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The Pillars of Autocracy
2021 Graphite/Ink & Photoshop

User guides are, in my opinion, a supreme discipline in design. With that in mind, I was looking for something interesting that would be simple enough to convey in an infographic. That’s how I came up with the idea of depicting the Pillars of Autocracy by Johannes Gerschewski, even though it is not a procedural phenomenon.

First, I did some research on that topic to get into the theme, thought about the visual representations that I would need for communicating the message and prepared a loose concept. After developing the graphical elements, I combined them on a piece of paper before doing retouching and typography to add some analog vibe.

More about it here: Die drei Säulen und das Überleben
elektoraler Autokratien – Eine Replik by Gerschewski, Johannes (2017) in Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 11(2), 237-246.

Deadly Joke 2022 Graphite & Photoshop

Platypus Rex
2021 Inkscape/Illustrator

Albumcover for a fictional band
Font: Jugendstil Regular

CRITIQUE
2019 Ink & Photoshop

I designed this in preparation for my Schall & Rauch technoparty at the Jos Fritz Cafe Freiburg.

The aim of the graphic is to convey a feeling of loud noise or overkill without being too serious.

The title of this graphic is chosen accordingly to my interpretation of donald duck as a working-class antihero suffering from capitalism.

GRENZEN WEGDANCEN
2019 Graphite & Photoshop

This illustration was part of Movement Motus promotional purposes. Movement Motus(in short: MoMo), was a registered voluntary cooperation of young adults for the benefit of refugees in the years 2015-2020.

We established a series of parties: GRENZEN WEGDANCEN, that invited a wide variety of people to participate, regardless of social classes and categories. The parties provided a place to meet in a relaxed situation and a space to break down fears of contact. The funds generated at the parties were fully donated to selected local or global refugee organisations involved in humanitarian aid, education, outreach, trauma care, etc.

Our motivation was to give the refugee debate, which is often portrayed negatively and controversially in the german leading media and public discourse, a new approach and handling based on grassroots participation.

Newspaper article about MoMo 2016 (in German)

GRENZEN WEGDANCEN Flyers
2017/2018 Graphite, Ink & Photoshop

Logodesign for Subtil/Skurril
2017 Graphite, Ink & Photoshop

Subtil/Skurril is a digital space for arts and literature, which was founded by Fluvius Raon and me in 2017. As a mixture between webzine and online exhibition, it is a reliable online-tool for procrastination, amusement, inspiration, motivation and collaboration.

The visual assets oscillate between abstraction and readability, because that’s what Subtil/Skurril is all about.