Communication won’t make a mountain out of a molehill. But it will make an idea into public opinion, chewing gum into revenue, an inside tip into a full house. For those who have something to say, we supply a platform. A full service with every effort that seems useful - whether it be an exclusive print product, Corporate Design, an image campaign or a complex communication concept.
There’s a yardstick for design: functionality. Good design makes for easy cleanup; it makes books readable and complicated ideas understandable. No position is sacred, and no cow is set in stone. The only thing that’s sacred is deadlines. And quality. Other than that, anything goes. If we’re going to do the best we can on your job, then we have to look at it critically. Which means we ask a lot of questions. Including stupid ones. And awkward ones. Don’t be scared! We can learn a lot from each other when we’re honest.
»Phorschung« means: experimentation and lightheartedness in the search for new methods of sustainable communication design - radically analog and intelligently online. We don't do it alone. We collaborate with experts, whether they're scientists, poets or grocers. Design is not always a solution. Not every question can be answered with design. We look for the most sensible and appropriate solution to your problem. Not the prettiest. Because we're excellent designers, we can also find answers to your questions outside design.
Our work centers on communication among people – including when the client is a theater, a city or a business. We’ll meet you on an equal footing, with the conviction that our collaboration should be based not on fear and control, but on mutual trust and motivation. We want to work with you, not for you.
There’s method in our madness. If you want to go beyond the standard, then you’ll have to break habits, bend rules and cross boundaries with us. Not every risk needs to be taken – especially for its own sake. We keep things in proportion. There’s only one danger we fear: lack of courage.
A smartphone is a multipurpose tool perfectly fitted to the human hand. So is a stone handaxe. You already know what you need? Good. But give us a chance to think outside the box together.
The only thing that’s sacred is deadlines. And quality. Other than that, anything goes. If we’re going to do the best we can on your job, then we have to look at it critically. Which means we ask a lot of questions. Including stupid ones. And awkward ones. Don’t be scared! We can learn a lot from each other when we’re honest.
Not every question can be answered with design. We look for the most sensible and appropriate solution to your problem. Not the prettiest. Because we’re excellent designers, we can also find answers to your questions outside design.
We’ll work with you to plan your project in detail so you can follow every step of our collaboration. We want you to sleep soundly at night. Which goes for us too. We don’t work nights or weekends. We know what our work is worth. And we value what you do.
We want to use design to make the world fairer, more beautiful and easier to understand. Your world. Ours too.
Heikonaut is a multifunctional workspace. It provides whatever space and equipment its crew may require to put new ideas into practice. In the garden is the plantarium, a fulldome lab for 360-degree projections, while the basement houses a workshop, a silkscreen shop, a fabric cutting table and a photo studio. At the heart of it all is the kitchen, designed by Van Bo Le-Mentzel, where everyone winds up by lunch at the latest.
In addition to our regular work, anschlaege.de is also involved in various networks and institutions; we support causes worth supporting. We’re interested both in comparing notes with colleagues and in promoting what’s important to us.
The Green Eyl
it´s raining elephants
Van Bo Le-Menzel
Maarten Isaak de Heer
Mart Stam Gesellschaft
nous travaillons ensemble
We’re not as interested in your grades as we are in your skills and what you hope to learn. You should be in at least the second year of a degree program in design, social sciences or humanities, and available for six months. E-mail your application to email@example.com, and please note that we plan three to four months in advance. Send us a CV and some samples of your work in PDF format. Your PDF file should be no bigger than 7MB. Please do NOT send us piles of paper, website links, CDs, DVDs, etc.