Markus Dressen, Germany

AGI member since 2004

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Markus graduated from the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts & Graphic Design in 1999. Between 1999 and 2002 he taught at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts as an assistant lecturer. The collaborative project Spector was founded in 2000 and Markus is co-editor of its magazine outlet, cut+paste. What is Spector? It can be an office, a magazine, a network or even a temporary venue in Leipzig. Even so, work on publications on contemporary fine art is still at the core of Spector. Since 2004 he has been senior lecturer for first and second year graphic design at the Leipzig Academy. The Studio’s work includes book designs for contemporary artists. Clients include, among others, the Leipzig Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig Opera, Dresden Museum of Technology and the Arts Council of the Free State of Saxony. Markus has received numerous national and international awards for his design work, such as the Golden Letter in the competition for The World’s Best Designed Books 2004.

Design work by Markus Dressen


    Markus Dressen, Germany (2004)

    Markus graduated from the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts & Graphic Design in 1999. Between 1999 and 2002 he taught at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts as an assistant lecturer. The collaborative project...

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    Markus Dressen, Germany (2004)

      Markus graduated from the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts & Graphic Design in 1999. Between 1999 and 2002 he taught at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts as an assistant lecturer. The collaborative project Spector was founded in 2000 and Markus is co-editor of its magazine outlet, cut+paste. What is Spector? It can be an office, a magazine, a network or even a temporary venue in Leipzig. Even so, work on publications on contemporary fine art is still at the core of Spector. Since 2004 he has been senior lecturer for first and second year graphic design at the Leipzig Academy. The Studio’s work includes book designs for contemporary artists. Clients include, among others, the Leipzig Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig Opera, Dresden Museum of Technology and the Arts Council of the Free State of Saxony. Markus has received numerous national and international awards for his design work, such as the Golden Letter in the competition for The World’s Best Designed Books 2004.

      Exhibitions

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      Markus Dreßen: Printed Matter

      2008

      Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig

      Curated by Barbara Steiner

      Awards

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      • 2000

      bronze Medal, "Best Book Design From All Over The World", Allaphbed, Institut für Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany
      • 2002

      bronze Medal, "Best Book Design From All Over The World", Seppi/ Junghans: JVA. Protokoll, Institut für Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany
      • 2004

      Golden Letter, "Best Book Design From All Over The World", Olaf Nicolai: ‹‹rewind ››forward, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany
      • 2006

      1st place in the competition of the visual identity "125 years of Kieler Woche" 2007, City of Kiel, Germany

      Other Professional Activities

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      • Jury member, "Best Book Design From All Over The World", Stiftung Buchkunst at Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig, Germany

        2007 – 2010

      • Jury member, Gutenberg Prize of the City of Leipzig, Germany

        2006 – 2008

      • Jury member, "Kieler Woche" (Kiel Regatta) 2008, City of Kiel, Germany

        2007 – present

      • Jury member, INFORM. Award for Conceptual Design. Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany

        2008 – ongoing

      • Jury member, ISTD Award. International Society of Typographic Designers, London, United Kingdom

        2009 – present