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German Design Award 2010 (after Joost Schmidt)
HD video loop 6’50 min., expl. 1/3 (+ 1 a. p.), in collaboration with Oliver Hardt, Camera: Jörg Baumann
Courtesy Kai Middendorf Gallery Frankfurt/M.

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Willem de Rooij
Publication Series
In close collaboration with the artist we developed a series of exhibition catalogs for institutions in New York, Dijon and Frankfurt.
The composition of the cover and also the selection of the fonts follow a fixed continual rule and change from edition to edition.

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12th Homage to Morteza Momayez
with Presentation of works and lecture of Prof. Markus Weisbeck
& The Space for Visual Research (SfVR)
German Graphic Designer, Bauhaus University Weimar
24. Nov. – 01. December 2017
Iranian Artists Forum, North Mousavi St, Taleqani St, Tehran Iranian Artists Forum

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Sunah Choi
Artist Sunah Choi is interested in processes of abstraction as applied to concrete moments in time, places, and phenomena.
Her sculptures, installations, and photographs probe the substance and formal structure of objects. By resolving observations into compositions and arrangements or condensing them in sculptures, she explores the aesthetic quality of selected aspects of nature and vernacular culture. Choi received Hannah-Höch-Förderpreis 2018, an award given out by the State of Berlin to a rising female artist in recognition of her growing oeuvre’s outstanding quality. This book, which contains three multipage inserts, presents a richly illustrated survey of Choi’s work of the past ten years, accompanied by a conversation between Sunah Choi, Thomas Bayrle Thomas Bayrle, and Markus Weisbeck. Markus Weisbeck With essays by Sabeth Buchmann and Andreas Schlegel.

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Deutsches Ledermuseum
Publication
For the 100th anniversary, the German Leather Museum presents its outstanding collection from the fields of applied art, ethnology and the German Shoe Museum. The publication follows the idea of a colour range dividing the different chapters of the collection. Additional content is arranged on shortened pages in order to vary the rhythm of the publication. Deutsches Ledermuseum

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EURS
A series of poster drafts designed for the Forum On European Culture to promote a common idea on the basis of very personal issues. Taking cue from the classic political campaigns of old workers unions, the campaign concept in collaboration with Anna Sinofzig highlights the importance of the individual as an essential part of the European project. By directly addressing its onlooker, it points to the fact that it is his/her values and voices that count.

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DIE NEUE ALTSTADT
The graphic concept of this publication, has been conceived in relation to the architectural and urban design principles of the Neue Altstadt. Typography and the editorial design reflect the structure of houses of different widths, narrow streets and small squares into the language of book design, as well as the juxtaposition of reconstructed houses and new buildings. In addition, the Neue Altstadt typeface developed for this purpose, cites the graphic language of Ernst May’s Journal: “Das Neue Frankfurt” from 1926 to 1931.

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Städelschule Architecture Class
Corporate Design
Based on the abbreviation of the institutional name, Städelschule Architecure Class, the new brand focuses on the modified alphabetical character SAC. Following this abstraction again, the single letters form a graphical construction as image frames. These constructs are based on divisions as the principle of a specific area which is required for positioning the pragmatic information more playful.

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Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Publication Series
The editorial design follows a strict grid with one Sans-Serif typeface as base for the structural elements of the different thematic chapters. The volumes in the series comprise collected contributions on subjects that are the focus of discourse in terms of art theory, cultural studies, art history, and research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and form the quintessence of international study and discussion taking place in the respective fields.

About Surface
Surface is a creative studio for corporate & cultural design. Besides working for notable brands, Surface is increasingly busy in the fields of contemporary and performing arts, architecture, music and exhibition. surfacemotion Surface’s conceptual approach of design and strategy derives solely from the content of the enquirer and develops accordingly. Numerous projects were developed for non-specific areas and published as author-design. Surface employs professional designers in Frankfurt and Berlin that have been trained in different fields of expertise. The management is lead by designer Markus Weisbeck Wikipedia AGI, who founded the studio in 1997 and is teaching as professor at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Visuelle Kommunikation Bauhaus Universität Weimar
Among its clients Surface counts nationally and internationally renowned companies and cultural institutions, such as the Serpentine Gallery, London, Zumtobel AG, Galerie Buchholz, Hugo Boss, Sternberg Press, Jewish Museum, Manifesta, Siemens Foundation, Documenta, Luma Arles, Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry of Finance, William Forsythe, Städelschule Frankfurt, Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt, Deutsche Bank as well as Klassik Stiftung Weimar and Fogo Island Art.
Current Employees are Angelika Fousse, Vera Kunz, Anna Landskron, Katrin Tüffers, Katya Velkova and Lukas Wagner.

Publications
1999

Whereishere? Laurence King Publishing, UK
Techno Style Edition Olms, Switzerland

2000

Trade Scalo Publishers, Switzerland
Lürzers Archive Austria

2001

Lürzers Archive Austria
Sampler, Laurence King Publishing, UK

2002

Monographical Article IDEA Magazine, Japan

2003

Lürzers Archive Austria
Legable Graphics, Japan
Helvetica Lars Müller Publishers, Switzerland
Graphic Design for the 21st Century Taschen, Germany
Typo-Graphics: The Art and Science of Type Design in Context Rotovision, USA

2004

Dos Logos Gestalten Verlag, Germany
This Gun Is for Hire Gestalten Verlag, Germany
Sonic Gestalten Verlag, Germany

2005

Monography Surface, Youth Press, China
Whitney Bienniale “Peace Tower” NYC, USA
032c Magazine Germany

2006

Vorn Magazine Germany

2007

The conditions of Graphic Design IDEA Magazine, Japan
The Layout Look Book I HarperCollins Publishers, USA
New Typographic Design Laurence King Publishing, UK
Kelvin – Colour Today, Gestalten Verlag, Germany
Serialize Gestalten Verlag, Germany
Design Evolution Rockport, USA
Coporate Identity und Corporate Design av Edition, Germany
New Visual Works: German Graphic Style LST, China
Quest, Germany

2008

Area 2 Phaidon, UK
Dry Design, Pie Books, Japan

2009

Los Logos 4 Gestalten Verlag, Germany
23rd International Biennial of Graphic Design, Tschechien
60 Jahre Grafik-Design der Bundesrepublik, FAZ, Germany
Studio Culture Unit Editions, UK
Goethe Institut, Designtrends Germany

2010

The Layout Look Book II HarperCollins Publishers, USA
The Designers Graphic Stew Rockport Publishers, USA
Los Logos 5 Gestalten Verlag, Germany

2011

Markus Weisbeck Surface, Lukas & Sternberg, Sternberg Press, Germany / USA
One by One, Hesign, Germany / China

2014

Vorn, Gestalten, Germany
Space For Visual Research, Spector Books, Germany
This New World, about Muriel Cooper, Frieze 3/2014

2015

360 Design, Sandupublishing, China
Markus Weisbeck in Teheran, Idea, Iran

2016

German Design Award 2016, German Design Council, Germany
Futura Superstar! Felicitas Rhan, FAZ
Die besten Plakate aus Berlin, Print wirkt, Der Tagesspiegel
un Magazine [issue 6.1], un Magazine

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