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'Peter Saville: Estate'

'Peter Saville: Estate'
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'Peter Saville: Estate'
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'Peter Saville: Estate'
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'Peter Saville: Estate'
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'Peter Saville: Estate'
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'Peter Saville: Estate'
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'Marc Camille Chaimowicz: The World of Interiors'

'Marc Camille Chaimowicz: The World of Interiors'
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'Marc Camille Chaimowicz: The World of Interiors'
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'Marc Camille Chaimowicz: The World of Interiors'
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'Bekanntmachungen'

'Bekanntmachungen'
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'Bekanntmachungen'
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'Bekanntmachungen'
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'Bekanntmachungen'
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'Bekanntmachungen'
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'Bekanntmachungen'
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'Cneai = neuf ans'

'Cneai = neuf ans'
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'Cneai = neuf ans'
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'Cneai = neuf ans'
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'Cneai = neuf ans'
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'Cneai = neuf ans'
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'Cneai = neuf ans'
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'O.T. Ein Ersatzbuch'

'O.T. Ein Ersatzbuch'
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'O.T. Ein Ersatzbuch'
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'O.T. Ein Ersatzbuch'
© FOC / Cortis & Sonderegger, Zürich

'O.T. Ein Ersatzbuch'
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'O.T. Ein Ersatzbuch'
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'Massstab 1:1 - Architektur im Selbstversuch'

'Massstab 1:1 - Architektur im Selbstversuch'
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'Massstab 1:1 - Architektur im Selbstversuch'
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Overview

Category

Graphic Design

 

Work

Various publications

Essay

Sense of Order and Breaking the Order

Alex Trüb submitted seven multifaceted publications for this year's competition; the result of the last four years. The books aren't just beautiful to look at, but they also give the reader an insight into the working method. Trüb takes structures he's found and develops them further, reacts to resistance and searches for solutions that fit the bill: this is what characterises this graphic designer's working methods, as well as his unflinching commitment to typographic details. Exemplifying the work he did over three years for the Schauspielhaus Zürich is 'O.T. Ein Ersatzbuch'. The basic structure for the retrospective is the chronological lining up of photographs of typical stage situations. Each is juxtaposed with a page from the free commuter paper '20 Minuten', thus retracting four years under the artistic direction of Christoph Marthaler so that they can be understood in a unique manner, in a public and current framework. Maximum clarity coupled with a large degree of heterogeneity is also on offer in 'Bekanntmachungen', an exhibition catalogue archiving the extensive pictorial and textual material of the '20 Jahre Studiengang Bildende Kunst SBK der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich' ('20 years of the fine arts degree course at Zurich's Academy of Art and Design') at the Kunsthalle Zürich and 'Cneai=neuf ans', a documentary that encompasses the activities and publications of Paris art institution Cneai over the last nine years. Especially with such large projects requiring a lot of time, commitment and energy, Trüb manages to frame a wealth of materials and ideas perfectly within a coherent basic structure that, while it is easily recognisable and read, is constantly – in wonderfully irritating manner – undermined with blank pages or small deviations from the rules. When this resourceful designer meets greats such as Peter Saville or Marc Camille Chaimowicz a creative high is the natural consequence. The impressed jury take their hats off to the extraordinary achievements and wealth of creativity on show.
Eduard Hartmann

Resources

portrait

Biography

Name

Lex Trüb

 

Born

1971

Education

Grafiker

 

also in

2004


 

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