Eröffnung am 5. Dezember 2014, Löwenplatz 1, Rüsselsheim
Exhibition: A Million Stories and Counting
Nikolas Brückmann, Fabia Matveev and Yuriy Matveev tell countless stories in a shop window in Rüsselsheim's city. Stories about Clumpy, Hare and Bear. The work consists of more than 100 interchangeable illustrations, which randomly combine at the whim of fate to create or even provoke new stories. The exhibition was initiated and organised by Nikolas Brückmann as part of his scholarship with the City of Rüsselsheim.
Opening: Friday, December 5th, 2014, 4pm
Löwenplatz 1, Rüsselsheim
Dennies Grieser, mayor and head of the City's art department
Prof. Klaus Hesse, dean of Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach
B3-Key Visual auf der Titelseite des »stern«
Am 27. November 2014 erschien der »stern« mit einem der Key-visuals der B3 – Biennale des bewegten Bildes. Die Chefredaktion und Art Direction des auflagenstärksten Wochenmagazins Deutschlands entschied sich für eines von der HfG entwickelten »bewegten« Motive. Titel der Ausgabe: »Die bekiffte Republik«
Suomi Club is the new embassy for contemporary cultural exchange in the fields of arts, music and food in Frankfurt. The Club exhibits the posters which students of HfG have designed for the Frankfurt bookfair in 2014. Finland is this year's guest of the bookfair. Following students are part of the exhibition: Sara Abtahi, Nadja Brossler, Matthias Baer, Magdalena Fournillier, Ingrid Kirkliauskaité, Felix Kosok, Saskia Krauss, Nayeon Lee, Svetlana Mijic, Karin Rekowski und Yuan Wang. Exhibiton period: 15. bis 30. November 2014
Das Plakate gegen Kinderarbeit von der HfG-Studentin Kun Ji gehört zu den besten zehn Arbeiten des weltweiten Wettbewerbs »Poster for tomorrow«. Veranstalter des Wettbewerbs ist die unabhängige non-profit Organisation »4tomorrow« in Paris/Frankreich. Ihr Ziel ist es Designer und Nicht-Designer zu ermutigen Plakate zu gestalten, die eine Debatte auslösen. Beim diesjährigen Wettbewerb »Work right!« wurden 15.000 Plakate aus 133 Ländern eingesandt. Nicht nur die teilnehmenden Gestalter kommen aus Europa, Afrika, Asien, Australien, sowie Nord- und Südamerika sondern auch die Life und Online Jury. Unterstützt wird die Organisation von Lack Lang, ehemaliger französischer Minister für Kultur und Bildung: „Poster for tomorrow provides charities and good causes with the means to harness a most powerful tool to raise awareness. One year, it's the abolition of the death penalty, the next, the right to education for all. I am honoured to be an ambassador for this initiative; an initiative that fights for social progress. We all have the right to work without discrimination or exploitation of our gender, age, nationality or physical condition. We all have the right to work for a wage that is fair reward for our labour and that will enable us to support ourselves and our families. The right to work protects us from child labour, gender and age discrimination and exploitation in all its forms. It entitles us all to the same opportunities, benefits and protection from exploitation or malpractice«
Die Jury hat insgesamt 100 Plakate ausgewählt, die in einem Katalog sowie in einer Wanderaustellung mit dem Titel »A day for tomorrow« veröffentlicht werden. Das erste Mal am 10. Dezember zum »International Human Rights Day«.
Felix Kosok und Xi Luo stellen in Schottland aus
Die beiden HfG-Studierenden sind mit jeweils drei Plakaten auf dem Graphic Design Festival Scotland in Glasgow vertreten. Ihre Arbeiten wurden von Felix Pfaffli, Morgan Fortems Pierre Vanni ausgewählt. Das Festival (22. bis 26. Oktober 2014) umfasst Workshops, Wettbewerbe, Ausstellungen, Vorträge, Urban Murals, Live-stream Diskussionen, Live-Music und vieles mehr. Die Veranstaltung möchten besonders jungen Grafikdesignern eine Plattform bieten um Netzwerke und Kollaborationen zu fördern.
