16 September 2014 — Installing Signage

For some reason it always gives me great pleasure to design toilet signs and coming up with some little variation on the classic Otl Aicher male and female pictograms. Today I installed some cute simple wooden signs at The Life Centre.

27 August 2014 — Thanks Guys!

Today we all went for Korean food as it was Thaos and Stewarts last day at the studio. Thao is going back to Germany and Stewart is chilling out for a while. Thanks for your hard work, you will always be part of the extended Mind Design Family. It feels a bit empty in the studio but also a good time to build a new super team.

22 July 2014 — Join a winning Team!

Well, that rare event which only occurs once in a million years is happening again: we actually have a real job to offer, properly paid, no internship, serious responsibility. However, we have to be very, very, very picky. (The position has been filled)

11 July 2014 — Belle Epoque in Progress

The redesign of Belle Epoque is coming along although nothing has been produced yet we made lots of dummies. The key element of the overall design will be the Art Nouveau inspired packaging which is going into production next week. Next week we are also shooting the images for the new website which we are working on.

06 July 2014 — Belle Epoque opening

Yesterday we went to the soft-opening of Belle Epoque, a new Patisserie we are designing. Their beautiful cakes will be available from today on Upper Street in Angel but our design, especially all the different cake boxes, needs a bit longer to arrive. It will be ready for the official opening. So far there is only a simple logo in the window and even that needs to be replaced. The lamps we picked look good though.

06 July 2014 — Werkschau 2014

The Werkshau (degree show) at the FH Düsseldorf, where Holger is teaching takes place again. The poster and exhibition graphics were designed by Holgers student Tobias Textor. Its on from the 10th to the 12th of July. If you are in Düsseldorf come and see it.

19 June 2014 — Degree Show Time

Holger went to the LCC degree show where he helped one of the students, Lara Cecile a bit with her project on Peter Hardwicke, one of the last remaining proper London sign writers. Also good to go back to the RCA and see show there. Difficult to find any graphic design in a more traditional sense though.

15 June — 3 days / 3 nights

Holger just came back from a workshop at the University in Düsseldorf which he run together with his friend, the Swiss designer, Martin Stoecklin. Over 3 days and 3 nights a group of 25 students worked on a book of abstract designs inspired by brutalist architecture.

03 June 2014 — Talking in Bielefeld

Today Holger gave a small talk in Bielefeld, Germany on the subject of Storytelling in Corporate Design. It look place in a really nice location, Haus Wellensiek which is connected to the university. It was also nice to see some old friends and former fellow students from the University of Essen which is not too far away.

31 June 2014 — Field Trip

This week a group of Holgers students came over to London on a university field trip. There were no visits to any design studios, in fact no graphic design at all on the agenda this time. Instead we looked at brutalist and high-tech buildings in London. Personal highlight of the week was to see Thomas Heatherwicks Rolling Bridge in Action. It only curls up once a week on a Fridaty at 12 o clock sharp.

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