Created for a gallery’s exhibition at the art fair ART KARLSRUHE 2012, this
showcases five artists each presented with his biography and some artworks on a double spread.
The booth number as an important
information is highlighted on the cover with a fine-lined circle. The cover itself is printed on a reflecting chromolux board.
At this brochure for the
GALERIE AN DER PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE the brief was to combine two exhibitions at two different art fairs in one printed matter.
Due to in parts presenting the same artist on both shows a circle around the specific art fair’s initials marks at which show the artist is being presented.
A very clean simple typographic solution was adopted for the
for this german interior designer.
The stationary printed on naturally appearing felt-like paper complements the sensual and natural architectural style of BD.
To suit the sophisticated architecture
are letterpress printed.
To convey the mood of this issue of German economics magazine BRAND EINS the developed
appear disorderd but manage to maintain a sense of collectivity at the same time.
The story: What do the Germans think? How do they estimate the development of technology, environment or the consequences of globalization? Researchers from the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach ask periodically and monitor astonishing developments.
Produced to accompany a split exhibition by painter Peter Herrmann and sculpteur Hans Scheib, this invitation is separated in two cards. Each one showing the artwork on the front and the artists bio on the back side.
Thomas Leidinger plants adorable coded web applications.
His business cards are equipped with extra white space providing the plants light to grow. The front side is reminiscent of plant labels. The all natural feeling is supported by
– a paper with amazing haptics.
was produced to launch YACHTIMA’s new product line of lights for mega yachts.
It is broken into five parts according to the category of lights – downlights, footlights, uplights, linear lights and special lights.
The introductory pages bear an iconic sign describing the illuminating direction of the respective lights category.
After developing the name,
for German yacht light company YACHTIMA we were commissioned to create the
A marine compass arrow at the lower left edge combined with
indicates the hidden site navigation.
Hamburg-based photographer Imke Jansen shot the lights.
Issue 12-2007: Design
Article: Venice beats Los Angeles
The Story: What has to please many, needs to be designed by many – city planner Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani about the difference between urban visions and beautiful cities.
The information graphics illustrate the
features of the discussed cities.
Tulio Barrios is a rapid advertising storyboard and moodboard illustrator.
was loaded with dynamics by adopting his signage to the logo. High quality steel engraving was applied to
In 2009 munich-based Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne presented an unusually high number of artists in her show at the art fair Art Karlsruhe. All artists are named on the pure black & white cover.
Issue 11-2008: Keine Panik
Article: The Worries Barometer
The Story: What do the Germans think? How do they estimate the development of technology, environment or the consequences of globalization? Researchers from the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach ask periodically and monitor astonishing developments.
we were asked to create several information graphics.
Smart electric metering brand and energy consulting company SMARTEN assigned us to develop their
The whole establishment of the company was accompanied by us, starting with naming the company and
, colour system and typeface then
In reference to electric metering diagrams the brand’s
is based on various elements forming unordered and orderd circles (pie charts).
Issue 05-2010: Der Sieg des Irrationalen
Article: Why do we spend so much power …
The Story: … to argue the sources of our energy? Energy polarizes – it is being polemicized as if facts would be disturbing. An attempt of an sober analysis.
are inspired by wind power and turbines.
Issue 07-2008: Eigentum
Article: Defrosting future
The Story: A visit to the canadian city Churchill at the Hudson Bay. A talk about global climate change and its consequences for the Arctic.
was art directed by Mike Meiré.
Issue 10-2009: Stadt
Article: The budget issue
The Story: How Hansestadt Rostock turned a zero etat into 400 millions of debts. Is there anything to do about it?
The diagrams illustrate a ski-lift/gondola that transported Rostock up on rocky Mount Debt.
Leaflet for GALERIE AN DER PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE participating in THE SOLO PROJECT 2011, Zurich.
Created for GALERIE AN DER PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE’s show at the art fair ART KARLSRUHE 2011, this brochure presents six artists. To maintain the entity on the cover after collaging together the heterogeneous artworks the colours were reduced to a duotone colour scheme.
Produced to accompany an exhibition at the ART KARLSRUHE 2010, this brochure contains artworks and biographies of four artists.