Exhibition of students at the GXNU School of Design in Guilin, Opening 26 Septemer, 2014, 10pm
The works were designed during a workshop of Prof. Klaus Hesse. The project is supported by Prof. Huang Jun. It was the second workshop for the new magazine »Outlandish«. Each edition features generally unfamiliar regions and cultures. This magazine collects, documents and analyses the visual key codes of identity in remote worlds and unknown lifestyles. Following students exhibits: Wang Lei, Qin Lei, Li Xiaohan, Ning Guixing, Zhi Danhong, Dai Liang, Kang Meiwen, Zhang Lingxiao, Liu Zhen, Peng Lisha, Wu Huixia, Tao Yu, Guo Xuemei, Yang Wei, Liu Songlin, Chen Yanwei, He Shoukang, Wu Duhua, Zhang Ningxin, Huang Linhui, Peng Guanghui, Yu Mengli, Yang Zuxin, Wei Jie, Zhou Tingting, Huang Nini, Yang Huilin, Zhong Jingwen, Xiao Xiaoyu, Cen Chang, Huang Dong. Klaus Hesse wurde von Liao Hui and Liang Yun supported and interpreted.
»The Heritage of Chinese Book Art in Contemporary Context«
16. Oktober 2014, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Schlossstrasse, Linke Kapelle, 18 Uhr
Redesign the world
Exhibition of students at the Nanjing University of the Arts, College of Design, Opening 12 Septemer, 2014, 3pm
The works were designed during a workshop of Prof. Klaus Hesse. The project is supported by the leaders of the college Prof. Cao Fang and Prof. Wu Lieyan. It was the first workshop for the new magazine »Outlandish«. Each edition features generally unfamiliar regions and cultures. This magazine collects, documents and analyses the visual key codes of identity in remote worlds and unknown lifestyles. Following students exhibits: Wang Min, Wu Yahong, Zhang Xin, Zhang Shaoqi, Zhang Yang, Ji Zhen Qin, Ying Yin, Yan Qinting, Li Chuan Lin, Dai Han, Zhen Beisi, Wang Xueyin, Chen Li, Shen Hongrui, Ye Zirong, Zou Jie, Xu Xinzhi, Pei Linxuan, Li Wenjin, Ji Pengbin, Xie Xie, Zhou Hong, Zhang Peiyu, Zhou Mingmin, Zhang Miao, Wu Xiao, Wu Yu Qiao, Ding Shuge, Wang Lingling, Zhao Yan, Shi Xiaohui, Tao Chengming, Tian Xiaofeng, Yang Weigi. Klaus Hesse wurde von Dr. Qu Yi, Mike Zhao and Tao Feifei supportet and translated.
Design LU Jingren @2014
Vortrag »The Heritage of Chinese Book Art in Contemporary Context«, 16. Oktober 2014, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Schlossstrasse, Linke Kapelle, 18 Uhr
Book designer, illustrator, professor at Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, member of Alliance Graphique Internationale [AGI], deputy director of Book Binding Art Committee at The Publishers Association of China, Member of Illustration and Binding Art Committee at Chinese Artists Association, chief director of Jingren design studio. Lü Jingren is dedicated to the field of book design and teaches editorial design, infographics, book illustration, etc, at Tsinghua University. Books designed by him have won many international awards. In 2009, he was titled by the View on Publications as one of ten designers who have had significant influence on China’s 50 years’ book binding history, in 2002 he won the China’s Top Ten Leading Designers award. In 2007 he was titled by Taiwan’s Common Wealth Magazine as one of Asia’s Top Designers. In 2008 he was titled by the Southern Newspaper Media Group as one of ten designers who have won the first session of China’s Art Achievement Award.
