Case Studies

We form an impression of the project, then give it expression. We design posters, curate exhibitions and lay out the catalogs that go with them. We do field research and bind it into a book, or put a video channel online. We give people the voices and tools they need to get involved in the world they want to live in. We design communication, comprehensively and completely.

On point

Wolfenbüttels’ federal academy (Bundesakademie) is a hub for arts, culture and their facilitators. Conferences, congresses and workshop talks make the academy a forum for the German public discourse on cultural politics and professions. They also qualify members of the cultural professions workforce throughout six specialized divisions. The academies’ work produces mainly knowledge, but rarely imagery.
Bundesakademie Wolfenbüttel, 2019

Sustainable and reliable

Eberswalde college for sustainable development (Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung) stands for consistent openness when it comes to change and a clear position on traditions. While these values may seem contradictory at first, they mark the point of origin for our development of a new visual appearance.

Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung, 2019


Via ten fields of action, STATISTA at Berlin Alexanderplatz’ Haus der Statistik develops cultural prototypes for an urban community based on common property. The project’s interpretation of interim use does not lead to gentrification, but solidifies and refines everyones interests – according to Staatskunst of the future, and contrary to the common practice of cultural programs merely sweeping through.
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Photo: Victoria Tomaschko, 2019


During the Beethoven anniversary year 2020, a special freighter will carry a carefully selected musical program dedicated to the great German composer across national boundaries, from Bonn to Vienna. Ludwig van Beethoven himself went traveling along this route during his lifetime. The BTHVN2020 Musikfrachter will land in 14 cities along the road and offer an extensive program aboard and in the cities.
Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft, 2019

New utopias, new requirements

Via its program UTOPOLIS, Bundesvereinigung Soziokultureller Zentren supports cultural centres of twelve German nation states in facilitating sustainable structures for the cultural industry. These model sites test methods for how art and culture can have motivating and change-making effects for neighborhoods and neighbors. We created its website Utopolis. online to be a toolbox that elaborates on a select few of them – and they are meant to be copied!
Bundesvereinigung Soziokultureller Zentren, 2019

Think bigger

Architecture Matters is an international conference on the future of architecture and cities that unites relevant actors from architecture, real estate development and politics. Architecture Matters was initiated by Nadin Heinrich in 2016 and takes place for the fourth time this year.
Architecture Matters, 2019

From Coins to Culture

Four different currencies were coined at “Alte Münze” Berlin between commissioning in 1936 and end of production in 2005. Only dark vaults in the spacious cellars, three chimneys and barred windows remind of the building’s past as coin factory nowadays. For around 10 years the large area between Alexanderplatz and Fischerinsel has been used for events, exhibitions and as work space.
Alte Münze, 2019

Psyche as Political Site

Social and political processes have an unprecedented way of touching upon our most intimate spheres nowadays. New forms of communication transport news and images directly to our inner lifes at all times. So it goes – as is claimed by this exhibition – that the Psyche is becoming a site of the Political.
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2019

A hundred years of Bauhaus

Festivities celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus opened with a week long opening festival in Berlin in January 2019. Bettina Wagner-Bergelt’s curation concept made the Akademie der Künste a flamboyant place of present and future and freed the infamous design theory from dust. With this in mind, designed a campaign for the opening festival.
Bauhaus 100 Eröffnungsfestival, 2019

Emeka Ogboh. Lagos Soundscapes

Pioneer sound artist Emeka Ogboh is one of the most exciting artists on the international art scene. For Kerber Verlag, we designed “Lagos Soundscapes”, a book about him that is a compendium of Ogboh’s early corpus of works (2009 – 2014) and focused on Lagos, Nigerias economic and cultural capital. Only subtle typographic differences between the bilingual French and English text-languages highlight an important part of Ogboh’s Œvre: the normalisation of a hybrid society. The artist catalogue was honoured with the »Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design«.
Kerber Verlag, 2018

