Airport Wayfinding lecture

Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich in London at SDS

The “Sign De­sign So­ci­ety” in Lon­don is aimed at all those in­ter­ested in in­for­ma­tion and graphic de­sign in build­ings and pub­lic spaces. Lec­tures on the sub­ject are of­fered reg­u­larly for mem­bers and in­ter­ested par­ties. On 30 June, Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich will take their book on the road to Lon­don and pre­sent their work.

Airport Wayfinding wins Award

Our book receives award from SEGD

The “So­ci­ety for Ex­pe­ri­en­tial Graphic De­sign” hon­or­ing de­sign work that con­nects peo­ple to place by pro­vid­ing di­rec­tion, sto­ry­telling, and com­pelling ex­pe­ri­ences in pub­lic spaces since 1987 with the SEGD Global De­sign Award. This year Moni­teurs wins the Award for the book Air­port Wayfind­ing. We are very pleased! 
EGD Glo­bal De­sign Award 2022

Sustainable Reset

Moniteurs at the Smart Airport Conference in Vienna

The In­ter­na­tional Air­port and Avi­a­tion Con­fer­ence “SMART-Air­port Cities & Re­gions” fo­cuses on how a sus­tain­able re­set for air­ports is pos­si­ble. Moni­teurs is rep­re­sented at the fair and Sibylle Schlaich speaks about “Air­port Wayfind­ing, an es­sen­tial tool for trans­for­ma­tion” in the ses­sion “De­sign & De­vel­op­ment, a sus­tain­able re­set for air­ports”.
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Brand new art space in Prague

Moniteurs designs visitor guidance system

The new Kun­sthalle Praha re­vi­tal­izes a for­mer sub­sta­tion in the his­toric cen­ter of Prague. The build­ing was largely gut­ted and re­built. Parts of the ex­ist­ing build­ing have been pre­served, cre­at­ing an ex­cit­ing spa­tial ex­pe­ri­ence with many in­ter­me­di­ate lev­els, vis­tas and ex­its for vis­i­tors. A com­plex task for Moni­teurs. We were happy to take on the chal­lenge. The Kun­sthalle opened its doors in spring.

The BER grows …

Moniteurs continues to create orientation

Ter­mi­nal build­ing T2 has opened, adding six mil­lion pas­sen­gers a year to BER’s ca­pac­ity and ca­pa­ble of han­dling around 2,000 pas­sen­gers dur­ing peak hours. It is the fastest-built ter­mi­nal pro­ject in Ger­many. Moni­teurs, air­port wayfind­ing sys­tem ex­pe­ri­enced, col­lab­o­rated. Ar­chi­tec­turally, the fo­cus is on func­tion­al­ity and al­lowed a dif­fer­ent ap­proach to the de­sign of ori­en­ta­tion.

Nine edible plants on the table

Commitment to a good cause

“Saatkul­tur” is a non-profit pro­ject that uses or­ganic seed bags to gen­er­ate do­na­tions for hu­man­i­tar­ian aid. The pro­ject was ini­ti­ated by Jutta Nachtwey. Moni­teurs was happy to sup­port this pro­ject. We de­signed and im­ple­mented the “web show­case”.
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Moniteurs in England

Lecture at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Rea­ding

The De­part­ment of Ty­pog­ra­phy and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Read­ing in Eng­land reg­u­larly in­vites of­fices to pre­sent their work. Anita Meier-Wal­ter from Moni­teurs is a wel­come guest. The top­ics were the lead sys­tem pro­jects Kun­sthalle Mannheim and Berlin Bran­den­burg Air­port. This time the talk with lec­turer Joan Za­la­cain de­vel­oped into a lively dis­cus­sion with the stu­dents about writ­ings, pro­ject du­ra­tion as well as main­te­nance and bud­get of wayfind­ing sys­tems.

Forum Gestaltung

Lecture series at the Münster School of Design

Stu­dents of the Mün­ster School of De­sign or­gan­ise the “Fo­rum Gestal­tung“ every se­mes­ter. In this lec­ture se­ries, they in­vite de­sign and me­dia pro­fes­sion­als, pho­tog­ra­phers, il­lus­tra­tors and ad­ver­tis­ers to talk about their prac­tice and their work. One of the stu­dents’ favourite can­di­dates was the Moni­teurs of­fice. Heike Nehl spoke about our work.

16 Tech Innovation District

Bridge design unveiled

16 Tech is re­veal­ing the de­sign of a new mul­ti­modal bridge that will con­nect the 16 Tech In­no­va­tion Dis­trict to In­di­anapolis’ re­search/​med­ical cor­ri­dor and down­town. Moni­teurs is proud to be part of the team, re­spon­si­ble for the wayfind­ing. Read more about the struc­ture that will be the first of its kind in the United States:

This way > Search, find, guide

Project at the HBKsaar

To­gether with Prof. In­dra Kupfer­schmid, Sibylle Schlaich is teach­ing at the Hochschule der Bilden­den Kün­ste Saar this win­ter se­mes­ter. Signs, slips of pa­per, signs in­di­cate where we are or where we should go. Al­ready from one copy we have to think about how it looks, where it hangs, whom it should ad­dress, and where it points. How does guid­ing work? What are the types – and qual­i­ties – of paths? In this pro­ject, we will dis­cuss ori­en­ta­tion, signs and guid­ance sys­tems, lend a hand our­selves and de­sign an in­di­vid­ual wayfind­ing sys­tem.

Isotype and beyond

Lecture in the Economic Museum in Vienna

The lec­ture by Sibylle Schlaich is about the de­sign of a gen­der-neu­tral pic­togram. A pic­togram must be un­am­bigu­ous. How­ever, the more ver­sa­tile the mes­sage to be com­mu­ni­cated, the more dif­fi­cult it is to de­sign. The nec­es­sary ab­strac­tion may ne­glect im­por­tant dis­tin­guish­ing fea­tures. In fact, some pic­tograms do not dis­till the es­sen­tials, but seek their unique­ness based on non-es­sen­tial ex­ter­nals. A gen­der-neu­tral pic­togram is a con­tra­dic­tion in terms. 

Best of Best

Moniteurs Editorial Design wins Iconic Award

The pub­li­ca­tion “mul­ti­lay­ered – con­struc­tive di­ver­sity”, which Moni­teurs de­signed for the en­gi­neer­ing firm schlaich berg­er­mann part­ner, con­vinced the jury of the Iconic Award not only in form but also in con­tent. They pos­i­tively em­pha­sised that the pub­li­ca­tion also in­cludes the level of art and the pos­si­bil­ity of see­ing the pro­jects in a fur­ther di­men­sion, in aug­mented re­al­ity.
Ico­nic Award 2021
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Orientation barrier-free

Pictograms for Fraport Greece

Early this years Fra­port Greece com­pleted the ren­o­va­tion of its 14 Greek air­ports. Pas­sen­gers with re­stricted mo­bil­ity (PRM) rep­re­sent a sig­nif­i­cant, fast-grow­ing de­mo­graphic for air­ports and air­lines. Moni­teurs was asked to de­velop a mod­ern and eas­ily iden­ti­fi­able pic­togram and sig­nage colour scheme for the Fra­port Greece Sig­nage Man­ual that iden­ti­fies PRM-ser­vices such as of­fices, booths, wait­ing ar­eas and spec­i­fied chairs at Fra­port Greece air­ports.

Internationales Design Zentrum lädt ein

Book launch at the IDZ

At the next vir­tual Meetup, Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich will pre­sent their new book “Air­port Wayfind­ing”. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free, so feel free to reg­is­ter and watch. The In­ter­na­tional De­sign Cen­tre Berlin reg­u­larly or­gan­ises meet­ings on cur­rent top­ics in the de­sign and cre­ative scene.
Air­port Way­fin­ding

Step by step until 2028

Visitor wayfinding for the Deutsches Museum

By the 125th an­niver­sary in 2028, the ren­o­va­tion will be com­pleted and the Deutsches Mu­seum will be one of the most mod­ern tech­nol­ogy mu­se­ums in the world. Moni­teurs was al­ready com­mis­sioned with the de­sign of the vis­i­tor wayfind­ing in 2016, in­clud­ing in­terim so­lu­tions. The first ma­jor part of the ren­o­va­tion with the new wayfind­ing sys­tem was com­pleted in 2018. Since then, the work has con­tin­ued in great strides, with Moni­teurs work­ing con­tin­u­ously on the sig­nage for the open­ing of the first con­struc­tion phase in De­cem­ber 2021.
Visualization: BH­BVT Ar­chi­tek­ten

Medical Campus Augsburg

Orientation in a university

The new med­ical cam­pus of the Uni­ver­sity of Augs­burg is be­ing built in the im­me­di­ate vicin­ity of the uni­ver­sity hos­pi­tal. BH­BVT Ar­chitek­ten, with whom we al­ready worked on the PIK pro­ject, have been com­mis­sioned with two large build­ings. A com­pre­hen­sive wayfind­ing sys­tem is to be de­vel­oped for the new site and the as­so­ci­ated build­ings. Moni­teurs won the in­vited com­pe­ti­tion and we are pleased to be able to de­sign a uni­ver­sity cam­pus.

