Amnesty Aktion

Fons Hickmann

For ›Amnesty Aktion‹ Fons Hickmann chose to develop a popular language based on a simple and very clear typographie system animated by a system of very strong illustrations and graphics offering instant comprehension of the information processed. The content is dramatized. Being a highly visual medium, like a system of signals: the use of a very hard character for headlines and graphics, contrasts between colors, and variations of very graphie pictograms by way of illustration.

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  4. Image 4 — Amnesty-1 1 (Amnesty Aktion)
  5. Image 5 — Amnesty-3 1 (Amnesty Aktion)
  6. Image 6 — Amnesty-4 1 (Amnesty Aktion)

    Fons Hickmann, Germany (2004)

    Fons Hickmann m23 was founded in 2001 in Berlin. The staff originates from around the world and varies a lot in size and scope. The design studio focuses on the design...

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    For ›Amnesty Aktion‹ Fons Hickmann chose to develop a popular language based on a simple and very clear typographie system animated by a system of very strong illustrations and graphics offering instant comprehension of the information processed. The content is dramatized. Being a highly visual medium, like a system of signals: the use of a very hard character for headlines and graphics, contrasts between colors, and variations of very graphie pictograms by way of illustration.

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    • Amnesty International
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    • Illustration
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    • Typography
    Fons Hickmann, Germany (2004)

      Fons Hickmann m23 was founded in 2001 in Berlin. The staff originates from around the world and varies a lot in size and scope.

      The design studio focuses on the design of complex communication systems and is working mainly in the cultural field, ranking among today’s most awarded design studios worldwide. The studio lends its expertise to everything related to events, communication and visual identity. Its activities include corporate design, book and poster design, magazine design and web design.

      Fons Hickmann studied photography and communication design. He has taught at several universities, held lectures and workshops around the world and is a professor at Berlin University of the Arts. He is a member of the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club New York and the Alliance Graphique Internationale.

      Publications

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      Beyond Graphic Design – Klasse Hickmann

      (2007)

      • Christof Nardin,
      • Fons Hickmann,
      • Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

      Hermann Schmidt Mainz

      If the reputation of a university attracts talented people and animates lecturers from all over the world to travel there, and if at this university more and more works setting standards are created this will be due to one or several university lecturers and professors who consider teaching to be a serious project but not a deadly serious one. It is a matter of fath-oming limits and extravagating them, making demands of oneself and others.

      Das beste Spiel aller Zeiten

      (2014)

      • Markus Büsges,
      • Oliver Gehrs,
      • Fons Hickmann

      Kein & Aber

      The best game of all times – A journal of 100 years of football history. A Book from Markus Büsges, Oliver Gehrs and Fons Hickmann, a collection of the most fascinating, curious and legendary moments in the history of football. To each minute a story, from kick off to penalty and beyond that. An intoxication. A book, funny, provoking and unique. A modern classic.

      Touch me There

      (2005)

      • Fons Hickmann

      Gestalten

      »Touch Me There« provides the missing link between art, design and theory. Within 472 Pages and printed in 8 colors, Fons Hickmann m23 introduces a world of Graphic Design, Photography and Illustration. The result is an intelligent counter-balance to today’s flood of media communication. Conceptual and political, Touch Me There transcends the limits of its content. Published at the Gestalten Verlag.

      5 x Berlin

      (2006)

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      Pyramid Press Paris

      Fons Hickmann m23 was invited to exhibit theire work at the Posterdesign Fesival at Chaumont. The exhibition was curated by Alex Jordan (Grapus). The studio designed the exhibition, a catalog and a poster. The poster shows a typical berlin house wall with the huge graffiti m23 did especially fort his project. The lettering on the wall shows the titel of the exhibition: »5 x Berlin« and the names of the invited artists: Cyan, Anschlaege, Attak, Angela Lorenz and Fons Hickmann m23.

      Education

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      Professor

      • Postgraduate

      2001 – 2007

      • University of applied Arts Vienna (Austria)

      Professor – Klasse Fons Hickmann

      • Postgraduate

      2007 – today

      • Grafik Design/ Communication design, Berlin University of the Arts (Germany)

      http://www.klassehickmann.com

      Agencies

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      Awards

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      TDC Award for Typographic Excellence, New York
      TDC Award for Typographic Excellence, Tokyo
      ADC Award USA
      ADC Award Europe
      ADC Award Germany
      Golden Bee Award, Moscow, RUS
      Master’s Eye Award, Travna, SLO
      Design Ausria Joseph Binder Award, Goldmedal
      Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
      Lead Award, Goldmedal
      iF Design Award, Goldmedal
      Reddot, Best of the Best Award
      Graphis Platinum Award, USA
      Graphis Gold and Silver Award, USA

      Other Professional Activities

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      • Professorship at University of applied Arts Vienna

        2001 – 2007

      • Professorship at the Berlin University of the Arts

        2007 – present

      • Courses and lectures around the world

      • Member of the TDC Type Directors Club NY