Talks, Discourse, Typo-/Graphic Posters
The new publication Design Shifts documents international guest lectures and experimental typographic posters from over ten years of Lunchtime Talks, Dinnertime Talks and Degree Show keynotes in the Media Design study program at DHBW Ravensburg and is now available at Slanted Shop!
On 248 pages, Design Shifts presents more than 100 event posters and graphic experiments for international guest lectures. As a visual response to each talk, design professor Klaus Birk and committed students, lecturers, and alumni designed individual typographic posters for the respective events. The poster compilation is supplemented by short descriptions of all lectures, as well as five contemporary essays by selected former speakers: Sarah Boris, Nina Juric, Sarah Owens, Florian Pfeffer, and Roland Stieger.
As a degree program, the DHBW Ravensburg actively promotes insights into contemporary discourse in art and design. More than ten years ago, they therefore launched the Lunchtime Talks (LTT). This informal format, open to the public, turns lunch breaks into lectures: so far, more than 120 guests from international art, design, and media contexts have been visiting the university in Ravensburg to talk about their work. Design legends such as Ken Garland (UK), Jonathan Barnbrook (UK), Jost Hochuli (CH), or Ruedi Baur (F) have already been there, as well as publishing expert Karin Schmidt-Friderichs, the Decolonizing Design group with Pedro Oliveira and Luiza Prado (BRA), or the editorial team of form design magazine.
For each LTT, media design students and alumni design typographic posters in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Klaus Birk. The visual outcomes have since become graphic collector’s items and enjoy international resonance. More than 100 posters have been designed so far. Reason enough to publish all LTTs together with their individual posters. The designs and textual announcements are complemented by five short essays by former guest speakers on personal positionings within current design discourses.
Editor: Klaus Birk, DHBW Mediendesign
Design: it’s mee, Basel
Release: September 2021
Format: 19.8 × 29.7 cm
Volume: 248 pages
Language: German, English
Price: € 35.–