Wayfinding 21

Lectureship at the FH Dortmund

This sum­mer se­mes­ter, Moni­teurs has been in­vited to cre­ate an in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary course at Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity of Ap­plied Sci­ences and Arts. In the mod­ule “Wayfind­ing 21”, Heike Nehl will deal with the ba­sics of wayfind­ing and de­velop con­cepts for ori­en­ta­tion in space with the stu­dents. In ad­di­tion to analy­sis, de­sign with brands, signs, pic­tograms and ty­pog­ra­phy, struc­tural el­e­ments or dig­i­tal prod­ucts can be cre­ated. This is a topic that takes stu­dents from all dis­ci­plines with them, from de­sign to in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy.
Vi­sua­li­sie­rung: gmp Ar­chi­tek­ten

Hypar shell in Magdeburg

Wayfinding system for multipurpose hall

Built in 1969, the Hy­parschale on the banks of the Elbe in Magde­burg is one of around fifty shell build­ings by Ul­rich Müther still stand­ing. Af­ter 20 years of va­cancy, the Hy­parschale is to once again be­come a cen­ter of at­trac­tion for the peo­ple of Magde­burg. In 2021, the ren­o­va­tion will be­gin ac­cord­ing to the de­sign of gmp Ar­chitek­ten, com­ple­mented by a con­tem­po­rary guid­ance sys­tem de­signed by Moni­teurs.


Wettbewerb in den USA gewonnen

Moniteurs plans wayfinding system in Indianapolis

We are part of the team led by New York-based civil en­gi­neer­ing firm sbp and ar­chi­tec­ture firm PAU that com­peted along­side 33 de­sign teams. The US “16 Tech Com­mu­nity Cor­po­ra­tion“ fa­vored our team. In ad­di­tion to a bridge that con­nects the newly emerg­ing “16 Tech In­no­va­tion Dis­trict“ with the na­tion­ally im­por­tant re­search lo­ca­tion of In­di­anapo­lis, the de­vel­op­ment of a path and guid­ance con­cept for the en­tire dis­trict is also com­mis­sioned.

The Berlin Brandenburg Airport Signage Project

Digital experience

In an iBook we pre­sent our guid­ance sys­tem pro­ject for the air­port Berlin Bran­den­burg. Four chap­ters ex­plain how the guid­ance sys­tem was de­vel­oped and how it shapes the ar­chi­tec­tural iden­tity of the air­port. We brought it up to date for the open­ing of the air­port. Pub­lished by nig­gli Ver­lag and avail­able in the iBooks Store.
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BER wayfinding system

Identity and function

Berlin Bran­den­burg Air­port will open its doors on 31.10 and with it our wayfind­ing sys­tem will also be launched. A pro­ject that has al­ways pre­sented us with new chal­lenges! The wayfind­ing sys­tem was al­ready im­ple­mented in 2015 at Schoene­feld Air­port, which has been part of BER as Ter­mi­nal 5 since this week. Now it is fi­nally be­ing put into op­er­a­tion in the new build­ing, at Ter­mi­nal 1. We are de­lighted.  

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Terminal 5

SXF becomes BER

Schöne­feld Air­port will be­come part of Berlin Bran­den­burg Air­port on 31.10. and will then be called Ter­mi­nal 5. The ter­mi­nal name is al­ready in place. The guid­ance sys­tem was orig­i­nally planned for one ter­mi­nal, but to­day it con­nects three ter­mi­nals: Ter­mi­nal 1, Ter­mi­nal 2 and Ter­mi­nal 5. Com­bin­ing func­tion with iden­tity, the wayfind­ing sys­tem forms a de­sign bracket for the en­tire BER-Cam­pus.

On the last few meters

Berlin Brandenburg Airport on trial

The air­port has its dress re­hearsal and is be­ing tested with the help of the ORAT pro­gram. The pro­gram is an in­ter­na­tion­ally es­tab­lished stan­dard for the com­mis­sion­ing of air­ports. 800 to 1000 par­tic­i­pants help to sim­u­late and thus test the air­port op­er­a­tion. The wayfind­ing sys­tem of Moni­teurs is also put to the test. Does every­one find their way? We are still mak­ing fi­nal op­ti­miza­tions – every­thing should run smoothly for the open­ing on Oc­to­ber 31, 2020.

Kunsthalle Praha

Orientation in the museum

Our work takes us to the Czech Re­pub­lic. In a for­mer Zenger sub­sta­tion an in­dus­trial mon­u­ment from the 1930s in the his­tor­i­cal cen­tre of Prague, the Kun­sthalle Praha is be­ing cre­ated as a space for Czech and in­ter­na­tional mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art. Moni­teurs is de­sign­ing the vis­i­tor wayfind­ing sys­tem and we are pleased to be work­ing on an­other pro­ject with Axel Ku­fus and OH Stu­dio.
© Vi­su­al­iza­tion: Eike Be­cker Ar­chi­tects

The Grid – Green Orientation

Wayfinding for business courtyards in Kreuzberg

Di­rectly in the neigh­bour­hood of the Auf­bau Haus in Berlin-Kreuzberg, an busi­ness court­yard for the work of to­mor­row is be­ing built. THE GRID, de­signed by Eike Becker Ar­chi­tects, of­fers 32 com­mer­cial units on five floors, as well as an invit­ing, green in­ner court­yard. The mod­ern build­ing wayfind­ing sys­tem is de­signed and planned by Moni­teurs, com­mis­sioned by the real es­tate com­pany Pan­dion.
© Vi­su­al­iza­tion: gmp Ar­chi­tek­ten

Wayfinding for energy suppliers in Dresden

Energy – Waves – Light

The var­i­ous en­ergy sup­ply com­pa­nies in Sax­ony are plan­ning a head of­fice in Dres­den, which is in­tended to pro­mote a com­mon and mod­ern cor­po­rate cul­ture. An ex­ist­ing build­ing will be sup­ple­mented by a new build­ing de­signed by the ar­chi­tects von Gerkan, Marg und Part­ner. Moni­teurs was in­vited to de­sign a com­pre­hen­sive ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for the of­fice build­ing for 850 em­ploy­ees.

The evolution of the elevator pictogram

Moniteurs in the Information Design Journal

The pic­togram study by Moni­teurs, which was al­ready pre­sented at the In­for­ma­tion+ Con­fer­ence in 2018, has been pub­lished in the In­for­ma­tion De­sign Jour­nal (IDJ). The study shows how dif­fi­cult the per­cep­tion of the two pic­tograms “el­e­va­tor” and “toi­let” is and why they are of­ten con­fused. The IDJ is an in­ter­na­tional jour­nal that has bridged the gap be­tween re­search and prac­tice in in­for­ma­tion de­sign since 1979.
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DIN Institute in transition

Signage with the font FF DIN

Clar­ity and struc­ture – the new façade en­velops the var­i­ous ex­ist­ing build­ings and serves as a guide­line for ori­en­ta­tion. DIN, the Ger­man In­sti­tute for Stan­dard­iza­tion, the in­de­pen­dent plat­form for stan­dard­iza­tion in Ger­many and world­wide, is be­ing re­built. Moni­teurs de­signs a com­pre­hen­sive guid­ance sys­tem for the build­ing with a new of­fice con­cept. Vi­su­al­isierung: KIM NALLEWEG Ar­chitek­ten

sbp book „multi layered”

Editorial design in layers

How do the en­gi­neers man­age again and again to do in­no­v­a­tive and first-class work? With the book “multi lay­ered“ schlaich berg­er­mann part­ner pro­vides a glimpse into their com­plex work. Moni­teurs re­flects this com­plex­ity in terms of de­sign, in terms of colour, ty­pog­ra­phy and with “lay­ered” sur­faces and im­ages. Nu­mer­ous works are deep­ened with aug­mented re­al­ity ap­pli­ca­tions. The ed­i­tor is Birkhäuser.
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Filmgalerie 451 in new design

Website Relaunch

Film­ga­lerie 451 is a long-stand­ing cus­tomer of Moni­teurs. For this year’s Berli­nale 451 is not only rep­re­sented with 2 pro­duc­tions, but also the web­site de­signed by Moni­teurs has gone on­line. 
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We were thrilled by the changes of our work­space in 2019, hav­ing im­pact on the way we com­mu­ni­cated and in­ter­acted. We are cu­ri­ous about new ways of think­ing, work­ing, de­sign­ing in 2020! Sea­sons greet­ings from Moni­teurs. Best wishes to all our part­ners, clients and friends!