Design by WU Yong @2014
Vortrag »Floating Art«, 16. Oktober 2014, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Schlossstrasse, Linke Kapelle, 18 Uhr
Book Designer/Graphic Designer, AGI member (Alliance Graphigue Intemationale), Professor of Cheung Kong School of Art and Design, Shantou University CKAD. Wu Yong graduated from Department of book design by Academy of Arts & Design Tsinghua University (The Central Academy of Art & Design) in 1988, and finished his MFA in 2008. He was incited to be the vice director of China Youth Press, the art advisor affiliated to China higher education Association, and a judging expert of ministry of education in Humanities and Social Sciences. Besides, he is the head of design departments, professor in Humanities and Social Sciences. Besides, he is the head of design China Central Academy Of Fine Arts, School Of Art, Tsinghua University, and Beijing institute of Clothing industry. In 1966, organized with Lu Jingren, Zhuhong and Ningchengchen, he held a book design exhibition. After that, Talking about Book Design among 4 Men was published. In 2002, the album +-2000 Wu Yong Graphic Design was published. In 2008, Japanese magazine IDEA introduced his works and design experience.
Felix Kosok gewinnt beim Plakatfestival »Weltformat«
Die 20 Plakate der Finalrunde des internationalen Studentenwettbewerbs in 2014 setzen sich mit dem Thema «Lust» auseinander. Felix Kosok gehört mit seinem Plakat »Desire« dazu. Der Fokus des sechsten Plakatfestivals in Luzern liegt auf frankophonem Plakatdesign. Das Pariser Kollektiv Grapus präsentiert seine zwischen 1970 und 1991 entstandenen und für Frankreichs jüngere Grafikgeneration wegweisenden Arbeiten. Unter dem Titel «Fond Bleu» zeigen Grafikdesigner und Studios der Romandie ihr Panorama an frischer, zeitgenössischer Plakatgestaltung. Die Jury unter der Leitung von Stephan Bundi mit Fabienne Burri, Götz Gramlich, Raphael Schoen und Bruno Niederberger hat die Auswahl getroffen. Am 27. September 2014 findet in Luzern dei Preisverleihung Ausstellung statt.
Redesign the world. Magazine for young creativity
How does the new come into the world? Where do we find stimulation for design and fashion? »Outlandish« goes forward by retreating or sidestepping. The world is unbelievably rich in crafts, tradition and folklore. Most of them are completely unknown to us or sink into oblivion. Each edition features generally unfamiliar regions and cultures. »Outlandish« collects, documents and analyses the visual key codes of identity in remote worlds and unknown lifestyles.
Researched and created by young designers from different universities. Traditional patterns, ornaments and elements are to be redesigned for contemporary use. They will be revived by the most gifted talents from the best art academies in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to invigorate conventional modes of observation in the 21st century. »Outlandish« documents past lifestyles and discovers and initiates new visual worlds. The project starts in China.
