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Radio Shbshb

At the beginning of contact restrictions a few months ago, we started a small online radio project: Radio Shbshb, to keep in touch with our friends everywhere, try out what can be done with diy broadcasting, share some experiments, and have with friends and guests participating with a (one-time or regular) contribution.

At the beginning of contact restrictions a few months ago, we started a small online radio project: Radio Shbshb. We wanted to have the possibility to keep in touch with our friends everywhere, share some experiments and have guests participating with a (one-time or regular) contribution. Trying out what can be done with DIY radio, Radio Shbshb broadcasts live DJ sets, sound experiments, readings from our favorite books, self-produced music, discussions about political issues, experimental meditations, anything anything everything!

Find our shows HERE and my personal shows by clicking "broadcasting" (✿◕‿◕)ノ

with Timothée Charon

Radio Shbshb has just launched into its 2nd season with lots of new contributions from guests. If you would like to participate, shoot us a → mail or hit us up on → instagram!

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resting between

resting between is a collection of poems written individually or collectively, published as symbiotic poems, a collective formed during our time in Seyðisfjörður Iceland. The zine was presented through an offline/online performance reading and exhibition, broadcasted on Seyðisfjörður Community Radio, and released digitally as an email list gift.

resting between is a collection of poems written individually or collectively, published as symbiotic poems, a writing-reading-sharing collective formed during our time in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. The zine was presented through an offline/online performance reading and exhibition, broadcasted on Seyðisfjörður Community Radio, and released digitally as a mail gift.

with: Ráðhildur Ólafsdóttir, Mara Schwerdtfeger, Ella Olivia, Rikke Jespersen and Sunneva Elvarsdóttir

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NoInspiration

NoInspiration is an interactive* bot generating quirky visions for type designers looking for a challenge, which I coded as an installation for STF2.

NoInspiration is an interactive bot generating quirky visions for type designers looking for a challenge, which I coded as an installation for STF2. Everyone at the event could feed new words to the bot to inflate its imagination!

Visit the bot HERE

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Saturday Type Fever II

On January 17th and 18th 2020, NoFoundry hosted the 2nd edition of Saturday Type Fever at the HfG Karlsruhe. About 100 students from 14 universities from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Estonia met in the atriums of the HfG Karlsruhe to design new fonts together, to continue working on existing fonts or to initiate group projects, sharing many common experiences and a whole lot of fun!

On January 17th and 18th 2020, NoFoundry hosted the 2nd edition of Saturday Type Fever at the HfG Karlsruhe. About 100 students from 14 universities from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Estonia met in the atriums of the HfG Karlsruhe to design new fonts together, to continue working on existing fonts or to initiate group projects, sharing many common experiences and a whole lot of fun!

This year, the multifaceted aspect of type design played an important role. Because type design is not just a means to an end, these are the questions that we tried to explore while working together:

A → "When does a typographer's body affect how they create and perceive typography?"

B → "When does type design become professional?"

C → "Where could type come from?"

D → "How does type design reflect how we think about society and politics?"

with: Jannick Lang, Tatjana Pfeiffer, Isabel Motz, Esmée Dros, Julia Ihls, Marion Micigolski, Friederike Maier, Juliana Vargas Zapata, Sandra Schick, Timothée Charon, Janosch Kratz, Moritz Simon, Nicolas Poirot, Moritz Schottmüller, Sven Krahl · kindly supported by the Communication Design department, the AstA and the Rektorat of the HfG

To give some insight on these problematics, we invited a panel of designers and experts for a series of thematic talks: Zsazsa Tuffy, Loraine Furter (Libre Fonts by Wxmen), Julia Kahl (Slanted), Mads Wildgaard (Bold Decisions), Leonie Lude and Arno Schlipf, Clarissa Rothacker (Quaternio-Verlag) and Thomas Bizarri.

To celebrate exchange and collaboration between universities even in the planning phase, we also invited groups and collectives of students from the EnsBA Lyon, Motortype (ABK Stuttgart) and Typeclub 530 (ArtEZ Arnhem) to organise the four introduction workshops.

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Von 0 Auf 100! Conference

On October 11th and 12th 2019, we organised the „Von 0 auf 100!“ conference as an off program for the « 100 beste Plakate ’18 Germany Austria Switzerland" coming to the HfG karlsruhe. The mini graphic design festival included 2-day analog poster design workshops given by Giliane Cachin, Raffael Kormann, Mati Lempart, Johanna Schäffer and Shuaitong Zong, evening talk series by designers awarded in the exhibition, and lots of crêpes.

On October 11th and 12th 2019, we organised the „Von 0 auf 100!“ conference as an off program for the « 100 beste Plakate ’18 Germany Austria Switzerland" coming to the HfG karlsruhe. The mini graphic design festival included 2-day analog poster design workshops given by Giliane Cachin, Raffael Kormann, Mati Lempart, Johanna Schäffer and Shuaitong Zong, evening talk series by designers awarded in the exhibition, and lots of crêpes.

with: Tatjana Pfeiffer, Katherine Rüll, Julia Ihls, Sven Krahl, Moritz Schottmüller, Timothée Charon, Jonathan Blaschke, Isabel Motz

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YAW Exchange: Paris ⇄ Karlsruhe

During the winter semester of 2018-19, we initiated a unique, student-organized exchange program for 14 students of the HfG Karlsruhe and the Ensad Paris: a series of week-long immersive residencies, going back and forth between France and Germany, rounded up by a weekend reunion at the end of the semester.