Winner! Iconic Award 2019

Wayfinding system for Kunsthalle Mannheim

Pure, clear, di­rectly on the wall! The wayfind­ing sys­tem for the Kun­sthalle Mannheim has con­vinced and won. With the ICONIC AWARDS, the Ger­man De­sign Coun­cil has es­tab­lished an in­ter­na­tional ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign com­pe­ti­tion that takes the dis­ci­plines into ac­count in their in­ter­play. 
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Médecins sans Fron­tières

Annual Report 2018 published

Moni­teurs is the cor­po­rate de­sign lead agency for Médecin sans Fron­tières. The an­nual re­port is pub­lished in in­ten­sive co­op­er­a­tion with many other print for­mats – a high­light in their trans­par­ent cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tion. A prod­uct that in­forms about all pro­jects in 2018, con­veys in­come and ex­pen­di­ture with the help of clear in­fo­graph­ics and con­veys the over­all at­ti­tude of Médecin sans Fron­tières. 


Kunsthalle Mannheim wins ED Award 2019

The wayfind­ing sys­tem for the Kun­sthalle Mannheim wins gold at the Eu­ro­pean De­sign Award. Sibylle Schlaich and Anne von Bor­ries per­son­ally ac­cepted the award at the gala in War­saw. Since 2007, a group of pub­lish­ers, jour­nal­ists, ed­i­tors and aca­d­e­mics have rated the best ex­am­ples of com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­sign in Eu­rope. We are very pleased!
Eu­ro­pean De­sign Awards 2019

Visit at Moniteurs

Students from Studio Créa Paris

On Fri­day Moni­teurs had a visit from stu­dents of the art school “Stu­dio Créa Paris”. We gave them an in­sight into our work in our four walls. It is al­ways fun to wel­come cu­ri­ous peo­ple. Merci pour la vis­ite!

Analog and digital

Wayfinding for the Messe Berlin

With over 300 mil­lion vis­i­tors an­nu­ally, Messe Berlin is one of the world’s 10 largest trade fair com­pa­nies. Grown over a cen­tury, with 26 hall com­plexes it was time for a new mod­ern ori­en­ta­tion and guid­ance sys­tem, ana­log and dig­i­tal. Moni­teurs won the bid to win the com­pe­ti­tion and is now work­ing on the over­all con­cept for Messe Berlin.
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Jewish Garden

Exhibition about competition

In the Gar­dens of the World, a Jew­ish Gar­den will be re­al­ized from Oc­to­ber 2019. With this, all ma­jor world re­li­gions will be rep­re­sented. Grün Berlin has an­nounced a com­pe­ti­tion for the gar­den de­sign and on Oc­to­ber 14, the ac­com­pa­ny­ing ex­hi­bi­tion to the com­pe­ti­tion was opened. The ex­hi­bi­tion, de­signed as a trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, was con­ceived and de­signed by Moni­teurs. Al­ready in 2017, Moni­teurs de­signed and im­ple­mented an ex­ten­sive ex­hi­bi­tion in the new vis­i­tor cen­ter to the ex­ist­ing gar­dens.
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Moniteurs in Indien

Wayfinding lecture at the Nirma University

Lec­ture at the Nirma Uni­ver­sity in Ahmed­abad, In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tec­ture and Plan­ning. Sibylle Schlaich talked about the wayfind­ing pro­jects and the work of Moni­teurs at the 5th of march 2019 with the in­vi­ta­tion of Pro­fes­sor and Di­rec­tor Ut­pal Sharma.
Nir­ma Uni­ver­si­tät

Moniteurs on the SMART AIRPORTS

Conference in Singapore

In­ter­na­tional air­port and avi­a­tion ex­perts pro­vide in­sights into their pro­jects at the SMART AIR­PORTS con­fer­ence in Sin­ga­pore. It takes place at the South East Asia Air­port Fair. Heike Nehl, Moni­teurs, will give a lec­ture on the pro­ject “FLUX – fly through se­cu­rity”, which was de­vel­oped to­gether with the In­no­va­tion Team iab­sis (Switzer­land) at a hackathon in Berlin to avoid queu­ing be­fore the se­cu­rity check.

Open space

Have a break at the Potsdamer Platz

C1 TO­MOR­ROW at Pots­damer Platz opens its doors to all vis­i­tors. The build­ing planned by Renzo Pi­ano in 1993-1997 is be­ing re­fur­bished by Baum­garten Si­mon Ar­chitek­ten. The ground floor in­vites in the fu­ture as a sort of mar­ket­place with cafes and food stalls to linger. The four ori­en­ta­tions of the build­ing to the north, south, east and west are re­flected in the re­designed ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem of Moni­teurs. Con­structed words and pic­tograms.

Two times Kunsthalle Mannheim

Visitor wayfinding and poster

What a nice co­in­ci­dence! We ap­proached this pro­ject from two sides. Moni­teurs de­vel­oped the wayfind­ing sys­tem for the new Kun­sthalle Mannheim and de­signed the poster for the film “Years of Con­struc­tion“ by Heinz Emigholz, a long-term film por­trait of the Kun­sthalle Mannheim. The film will be shown at the 69th Berli­nale. A big thank you to our team, the Kun­sthalle, gmp Ar­chitek­ten and OH Stu­dio for the great co­op­er­a­tion and to Ste­fan Kan­ter for the beau­ti­ful poster!
Years of con­struc­tion


gmp architects wins DAM Prize 2019

Wayfind­ing sys­tem is graphic in space. For our work we have to read and un­der­stand the ar­chi­tec­ture and the ex­change with the ar­chi­tects is fun­da­men­tal. We are pleased that one of our im­por­tant part­ners has now won the DAM Award with the pro­ject for which we have de­signed the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem. gmp ar­chi­tects re­ceived the 1st prize for the Kul­tur­palast in Dres­den. Con­grat­u­la­tions!
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Neue Service Web-App am Flughafen Frankfurt im Test

Moni­teurs teamed up with Iab­sis and Fra­port to cre­ate a new ser­vice for book­ing a time slot at se­cu­rity. Test run for 1500 flights within eu­rope was open till De­cem­ber 20th.
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Printed and green!

Editorial design by Moniteurs

In close col­lab­o­ra­tion with Al­mut Grün­tuch-Ernst, ar­chi­tect and di­rec­tor of the “In­sti­tute for De­sign and Ar­chi­tec­tural Strate­gies”, the book Hortitecture de­signed by Moni­teurs. Ar­chi­tec­ture and plants – how can you rec­on­cile these ap­par­ent con­tra­dic­tions to plan cities closer to na­ture in the fu­ture? Hor­ti­tec­ture doc­u­ments pro­jects, ideas and ex­pe­ri­ences of 33 in­ter­na­tional ex­perts who have ex­changed sym­posia at the TU Braun­schweig.

Information+ Conference 2018 in Potsdam

Lecture about pictograms and their trends

The bi­en­nial in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence brings to­gether re­searchers and prac­ti­tion­ers of in­for­ma­tion de­sign and vi­su­al­iza­tion to dis­cuss com­mon is­sues and chal­lenges. Sibylle Schlaich and Anita Meier give a lec­ture on pub­lic pic­tograms and their trends for the fu­ture. A pic­togram study car­ried out by Moni­teurs is pre­sented, which aims to raise aware­ness of how to han­dle pic­tograms and iden­tify trends for fu­ture vi­su­al­iza­tion. 
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Made on the cover!

