18 May 2007

TYPO Berlin 07 - BastardProject

TYPO BERLIN 2007 @BCC, AlexanderPlatz

7. Bastard-Project
I saw these guys last conference (Colophon2007) in Luxembourg and discovered their excistance last TypoBerlin. On the way here they took lots of pictures and then working on and with them. an important aspect of their work is having fun... off course.
Showing all their roadtrip-photos and reading a poem ;) The photo-show lasted way too long, I had the impression they didn't have a lot of content to contribute (but who am I to judge right).

On the way to Berlin a road-trip to typo something accidental coming from our hearts...

The BASTARD-Project is a teamwork venture involving illustrator Andre Rösler, photographer Christian Ernst and graphic designers Ulrich Weiß and Lars Harmsen.

Christian Ernst
Freelance photographer, born in 1965, spent many years assisting diverse photographers (including Conny Winter), then set up independently in 1996. Since then his clients have included SAP, Accenture, the parliament of North-Rhine Westphalia, Stuttgart State Ballet, DaimlerCrysler, Prof. M. Lüpertz. Lives and works in Karlsruhe, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg.

Lars Harmsen
Founder and managing director of the design studio Magma, Büro für Gestaltung. Has lived since the age of twelve in Karlsruhe, prior to that he lived in Geneva and Chicago.
Training and higher education in Offenburg, Freiburg, Basle, Saarbrücken and Boston.

Andre Rösler
Graduated in design, worked as research assistant at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim. Since 1997 has worked as a freelance illustrator for publishing houses and agencies. Since 1999 he has also been in charge of cartoon animation and direction for a children's magazine programme for Bayerischer Rundfunk. Awarded the ADC Silver Prize in 2005.

Ulrich Weiß
After studying design at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim, he was appointed art director with J·G & Partner in Baden-Baden. His clients there included the Deutsche Welle broadcasting station, Baden-Baden municipal theatre and the Südwestfunk broadcasting station. Today he is managing director of the design studio Magma, Büro für Gestaltung.

A ‘Bastard’ project, involving the author Sudabeh Mohafez, the photographer Christian Ernst, the illustrator André Rösler, the graphic designer Lars Harmsen and the DJ Frank Wiedemann / Âme (Sonar Kollektiv). Since February 2007, the authors of the book Bastard: Choose my Identity have been on tour, on and off, this time in a caravan which has been converted into an art gallery. On their way to the TYPO Berlin, they have captured images of people and places on the various stops along their journey, which are presented in an ‘Instant Gallery’. The caravan will be on location at the TYPO Berlin.