Visit the website HERE

During the winter semester of 2018-19, we initiated a unique, student-organized exchange program for 14 students of the HfG Karlsruhe and the Ensad Paris: a series of week-long immersive residencies, going back and forth between France and Germany, rounded up by a weekend reunion at the end of the semester. Each week, one student travelled to the partner school, hosted by the last participant, like a relay. This exchange week was spent attending classes, participating in school life, and working on a common project as a red thread to the exchange.

organised with Moritz Schottmüller, Eliot Nasrallah and Eugénie Zuccarelli · kindly supported by the DAAD, by our AstA, the student organisation of the HfG Karlsruhe, and by the EnsAD Paris

As a base for our mini-residencies and as a graphical documentation of the exchange, each student had to produce 7 pages, about their experience in their host school, making use of the ressources available on site.

To conclude the project, we all met for a reunion weekend, to produce the 20 copies of the common publication, constituted by all individual 7-pages projects. The meeting point was an old screw factory near Verdun, where we spent two days hand-binding all the books and free-hand designing the covers, without forgetting to celebrate with a little party!

Visit the website HERE

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Echotopos

The sound palace documented in Echotopos was built from the ruins of my family’s house that went up in flames due to an incident with the wood-burner. It is not an audio documentation of this house, but a piece of audio architecture built with sounds as if they were bricks.

Voids are history-loaded spaces waiting to be rethought, redesigned, redevised, rebuilt. Here, I used dismantling as an act of documentation and creation. Dismantling the last remains of the physical space to create an immaterial structure to exist in its place. Can sound be sufficient to give the feeling of a place, to transport the mind into a coherent immaterial structure?

Visit the palace HERE

supervised by Prof. Sereina Rothenberger

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Saturday Type Fever I

On 11 and 12 January 2019, NoFoundry organized the first edition of our typography marathon Saturday Type Fever. About 80 students type designers from different schools in Germany, Belgium, Estonia, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands gathered at the HfG Karlsruhe to work side by side for 30 hours on their unfinished typefaces or on one-day typeface projects. The event also aimed to connect type designers from different universities and to create a lively exchange of ideas.

with: Leonie Lude, Tatjana Pfeiffer, Isabel Motz, Nina Overkott, Sven Krahl, Janosch Kratz, Timothée Charon, Moritz Schottmüller, Jonathan Blaschke, Calvin Kudufia, Moritz Simon, Adrian Dickhoff, Jaya Demmer, Leia Walz, Sören Göbel and Jannik Lang

The marathon started with five one-hour analog workshops led by students of the HfG, where they experimented with type in a playful way. The marathon work that followed was supplemented by short talks by experienced or student type designers - Johnson / Kingston and Reto Moser, Charlotte Rohde and Tatjana Stürmer, Jérémy Landes, Simon Knebl, Riefka El Habachi, Massimiliano Audretsch, Catharina Hirsch, and Severin Geißler - who gave an insight into their working methods and their use of type.

After the countdown ended on Saturday night midnight, the participants had the opportunity to discuss their processes and results in the form of a collection of process zines, and then we celebrated with a party!

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Vigil Codex

Vigil Codex is a collaborative cartography platform of surveillance cameras in and around la Place de la République in Paris, aimed at activists, protesters, artists and urban explorers of all kinds. It is open-source, free and editable by all (yes, you!) through the editor.

Vigil Codex is a collaborative cartography platform of surveillance cameras in and around la Place de la République in Paris, intended for use by activists, protesters, artists and urban explorers of all kinds. It is developed with open-source tools and is editable by all through the editor.

developped in a seminar by Prof. Sereina Rothenberger
and Urs Hofer

It was inspired by the Surveillance Camera Players, the tradition of pirate cartography such as William Dampier's 'Map of the World', the Nuit Debout movement and organisation, and JK Rowling's 'Marauder's Map'.

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NoFoundry

NoFoundry is a type foundry run by students of the HfG Karlsruhe, with the aim to give students the opportunity to sell their own typefaces and to exchange ideas on type design with other students and designers. NoFoundry is also a platform for type design in public space: we organise workshops and events and give lectures, and attempt to promote exchange between (student) type designers from diverse universities, cities and countries.

NoFoundry is a type foundry run by students of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, founded in 2017 in a seminar of the professor duo Johnson/Kingston, with the aim to give students the opportunity to sell their own typefaces and to exchange ideas on type design with other students and designers. Since then, the project has been run by a network of students and has developed into a platform for type design in public space: we now organise workshops and events and give lectures, and attempt to promote exchange between (student) type designers from diverse universities, cities and countries.

contributors include: Tatjana Pfeiffer, Isabel Motz, Friederike Maier, Juliana Vargas Zapata, Timothée Charon, Janosch Kratz, Moritz Simon, Moritz Schottmüller, Sven Krahl, Calvin Kudufia.

It is important to us to offer students at the HfG, but also from outside, the opportunity to get involved. NoFoundry is not a club you have to be a member of. Every person who would like to participate in the project is welcome to do so, and in this process, we came into contact with various groups and initiatives that also deal more intensively with the topic of type design beyond a commercial aspect: collaborators include Velvetyne Type Foundry, 530 Type Club, Motortype, Loraine Furter (Libre Fonts by Womxn), and many more.

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