Moniteurs projects in New Signage Design book

A col­lec­tion of ori­en­ta­tion sys­tems that bring graphic sym­bols to great aes­thetic im­pact. Moni­teurs is rep­re­sented in the book “New Sig­nage De­sign” with the pro­jects for Flughafen Berlin Bran­den­burg, Quartier Pots­damer Platz und Auf­bau Haus, pub­lished by Pro­mo­press, Barcelona, which spe­cial­izes in top­ics of ar­chi­tec­ture and graphic de­sign.


Museum for people

Orientation in museums – Lecture in Novosibirsk

From 19 to 21 Sep­tem­ber, there will be an in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val on “Mu­seum of Peo­ple” in Novosi­birsk. In the form of lec­tures, round ta­bles and con­fer­ences, var­i­ous as­pects of the topic “mu­seum” are dis­cussed. At the in­vi­ta­tion of the Goethe-In­sti­tut Novosi­birsk, Isolde Frey par­tic­i­pates in the fes­ti­val and talks about the var­i­ous wayfind­ing sys­tem mu­seum pro­jects of Moni­teurs. 
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Orange Ocean

Time to change!

The aim of the Or­ange Ocean ini­tia­tive is to raise aware­ness of ma­rine lit­ter caused by plas­tic. Or­ange Ocean con­nects stake­hold­ers from in­dus­try, green tech, re­search and NGOs and sets up a me­dia fo­rum cov­er­ing all rel­e­vant is­sues re­lat­ing to the pro­tec­tion of the oceans in or­der to pro­vide con­sumers with the best pos­si­ble in­for­ma­tion. There­fore, as part of the UN World Oceans Day 2019 on June 8, a global TV and so­cial me­dia event will take place. The pol­lu­tion of the oceans by plas­tic waste is a threat that con­cerns all of us. Moni­teurs con­sulted Or­ange Ocean strate­gi­cally and cre­atively. The ex­e­cu­tion in­cludes the cor­po­rate de­sign, the web­site and fu­ture for­mats.
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Merck signage wins!

Iconic Awards 2018

Also this year Moni­teurs is happy about the Iconic Award in the cat­e­gory “Com­mu­ni­ca­tion”! The holis­tic stag­ing of vi­sion­ary build­ings, in­no­v­a­tive prod­ucts and sus­tain­able com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the con­text of ar­chi­tec­ture will be hon­ored. The out­door and in­door sig­nage for the new In­no­va­tion Cen­ter of the sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy com­pany Merck in Darm­stadt was voted the win­ner this year. 
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Design Talks Business

Lecture at the design festival in Poland

De­sign Talks Busi­ness is a space in which ar­chi­tects, en­tre­pre­neurs, strate­gists, man­agers and de­sign­ers meet and bor­dly go be­yond the lim­its of to­day’s so­lu­tions. The in­creas­ing role of de­sign in busi­ness and the po­ten­tial of the dy­nam­i­cally chang­ing man of the An­thro­pocene era is one of many points of con­tact for busi­ness and de­sign. For this rea­son, 300 par­tic­i­pants will meet on 13 and 14 July 2018 at the Gdy­nia De­sign Days Fes­ti­val in Poland. Based on the theme “er­ror”, more than 20 speak­ers and pre­sen­ters were in­vited to share their in­spi­ra­tions, mis­takes, cases and meth­ods. One speaker is Sibylle Schlaich from Moni­teurs.

Pech-Kucha evening at Moniteurs

Berlin Typostammtisch to visit

Once a year, the Berlin type table is tra­di­tion­ally ded­i­cated to Pecha Kucha. En­joy the sporti­est of all pre­sen­ta­tion for­mats in ex­actly 12 x 6:40 min­utes of play, held in the gar­den of Moni­teurs and xplicit. We are glad, that the 76th Ty­postammtisch took place with us. Thanks to the sporty speak­ers with their in­ter­est­ing top­ics, the great 130 vis­i­tors and the good weather!

Annual Report Doctors Without Borders

All projects, infographics, attitude!

Moni­teurs de­vel­ops and man­ages the cor­po­rate de­sign for Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders. The an­nual re­port is a mile­stone in their trans­par­ent cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tion. On June 12, 2018, just in time for the an­nual press con­fer­ence of Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders, the re­port was pub­lished. A prod­uct that in­forms about all pro­jects in 2017, turns rev­enue and ex­penses into clear in­fo­graph­ics and trans­ports an at­ti­tude. 
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Merck – 350 years

How does signage transport an attitude?

On 3 May, our client Merck cel­e­brated its 350-year his­tory with 900 guests and the of­fi­cial open­ing of the new In­no­va­tion Cen­ter. The lead­ing sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy com­pany has em­barked on a new path. The In­no­va­tion Cen­ter, a cen­tral build­ing with fur­ther mod­ern build­ings cre­at­ing an in­no­v­a­tive work­ing en­vi­ron­ment for over 10,000 em­ploy­ees. Moni­teurs, in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with Merck and HENN, de­signed a com­pre­hen­sive ori­en­ta­tion con­cept and is now im­ple­ment­ing it. Foto: Ste­fan Schilling
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Doctors without border

Won the competition

Moni­teurs was able to as­sert it­self in a com­pe­ti­tion run by Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders through­out Ger­many. Since 2000, we have been co­op­er­at­ing in­ten­sively and con­fi­dently with Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders. Now it is im­por­tant to sharpen the cor­po­rate de­sign de­vel­oped by Moni­teurs to tar­get spe­cific groups and to live the brand in the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion. We are happy about the com­mon view ahead and the com­ing co­op­er­a­tion.

Architecture and pictograms

Summer semester at the University of Hannover

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.


Sign family for outdoor areas

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.
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Interdisciplinary workhackathon

Vitra invites to Amsterdam

Heike Nehl and Anna König from 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.

Film series of Heinz Emigholz


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

Kunsthalle Mannheim

Wayfinding for Visitors

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.
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In­ter­ac­tion – Set 15
We wish every­one a happy 2018!

Silver for Bridge Finder

Annual Multimedia Award 2018

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.
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Workshop in Reading – England

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.

Pictograms and graphic symbols

Seminar at the University of Hannover

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.

Who designs Identities?

Paneldiscussion with Heike Nehl

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. 

Footbridge Conference

Communication – digital and anolog

On Sep­tem­ber 6th it starts and the prepa­ra­tions for the con­fer­ence go full-speed. Posters and wayfind­ing are hang up, the web­site has grown. In the run-up, par­tic­i­pants from all over the world have in­tro­duced ideas for new pedes­trian bridges in Berlin, city of wa­ter. This pre­cious col­lec­tion of 73 se­lected bridge de­signs is pub­lished in a book, de­signed by Moni­teurs. Every­one has the pos­si­bil­ity with „Bridgefinder”, a web-app spe­cially de­signed for the con­fer­ence of Moni­teurs to ex­plore these bridge. Good luck to the bridge builders!
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Iconic Awards 2017

Mit ih­rer ganz­heit­li­chen Be­trach­tung des Ge­stal­tungs­pro­zes­ses be­grün­den die Ico­nic Awards eine neue Di­men­si­on der Ar­chi­tek­tur­aus­zeich­nung. Der Fo­kus liegt auf dem Zu­sam­men­spiel der Ge­wer­ke im Kon­text der Ar­chi­tek­tur. Wir freu­en uns über ei­nen er­neu­ten Ico­nic Award! Das Leit­sys­tem für das Deut­sche Mu­se­um in Mün­chen ist Win­ner in der Ka­te­go­rie „Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on“. 
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German Design Award 2018

We are de­lighted that the wayfind­ing sys­tem for the Deutsche Mu­seum in München has re­ceived so much recog­ni­tion.
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Wayfinding Deutsches Museum

Moni­teurs wayfindig sys­tem for the Deutsche Mu­seum in Mu­nich were se­lected by the jury of the Eu­ro­pean De­sign Awards 2017 and won Bronze! 
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6 x at 6

Lecture at the Leibniz Universität Hannover

Sibylle Schlaich was in­vited to speak about ori­en­ta­tion sys­tems, the cur­rent work of Moni­teurs in space and sur­round­ing with ar­chi­tec­ture, as part of the lec­ture se­ries “6 x Tues­days at 6” or­ga­nized by the Fac­ulty of Ar­chi­tec­ture and Land­scape.

