Massimiliano Audretsch
Graphic Design

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2020 – A bespoke typeface for the redesigned visual identity of Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt am Main (GER). Realised in collaboration with studio state, Berlin (GER).
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2020 – The new graphic identity for Atelier Lomann, Zürich (CH) based product designers.
Allround design in collaboration with Jahn Koutrios.
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2020 – Poster season 2020 and 2021 for the rooms of Case à Chocs in Neuchâtel (CH). It deals with the idea of predictability and planning, especially keeping in mind the uncertainties experienced in the summer of 2020. These posters are full of contrary meanings, enigmatic symbols and questionable predictions about the future.
Designed collaboration with Jahn Koutrios.
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2020 – Gruppo Due is a type design platform and foundry offering retail typefaces, alongside bespoke designs resulting from a close collaboration with our commissioners. Gruppo Due was founded in collaboration with the designers Moritz Appich, Bruno Jacoby and the media artist Jonas Grünwald.
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2020 – Poster advertising the „Dienstags Kolloquium”. A round table plattform for students and recently graduates of thee Conservation-Restoration department of Hochschule der Künste, Bern (CH).
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2019 – Scarf (200x17cm) telling the story of "Hedgehog & Bird". Excluively designed for Sophie Bunz (CH).
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2019 – A book I put together for my first year students at University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe (GER). It went with my course KNOW YOUR TOOLS, which gave insights in how to use and work with desktop image-editing, vector-drawing and layouting. It shows essentials such as commonly used tools, from color-managment and highlights the differences between file-formats.
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2019 – Poster and manifesto for Sensual Sensation spin-off of Bern (CH) based independent Radio Bollwerk.
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2019 – Poster and invitations for Campusradio Couch People live radio event, by Campusradio Karlsruhe (GER).
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2019 – Ciao explores the potential of auditive intonation parameters by altering the shapes of letters. This project was realized as a diploma thesis at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe (GER). Special thanks to Sereina Rothenberger, Michael Kryenbühl, Ivan Weiss, Anton Stuckardt and Bruce Kennett for your support.

2019 – Poster for Indie Indie, at Cafe Bar Mokka, Thun (CH).
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2018 – A catalogue of (b/w) words, (cmyk/rbg) pictures and (w) imaginative processes Herman Melvilles descriptions of the color white. It documents my attempt to rearrange the chapter "The Whiteness of the Whale" from "Moby Dick", in order to highlight the authors associative intention.
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2018 – Aridancer and banner announcing the term opening 2018/19 of University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe (GER). Realized in collaboration with Moritz Appich and Bruno Jacoby.
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2017 – Visual identity for the "Ciao" exhibition. Showcasing the final projects of recent graduates at University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe (GER). Realized in collaboration with Moritz Appich and Bruno Jacoby.
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2017 – Poster and invitations for the first anniversary of Campusradio Karlsruhe (GER). In collaboration with Moritz Appich.
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2017 – I was invited by Prof. Rebecca Stephany to organize a workshop about digitizing typefaces for her students of the "paperjam" seminar.
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2016 – Visual identity for the annual "Rundgang" exhibiton at University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe (GER). In collaboration with Catharina Hirsch and Shuaitong Zong.
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2015 – Monolinear typeface. Realised during an internship at Out of the Dark Typefaces, Zürich (CH). In collaboration with Philipp Hermann.
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Massimiliano Audretsch is a german/italian designer based in Bern (CH). His work focuses on typography, type and editorial design. After graduating he started working for Studio Johnson/Kingston (CH), is currently a lecturer at his former university the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe (GER) as well as guest lecturing typedesign at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (BE). In May 2020 he co-founded the type foundry Gruppo Due. – 19/11/20


:COMMISSIONS


massimiliano@audretsch.it
Phone: +41 78 798 95 69
Instagram: @massimiliano_audretsch


:LOCATION


Bern, Switzerland •


:TEACHING & WORKSHOP


WS 2020/21
Typografie 3, Royal Academy Antwerpen, BE •
Know Your Tools, HfG Karlsuhe, GER •

SS 2020
Know Your Tools, HfG Karlsuhe, GER •

WS 2019/20
Know Your Tools, HfG Karlsuhe, GER •

SS 2019
Foundation Course, HfG Karlsuhe, GER •

SS 2018
Type Workshop, HfG Karlsuhe, GER •


:SELECTED CLIENTS


Atelier Lomann, Zürich, CH •
Cafe Bar Mokka, Thun, CH •
Case à Chocs, Neuchâtel, CH •
HfG, Karlsruhe, GER •
HfMDK, Frankfurt am Main, GER •
Kunsthalle, Basel, CH •
Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main, GER •
Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, GER •
Radio Bollwerk, Bern, CH •
ZAK, Karlsruhe, GER •
ZKM, Karlsruhe, GER •


:FEATURES


2020
Page Magazine Print Edition 04.2020 •
New Aesthetic, Vol. 2 •

2019
Slanted, Yearbook of Type, Vol. 4 •
New Aesthetic, Vol. 1 •
It’s Nice That, about Ciao •

2016
It’s Nice That, about Blitz Script •
Slanted, about Blitz Script •


:TALKS


2019
Weltformat Symposium, Luzern, CH •
Ciao, HfG Karlsruhe, GER •
Saturday Type Fever, Karlsruhe, GER •


:EXHIBITIONS


2019
Designing Tools, Weltformat •
Ciao, HfG, Karlsruhe •

2017
Hundert Beste Plakate, GER + CH + AT •
Intl. Poster Competition GDFS, Glasgow, UK •

2016
Intl. Poster Competition GDFS, Glasgow, UK •


:AWARDS & NOMINATIONS


2019
GDA, Nomination Newcomer of the Year, GER •

2017
Hundert Beste Plakate, GER + CH + AT •
Intl. Poster Competition GDFS, UK •

2016
Intl. Poster Competition GDFS, UK •


:COLLABORATIONS


Moritz Appich, Bruno Jacoby, Philipp Hermann, Catherina Hirsch, Johannes Siemers, Anton Stuckardt, Barbara Acevedo Strange, Stefan Wölfle, Shuaitong Zong


:CREDITS


The site was design and developed by Massimiliano Audretsch

Big thanks to Ivan Weiss for helping out on some struggles with the code

The Dot-to-dot drawing tool was created using Paper.js by Jürg Lehni



  • Welcome to the portfolio website of Massimiliano Audretsch. • This site showcases selected projects dating back to 2015. • For graphic and type design commissions or teaching offers please do not hesitate to reach out via mail. • Welcome to the portfolio website of Massimiliano Audretsch. • This site showcases selected projects dating back to 2015. • For graphic and type design commissions or teaching offers please do not hesitate to reach out via mail. •