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Book design/Graphic design

The field of graphic design has expanded drastically. Before desktop publishing, a designer was just one of several experts involved in a complex process, whereas now, a designer has many processes to handle. His role has developed from specialist to all-rounder, from creator to producer. The end products of each design process are also changing: away from a printed artefact and towards an electronically generated image. The degree course at the HGB can look back on a rich tradition, and the programme cultivates it as living heritage. An important constant is an intense involvement with different production processes and reproduction techniques. At the HGB, Graphic Design is understood as a comprehensive training that goes beyond the supposed limits of the subject, yet leaves room for qualified and focussed work. The foundational course includes the principles of typography, nature studies and drawing as well as graphic and typeface design. In the main studies, the students decide between one of four specialist classes: Illustration, Typography, Type Design or System Design. Practical experimentation in the superbly equipped workshops is accompanied by seminars about theoretical backgrounds of visual culture.

Selected works
poster series
Felix Plate
Weltall Erde Mensch
Lea Kolling
Am Strand #3
An Homage to Eurostile
Aldo Novarese created Eurostile in 1962 as a typeface for the future. Since its release, it can be seen in all number of places and represents a past idea of the future through it presence in the present.
Sheehan Sista
Eine andere Gattung. Über parasitäres Verhalten im Großen und im Kleinen
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Paule Hammer
Ephemera
Hermits
poster series
Tim Teichert
HGB Magazine
Peter Cornicius
I speak a selfie
poster series
Julius Betke
Movie Poster: Into the Wild
Henriette Repmann
o.T.
Paule Hammer
On the Antilibrary
Sonja Scheuringer
Paraíso do Tuiuti
poster series
Jean-Marie Fahy
Poetika Kino
Sophia Eisenhut
Poetika Kino
Sophia Eisenhut
poster workshop "FICTION"
Rieke Bogena
Katharina Tewes
Poster: Reform Europe
Thomas Spieler
remember me a fiction
publication of the poster workshop "FICTION"
Felix Plate
Katharina Tewes
SWEN- Das gezeichnete Nachrichtenmagazin
Ausstellung des ersten Studienjahres zum Rundgang 2018.
Paule Hammer
SWEN- Das gezeichnete Nachrichtenmagazin
Ausstellung des ersten Studienjahres zum Rundgang 2018.
Paule Hammer
Swiss Love, Greek Love, No Love
Lucia Graf
Typo-Talks No. 2
Lecture with Basil Rogger
Hendrik Heinicke
Typo-Talks No. 3
Lecture by Johnson/Kingston
Hendrik Heinicke
Workshop: Protest-Tool
Linda Schymanski
Elias Erkan, Peter Cornicius
Detail: die tote im See
(semesterproject), Illustration of a radio play
Rieke Bogena
Detail: die tote im See
Illustration of a radio play
Lea Loos
Detail: die tote im See (Semesterprojekt
Illustration of a radio play, 2017
Franz Impler
Inside Magazine
Kollektives Zeichnen: Portrait- Zeichnen im Kreis. Jede(r) führt die Hand des/ der Nächsten.
Jahrgang 2017/18
Paule Hammer
reha
Diploma (exhibition view Galerie Thaler)
Tina Steinbach
reizempfänger
Rieke Bogena
Stamps of Europe
view play
poster for the semester assignment "New Tools To:"
Thomas Spieler
Boy Verecken gives a talk
Sibel Beyer
stoel
Blosfeldt
Maria Cebula
Bookfair Leipzig, 2015
Markus Stumpf
Rodchenko
2015