How can a message be conveyed with signs without language and text? Sibylle Schlaich teaches again at the Institute of Design. Pictograms are not only applied to the finished structure, but also help in the planning phases to communicate and present functions or processes. The students explore what pictorial signs convey alongside the content: an identity, belonging to a building, a company, a time or even a country.
The final totem of the orientation and signage system has been installed and stands at the access road to the Carmen Würth Forum, the congress and cultural centre built by Chipperfield Architects, directly opposite the company headquarters of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG. In contrast to the signage system found across the open spaces of the company headquarters, this totem’s header prominently features an illuminated logo of the Carmen Würth Forum. > Project
Heike Nehl and Anna König von Moniteurs with Sveta Goldstein and Tobias Kuster from Geneva form one of eight teams that will participate in the Hackathon - a collaborative software and hardware development event. This event will be hosted by Vitra (Swiss designer furniture manufacturer), supported by Frame Magazine. Investigating our needs for living and working environments, technologies, and the interface between them, participants will aim to find answers to the question which objects and spaces will survive in a hyper-connectible future – and why.
Also this year, the Filmgalerie 451 is represented with a documentary by Heinz Emigholz at the Berlinale. "Two Basilicas" is a confrontation and juxtaposition of two churches. Stefan Kanter from Moniteurs designed the poster, which is already the thirteenth in this series. Adrian Curry writes on the film portal "MUBI": „I was first struck by this beautiful poster, above, for his 2013 film The Airstrip and, digging deeper, I discovered a whole series of posters for Emigholz’s work which adhere to a similar deceptively utilitarian style…“ > Berlinale 2018
On December 18, Mannheim celebrated the handover of the new Kunsthalle to the city. Only briefly was it open and many interested came. The building designed by gmp-Architekten, Interior by Axel Kufus with OHstudio and the wayfinding system designed and planned by Moniteurs! The house will finally open on 1 June 2018.
Interaction – Set 15
We wish everyone a happy 2018! > happy18
Since its founding in 1996, the Annual Multimedia Award has demonstrated the vibrancy of digital brand communication. Moniteurs won with the microsite "Bridge Finder", designed and developed for the Footbridge conference. The digital compass informs about 73 selected bridge designs and invites you for a walk in Berlin. > project
Anita Meier of Moniteurs was invited to the Department of Typography and Communication at University of Reading in England. For a day, the students learnt about multisensory wayfinding and smellscapes, and they also had a go at doing a smell map of the campus.
Sibylle Schlaich will once again be giving a seminar on signs and their non-verbal communication at the Institute of Design. Using examples, possible applications are investigated, researched in buildings and urban space. In addition to presentation and drawing style analysis, pictograms are designed and drawn by the students.
The BDG – German Association for Communication designer invites to a panel discussion. Boris Kochan discusses company identity, brands and products with Heike Nehl and Lars Harmsen and how they are increasingly shaped by their users in their development, care and perception. > Announcement