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Kieler Woche
The Kieler Woche places the highest demands on its annual new image: Since 1959, renowned graphic designers have been regularly invited to compete for a corporate design for the festival week. These sketches were the basis for the design development in 2018.

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

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Mario Pfeifer
The new monograph on Mario Pfeifer’s work in film and video. This bilingual (DE/EN) and internationally distributed publication follows Pfeifer‘s first comprehensive solo exhibition in Canada / North America at The Power Plant, Toronto.The Power Plant The exhibition was curated by Director Gaëtane Verna with the assistance of Nabila Abdel Nabi. The publication includes essays by Georg Imdahl on the artist’s socio-political investigations and Nomaduma Rosa Masilela on Pfeifer’s first live performance work. A conversation between Pfeifer and Canadian artist Stan Douglas weaves through the historical and contemporary issues of image production, music, pop culture and politics of the now.

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+Seelinger
+Seelinger Architekten+Ingenieure +Seelinger Architekten+Ingenieure is an international networked planning team for architecture, urban planning and design. Their portfolio of concepts and buildings constructed includes urban planning, residential buildings, educational and cultural buildings, office buildings, traffic, infrastructure and health buildings as well as logistics and production buildings.

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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.

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German Design Award 2021
Analogue produced movements form the basis for the corporate design of the German Design Award 2021. In model-like set-ups, the movements were filmed in extreme slow-motion and subsequently combined with digital graphics. The grid as a graphic element underlines the idea of physical experiments. The award ceremony was produced under C19 conditions in a studio designed for this purpose.

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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

About the studio
Studio Markus Weisbeck is a creative studio for corporate, cultural design and visual research. Besides working for notable brands, the Studio is increasingly busy in the fields of contemporary and performing arts, architecture, music and exhibition. The 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. 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 Studio Markus Weisbeck counts nationally and internationally renowned companies and cultural institutions, such as the Serpentine Gallery; the Zumtobel AG, Galerie Buchholz; Hugo Boss; Sternberg Press; the Deutsches Historisches Museum; the Jewish Museum; the 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.

FAQ
Is Surface Gesellschaft für Gestaltung still existing?

Surface continues to operate as a minimum until 2024 until contractually secured design commissions are finally realised.

Why this change of name?

The focus of the subject areas is now on author design and less on purely graphic services. The visual research developed in recent years supports this design consistency.

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
Goethe Institut, Designtrends Germany
Studio Culture, uniteditions, UK

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
Anschlag Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland AGI Coexistence,
Biel, Switzerland
Das Bauhaus. From Thuringia. EXPO Milan, Italy
Markus Weisbeck in Teheran, Teheran, Iran
Murial Cooper Composings, MAK, Frankfurt, Germany
Space for Visual Research, Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
Vom Mut zum eigenen Bild Welt, Swantje Karich

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
AGI LOVE SEOUL, Seoul, Korea
New Everything! – A Century of New Typography and New Graphic Design in Frankfurt,
MAK, Frankfurt, Germany
Anschlag Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2017

ABCstract, Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

2019

Gwangju Design Biennale 2019, Gwangju, Korea
Y Show, Macau, China
Alliance Graphique Internationale, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Manifest of Practice, The Representation of the Free State of Thuringia, Berlin, Germany
Manifest of Practice, La Paz, Bolivia

Exhibitions
1996

IDCA, International Design Conference, Aspen/Colorado, USA

1997

Muse de la Poste, Paris, France

2001

Didalic Convention, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Wien, Österreich
Trade, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Schweiz

2002

Foto Biennale Rotterdam, Niederlande
Die Kraft der Negation, Volksbühne Berlin / Schauspielhaus Köln, Deutschland
(mit Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller)
Mapping, 1822-Forum, Frankfurt/M, Deutschland

2003

Utopia Station, Biennale di Venezia, Italien
Soundchambers, Museum Serralves, Porto, Lissabon,
Portugal (mit Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller)

2004

Emotion One, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/M, Deutschland
Utopia Station, Haus der Kunst München, Deutschland

2006

Peace Tower, Whitney Bienniale, New York, USA
Protections, Kunsthaus Graz, Österreich
International Poster Exhibition, Tokushima, Japan

2007

Dimension der Fläche – Kommunikationsdesign in Deutschland, Designhaus, Darmstadt

2008

GestalteCreate, 175 Jahre HfG Offenbach, MAK, Frankfurt, Deutschland

2009

23rd International Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno, Tschechien
Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Deutschland
Surface, Design Hessen, Darmstadt, Deutschland

2010

Krome Gallery, Soloshow, Berlin, Deutschland
Haus der Kunst, München, Thomas Mayfried, ephemera, grafik design etc.

2011

The Office Gallery, Frankfurt, Deutschland
Krome Gallery, Soloshow, Berlin, Deutschland
24rd International Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno, Tschechien
Melanchotopia, Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art, Netherlands

2012

Past Present Fortune, Galerie Kai Middendorf
The Future Archive, NBK Berlin
Anschlag Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2015

Anschlag Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
AGI Coexistence, Biel, Switzerland
William Forsythe – The Fact of Matter with Works from the MMK Collection,
Frankfurt, Germany
Das Bauhaus. From Thuringia. EXPO Milan, Italy
Markus Weisbeck in Teheran, Teheran, Iran
Murial Cooper Composings, MAK, Frankfurt, Germany
Space for Visual Research, Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

2016

AGI LOVE SEOUL, Seoul, Korea
German Design Award, Frankfurt, Germany
New Everything! – A Century of New Typography and New Graphic Design in Frankfurt,
MAK, Frankfurt, Germany
Anschlag Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2017

Markus Weisbeck, Dalian, China
Markus Weisbeck in Teheran, Teheran, Iran
ABCstract, Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

2019

Gwangju Design Biennale 2019, Gwangju, Korea
Y Show, Macau, China
Manifest of Practice, The Representation of the Free State of Thuringia, Berlin, Germany
Manifest of Practice, La Paz, Bolivia
Manifest of Practice, Quito & Guayaquil, Ecuador

Frankfurt am Main

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Berlin

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