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This Season's Lighting Festivals

As winter approaches, cities around the world are preparing to celebrate the season by transforming their buildings, squares, plazas, and streets into magical illuminated spaces. 

: Marc Tamschick is the Founder of TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE in Berlin, Germany
Marc Tamschick

Marc Tamschick is the Founder and CEO of TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE in Berlin, Germany. He studied Graphic-Design at the Art Academy Stuttgart and Animation / Direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. As CEO of the company he is personally involved in all projects and creatively directs all of them, he also manages the financial and legal decisions.

1994 he founded the film production company Mediamutant. 2007 then TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH as an agency for medial scenography, immersive narrative spaces and installations using new technologies.

German Street Artist 1010 Creates Cave-Like Illusions in Unexpected Places

For more than a decade, 1010 has been painting colorful cave-like illusions that make flat surfaces appear as if they have been breached by holes go on forever. 

Adidas Laces Wayfinding and Graphics
Adidas Laces Wayfinding and Graphics

From the SEGD Archives, circa 2014: At Adidas' new research and design building, Büro Uebule uses turbocharged typography to express the essence of sports.

Haus der Bildung Bonn

In September 2015, the Adult Education Center and the Municipal Library of the City of Bonn, Germany, moved into a new common home, the House of Education (Haus der Bildung).

A new modern entrance building was added to the existing former administration building to provide barrier-free access to the House of Education and to accommodate additional functions and services such as an event hall.

Andreas Uebele's Sketchbook
Andreas Uebele's Sketchbook

Drawing by hand is an unmediated physical experience, a craft. It sharpens the feeling for form, it refines the judgement. Drawing is a beautiful discipline and a precise language for the designer.

Autostadt Light Weight Exhibit

Autostadt (“Car City”) is the visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Every year, 2 million visitors experience the center, including a museum, feature pavilions for VW Group brands, and a factory tour.

Adidas Laces Signage and Interior Design

Adidas’ new research and design center in Herzogenaurach, Germany, is the place where 1,700 workers develop new products for the world leader in sports equipment and apparel. It’s nicknamed “Laces” to describe the suspended walkways that crisscross its vast atrium, connecting departments and bringing employees closer together for collaboration and creativity.

Andreas Uebele

Architype

Andreas Uebele’s award-winning work stands at the intersection of architecture, typography, and information design. He'll be a featured speaker during the 2014 SEGD Conference in Atlanta June 5-7!

In his book Signage Systems & Information Graphics, Andreas Uebele sets out to explain the rules of sign system design. Then he proceeds to disregard many of them.

Zeche Zollverein Heritage Site

Mining the Past

A restrained graphics program helps preserve the legacy of one of Germany’s cultural treasures.

Its Bauhaus-style shaft has been closed and its coking plant smokeless for decades, but the legacy of the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex lives on in Essen, Germany.

VEAG Media Facade

In visual communications, architecture and the architectural environment are increasingly important parts of corporate identity. In this way, the façade of the VEAG (Vereinigte Energiewerke AG) administration building has become a message. The VEAG building signals openness and farsightedness – this building is on the move! Eighteen windows are fitted with Priva-Lite glass panes. Pressing a button makes them opaque or completely transparent. The panes are back-projection screens. Digital projectors in the building screen five-story-high dynamic film by internationally acclaimed artists.

Neue Nationalgalerie

Like much of her work, Jenny Holzer's installation at the Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie was site-specific, made especially for a specific space and designed to last a particular length of time. However, this exhibition has become a permanent part of Berlin's new national gallery due to its success and Holzer's thoughtful response to the building's architecture.

Zeche Zollverein Wayfinding

Zeche Zollverein is an abandoned coal mine in Essen, Germany, in the Ruhrgebiet, once the country’s industrial heartland. Shut down in 1986, it was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 2001 due to its significance as a coal-mining operation as well as its design features, including several 20th century buildings of architectural significance.

E.ON Visitor Center

E.ON, one of the largest energy companies in the world, needed a visitor center for its new power plant that would help visitors explore the role of energy in their lives, answer questions about different energy sources, and promote energy conservation. E.ON also wanted to encourage visitors’ feedback on local energy concerns and issues.

Merit - Polyform, Götzelmann Middel Schumann GbR
Merit - Polyform, Götzelmann Middel Schumann GbR
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