Editor in chief: Klaus Hesse
Editor: Institute for new communication (INK) / Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach (HfG)
»What’s that in the sky?«
18 to 20 July 2014 Annual Exhibition
Event design »On Stage« in cooperation with Deutschen Bahn and Spotify // Corporate Designs »Sprudelhof«, »Mann Stiftung«, »World Expo Museum Shanghai« // Winner of the poster competitions of »Frankfurter Buchmesse«, »Mut zur Wut«, »What design can do«, »Deutsches Studentenwerk«, »Show me your love« // Editorial Design »B3-Reader« // Paintwork für »Ferrari« // Foundation Conceptual Design »What’s that in the sky?«. Annual Exhibiton Conceptual Design of Prof. Klaus Hesse, Design and coordination Berenike Eimler
Friday, 18 july, 6 to 9 pm
Saturday, 19 july, 2 to 10 pm
Sunday, 20 july, 2 to 8 pm
Hochschule für Gestaltung, Schlossplatz, Westwing, 3rd floor
Entlisted Students: Sara Abtahi, Charlotte Bauer, Kathrin Baumgartner, Max Barthel, Mathias Bär, Nikolas Brückmann, Laura Brunner, Sharon Cho, Fan Ding, Berenike Eimler, Theresa Ernst, Magdalena Fournillier, Laura Hartmann, Katharina Holl, Jonas Horbach, Yuwei Hu, Kun Ji, Tim Juedemann, Lea Keppler, Ingrid Kirkliauskaité, Robin Klussmann, Felix Kosok, Nicolas Kremershof, Anne Krieger, Laura Kroschewski, Nicole Landwehrs, Laura Lauschke, Na Yeon Lee, Marie Leicht, Anastasija Loladze, Xi Luo, Marcus Lüttgau, Stefanie Mautz, Leonie Martin, Yuriy Matveev, Anja Mittelbach, Svetlana Mijic, Sarah Mohr, Clara Mupopiwa, Karolina Novoselskaja, Timon Osche, Ella Pechechian, Yannick Ploeger, Fabia Pospischil, Sophia Preussner, Karin Rekowski, Anna Richter, Tu Shen, Fabian Sollinger, Miriam Steinmacher, Anna Sukhova, Tobias Teickner, Agnetha Volz, Yuan Wang, Inga Weber, Mathias Weinfurter, Jian Xu, Xiang Yang, Hyesun Yoon, Lia Zheng, Heinrich Zimmermann
HfG students win four awards at the design competition of Frankfurt Book Fair 2014
Each year another country presents itself, its literature and culture as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, giving the fair and life in town its own specific flair. In 2014 Finland is Guest of Honour featuring the motto “Finland. Cool.” Frankfurt Book Fair, the Kulturamt of the City of Frankfurt and representatives of the respective guest country together organise a design competition, supported by the Deutsche Designer Club DDC and the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum for Applied Arts). Participating are the following institutions: Hochschule Rhein-Main Wiesbaden, Fachhochschule Mainz, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach and Hochschule Darmstadt. The jury selected 10 award-winning motives, the creators of the first three will receive prizes.
1st rank: Svetlana Mijic
2nd rank: Mathias Bär
3rd rank: Karin Rekowski
4th -10th rank: Felix Kosok
Jury: Juergen Boos, Simone Bühler, (both Frankfurt Book Fair), Carolina Romahn (Kulturamt City of Frankfurt), Dr. Klaus Klemp (Museum Angewandte Kunst), Michael Eibes (Deutscher Designer Club)
The 10 prize winning works can be seen until July 13th at Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Schaumainkai 17.
Xi Luo wins third prize at the poster competition of the Deutsche Studentenwerk (German student union)
23 per cent of students have an immigrant background, 8 per cent are disabled or suffer from cronic illness, 5 per cent are parents, 1 per cent study part-time, 1 per cent study extra-occupational, 3 per cent are inscribed in dual degree programmes. In a current poster competition, involving universities from all of Germany, the Deutsche Studentenwerk (German Student union) asked for design students' comments and perspectives on “Diversity”. 400 posters were created and on June 30th a jury of experts in Berlin awarded the best ones with prize monies of 5.500 Euro. A selection of the 30 best posters now will be shown in the offices of the Studentenwerk all over Germany. Jury: Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci, Tabea Dölker, Katharina Mahrt, Clemens Metz and Prof. Gerwin Schmidt.
Lecture of Richard van der Laken
Richard van der Laken is a Dutch graphic designer specialized in iconic visual communication, brands, print, web, motion graphics and events. He and Pepijn Zurburg are the founders of »De Designpolitie« based in Amsterdam. The studio is celebrated for its fresh, deceptively simple and direct approach to graphic design. Among other projects, they are the designers behind the review column »Gorilla« in the Dutch newspaper »De Volkskrant« and in the weekly magazine »Groene Amsterdammer«. In the their columns they react to current affairs with word-and-image graphics. Since 2011 Richard van der Laken is also initiator and director of the international conference about the impact of design »What design can do!« in Amsterdam.
