portraits of outstanding local entrepreneurs were shown for the first time at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce IHK Offenbach. The permanent exhibition documents the economic potential of the city of Offenbach and the region, as well as the people behind it. The subjects represent a variety of remarkable entrepreneurial ideas and aims in the region. The project is a cooperation between HfG and IHK Offenbach. HfG student Felicitas von Lutzau produced the portraits, and HfG graduate Nadine Kolodziey acted as art director for the photography, while the exhibition conception and appearance, but also all communication material was the work of Nikolas Brückmann and Yuriy Matveev from the Institute for New Communication (located at the university) and was supervised by Prof. Klaus Hesse. www.ihk-unikate.de 

Exhibition let it grow Nanjing Prof. Klaus Hesse

Participants: Chen, Yaohui, Hou Juan, Feng Jumei, Liu XiangYang, Yuan Lingling, Wu Cheng Cen, Wu Xian Pei, Sun Hong Rui, Cui Yu Dan, Shuai Ren Cai, Kang Mei Qin, Zhang Yu, Li Yanqing, Li Huanqing, Li Mei Ling, Du Mei Juan, Yang Ming Xiang, Lin Ze En, Wu Yaqi, Xiong Shang Feng, Wang Lan, Wang Shurong, Wang Hong Fan, Bai Xueying, Fan Jia Yue, Tan Xin, Chen Lei, Yan Qiao, Ma Ying, Huang Jiateng

September
Who am I?

Bilingual type face workshop at the School of Art, Hunan Normal University in Changsha. Experimentally design of the own names in Chinese and Pinyin language. The students was searching for a common design vocabulary for the Eastern and Western characters. This is also one of the big challenges for the logo design of Chinese brands. The result was very surprising. Thank you very much to Dr. Su Feng and Prof. Li Shaobo for the outstanding support. 

Exhibition let it grow Nanjing Prof. Klaus Hesse

Thanks to the students: Fangting Liu, Jin Wei, Xinyi Guo, Junjian Wang, Yachan Yuan, Mengying Zhang, Hailing Bao, Lijuan Chen, Linfang Huang, Chang Liu, Shangshang Miao, Fan Ou, Jingjing Tao, Tingwei Xing, Yijun Yu, Meng Yang, Mengting He, Yanmin Li, Tao Yang, Sandy Wu, Xiaodan Du

September
Let it grow!

Opening of the exhibition »Let it grow« at the halls of Phoenix Media in Nanjing. The wallpapers were designed by students of the School of Fine Arts/NNU. The exhibtion with more than 70 pieces of wallpaper was supported by Phoenix Media Nanjing. A very nice workshop with very hard working students. Thank you very much to Prof. Liu She, Prof. Ni Jianli, Yu Qin and very very special thanks to Liu Yao and her students! Thank you to Prof. Cao Fang for coming and her opening speech! Thank you to Zhao Qing for sharing and the nice talks. Thanks also to Pei Lingxuan for his support. 

Mad as a hatter Fabia Matveev Hesse Class 2016

»Mad as a hatter – The naming of animals is a difficult matter« Children's book by Fabia Matveev and Barbara Bierach ©2016

July
Mad as a Hatter

When T.S. Elliot wrote his famous poem about “The Naming of Cats”, he had not seen half of it yet. Little did he know about the Australian native animals and their struggles to get their names right. Here is their story written by the Australian/Irish/German author Barbara Bierach. Illustrated by Fabia Matveev 

Annual Exhibiton Hesse Class 2016

Design by Zeng Ping ©2016Hochschule für Gestaltung, Schlossstrasse, Westflügel, 3. Stock / Freitag, 8. Juli 2016, 20–23 Uhr, Samstag, 9. Juli 2016, 14–22 Uhr, Sonntag, 10. Juli 2016, 14–20 Uhr

July
Hesse Class annual exhibition

 

»Drift draft – Drawing by tyres« 

Cooperation with the producer of tyres »Falken«. Participating students: Yannick Brenden, Katharina Holl, Niklas Krieg, Polly Livshits, Anastasija Loladze, Antonia Weishaupt, Yang Xiang 

 

»The long door« 

Paperwork by Yuwei Hu 

 

»Mad as a hatter« 

The naming of animals is a difficult matter. Children's book by Fabia Matveev 

 

»My Brother Albert«  

A picture story by Timon Osche 

 

»Superstars live On Stage« 

On Stage is a breathtaking pictorial volume, that has resulted in photographs that convey the passion, ambience and energy of the performances and allow the viewer to take part in the unique atmosphere of the live concert. With photos of: the Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Monarchy, Public Enemy, Little Dragon, St. Vincent and many others. Idea and Design by the »Institute for New Communication« of the HfG Offenbach. Person involved: Nikolas Brückmann, Yuriy Matveev, Laura Hartmann, supervision by Klaus Hesse. Photos by HfG-Students, supervision by Clemens Mitscher.  

