Tonight at Merlin
Collection of Posters for a Cultural Center
The publication Tonight at Merlin captures the collection of posters graphic designers Mark Bohle and Raffael Kormann designed over the course of a year, for all concerts at the music and arts venue Kulturzentrum Merlin in Stuttgart. For each of the 80 posters, some of which have been awarded internationally, the publication offers an honest glimpse into the visual making-of and the corresponding thoughts behind. Moreover the publication is linked to the bands and their posters, enabling the reader to listen to the corresponding sound while deep diving into the artworks.
Three essays by Arne Hübner (booking Merlin, designer and DJ), Niklaus Troxler (poster designer and founder of the Jazz Festival Willisau), and Das bisschen Totschlag (Brunchpop-Band) contextualise this stimulating symbiosis of visual communication, music, and popular culture.
“The present publication shows an impressive annual production by a design team that draws on unlimited with high design standards.” — Niklaus Troxler
About the Designers
Raffael Kormann is a graphic designer and art director currently based in Stuttgart, Germany. After spending some time at ZEITmagazin in Berlin and Bureau Borsche in Munich, he graduated from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. His creative practice involves every kind of visual communication—from corporate design and identity to all kinds of digital media, web design and moving image. Mark Bohle is a graphic designer. His studio in Barcelona works in a variety of cultural and economic fields. Their approach and graphic work is based on image-creation and grid-definition. They aim to structure content and communicate content in a coherent way.
Tonight at Merlin
Editor: Mark Bohle, Raffael Kormann, Kulturzentrum Merlin
Design: Mark Bohle, Raffael Kormann
Release: November 2020
Format: 21 × 29.7 cm
Volume: 192 pages
Workmanship: Swiss Softcover
Binding: Japanese Binding
Price: € 33.–