The cover is offset printed on a reflecting chromolux board.
This invitation to the exclusive preview of japanese artist
at the GALERIE AN DER PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE was offset printed on chromolux reflective chrome board.
Grindel is a charming quarter with several unique small shops in Hamburg’s urban district Rotherbaum. It is characterised by plenty of families living there. And the University of Hamburg is located there.
Since developing the
in 2009 we are continous taking care of
and created the wordpress-based website www.grindel.de.
The outer form of the
describes the somehow-triangular geographic outline of the quarter.
This case study for the festival of contemporary european theatre and dance EURO SCENE LEIPZIG covers
and an exclusively designed typeface.
We also developed
for the play time 2008 (issue: divisions).
for experimental theatre – the visual image is based on a stage built of three dimensional elements which are illumitaded by typography and pictures out of a LCD projector.
A book documenting the current, primary economical development in the international clothing and fashion industry. Pure, clean and simple information graphics are illustrating the data neutrally and non-judgementally.
The book cover is hot foil stamped.
The open spine is stitch binded.
Silkscreen printed book linen wraps the covers of this threepart book series containing
C–B–D–S is a graphic design studio run by Isabelle Gehrmann and Stefan Ruetz.
Besides design research our personal backgrounds in art and architecture enrich our approach to creating visual impacts.
We love developing identities, websites, books and magazines
BY listening, researching, conceptualizing and experimenting
TO convey values, give things a visual voice and create relevant and successful communication.
The studio was founded in 2007; it is based in Hamburg.
By Invitation Only
Novum Magazin (Issue 05 · 2009)
Creative Grab Bag
Print Buyer Magazine, Netherlands (Issue 10 · 2008)
Graphic Design 2
Neo 2 (Issue 51 · 2006)
Uno Magazine (Issue 23 · 2005)
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Art Directors Club — New York
Deutscher Designer Club
red dot design award
2-K Bros GmbH (Consulting / Trading)
Atlantis Snowboards (Sports Industry)
Audi / Mutabor (Automotive Industry)
Bauhaus Dessau / Pitch (Architecture / Industrial Design)
Bettina Dietz (Architecture)
brand eins (Economy / Magazine)
Brink Immobilien (Real estate)
Cordon Bleu Tattoo Studio (Cosmetic Industry)
Cut and Print (Werbetechnik)
doktales (Film Industry)
Ebuni Ilombu (Author)
Fertigungsbureau GmbH (Advertising / Communications / Design)
Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne (Arts)
Galerie Christine Rother (Arts)
Gotlind Timmermanns (Arts)
Grindel e.V. (Marketing / Public Relations)
Herman Dune (Music Indusrty)
Human Capital Ventures (Consulting / Headhunter)
Jana Zarlung (Restorer)
Lagosh Headwear (Fashion)
Loesch Hund Liepold Kommunikation (Advertising / Communications / Design)
Mathilde (Music Indusrty)
NEO 2 (Lifestyle / Magazine)
Neuland / brand eins Wissen GmbH (Economy / Magazine)
NIKE / Xnografics (Fashion)
Norman Beckmann Verlag & Design (Publisher)
Publicis (Advertising / Communications / Design)
Radsport von Hacht (Sports Industry)
Rockaway Beach Fair (Fashion / Sports / Events)
Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (Food Industry)
Small Luxury Hotels of the World / Alpenhof Murnau (Hotel Industry)
Smarten GmbH (Energy Industry)
Snowextreme (Sports / Magazine)
Sony Ericsson / Serviceplan (Telecommunications Industry)
Studio Buehler (Exhibition / Interior / Industrial Design)
Thomas Leidinger / Webapplikationspflanzer (IT Industry / Coding)
Tulio Barrios (Illustration)
UNO Skateboarding Magazine (Sports)
Volkswagen Porsche / Birtel & Fehr GmbH (Automotive Industry)
Willy-Brandt-Haus Berlin (Arts)
Yachtima (Maritime Industry)
If you have questions or are interested in a commission, collaboration or studio visit –
don’t hesitate to contact us:
Carte Blanche Design Studio
22303 Hamburg, Germany
T +49 (0)40 18 16 53-60
F +49 (0)40 18 16 53-63
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