 

»Something in the eye – Young political poster art« 

Students at the class of Prof. Klaus Hesse at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach from China, Korea, South Africa, Brazil and Europe have tackled pressing contemporary political and social issues in response to Wilhelm Zimmermann's exhibition at the Institut für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main. Pro and Contra. An in-between does not exist for students at the HfG. On show are posters that take a stand against concerns such as political pressure, maritime pollution, fine dust alerts in cities, surveillance of the internet, genetically engineered food and violence against refugees or dissidents. Also on show are posters for a free press, for labour laws, for the rights of refugees and the right of everyone to an education. The show presents many attacks on our way of perceiving and thinking. Many of the works on view won international awards. Participating students: Sara Nahid Abtahi (IR), Nella Addy (SA), Ani Asatiani (GE), Mathias Bär (D), Carina Böhler (D), Yannick Brenden (D), Rosalina Brenner (D), David Brose (D), Tarryn Jade Chimes (SA), Jihyun Choi (KR), Fan Ding (CN), Berenike Eimler (D), Liu Feng (CN), Marco Gabriel (D), Lucia Gerbsch (D), Min-Ho Gu (KR), Laura Hilbert (D), Katharina Holl (D), Jonas Horbach (D), Kun Ji (CN), Kijong Kim (KR), Kristina Knoblich (D), Nadine Kolodziey (D), Genta Kozaki (D), Felix Kosok (D), Saskia Krauss (D), Niklas Kriegs (D), Laura Kroschewski (D), Fabia Kuhlmann (D), Nicole Landwehrs (D), Polina Livshits (RUS), Xi Luo (CN), Elan Marx (SA), Svetlana Mijic (RS), Livia Lanzelloti Nishibe (BR), Timon Osche (D), Markus Paulix (D), Julia Pol (D), Arndt Poser (D), Sophia Preussner (D), Sandra Reinhart (D), Karin Rekowski (D), Nadine Schöner (D), Tu Shen (CN), Fabian Sollinger (D), Herman de Toit (SA), Rebecca Tulloch (D), Yuan Wang (CN), Xiang Yang (CN), Ping Zeng (CN) / Plakatgestaltung von Yuan Wang ©2015 

On Stage Book Institute for new communication Prof. Klaus Hesse

Editor Institute for New Communication / HfG Offenbach, Author Michael Fuchs-Gamböck, German / English, 144 pages, hardcover, 250 photos, ISBN 978-3-89986-241-6

February
Superstars live On Stage

On Stage is a breathtaking pictorial volume, that has resulted in photographs that convey the passion, ambience and energy of the performances and allow the viewer to take part in the unique atmosphere of the live concert. With photos of: the Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Monarchy, Public Enemy, Little Dragon, St. Vincent and many others. 

 

Idea and Design by the »Institute for New Communication« of the HfG Offenbach. Person involved: Nikolas Brückmann, Yuriy Matveev, Laura Hartmann, supervision by Klaus Hesse. Photos by HfG-Students, supervision byClemens Mitscher. 

  

Michael Fuchs-Gamböck is one of the most successful reference book authors in Germany. He has published books about Rammstein, Genesis, Shakira. Until 1994 he was editor and head of department at the contemporary magazine Wiener. Since then he has been a freelance author, including for Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Focus, Musikexpress, Marie Claire etc. 

Winner TDC62 Type Directors Club of New York Hesse Class, Prof. Klaus Hesse

sushi 15 - Magazine for young creativity, 300 pages, german/english, available at art bookshops: € 19,00 (D) / USD 29.00, ISBN: 978-3-89986-216-4 Editor: Institut für neue Kommunikation (INK), Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach, Initiator and editor-in-chief: Klaus Hesse, Supporter: Art Directors Club (ADC) für Deutschland, Publisher: avedition Ludwigsburg, Editorial staff and Design: Felix Kosok, Karin Rekowski, Yuan Wang

