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ABRAKADABRA—————EDWINA HÖRL

ss 2019 By writing the magic word “abracadabra” in a geometric triangular form (Schwindeschema3), speech is turned into a spell that conjures up the irrational. The individual letters of “abracadabra” are written in a special arrangement in which the number of letters is decreased in each line, thus forming a triangle that offers protection from […]

THE RADICALS—————BOOK BY CHRISTOPHER MOSDELL

THE RADICALS is a collection of narratives pertaining to the ontology of a nation––a poetic shrine to a people, a culture, and a social milieu––built on the roots of a country’s written language. From the founding components of kanji (ideograms), the bushu (radicals) document the historic landscape of Japan––its literary figures, its heroic warriors, and […]

OUR PLASTIC—————EXHIBITION

A PORT JOURNEY PROJECTDURATION: 2019/1/22 TUE–2/3 SUN awarness exhibition created by so+ba in collaboration with 8 port journey members who provided plastic trash from their houshold from one week. –––––– In 2016, the world generated 242million tonnes of plastic waste, 12% of all municipal solid waste. –––––– Some 90 percent of floating marine debris is […]

KUNST: SZENE ZÜRICH—————CITY OF ZURICH, CULTURAL DEPARTEMT

the «kunst: szene zürich 2018» – was held from november 23rd to december 2nd, 2018 in zurich. the modular-structured event with exhibitions and performances took place in 26 different spaces with around 250 participating artists and collectives, in the city of zurich.the «kunst: szene zürich 2018» in this modular form was new and had an […]

MAX ET LES AUTRES—————BOOK

book—————concept and design the «spinnerei III» in windisch was a spinning factory build in 1870. it was part of the industrial revolution in switzerland.once there was a faceless mass of women, men and children working here, today the building went through a renovation process, and now 50 families live there. the swiss writer christian haller […]

OLDER—————EDWINA HÖRL

aw 2016 Getting old is not for cowards(Mixed remarks on aging)Yes, this is the battle cry that is now pulling me out of a quagmire of contemplation I got caught in while thinking about age (and aging) and reading what clever people have written about it. It’s an eternal topic because it a!ects all of […]

FREITAG AD_ABSURDUM—————CONCEPT

exhibition communication // invitation // posters // publication freitag ad_absurdum28.10.2015 – 28.02.2016an exhibition to show an attitudecarte blanche to the freitag brothers, feat. frank & patrik riklinmudac – musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains in lausanne initial situationthe exhibition «freitag ad absurdum» of the freitag and riklin brothers is dedicated to the topics of […]

FREITAG AD_ABSURDUM—————PUBLICATION

exhibition book // book exhibition the publication bundles the essence of the exhibition, in order to exhibit and develop the ‘attitude’ again in the private spaces. the publication can be taken apart and trans- formed into a pop-up exhibition, with everything you need: an exhibition poster, the date and location can be added by hand, […]

URBAN FISHING—————FREITAG STORE GINZA

social media announcement for the 5th anniversary of the ginza freitag store five candles and some fish at the f-store in ginzain the nights before the five-year anniversary of the f-store in ginza……. fishermen were sighted nearby with their rods in manhole covers?have tuna infiltrated the sewer system in the japanese capital? or is urban […]

PEACH—————PHOTOBOOK

book design and production in peach, the young Swiss artist susanne hefti turns her acute and sensitive gaze on her changing surroundings. through structure and composition, light and color, the photographer generates extraordinary moments that spirit the viewer away to an astounding world of her own and help us to see everyday things with new eyes. […]

SONG FOR THE COLLEAGUES—————EDWINA HÖRL

this collection is deditcated to edwina hörls team and all the workers in the fashion indrustry Wer schafft das Gold zu Tage?Wer hämmert Erz und Stein?Wer webet Tuch und Seide?Wer bauet Korn und Wein?Wer gibt den Reichen all ihr Brotund lebt dabei in bitt´rer Not?Das sind die Arbeitsmännerdas ProletariatDas sind die Arbeitsmännerdas Proletariat Wer plagt […]

SHIFTING PLACES—————

shifting places  //  fasten your seat belt!  //  take off tokyo zurich  //  nebelmeer campari soda  //  drift shift lift gift swift rift  //  eleven h in thin air  //  landed home but far away so+ba’s contribution to the “control shift plus” exhibition held january 2015 at the bärengasse in zurich

物語をつむぐバッグ—————BOOK, FREITAG

フライターグ/物語をつむぐバッグ is the japanese version of the book // freitag – out of the bag interviews with the brothers daniel and markus freitag and their coworkers and collaborators in the fields of product design, manufacturing, distributing, and marketing offer a look behind the scenes at the company, which manages as a brand to embody — […]

TEDx TOKYO—————CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED

communication design // posters // booklet // cards // etc tedxtokyo 2014 took place on saturday may 31st 2014, with a theme of ‘connecting the unconnected’; exploring our social ecosystem across japan and beyond. over 25 speakers and performers gathered to share powerful ideas, groundbreaking inventions, and highly original artforms.the concept of the communication tools […]

INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR—————SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

posters, programs, catalog, flyers, ads, coasters, t-shirts, catering bons etc. P. –––>Programm (program)K. –––>Katalog (catalog)K.u.G. –––>Kurz und Gut (short and well done)…… what is shorter than short? an abbreviation!the campaign for the «internationalen kurzfilmtage winterthur» (short film festival in winterthur) was created in 2011, it is short and concise. each year, the color is changing […]

NAMIDA EXHIBITION—————GENEVA

exhibition // invitation // t-shirts // pinphotographs by pascal greco + tableaux by so+ba the power of nature has taken many dear lives. our hearts go out to all those who have lost loved ones and to those who continue to suffer hardship.the profit of this exhibition is given to the red cross japan to […]

FRESH FROZEN SMILE—————EXHIBITION AT TOKYO GRAPHIC PASSPORT

«hungry eyes / thirsty ears / fresh frozen smile» is the title for so+ba’s contribution to the «graphic passport 2010 exhibition» held in tokyo from september 23 to 29, 2010. so+ba created 6 panels for the exhibition. collages of different projects which so+ba has developed during the past four years. eacht panel has a theme, […]

LOOK WITH YOUR HANDS—————RENDEZ-VOUS PROJECT

“look with your hands” is a series of envelops developped for the yokohama rendez-vous project. yokohama rendez-vous project started 2009 as an experimental approach to monozukuri, bridging artists and designers with businesses and social welfare facilities.for the “look with your hands” envelope series so+ba has been working with “wakuwaku work” a social facility for blind […]

PARALLEL NIPPON 1996-2006—————ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION

posters // flyers // postcards // banners // tickets // exhibition design parallel nippon focuses on 110 representative architectural specimens selected from among buildings constructed primarily in japan in the 10 years from 1996 to 2006, presenting them against the backdrop of japan’s socio-cultural environment. the exhibition retraces how japan’s architectural scene has answered with […]