The hot topics of eating and drinking are spawning a range of small, creative companies with innovative concepts. These enterprises are making their own mustards, distilling their own liquor, selling handmade marmalades, or serving grandma’s cake recipes in new ways. Although based on very different ideas, the businesses are all defined by their originality and personal character, which are then reflected and communicated in eye-catching visual identities. These start with names, logos, fonts, and colors and culminate in product, packaging, and shop design.
Als 1989 die Mauer fällt, entdecken Künstler, Punks, Anarchos, Hausbesetzer, Visionäre und Spinner das Niemandsland, die nun nahezu gesetzlose Zone inmitten Berlins. Es entstanden Clubs, Bars, Technopartys, Galerien, Aufstände, Ausstellungen – das Tacheles und der Schokoladen. All dies wurde zum Magnet für junge Leute aus der ganzen Welt. Zwischen bröckelnden Altbaufassaden wurden Freiräume gelebt, entwickelte sich ungezügelte Kreativität und ein neues Lebensgefühl.
The book is edited by Dr. Anita Beloubek-Hammer, curator at the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in Berlin. In 1912, the Kupferstichkabinett became one of the first museums to acquire an artwork by Pablo Picasso. Today, it holds one of the world’s most important collections of his graphic work.
Francesco Franchi is one of the most exceptional talents working in information graphics today. Although relatively young and new to the field, Franchi has already received worldwide acclaim for his distinctive graphic and editorial design of IL—Intelligence in Lifestyle, an Italian magazine now widely considered to be a modern classic.