New release: Ephemer.

new release


With contributions from: Barry Bermange, Gabriele Brandstetter, Danica Darkic, Martina Dobbe, Martin Dornberg, Hinderk M. Emmrich, Daniel Fetzner, Yael Kaduri, Annette Le Fort, Angela Melitopoulos, Petra Maria Meyer, Hannelore Paflik-Huber, Jürgen Partenheimer, Felix Schackert, Claus-Arthur Scheier, Michael Schirner, Georg Christoph Tholen, Hagen Verleger, Michael Wetzel, Martin Zenck.

Editor: Petra Maria Meyer
Wilhelm Fink Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-7705-5755-4

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10.08.2020 • , (...)

The annual exhibition “Einblick Ausblick”, Opening on July 15th

The annual exhibition of the Muthesius University of Art also takes place in the Corona year, but its concept is by far the most unusual insight of the art school. This is made possible by ONLINESTREAMING and around 50 locations in the Kiel area, which the student planning team was able to gain as a cooperation partner. They give the students the opportunity to exhibit and present their work from the fields of communication design, fine art, industrial design and spatial strategies. There are stations from Gaarden to Holtenau and around the art college. There is an information station at the university itself.

The students not only want to avoid large crowds of people on campus, (...)

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Just arrived: Sensing the Ocean. A Collaboration between Art, Design and Science

“Sensing the Ocean. A Collaboration between Art, Design and Science.”

Tom Duscher, Stephan Sachs, Manfred Schulz (Editors)

“Sensing the Ocean” is based on the collaboration between the Kiel Marine Research Cluster of Excellence The Future Ocean and the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. The book shows how artists, designers and scientists can complement each other creatively, what differentiates artistic and scientific research, and illustrates how the interplay of competence gives rise to new insights.


Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel, at the Leipzig Book Fair!

For many years, the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design has been presenting its book and print art to the international audience at the Leipzig Book Fair. This year it will again be represented in the book & art segment (hall 3, booth G 301). Here, the Art Academy Kiel presents outstandingly designed printed works and special typographic book designs from the field of study »typography and book design« (Prof. Annette le Fort and Prof. André Heers). Every year the University’s booth is designed by students for the Book Fair.


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Visual Fundamentals and Graphic Design

Drawing is a complex notation. People who draw, document: the time which passes while drawing. The emotions which fill the drawer, the physical status of the drawer. Thinking about the object which is being drawn. Giving the object its outer form and inner constitution. The relationship of the drawer to the object. The drawer’s needs and expectations from his/her public . In addition to langauge, drawing is a basic tool of artistic self-comprehension in Communication Design. Those who draw must pause and reflect on their creations. Drawing with a fountain pen is a beautiful example: after several seconds the pen is empty and lifts off the page, the gaze goes to the glass with the ink, the pen is refilled, the gaze returns to the paper and searches for a new starting point, from where it continues. Even if it only concerns a few moments, decisions are taken on the completion of the form. To be able to draw, we must be able to see. We must be aware of the fundamentals of our perception, we must train and sharpen our perception, and this occurs in the reflective, practical drawing work, i.e. in a dialectic relatedness of graphic design and linguistic analysis. Additionally, in the studies of  “Visual Fundamentals and Graphic Design” the sign and its analysis should be considered together with the other fields of Communication Design. The knowledge of digital image processing gained in the basic courses in increased and tried out in practical exercises. As a rule, this means creating individual, small publications with the work done during the term. This includes a knowledge of the quality requirements of different printing techniques (offset, digital, silk-screen etc.), initially professional scanning of templates/documents, post-processing with Photoshop and then layouting in InDesign. An illustration should throw light on the object, it should make it light up so that its being or essence can be better shown. An illustration develops its own effect in a context which is narrower than a free drawing. The theme wants to be considered, but also the form of publication plays a significant role. What distinguishes an illustration in a daily newspaper from an illustration published in a children’s book? What distinguishes an illustration in digital media from one on a posterboard at the side of the road? Here, the link of graphic design to the other fields of CoDe becomes a central theme: the strategies of media which use images are different, and in the studies of  “Visual Fundamentals and Graphic Design”, such strategies are analysed and tried out using illustration as an example. The aim of the studies is to research new fields of work, to train creative thinking and technical abilities, to help students to find a personal, graphical form of expression of how intellectual and emotional content can be communicated by means of graphic design. This process should be set in motion during the studies, it never ends, it enables us to experience a wonderful paradox, namely to be able to surprise ourselves according to plan. Ideally, via or in conjunction with such an artistic practice, an attitude is created which is outwardly visible as a style.


Prof. Markus Huber
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