Lecture »What design can do!«
17 June 2014, start 7 pm
18 June, 2014, start 10 am
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach/M
Schlossstrasse 31, Raum D301 Westflügel
Host: Klaus Hesse, Moderation: Heinrich Zimmermann, Visual: Felix Kosok, Registration for the workshop: Klaus Hesse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Great success for students of HfG
Matthias Bär, Nadine Kolodziey, Felix Kosok, Xi Luo, Karin Rekowski, Yuan Wang and Yang Xiang are amongst the 100 best participants in the international poster competition »Mut zur Wut 2014«. This year 1220 participants from 54 countries sent in 2573 posters. The choice of topic was free, but within the title »Mut zur Wut« (“have the courage to be angry”) the work had to focus on a critical social, political or personal issue, displayed in an expressive motif. »Mut zur Wut« aims at creating consciousness for global and social problems and is targeted at overcoming geographical and ideological boundaries. Apart from being a challenge to be courageous the initiative is also an instruction to look closely at the world! »Mut zur Wut« is a quest to creatively critique the circumstances and events that surround and concern us in everyday life. The most telling works will be exhibited exactly where they belong: in public spaces, at the heart of the action. This year's jury were Rolf Mueller, Trix Barmettler, Igor Gurovich, Bijan Sayfouri and Patrick Thomas.
HfG-Excursion to Amsterdam
More than 30 students of HfG Offenbach will share this event. What Design Can Do is an international event investigating the power of design as an agent for social renewal. At the heart of the event is a two-day conference in the centre of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As the design profession has expanded enormously in recent years, so too has the role played by designers in social, economic and sustainable developments. As a result, design can sometimes appear as a cure-all that has the solution for every major problem we face today. At the other end of the spectrum we have the type of design that has made aesthetics without substance a goal in itself. Both of these extremes inflate the very notion of design. What Design Can Do was formed in 2011 by a group of designers from various fields, with the aim of separating what is valuable from what is worthless. By showcasing best practices and visions, raising discussions and facilitating collaboration between disciplines, What Design Can Do wants to raise awareness among the public for the potential of creativity. At the same time, What Design Can Do calls on designers to take responsibility and consider how their work can impact the wider society. What Design Can Do is a platform for designers of all disciplines to manifest the social potential of their profession and to discuss alternative strategies for the future. The program: whatdesigncando
At the invitation of Beijing’s Prof. Wu Yong, the renowned book designer and member of the AGI, Klaus Hesse led a three-day intensive workshop at Shantou University in South-East China. Zheng Xuan accompanied the class and supported it as translator. In total 23 master and bachelor students attended to work on fictitious brands. The participants had to create and design trademarks and logos, also producing posters to launch those brands into the market. Participating were: Li Yanhong, Wu Yanlei, Liao Anqi, Zhao Zixiang, Zhao Minjie, Luo Danni, Chen Yilin, Chen Huokun, Luo Qiuling, Dai Rui, Shi Zhipeng, Zhang Xin, Su Qiaoxian, Chen Liang, Chen Yaling, Chen Wenbing, Xu Jiangning, Cai Rongrong, Zheng Jie, Han Mo, Zeng Ping, Yi Qi, Jiang Yuanbo
Poster exhibition in Nanjing/China
33 students of Nanjing University of the Arts (NUA) are exhibiting the results of a workshop on creating posters led by Prof. Klaus Hesse. The show opened on March 21st in the exhibition hall of the College of Design, and runs until April 4th. During the workshop, the students planned, designed and produced a new poster every second day. They visualised the following topics: »Print lives!«, »Courage«, »Pointed«, »Show me your love«, »The history of the digital evolution« and »Nanjing Goods«. Following an invitation by Prof. Wu Lieyan and Prof. Cao Fang, Klaus Hesse guided this intensive workshop, expertly supported in this effort by Dr. Qu Yi and Tao Feifei. Exhibiting participants are: Cao Binhua, Chen Chen, Chen Li, Dai Han, Deng Jue, Fu Weilun, Guo Kai, Ji Pengbin, Ji Thenqin, Li Chuanlin, Pei Linxuan, Shi Wenhua, Shi Xiaohui, Tian Xiaofeng, Wang Min, Wang Xueyin, Wu Yahon, Wu Yuqiao, Xu Linqi, Xu Xinzhi, Yan Qinting, Ye Zirong, Yin Yin, Zhang Binbin, Zhang Bixi, Zhang Miao, Zhang Shaoqi, Zhang Xin, Zhang Yang, Zhao Na, Zhao Yan, Zhao Zhen, Zhou Hong.