JanuarSushi 15 gewinnt beim Type Directors Club of New York

Schon Frank Sinatra wusste: »If you make it there, you’ll make it anywhere!« Die Gestalter der letzten Ausgabe der »sushi« können also optimistisch in die Zukunft blicken. Denn das Magazin wurde nun vom Type Directors Club in New York mit dem Prädikat »typographic excellence« beim 62. TDC Communication Design Wettbewerb ausgezeichnet. Der Wettbewerb zählt zu den renommiertesten weltweit und der erlesen Kreis der Gewinner kommt aus über 49 verschiedenen Ländern. Die Jury bestand aus Darhil Crooks, Sagi Haviv, Robbin Schiff, Jarik van Sluijis, Karen Welman, Forest Young und Julia Zeltser. Die »sushi« wird somit Teil des Jahrbuches des TDC sowie einer Wanderausstellung, die natürlich in Amerika und Kanada aber auch auf allen anderen Kontinenten und in Städten wie Seoul, Taipei und London zu sehen sein wird. 

Vortrag Uwe Loesch, Lecture by Uwe Loesch, Klasse Hesse, Hesse Class, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Poster by Yuan Wang ©2015

January
Polis – Posters by Uwe Loesch

Presentation by Uwe Loesch 

January 12th, 2016, HfG Offenbach, Isenburg Castle, left chapel 

 

Uwe Loesch lives and works in Düsseldorf. He studied graphic design at Peter-Behrens-Werkkunstschule (nowadays called Peter Behrens School of Art). After his exams he started out as free lancing designer in his own studio in Düsseldorf. Today, he is the most acclaimed creator of posters both nationally and internationally. Amongst his regular clients he can count Kom(m)ödchen in Düsseldorf and the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach. Since 1984 many of his works have become part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York. In 1985 he became Professor for Design at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf; since 1990 he has served as Professor for communication design at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, succeeding Willy Fleckhaus. His work focusses on posters and Corporate Design. He has received countless international rewards and is a member of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale. In 2009 he was awarded the Gutenberg prize of the city of Leipzig, In 2013 he received the prestigious Design Prize of the German republic for his life's work.  

More at: www.uweloesch.de 

Something in the Eyes, Exhibition by Prof. Klaus Hesse and Class

Participating students: Sara Nahid Abtahi (IR), Nella Addy (SA), Ani Asatiani (GE), Mathias Bär (D), Carina Böhler (D), Yannick Brenden (D), Rosalina Brenner (D), David Brose (D), Tarryn Jade Chimes (SA), Jihyun Choi (KR), Fan Ding (CN), Berenike Eimler (D), Liu Feng (CN), Marco Gabriel (D), Lucia Gerbsch (D), Min-Ho Gu (KR), Laura Hilbert (D), Katharina Holl (D), Jonas Horbach (D), Kun Ji (CN), Kijong Kim (KR), Kristina Knoblich (D), Nadine Kolodziey (D), Genta Kozaki (D), Felix Kosok (D), Saskia Krauss (D), Niklas Kriegs (D), Laura Kroschewski (D), Fabia Kuhlmann (D), Nicole Landwehrs (D), Polina Livshits (RUS), Xi Luo (CN), Elan Marx (SA), Svetlana Mijic (RS), Livia Lanzelloti Nishibe (BR), Timon Osche (D), Markus Paulix (D), Julia Pol (D), Arndt Poser (D), Sophia Preussner (D), Sandra Reinhart (D), Karin Rekowski (D), Nadine Schöner (D), Tu Shen (CN), Fabian Sollinger (D), Herman de Toit (SA), Rebecca Tulloch (D), Yuan Wang (CN), Xiang Yang (CN), Ping Zeng (CN) / Poster by Yuan Wang ©2015

December
»Something in the eye« Exhibition

Students at the class of Prof. Klaus Hesse at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach from China, Korea, South Africa, Brazil and Europe have tackled pressing contemporary political and social issues in response to Wilhelm Zimmermann's exhibition at the Institut für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main. Pro and Contra. An in-between does not exist for students at the HfG. On show are posters that take a stand against concerns such as political pressure, maritime pollution, fine dust alerts in cities, surveillance of the internet, genetically engineered food and violence against refugees or dissidents. Also on show are posters for a free press, for labour laws, for the rights of refugees and the right of everyone to an education. The show presents many attacks on our way of perceiving and thinking. Many of the works on view won international awards.  

 

January 12th to February 7th, 2016 

Refektorium of the Karmeliterkloster 

Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Münzgasse 9, 60311 Frankfurt/M 

Opening January 11th, 2016, 6pm 

Presentations by: 

Dr. Michael Fleiter (Institut für Stadtgeschichte) 

Prof. Bernd Kracke (Präsident der HfG) 

Prof. em. Uwe Loesch (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)