Uniform // Ingierstrand Bad Restaurant
Pascal Fedorec // Self Promotion Booklet
CCRZ // ChiassoLetteraria // Apolis
Chiasso Letteraria is an international literature festival established in 2005. Every edition is structured around a specific theme, which defines its literary perimeter and visual identity. The festival’s identity is designed by CCRZ since 2011.
The 2013 edition is centred on the theme of exile, which becomes a gateway to diversity through radical disorientation and, not infrequently, a necessary path toward creation. The festival’s visual supports take the form of incongruous flags, fake passports, seals and stamps, inviting a confrontation with the theme of migration and estrangement. The festival’s journal is illustrated with a project by French artist Thomas Mailaender, a series of photographs portraying overloaded cars, leaving for North Africa from the port of Marseille. An old CX turbo, inspired by Mailaender’s Cathedral Cars, is installed in the exhibition space.
CCRZ // ChiassoLetteraria // Apolis
CCRZ // ChiassoLeteraria // Storia/e
"The ninth edition theme of the international literature festival ChiassoLetteraria is the inescapable plot between collective History, individual stories of characters and authors, their narratives and accounts. How can History be told through literature? What role can be assigned to literature in dealing with elements of the past, even when they’re uncomfortable? What stories can still be told?
The Festival’s visual identity reflects the duality between the concept of history and story. A diagonal that separates, but at the same time approaches, becomes the recurring element used on logos, images, typography, exhibition design and various communication tools.”
Felix Pfäffli // Grilli Type
"Noël Leu asked me if I could design one of 26 postcards as advertising for his beautiful font GT Walsheim. Every postcard contains a letter of the typeface and is an interpretation of an old lithographic poster. In my case it was the «K» and a poster by Otto Baumberger for an international air show in Zurich in 1932."
Felix Pfäffli // Infotag 2011
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A is a name // HEAR Graduation Show
Moé Takemura // The Foreign Japanese Kitchen
"This cookbook shows how you can cook Japanese food using locally-available ingredients in Sweden. For a very long time, people used to eat what they could get for surviving. However, today, we have the luxury to choose. People look for pleasure and excitement in food as well as safety and reliability. The problem is that these two needs don’t always get along with each other because organic and locally-produced food is an important factor from safety and reliability perspective, but people enjoy multicultural diet supported by a lot of imported ingredients at the same time.
The project aimed to deal with this paradox, and aimed to introduce Japanese food culture in a suitable way in today’s Swedish environment, using as much locally available ingredients as possible.
After visiting farms and making many cooking experiments as well as food tastings, a cookbook was made for introducing traditional Japanese dishes in home-cooking style.
The book is written in 3 languages; English, Swedish and Japanese. Numbers of modifications were made in the book to make the food easier or possible to cook in the foreign environment. 30 recipes are introduced for 7 meals. Original Japanese dinner at normal household is composed of many small dishes, and people take what they want as much as they want. However, it is too much for everyday life in Sweden. Therefore, the book followed a style called Ichiju-Sansai in which a meal is composed of a bowl of rice, a cup of soup, one main dish and two side dishes. This style is often used in casual restaurants and for school food in Japan. Everything is presented in one big plate in the book, although everything is originally served separately in small plates in Japan. In the recipes, inaccessible ingredients in Sweden were substituted with locally available ingredients except soya products and seaweeds. These two were kept because they are the keys to healthy Japanese diet, and also because they would get more accessible in the near future in Sweden according to the research made in this project”
Muir McNeil // Panopticon / Intersect / Interact
"Founded in 2010, MuirMcNeil’s activities are focussed on exploring parametric design systems to generate appropriate solutions to visual communication problems."