Eye level cultural diversity

What’s the form and color of socioculture? For want of a clear answer, we broke up the question and put the people first. From them emerges creativity, connection and social transformation. Our striking Corporate Design for Landesverband Soziokultur Niedersachen attracts the attention of political stakeholders, mirrors Soziokultur's diversity and speaks to digital nomads as a new target group.
Landesverband Soziokultur Niedersachsen, 2018

European Peacemaker

A hundred years ago, people were just as confused with the world as we are today. Except they were alive during and in the aftermath of the First World War. In those days, ordinary people did not stand out much. For Jüdisches Museum Berlin we created the exhibition design for the intervention »Carl Melchior – Jüdischer Vorkämpfer eines europäischen Friedens«. Its name-giving hero was such an ordinary guy.
Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Photos by Yes Sucksdorff, Jule Röhr, 2019

About exhibitions

»Exhibiting the Exhibition« at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden explained exhibiting as a cultural technique – from the cabinets of curiosities to the curatorial situation. It dealt with pieces of art, displays, frames and historical catalogues as well. The exhibition catalogue we designed for it was awarded the Deutsche Designer Club (DDC) award for»Gute Gestaltung 19«!
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2019

A to B futurism

“How do we move from A to B in the future?” Open Source Mobility Lab asks on their website. The answer is not: “By car, of course!” As developers of their Corporate Design and consultants for Editorial matters, we are part of building a dialogue about sustainable mobility and futurism within our city.
Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI), 2018

From History to Nowness

For the third time now, Preußischer Kulturbesitz foundation publishes their annual report (2016, 2017, 2018) . Each of them deals with a focal topic that is of importance to the cultural institution. Questions are asked, philosophical and artistic stances are taken and a discussion is opened, which will be continued in the upcoming publications.  
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 2018

Inbetween future and past

Wolfenbüttel's Herzog August library is steeped in history: it used to be a national library in the 17th century and was once considered a wonder of the world. We created an elegant and contemporary visual appearance for this modern location of research and science.
Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, 2018

A part of the Whole

Kulturland Brandenburgs theme year title for 2018 is „Europe in Brandenburg, Brandenburg in Europe“ and explores the region in its European context. Since 2009 we have been creating campaigns and visual appearances for Brandenburg theme years.
Kulturland Brandenburg, 2009-2017

Call for Members

The successful second edition of the cultural funding competition »Call For Members« came to a close in September. For the second time we supported the Kulturstiftung des Bundes in motivating cultural associations of the former East German, now new GDR federal states to recruit almost 3000 new members.
Kulturstiftung des Bundes, 2017

Utopias, Pioneers, Future

After two years in exile, Parkaue Berlin National Youth Theatre Pioneers return to their freshly renovated venue. Just as fresh and altogether new is the theatre’s visual appearance. Maxime Balesteros captured the ensemble amidst Berlin’s urban jungle. We wish you a pleasant flight!
Parkaue - Junges Staatstheater Berlin, 2017

Im Zeichen der Ananas

Under the directorship of André Bücker, Augsburg Theatre undergoes a reboot in terms of venue, curatorial alignment, partnerships and Corporate Identity.
Theater Augsburg, 2017

Luther! 95 Schätze – 95 Menschen

Luther put up his 95 theses in Wittenberg 500 years ago. On the occasion of this year’s Reformationsjubiläum (Anniversairy of Reformation) a special exhibition has been envisioned to take place in nationwide settings. “Studio Neue Museen”- our partnership with Complizen Plangsbüro urban development office created the exhibition at the order of Sachsen Anhalt’s Luther memorial foundation. Dr. Catherine Nichols was in charge of curation.
Luthergedenkstätten Wittenberg, 2017

#Bildungsereignis Reformation!

