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Simone Koller

A selection of projects. In collaboration with Winfried Heininger.

A selection of projects. In collaboration with Winfried Heininger.
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects. In collaboration with Winfried Heininger.
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects. In collaboration with Winfried Heininger.
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects. In collaboration with Winfried Heininger.
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects. In collaboration with Winfried Heininger.
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects. In collaboration with Winfried Heininger.
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

A selection of projects
© Simone Koller

Overview

Category

Graphic Design

 

Work

A selection of projects

Essay

Visualising content

We judge a book very much by its cover - and this principle is the thread that runs throughout the work of Simone Koller.
The graphic designer, who graduated from the Zurich University of the Arts in 2005 and the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem in 2011, is involved primarily in book design. In each case, she works closely with everyone involved in the book: dialogue with artists, publishers and authors is central to her approach, and the only way to create that fascinating interplay between a book's form and its content.
In Koller's work, the tension between design and content is achieved through the play of hierarchies, formal languages and materials, and the result is a dramatic composition that involves the viewer in the context of the content. A typical example is Ma Bice Bolje (2012), where the tension is created by adding a number of design levels between full-bleed pages, colour photographs, grey pages, booklets and a map. Pages of text are interspersed with colour photos, injecting variation and visual diversity into our reception of the content, interrupting the flow and rendering the book's content accessible on a number of planes.
Indeed, the ability to engage with the book's context, to combine form and content in a visually appealing manner while at the same time creating tension is the outstanding strength of Simone Koller's graphic works; and it is this that the Federal Design Jury recognises with the Swiss Design Award.
Martina Longo

Name

Simone Koller

 

Born

1980

Education

Graphic Designer


 

Home page

www.simonekoller.ch