Books are movies
With the support of a renowned paper manufacturer, the world famous book designer Lu Jingren founded an academy for book design in Beijing. As part of the »Paperlogue« Prof. Lu Jingren conducts several week-long seminars for professional designers. In this context Klaus Hesse exhibited his books and magazines and also taught a three-day class in conceptual design. Other contributors at the same time were the well-known Asian designers Yukimasa Matsuda (Tokyo) and Wu Yong and Liu Xiaoxiang (Beijing), who led workshops or gave presentations. Klaus Hesse was translated by Xuan Zheng.
Luo Xi und Felix Kosok have won at the Graphic Design Festival in Breda/Niederland
The jury of the Graphic Design Festival in Breda/Netherland has to evaluteted more than 2,100 posters by students, professional and amateur graphic designers from 69 countries. An international jury consisting of Richard van der Laken (Designpolitie / What Design Can Do), Mariina Bakić (Une Saison Graphique - Le Havre, France) and Goetz Gramlich (Mut zur Wut - Heidelberg, Germany) together with festival director Dennis Elbers had the hard job to select the winning designs. “The winning selection is a mix of typographical, illustrative and photographic images with a sharp, clear and often personal point which is visualized in an intelligent way” said juror Goetz Gramlich. According to director Dennis Elbers the selection is a good representation of the submissions with 27 professionals, 21 students and two amateurs from 19 countries as winners. Their posters will be presented at the festival from April 17 - 27. For the presentation the festival has developed a unique mobile exhibition that will travel along to European festivals after GDFB.
See more at: Graphic Design Festival Breda
Series of lectures »Exchange«
February 13th, 2014, 10 am, Room D 301
HfG students report back about their experiences in studying abroad in countries such as Australia, China, England, Norway and South Africa.
Alexandra Helm (VK), Queensland University of Technology (QUT ) Brisbane/Australia, Hessen-Queensland Programme
Berenike Eimler (VK), Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an/China, China scholarship DCKD
Felicitas von Lutzau (VK), Camberwell College of Arts, London/England, Erasmus Programme
Martin Pohlmann (PG), Høgeskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Norway, Erasmus Programme
Cosima Peth, Robin Klussmann (VK and Eda Temucin (PG), Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town/South Africa, DAAD scholarship
Laura Hartmann (VK), University of Massachusetts (UMass), Darthmouth/Massachusetts/USA, Fulbright scholarship
After these brief presentations Marianne Löhr from the International Office will describe the different opportunities to apply for a semester abroad at one of HfG's partner universities. She will also explain closing dates and the different scholarships available.
Poster competition »Stress«
Two out of three citizens in Germany's federal state of Hessen find their life stressful. One in four feel they are under constant pressure. And levels are rising: every second person feels that their life has become more stressful in the past three years, according to a study by the health insurance Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) in Hessen. The phenomenon “stress” also was the topic of a poster competition for students at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) in Offenbach in the summer term 2013, conducted in cooperation with TK in Hessen. Intuitively students identified the factors which are the most predominant triggers for stress according to the study by TK, and turned them into posters. The winners are:
1. Price Sophia Preußner
2. Price Martin Dörr
3. Price Xi Luo und Fabian Sollinger