By the way

Leitsystem Tempelhofer Flughafen

Spring – sun – out­side! On the way to the Teme­pl­hofer Feld along the air­port build­ing. The listed build­ing still be­longs to the longest build­ing of the world and is used as an buis­ness and event lo­ca­tion. Moni­teurs de­signed the over­all ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for the out­door area.
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Moniteurs wayfinding

A book di­vided into 18 chap­ters shows in­ter­na­tionale wayfind­ing pro­jects in their dif­fer­ent con­text. Re­leased by ART­POWER, the most pro­fes­sional art-re­lated book pub­lish­ing agen­cies in the Asia-pa­cific re­gion. Moni­teurs wayfind­ing sys­tems are rep­re­sented with: Auf­bau Haus, BMW Leipzig Plant, Pots­damer Platz and the Berlin Bran­den­burg Air­port.

Kulturpalast Dresden opening

Signage for many people

The Kul­tur­palast Dres­den will cer­e­mo­ni­ally re­opened. In the fu­ture many dif­fer­ent peo­ple will move through the build­ing. At all times it counts for every­one to of­fer an ideal ori­en­ta­tion. It was the par­tic­u­lar chal­lenge for us de­sign­ing the sig­nage sys­tem.
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IIID Award 2017

Leitsystem ausgezeichnet

The “In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for In­for­ma­tion De­sign” awards every third year. This Year 53 pro­jects were awarded. Our Wayfind­ing sys­tem for the Deutsche Mu­seum in Mu­nich were se­lected.
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Gardens and humans!

Exhibition design for the IGA Berlin 2017

On April, 13th the In­ter­na­tional Gar­den Ex­hi­bi­tion Berlin will open. The new vis­i­tor cen­tre will wel­come vis­i­tors with the ex­hi­bi­tion “Gar­dens of the World“. Ex­hi­bi­tion sub­jects in­clude, among oth­ers, ten themed gar­dens and nine in­ter­na­tional con­tem­po­rary gar­dens. Moni­teurs de­vel­oped the ex­hi­bi­tion de­sign and its con­tents and were re­spon­si­ble for the im­ple­men­ta­tion. 
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Berlin Design Digest

Moniteurs – in it

10 years ago, UN­ESCO named Berlin the “City of De­sign”. Robert Eysoldt and Ra­ban Rud­digkeit used the 10th ju­bilee to pub­lish the book “Berlin De­sign Di­gest” which pre­sents a col­lec­tion of 100 suc­cess­ful and in­ter­na­tion­ally rel­e­vant pro­jects re­al­ized by de­sign agen­cies based in Berlin. The book show­cases the wayfind­ing sys­tem for the Air­port Berlin Bran­den­burg by Moni­teurs. 
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Reading places

Work with students

Sum­mer term 2017 at the uni­ver­sity han­nover – In­sti­tute for art and de­sign. Sibylle Schlaich sets the sub­ject “read­ing places” for the stu­dents. The group will ex­plore, an­a­lyze and eval­u­ate places in Han­nover. The tar­get will be to ap­praise and to en­croach on the phe­nom­e­non.


New building with new wayfinding

With the new build­ing and re­con­struc­tion of the Char­ité in Berlin-Mitte an ex­ten­sion of the wayfind­ing sys­tem was re­quired. Firstly Moni­teurs has been com­mis­sioned to de­velop an analyse-re­port, fol­lowed by the fa­cade ap­pli­ca­tion for the res­cue cen­ter, the de­vel­op­ment of an en­tire new pic­togram fam­ily, wayfind­ing sig­nage in the foyer and el­e­va­tor vestibules of the 21 lev­els tower build­ing, in­clud­ing wall ap­pli­ca­tion.
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Moving on to new worlds

Wayfinding in the Deutsche Museum

Even though there are large con­struc­tion works un­til 2025, the mu­seum will re­main open for vis­i­tors. Moni­teurs new wayfind­ing sys­tem for the mu­seum is able to re­spond to on­go­ing changes. Ste­fan Schilling, our pho­tog­ra­pher took pho­tos for us of the cur­rent state.
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Lecture at the HBK Saar

The de­sign de­part­ment is invit­ing to the se­ries of lec­tures called “Link”. Sibylle Schlaich from Moni­teurs gives a talk about the “Link” be­tween the be­holder and space – the wayfind­ing sys­tem.

The red thread

Lecture and workshop at the KIT

The de­part­ment ar­chi­tec­ture com­mu­ni­ca­tion “a’komm” at the In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy in Karl­sruhe was founded to an­a­lyze the ba­sics of com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­ter­me­di­a­tion of ar­chi­tec­ture. In a lec­ture and fol­low­ing work­shop Heike Nehl talks about Moni­teurs work and gets into a di­a­logue with the stu­dents to work on the sub­ject ar­chi­tec­ture and wayfind­ing. What is fas­ci­nat­ing about wayfind­ing, about in­stalling graph­i­cally mes­sages in space , so that peo­ple feel guided. 

Winner – Iconic Awards 2016

Signage for PIK

Again, the Iconic Award nom­i­nated a Moni­teurs pro­ject as a win­ner in the cat­e­gory Com­mu­ni­ca­tion/​Guid­ance sys­tem. The in­ter­na­tional ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign com­pe­ti­tion fo­cus on the in­ter­play be­tween all the dis­ci­plines in the ar­chi­tec­ture, con­struc­tion and real es­tate sec­tor and the de­sign and pro­duc­tive in­dus­tries. 
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Berlin TXL – The Urban Tech Republic

Concept for Wayfinding

Af­ter its clos­ing, the Air­port Berlin Tegel will turn into a re­search and in­dus­trial park. For the 550 ha big ter­ri­tory the Tegel Pro­jekt GmbH was look­ing for a part­ner to de­velop an in­te­grated Wayfind­ing sys­tem. PSY:PLAN an d Moni­teurs ap­plied to­gether and have been awarded for the pro­ject. Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion: Re­icher Haase As­soci­ierte

Outfit for a Conference

Footbridge 2017

The In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence “Foot­bridge” or­gan­ised by the Chair of Con­cep­tual and Struc­tural De­sign at TU Berlin wel­comes many bridge de­sign­ers and builders from all over the world to share their views, to ex­change ideas, to learn and to meet col­leagues and friends. Moni­teurs de­signed the new Cor­po­rate de­sign and im­ple­mented it into the whole event in­for­ma­tion ma­te­r­ial like poster, flyer and the web­site for the 6th con­fer­ence in Berlin.


Lecture in Cologne

33pt, the Graphic De­sign Con­fer­ence at the FH Dort­mund and the Köln In­ter­na­tional School of De­sign (KISD) goes in to the next round. Un­der the guests from eu­rope of the al­ready 7th con­fer­ence also is Sibylle Schlaich from Moni­teurs. 

Kunsthalle Mannheim

Bauliches Corporate Design

Mann­heim be­kommt eine neue Kunst­hal­le. Die ar­chi­tek­to­ni­sche Idee der Stadt in der Stadt soll mit dem Neu­bau ver­wirk­licht wer­den. Ar­chi­tek­ten des Baus sind gmp – Ar­chi­tek­ten von Ger­kan, Marg und Part­ner. Für die Um­set­zung des Bau­li­chen Cor­po­ra­te De­sign ent­schied sich die Stif­tung in ei­nem Wett­be­werb für das Team Axel Ku­fus und Mo­ni­teurs. Ent­ste­hen wird ein mar­kan­tes bau­li­ches Cor­po­ra­te De­sign mit In­te­ri­or, Mo­bi­li­ar und Be­su­cher­leit­sys­tem. Vi­sua­li­sie­rung: gmp

Microsite for schlaich bergermann partner New York

10 years jubilee visualised

The spark was the com­pe­ti­tion for the One World Trade Cen­ter — sbp has also been in New York for the last 10 years. A cause for cel­e­bra­tion and a rea­son to give a de­tailed story of the of­fice. For sbp, Moni­teurs has de­vel­oped a mi­crosite, pro­vid­ing a suit­able stage from which to pre­sent the times, its wit­nesses and the pro­jects of the of­fice.

Visitor center “Gardens of the world”


Moni­teurs has won the pitch for the ex­hi­bi­tion de­sign con­cept and re­al­i­sa­tion of the vis­i­tor cen­tre of the “Gar­dens of the World”. The In­ter­na­tional Gar­den Fes­ti­val will take place in Berlin in 2017. The cen­tre­piece will be the ex­tended gar­dens of the world and vis­i­tors will be in­tro­duced to the gar­dens in a new vis­i­tor cen­tre. Moni­teurs will be sup­ported by land­scape ar­chi­tect Su­sanne Ya­coub. Foto: ©ww+; Esch-sur-Alzette
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What supports orientation?

