RIAS Kammerchor

Fons Hickmann

The RIAS Kammerchor was founded in 1948 and is one of the most ambitious music groups in Berlin. In addition to various premieres, Arvo Pärt, György Ligeti and Max Reger are in the repertoire. The ensemble received numerous international honors and awards for musical excellence. For the 70th anniversary, M23 has designed a brand new corporate identity for all media.

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  1. Image 1 — RKC Poster 01 Saison (RIAS Kammerchor)
  2. Image 2 — RKC Poster 05 Abokonzert 04 (RIAS Kammerchor)
  3. Image 3 — RKC Poster 06 Abokonzert 05 (RIAS Kammerchor)
  4. Image 4 — RKC Rias Kammerchor 2017 Stationary 00002 (RIAS Kammerchor)
  5. Image 5 — RKC Saisonbrochure 2017 Book 01 (RIAS Kammerchor)

    Fons Hickmann, Germany (2004)

    Fons Hickmann is a graphic designer, author and professor of design at the University of Arts in Berlin. In 2001, he founded the influential design studio »Fons Hickmann m23«. The studio f...

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    The RIAS Kammerchor was founded in 1948 and is one of the most ambitious music groups in Berlin. In addition to various premieres, Arvo Pärt, György Ligeti and Max Reger are in the repertoire. The ensemble received numerous international honors and awards for musical excellence. For the 70th anniversary, M23 has designed a brand new corporate identity for all media.

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    Fons Hickmann, Germany (2004)

      Fons Hickmann is a graphic designer, author and professor of design at the University of Arts in Berlin. In 2001, he founded the influential design studio »Fons Hickmann m23«. The 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.

      Fons has taught at several universities, held lectures and workshops around the world, and is a member of TDC New York, ADC and AGI. Increasingly, he is dedicating himself to the publication of literature on diverse fields of knowledge from design through media theory to football and pop culture.

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      Morgen und Davor

      (2017)

      • Fons Hickmann,
      • Pascal Kress

      Hermann Schmidt Mainz

      A visual plea for new ways to teach design. Fons Hickmann uses his seminars not only to impart knowledge, but also to trigger curiosity. He awakens the desire to explore boundaries and question the habitual. Fons Hickmann has more questions for his students than answers – and this is evident from the work that is created in his courses. This book provides an overview of the past ten years.

      Anschlag Berlin – Zeitgeistmedium Plakat

      (2015)

      • Fons Hickmann,
      • Sven Lindhorst-Emme

      Seltmann+Söhne Berlin

      The book and exhibition »Anschlag Berlin« provide an overview of outstanding contemporary posters by designers working in Berlin. The selection consists of over 100 posters by both newcomers and renowned design studios, that cross the imaginary border between art and design.

      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 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.

      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.

      5 x Berlin

      (2006)

      • Alex Jordan

      Pyramid Press Paris

      Fons Hickmann m23 was invited to exhibit their work at the poster design festival in 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 bold graffiti especially created for this project. The lettering on the wall shows the title of the exhibition: »5 x Berlin« and the names of the invited artists: Cyan, Anschlaege, Attak, Angela Lorenz and Fons Hickmann m23.

      Touch me There

      (2005)

      • Fons Hickmann

      Gestalten

      »Touch Me There« provides the missing link between art, design and theory. Containing 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.

      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

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      Awards

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      TDC New York Award for Typographic Excellence, USA
      TDC Tokyo Award for Typographic Excellence, Japan
      ADC Award USA
      ADC Award Europe
      ADC Award Germany
      Golden Bee Award, Moscow, RUS
      Master’s Eye Award, Travna, SLO
      Design Austria Joseph Binder Award, gold, silver and bronze, AT
      German Design Award, DE
      Lead Award, gold, DE
      iF Design Award, gold, DE
      Reddot, Best of the Best Award, DE
      Graphis Award, platinum, gold and silver, USA
      Most Beautiful German Books Award, DE
      100 Best Posters Award, AT, CH, DE

      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