Marburgs Museum for Art and Art History is showing the “#Bildungsereignis Reformation! Ideen- Krisen- Wirkungen” exhibition (Reformation as Educational Happening! Ideas-Crises-Impacts) at Marburg castle. Curated by Christina Schlag and created by Studio Neue Museen, the exhibition delves into interdependencies of Reformation and Education.
Museum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, 2017


The »Franckeschen Stiftungen zu Halle« are one of Germany’s oldest institutions for social education and an umbrella organization for a diverse range of educational opportunities. Our approach to the re-design of Francke’s corporate design merges the foundations rich history with their progressive aspirations in equal parts.
Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle, 2017

Du bist frei

Within the process of developing a new corporate design for the foundation »Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle« we also designed an advertising campaign for an exhibition curated by our client. Besides booklets, a guide and invitations, we designed a billboard campaign.
Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle, 2017


The Centre for Art and Urban Space ZKR at Biesdorf castle is Berlins newest institution for contemporary art and architecture in urban and spatial contexts. We give this place a Corporate Design that is minimalistic and spacious.
Zentrum für Kunst und öffentlichen Raum, 2016

Neue Standards

In 2016 we created catalogue and key visual for the »Neue Standards. Zehn Thesen zum Wohnen« (New Standards. Ten Propositions for Living/Housing) exhibition of DAZ (Centre of German Architecture).
Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ, 2016


A brand workshop had us working with Trier theatre's team to find out what they value and strive for. Our strategy aims to give them a visible regionale stance. During a time where many German municipal theatre houses are losing relevance in public perceiption, Trier theatre wants to be agile, brave and responsive.
Theater Trier, 2015

Room Service

In 2014, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden presented »Room Service«, an exhibition about the hotel in art and artists in hotels. The accompanying catalog was designed by us and has been awarded Red Dot and Type Director's Club design awards.
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2014

Wamiki Magazin

»wamiki« is a magazine for educators we started working for in late 2014. We created their wordmark so it would semantically and visually draw from their publishing houses brand name »Was mit Kindern«. Our editorial design was awarded as one of the best magazine concepts of 2015 by the Art Directors Club Germany.
Was mit Kindern Verlag, 2015

GRIPS for All

When Stefan Fischer-Fels took over as the new artistic director of Berlin’s GRIPS Theater, we took on the redesign of its visual identity. For the legendary empowerment theater we mixed up a bright neon red and focused its communications on the here and now while still maintaining its signature visual style.
GRIPS Theater Berlin, 2011


The German government foundation for culture Kulturstiftung des Bundes (KSB) opened a stock called »Stadtgefährten« which holds 3.8 Million Euros and encourages small town museums to join a national network cooperation. Thus, we developed an innovative study course to travel across Germany.
Kulturstiftung des Bundes, 2015

For Explorers

In 2013, the Deutsches Technikmuseum celebrated its 30th birthday. The museum’s foundation, which also supports four other cultural institutions, commissioned us to create a new corporate design. We started things off with a branding workshop and got to work defining a clear position.
Stiftung Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin, 2013


The Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Night of the Sciences) in Berlin und Potsdam is »the smartest night of the year«: a hugely popular event and an annual fixture on the calendars of both cities. In 2013, we redesigned its visual identity and created an advertising campaign for it.
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften e.V., 2013

Grenze, welche Grenze?

In 2009 we headed out into the field on a mission from the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development. Our assignment was to research, design and organize a traveling exhibition of exemplary international projects – commercial, cultural and social – along the German-Polish border.
Bundesministerium für Bau und Verkehr, 2010

Creative Industries Report Berlin

The Berlin Senate commissioned us to design the look of its third report on the city’s creative industries. The resulting publication was an extended editorial featuring general information on the economic significance of creative enterprise in Berlin, plus statements from many of the people involved.
Senat von Berlin, 2013


In 2010, the Ruhr district (aka »Ruhrpott«) was designated a European Capital of Culture. We were hired to create a networking project in collaboration with local youth theaters. With Pottfiction, we brought a small and temporary world to life, in which young people would set their own coordinates for a better tomorrow.
Ruhr 2010 GmbH, 2010


The Zumtobel Group AG, the world’s leading supplier of integrated lighting solutions, was looking for groundbreaking new ideas in the field of open architecture. We worked together with Dutch design studio one/one on an international research project.
Zumtobel Group AG, 2014