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ZOOM
With a new location and a new identity opens with a new concept in Fechenheim. Equipped with the latest technical acoustics, standards are set here for live and club concerts. A separate bar area is used for smaller concerts and readings. The design is based on the graphic elements as variants of as many different arrangements as possible. The transparency accompanies the entire communication.

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documenta. Politik und Kunst
The “d” is documenta’s distinctive mark and the defining element of the communication media for the DHM exhibition documenta. Politics and Art. The geometrically constructed letter takes up the history of graphic images — from the first documenta in 1955 to documenta X in 1997. Historical photographs of the major international exhibition are used, which are given a common identifying mark in the form of the “d”. The resulting surfaces are overprinted with colours that also go back to historical originals. The form and colours pay tribute to the visual diversity of the graphic design of the international exhibition. A typographic element with the correct counting of the respective exhibitions is introduced as a supplement.

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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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DO THE STARS NEED A REASON TO SHINE?
This book presents eighteen visual works created between 2011 and 2022. Most of the designs are predicated on the principle of improvisational loops. Interim results are repeatedly tested and varied until a final theme and form emerge from the process. Weisbeck also applies this mode of thinking, which is quite familiar to designers, outside the parameters of commissioned work: the results of his ongoing visual research are presented here in context. Spector Books

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Bungalow
The title design of the film production “Bungalow” for ARTE/HR is based on the design idea of Armin Hoffmann’s methodical exercises for graphic arts classes at the arts and crafts department of the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel. These kinetic movements mask the start and end sequences of Stefanie Appel’s film as a composition with the typographic elements.

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herbert.gd
This platform represents the Graphic Design Division Herbert.gd of the Visual Communications Department at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Named after our patron saint Herbert Bayer, we continue the creative legacy and transformative ideas of the traditional Bauhaus movement. Designed by Moritz Ebeling

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

2022

DO THE STARS NEED A REASON TO SHINE
Markus Weisbeck
Spector Books

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

2022

DO THE STARS NEED A REASON TO SHINE
Markus Weisbeck
Kai Middendorff Galerie

Frankfurt am Main

PETERSSTRASSE 4
60313 FRANKFUR™AIN
Mail: hey@markusweisbeck.studio

Berlin

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