Lecture in Vorarlberg

In a re­port at the FH Vo­rarl­berg in Aus­tria, Heike Nehl pre­sents the cre­ative work in de­vel­op­ing a wayfind­ing sys­tem and re­con­sider the W-ques­tions: who, where, why and whereto? How does the in­ter­ac­tion of ana­log and dig­i­tal me­dia changes the per­cep­tion? Sign is a sign is a sign – each sign is a part of a sys­tem and all to­gether they build a com­mu­ni­ca­tion chain – what is all be­hind?

What’s behind the sign

Lecture in Krakow

What is ex­cit­ing about wayfind­ing, about in­stalling graph­i­cal mes­sages in space, so that peo­ple fol­low them? How is sig­nage con­nected with other me­dia, for ex­am­ple with dig­i­tal me­dia? Sibylle Schlaich, founder and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Moni­teurs Kom­mu­nika­tions­de­sign GmbH, has de­signed and im­pleme­tend wayfind­ing sys­tems for the last fif­teen years. At the Goethe In­sti­tut in Krakow she will pre­sent Moni­teurs cur­rent work.

Teaching in Hangzhou

Project in China

This spring Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich are again in­vited as guest pro­fes­sors in China at the CDK (the Chi­nese Ger­man Art Acad­emy in Hangzhou). Since 10 years the CDK is the co­op­er­a­tion part­ner uni­ver­sity of the UdK Berlin. This year the sub­ject for the stu­dent will be “space and iden­tity”.

Märkisches Viertel Berlin

Orientierung im Stadtviertel

The new wayfind­ing sys­tem in the Märkische Vier­tel is com­pleted. Since the be­gin­ning of the year the sys­tem was in­stalled, de­signed and planned by moni­teurs.
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Workshop in Saarbrücken

Signs and Pictograms

“Signs and Pic­tograms” are cen­tered in a Work­shop at the ar­chi­tec­ture de­part­ment of the Uni­ver­sity of Ap­plied Sci­ence in Saar­brücken. Sibylle Schlaich from Moni­teurs is bring­ing the sub­ject and is hold­ing the work­shop at the 24th of feb­ru­ary.


Terekhovo Station

Competition for the Metro Station in Moskow

121 Of­fices ap­plied for the open and in­ter­na­tional ad­ver­tised ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign com­pe­ti­tion. Ger­ber Ar­chi­tects with Moni­teurs reached the sec­ond and last stage with three other ap­pli­cants. Moni­teurs de­vel­oped, con­nect­ing to the ar­chi­tec­ture, the sig­nage con­cept for the Terekhovo Sta­tion in Moskow.

Panel discussion FH Bielefeld

”designing the digital future”

On the oc­ca­sion of plan­ing a new study course with a dig­i­tal fo­cus, the de­sign de­part­ment or­gan­ised on feb­ru­ary the 10th a panel dis­cus­sion with the sub­ject “de­sign­ing the dig­i­tal fu­ture”. One of sev­eral speak­ers on podium is Heike Nehl from Moni­teurs.

10 years schlaich bergermann partner in Berlin

Time flies!

As an im­por­tant de­pen­dance of the main of­fice in Stuttgart, schlaich berg­er­mann part­ner re­alised many ex­cit­ing pro­jects in Berlin since 10 years. Moni­teurs could ac­com­pany this time with ana­log and dig­i­tal de­sign­works. Many thanks and con­grat­u­la­tions!

ICMA Books Award

Moniteurs wins Gold

Moni­teurs wins gold in the cat­e­gory “iPad Books” for the ex­em­plary con­cept and de­sign with “Move­ables” for schalich berg­er­mann part­ner at the In­ter­na­tional Cre­ative Me­dia Award 2015.
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Filmgalerie 451

Schlingensief DVD Edition

The first 6 is­sues of the DVD edi­tion are here. For 25 years, the Film­ga­lerie has pub­lished the films of Christoph Schlin­gen­sief, and for 20 years, Moni­teurs has has ac­com­pa­nied the Film­ga­lerie with posters, ti­tles and cover art.

sbp relaunch

new and online

Moni­teurs as­sisted in the re­brand­ing of schlaich berg­er­mann part­ners and cre­ated a new vi­sual iden­tity, in­clud­ing in­ter­net pres­ence, in close co­op­er­a­tion with the client and de­vel­op­ers – now on­line!


Monico in “Year Book of Type 2“

Moniteurs type designed by xplicit

For our last re­launch, we asked Alexan­der Branczyk to pro­vide us with a new, very light ver­sion of our cor­po­rate font “Mon­ico”, which he orig­i­nally de­signed in 1994. To­gether with Georg Seifert, he ex­panded the font fam­ily, which is now pre­sented in the type book from Slanted.

Opening of the PIK

Building wayfinding

In Oc­to­ber, the Pots­dam In­sti­tute for Cli­mate Im­pact Re­search opened, where over 200 sci­en­tists from all over the world now con­duct their re­search. Moni­teurs adopted the colour con­cept of the ar­chi­tec­ture and the cod­ing of the three com­po­nents with dif­fer­ent bright colours in the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem, and re­in­forced it through as­so­cia­tive terms.
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Aufbau Haus 84

2 Buildings – 1 Signage

En­try into the Auf­bau Haus 84, de­signed by Barkow Leibinger, me­di­ates be­tween the his­toric El­sner­haus (1914) and the first con­struc­tion phase Auf­bau Haus 85. Moni­teurs con­tin­ued the con­cept de­vel­oped for Haus 85, so that both build­ings are con­nected by the same ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem.



Moni­teurs, ac­com­pa­nied by PSY:PLAN, has been com­mis­sioned by the city of Berlin, to analyse the tourist wayfind­ing sys­tems of ten ma­jor na­tional and in­ter­na­tional cities. The task is to eval­u­ate how these wayfind­ing con­cepts are ap­plic­a­ble to a fu­ture sys­tem in Berlin. Dres­den, Pots­dam, Düs­sel­dorf, Frank­furt, Bris­tol, Lon­don, New York, Syd­ney, Wien und Zürich will be analysed.

Upper West

Signage for a high tower

The Up­per West, con­sist­ing of a 118m high tower and a build­ing com­plex di­rectly on Bre­itschei­dt­platz in Berlin, is one of the biggest build­ings in City West and breaks new ground. With a to­tal sur­face area of 53,000 square me­tres, there will be, as of 2016, re­tail spaces, of­fices and to date the largest ho­tel in the Mo­tel One group. Moni­teurs de­signed a con­cept which en­com­passes both the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the ten­ants in the var­i­ous build­ings and the ori­en­ta­tion in the tower and the com­plex.


IGA Berlin 2017

Orientation and information concept

In 2017, Grün­Ber­lin, in co­op­er­a­tion with the IGA, will host the In­ter­na­tionale Garte­nausstel­lung (In­ter­na­tional Gar­den Show) in a 100 hectare area at the “Gärten der Welt” (Gar­dens of the World) and at Kien­berg Park. Moni­teurs could qual­ify for the ten­der of the out­line plan­ning of the ori­en­ta­tion and in­for­ma­tion con­cept for Gärten der Welt/​IGA Berlin 2017.

Deutsches Museum Munich

Museum orientation system

Moni­teurs has won the com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign a new ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for the Deutsche Mu­seum Mu­nich. In sin­gle con­struc­tion stages the mu­seum will be ex­ten­sively mod­ern­ized and re­struc­tured un­til 2025. For Moni­teurs the core of the task is the de­vel­op­ment of a sig­nage con­cept for the in­ner and out­door ar­eas with the fo­cus on the col­lec­tion build­ing and the mu­seum is­land.

