Ephemera Project – Eike König

Eike König is the founder & creative director of HORT Berlin as well as a professor at Koenigsklasse, HfG Offenbach, university of arts.

Hort emerged from the Frankfurt techno scene in 1994. The studio moved to Berlin in 2007 and has been growing as a group ever since. Hort does art direction, branding, creative consultancy, editorial design, graphic design, illustration, lectures and workshops. Hort works with institutions such as Arte, Bauhaus Dessau, Bergen Assembly, Mousonturm, Frankfurter Positionen and Tanzplattform Deutschland, as well as brands like Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Nike, The New York Times and Universal Music.

    Hort is largely a design company centered around the creation of typefaces and and poster design as well as book cover design . Their work is unique in its style and varies hugely from piece to piece.

As their history suggests, they have strong ties to dance events and music. Above is a poster design for the German Dance Platform 2016.

    This piece is another poster of curious design centering around music. The design choice is very brave and I assume tailored to the client as it follows absolutely none of the graphic communication rules or guidelines I have learned so far. It is absolutely abstract with no clear order.
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    The man himself has a wide portfolio and numerous interesting pieces. As you can see in the above image he personally has a knack for block letter posters. His innovative ideas have made him a famous name among the graphic communication community.

Author: David Rothwell

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