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 – 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 visiting lecturer at his former university the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe (GER) and co-founder of the type foundry Gruppo Due. – 08/06/20


:COMMISSIONS


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


:LOCATION


Bern, Switzerland •


:SELECTED CLIENTS


Atelier Lomann, Zürich, CH •
Cafe Bar Mokka, Thun, 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 •


:TEACHING & WORKSHOPS


2019
Know Your Tools, HfG Karlsruhe, GER •
Foundation Course, HfG Karlsruhe, GER •

2018
Paperjam, Workshop, 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



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  | | | | | What's next: We will launch the stone related type company Gruppo Due in 2020 | Along with the Gruppo Due launch the typefaces G2 Ciao + G2 TGR have been released | News: SS20 I held an online course at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe (GER) | Stone quote of the day: "Groups are dangerous!" | What's next: We will launch the typeface G2 Airdancer on the Gruppo Due website later in 2020 | | | | |