Al-Olaya Metro Station

Signage for metro station in Saudi Arabia

Moni­teurs has been com­mis­sioned by Ger­ber Ar­chi­tects In­ter­na­tional to de­velop the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for a metro sta­tion in Riyadh. The Ar­chi­tects are one of the win­ner, be­side Snøhetta and Zaha Ha­did Ar­chi­tects, of the in­vited in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion of the High Com­mis­sion for the De­vel­op­ment of Ar­riyadh. The sig­nagein­cludes the Olaya Parc, the ex­te­rior of the sta­tio, pub­lic and non-pub­lic ar­eas, shop­ping and re­tail area and the un­der­ground park­ing. Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion: Ger­ber Ar­chi­tects in­ter­na­tional


City Quarters DomAquarée

Orientation System

The city quar­ter Do­mAquarée, with a to­tal rentable space of 71,000m², lies in the his­tor­i­cal cen­tre of Berlin, op­po­site the Berlin Cathe­dral. In ad­di­tion to many shops and a mul­ti­tude of restau­rants, one can find apart­ments, flex­i­ble of­fice spaces and a four-star ho­tel. Moni­teurs has been com­mis­sioned by Bil­fin­ger Real Es­tate to de­sign a new ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for the out­door area.

Carlswerk Cologne

Orientation System and Repositioning

Carl­swerk is an in­dus­trial com­plex with a one hun­dred year his­tory, and at ap­prox­i­mately 126,000m², the largest ur­ban in­dus­trial cam­pus in Cologne. Cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions, restau­rants, of­fices and pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties have made the for­mer in­dus­trial site their home, turn­ing it into a vi­brant, lively city quar­ter. Moni­teurs de­signed the Carl­swerk brand and the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for the lo­ca­tion. Im­age: BEOS

PIK – Institute for Climate Impact Research

Building Orientation System

The new build­ing for the Pots­dam In­sti­tute for Cli­mate Im­pact Re­search is lo­cated at Telegrafen­berg in Pots­dam, a site of great his­tor­i­cal and in­ter­na­tional sig­nif­i­cance. The build­ing was de­signed by the ar­chi­tec­tural firm BH­BVT, while Moni­teurs de­signed the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem and strength­ened the vi­sual iden­tity of this strik­ing build­ing. Vi­su­al­iza­tion: BH­BVT 
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BMW FIZ Future

Orientation System

Moni­teurs has won the in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, open by in­vi­ta­tion, to de­sign a new ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for the en­tire area of the BMW Re­search and In­no­va­tion Cen­tre in Mu­nich. Moni­teurs has now been com­mis­sioned to de­velop a mas­ter con­cept 2050 for ana­logue and dig­i­tal wayfind­ing. The first step should al­ready take place in 2015 – sig­nage of the new con­cept on a ren­o­vated build­ing. Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion: Henn Ar­chitek­ten

Project exhibition

Project at the University Bielefeld

The pleas­ant high­light of the win­ter se­mes­ter 2014/​15 was the de­gree-show of the Uni­ver­sity Biele­feld/​De­sign de­part­ment. The con­cept for a new cor­po­rate de­sign and a dig­i­tal guide as a we­bapp were de­vel­oped and de­signed by a team of stu­dents, taught and sup­ported by Heike Nehl.

IIIDaward 2014

Moniteurs wins …

Moni­teurs wins sil­ver in the cat­e­gory “Health­care” with „Ärzte ohne Gren­zen“ and bronze in the catagory “Wayshow­ing” with the Sig­nage pro­ject for the DGUV. The In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for In­for­ma­tion De­sign (IIID) is a global net­work of in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions who are in­ter­ested in op­ti­miz­ing in­for­ma­tion and in­for­ma­tion sys­tems for knowl­edge trans­fer in every­day life.

Signage goes digital

Presentation at Haus Wellensiek

Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich have been in­vited to talk at Haus Wellen­siek in Biele­feld on the 11th of Feb­ru­ary. They will be ask­ing the fol­low­ing ques­tions: how does dig­i­tal me­dia sup­port ori­en­ta­tion and what role does ana­logue in­for­ma­tion play in the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tems of spaces? How can both worlds com­pli­ment each other? Through their work with ori­en­ta­tion sys­tems, the de­sign of­fice wishes to show how rapidly change has been ac­com­plished, not least in the mind of the vis­i­tor/​user.

Second place for Structural Corporate Design

Competition for the Federal Foreign Office

The jury has awarded sec­ond place to the de­sign by kadawit­tfel­dar­chitek­tur and Moni­teurs. The re­quire­ment was to de­velop a struc­tural cor­po­rate de­sign for the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Fed­eral Re­pub­lic of Ger­many abroad. “The dis­cov­ery of light­ness” formed the ba­sis of the con­cept. The new of­fices were de­signed to be light, open, friendly and trust­wor­thy like the so­ci­ety they rep­re­sent. The el­e­gant cor­po­rate de­sign should con­vey a pos­i­tive, fu­ture-look­ing im­pres­sion abroad.

New Website for the BDA


The As­so­ci­a­tion of Ger­man Ar­chi­tects (BDA) wishes to re­de­velop and im­prove its in­ter­net pres­ence. Suit­able ap­pli­cants were in­vited to com­pete in a closed com­pe­ti­tion. The pitch by Moni­teurs, to­gether with null2, was the win­ner. 

Culture of bridgebuilding

Print media for colloquium

Moni­teurs de­signed the com­mu­ni­ca­tion me­dia for the col­lo­quium “Con­struc­tive en­gi­neer­ing” at the In­sti­tute of Con­struc­tion En­gi­neer­ing of the TU Berlin. The se­ries of lec­tures picks up the lat­est, im­por­tant and most in­ter­est­ing is­sues, for ex­am­ple the cul­ture of bridge build­ing in Berlin. En­gi­neers from plan­ning of­fices, ad­min­is­tra­tions, build­ing en­ter­prises and stu­dents shall dis­cuss and brought to­gether.

over there

Workshop at the FH Schwäbisch Gmünd

Every win­ter se­mes­ter at the Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd is held a so called “lab­o­ra­tory week”. Stu­dents work in in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary work­shops to­gether. Sibylle Schlaich has been in­vited to hold an work­shop about Ori­en­ta­tion and Sig­nage. Dif­fer­ent sig­nages should be de­vel­oped, ei­ther dig­i­tal or ana­log. Any­thing goes. Which most in­ter­est­ing, beau­ti­ful or di­rectly way hits the mark.


dguv headquarters

Building orientation signage

From the 20th of Oc­to­ber, the DGUV (Deutsche Geset­zliche Un­fal­lver­sicherung) will have a new head­quar­ters. Moni­teurs de­signed the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for the new build­ing, lo­cated on the cor­ner of Glinkas­traße and Franzö­sis­che Straße. The build­ing was de­signed by Grün­tuch Ernst Ar­chi­tects and con­tains con­fer­ence rooms, re­cep­tion area, of­fice spaces and an un­der­ground car park.


iBook for sbp

The first iBook of the en­gi­neer­ing con­sul­tants schlaich berg­er­mann and part­ner, de­signed by Moni­teurs, will be launched on the 20th of Oc­to­ber. The dig­i­tal medium pre­sents the highly com­plex pro­jects with the is­sue “move­able struc­tures” with films, slideshows, many im­ages, text and mu­sic in a vi­tal­ized way.

Orientation and Identity

Lecture at the FH Dortmund

Within the scope of the pro­ject “West­falen­halle Sig­nage” su­per­vised by Pro­fes­sor Mar­tin Mid­del­hauve, Lars Harm­sen and Alexan­der Branczyk, Sibylle Schlaich has given a talk about “Ori­en­ta­tion and Iden­tity” at the FH Dort­mund.

Digital Orientation

Lecture at the FH Bielefeld

Heike Nehl is teach­ing In­ter­ac­tion de­sign at the Fach­hochschule Biele­feld this win­ter se­mes­ter. Her pro­ject “Dig­i­tal Ori­en­ta­tion” ad­dresses to de­sign stu­dents and stu­dents of new me­dia in­for­mat­ics of the Uni­ver­sity Biele­feld. To­gether they will en­gaged in the sub­ject “mo­bile guide” and de­velop con­cepts and pro­to­types.
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Transforming Information

Moniteurs lecture

“Vi­sion­Plus Vi­enna: trans­form­ing in­for­ma­tion” is a con­fer­ence, or­ga­nized by the In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for In­for­ma­tion De­sign (IIID), to ex­am­ine the role of the Iso­type trans­former 90 years on. The venue is ded­i­cated to Marie Neu­rath. Much of her early work for the Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmu­seum was path­break­ing. Siy­blle Schlaich und Heike Nehl are in­vited to join the con­fer­ence as speak­ers.

The 15th “Children and Youth Welfare Day” 2014

Exhibition Opens

The be­gin­ning of June will see the 15th “Chil­dren and Youth Wel­fare Day”, with Berlin as this year’s host city. The event will take place in a ded­i­cated area of 1,300 square me­tres, sup­ported by the 12 dis­tricts of Berlin and spon­sors. Moni­teurs is in charge of the ex­hi­bi­tion de­sign, while xplicit has de­signed the ex­hi­bi­tion graph­ics for over 50 par­tic­i­pants. In­di­vid­u­ally de­signed, mod­u­lar el­e­ments will be com­bined to cre­ate a cityscape, ac­com­pa­nied by ex­per­i­men­tal art­work. 


European Design Awards

Sil­ver for the mi­crosite “Fontwalk”, de­signed by Moni­teurs. We cel­e­brate to­gether with our client FontShop over this year’s prize, awarded by the Eu­ro­pean De­sign Awards 2014.
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Wednesday course in Schwäbisch Gmünd

Lecture at the HfG

Moni­teurs is to be a guest at “Wednes­day Sem­i­nars” at the uni­ver­sity of De­sign Schwäbish Gmünd on the is­sue “com­mu­ni­ca­tion in space”. Ex­perts from the fields of de­sign, art and cul­ture, sci­ence and in­dus­try are in­vited to speak on cur­rent top­ics in their re­spec­tive fields.


Lecture at UdK Berlin

Sibylle Schlaich has been in­vited by Pro­fes­sor Skopec to speak at “Beziehungsweisen” (“Mak­ing Con­nec­tions”) in the class of Vi­sual Sys­tems. She will talk pri­mar­ily about the de­sign process with re­spect to large pro­jects, and on the topic of ori­en­ta­tion sys­tems.

Orientation in the DGUV Building

Signage for Insurance

Right in the cen­tre of Berlin, on the cor­ner of Franzö­sis­che Straße and Glinkas­traße, the Deutsche Geset­zliche Un­fal­lver­sicherung, the DGUV (Ger­man So­cial In­sur­ance Or­gan­i­sa­tion) is un­der con­struc­tion. The ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing, de­signed by Grün­tuch Ernst Ar­chi­tects, has been awarded the Gold Cer­tifi­cate from the Ger­man Sus­tain­able Build­ing Coun­cil. Moni­teurs, com­mis­sioned di­rectly by the DGUV, has de­signed the build­ing’s ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem, and should be com­pleted later this year. Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion: Grün­tuch Ernst Ar­chi­tects BDA

Palace of Culture Dresden

Building an Orientation System

The his­tor­i­cal Palace of Cul­ture in Dres­den, a na­tional her­itage site, will be ren­o­vated by the ar­chi­tects von Gerkan, Marg and part­ners. Moni­teurs has de­signed the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem, com­mis­sioned by Kom­mu­nale Im­mo­belien Dres­den. From 2017, Dres­den will once again have a cul­tural cen­tre with a con­cert hall, a cen­tral li­brary and a cabaret the­atre. Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion: gmp Ar­chi­tects

Constructing with Carbon

Forum Appearance

A vi­sion fo­rum for an even more un­usual ma­te­r­ial in con­struc­tion, with speak­ers who are among the most dis­tin­guished and ex­pe­ri­enced in con­struct­ing with car­bon. Moni­teurs has de­signed the web­site and the print me­dia for the con­fer­ence at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity of Berlin.
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Wayshowing > Wayfinding

Moniteurs Airport Signage in a Book

Af­ter the suc­cess­ful book on ori­en­ta­tion sys­tems by Per Mollerup was pub­lished at the end of last year, there is now a sec­ond book on the topic, com­pletely re­vised and with a greater prac­ti­cal sec­tion. It will mainly cover ori­en­ta­tion sys­tems for ma­jor pro­jects and pub­lic spaces. The ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for the Berlin Bran­den­burg Air­port by Moni­teurs is also among the se­lected works cov­ered.

451 Filmgalerie


„Film­ga­lerie 451 pre­sents the fol­low­ing at the Berli­nale 2014: “The Airstrip” by Heinz Emigholz, “Three stones for Jean Genet” by Frieder Schlaich with Patti Smith, “Every­thing that rises must con­verge” by Omer Fast, “La ul­tima pelic­ula” by Ray Mar­tin & Mark Per­an­son. Posters and book­let for the party in the Berghain Kan­tine were de­signed by Moni­teurs. Printed by Xplicit in Riso­graph.
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Moniteurs in Innsbruck

Presentation at Weissraum

Moni­teurs to visit WEIS­S­RAUM (White­room), a fo­rum for vi­sual de­sign in Inns­bruck. WEIS­S­RAUM is an ini­tia­tive for those who are more graph­i­cally aware and for those con­cerned with shape and form. Well-known de­sign­ers from all over the world will give pre­sen­ta­tions and run work­shops and on the 1st of April, Moni­teurs has been in­vited to give its own pre­sen­ta­tion.

The Märkische Quarter

Orientation System

The Märkische Quar­ter in Berlin is a met­ro­pol­i­tan area of 3.2 square kilo­me­tres with nearly 40,000 res­i­dents, the ori­en­ta­tion of which is not easy. The dis­trict of­fice of Berlin Rei­neck­endorf re­cently held a com­pe­ti­tion to re­design the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem, which Moni­teurs won in 2013, and the firm, ac­com­pa­nied by the en­vi­ron­men­tal psy­chol­o­gists from PSY:PLAN, will be work­ing on a new con­cept. PSY:PLAN will re­search and con­sult for the pro­ject in the fields of ar­chi­tec­ture and the psy­chol­ogy of per­cep­tion. Moni­teurs al­ready worked in­tensely in this area in 2006, de­vel­op­ing an ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem for sev­eral res­i­den­tial build­ings for the or­gan­i­sa­tion Gesobau.
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Type Talk

Lecture at the Apple Store

Type Talk, on the 28th of No­vem­ber at 6:30pm with Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich, on the vi­sual iden­tity of the Berlin Bran­den­burg Air­port, which has not yet opened: the ori­en­ta­tion sys­tem, closely con­nected to the cor­po­rate de­sign el­e­ments, and with its own font, has long made head­lines in the in­ter­na­tional de­sign scene. Or­gan­ised by Jür­gen Siebert, the free “Type Talk” se­ries takes place monthly in the Ap­ple Store on Kur­fürs­ten­damm.



Fontwalk wins at the Annual Multimedia Award

“Fontwalk” wins “Gold” at this year’s An­nual Mul­ti­me­dia Award. Since 1996, the com­pe­ti­tion has shone a spot­light on out­stand­ing work in the dig­i­tal do­main. Moni­teurs de­vel­oped the mi­crosite “Font­walk” for Fontshop, which show­cases the lat­est fonts and trends in the world of type­faces. At “Font­walk”, the user is guided on a jour­ney through the fonts, where mov­ing pic­tures il­lus­trate the his­tory of each font while si­mul­ta­ne­ously high­light­ing its unique qual­i­ties and fea­tures. 
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Take Off!

Guest professor in Hangzhou, China

This Au­tumn, Sibylle Schlaich and Heike Nehl are guest pro­fes­sors in China at the Chi­ne­sisch Deutschen Kun­stakademie (Chi­nese Ger­man Acad­emy of the Arts) in Hangzhou. A co­op­er­a­tion pro­ject be­tween the UdK Berlin (Berlin Uni­ver­sity of the Arts) and the CAA (Chi­nese Art Acad­emy), their work con­cerns the sub­ject of air­ports and new cre­ative ap­proaches to vastly dif­fer­ent fields of de­sign. Their lec­tures will in­clude all com­mu­ni­ca­tion me­dia em­ployed at an air­port, in­fo­graph­ics, ori­en­ta­tion sys­tems, the cor­po­rate de­sign of an air­port, the cor­po­rate de­sign of an air­line, dig­i­tal me­dia such as apps, in­fo­graph­ics on the air­field and the graph­i­cal use of space.

1:1 – Signage Orientation Identity

Book by Moniteurs

“1 : 1 – Sig­nage, Ori­en­ta­tion, Iden­tity” is a spe­cial book. It not only de­scribes the pro­jects of the last ten years and the way of work­ing of the com­mu­ni­ca­tions de­sign com­pany Moni­teurs, but the pro­jects are also graph­i­cally brought into fo­cus: in this way the book shows Moni­teurs’ ori­en­ta­tion sys­tems on a 1 : 1 scale. Book launch Tues­day, 24th Sep­tem­ber, 7pm, Read­ing Room, Berlin, Guest Speaker: Jür­gen Siebert
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