Philip Glass and friends

Repetitive structured poster design (and placarding concept) announcing two live concerts of minimalist composer and pianist Philip Glass playing along

Stimming, Acid Pauli, Fejká

Poster series announcing a triple electronic set performed by music producer Martin Stimming featuring Martin Gretschmann (Acid Pauli) and Brian

Steve Reich Six Pianos

Poster series announcing a minimalistic piano concert, originally composed by Steve Reich, performed by contemporary pianists. Placarding a blank poster

4 Shows

Poster to announce four different upcoming shows for Berlin-based promoter and booking agency von der haardt.

Max Cooper

Multiple poster design concept for London-based music and video producer Max Cooper.

José González

Open air show in Leipzig featuring José González.


Announcement poster for the exhibition “Hyperdrüse” (loosely translated as hyper gland) by german fine artist Anna Virnich at Schering Stiftung,

Max Richter Vivaldi Recomposed

Poster to announce a concert of violinist Daniel Hope with orchestra, playing a reinterpretation of Vivaldis Four Seasons by Max

25 Jahre Haus der Geschichte

Official stamp design for the german Ministry of Finance on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the famous Bonn museum


Poster to announce a group show called “Bussi” (soft kiss) of various contemporary artists in Cologne, Germany.

Grandbrothers and others

Ensemble show of piano/electronic duo “Grandbrothers” at Berlin Volksbühne.



Poster for primary students to learn the visual-manual modality of Sign Languages instead of using spoken words to communicate with

Barrikaden am Wedding

Poster to announce different actors reading a historical text, describing violent street battles in Berlin district Wedding in May 1929.

Nicola Cruz


Stimming, Aparde, Thomas Atzmann

Masayoshi Fujita

A ensemble show of Masayoshi Fujita, a Japanese vibraphone player and composer, was occasion for this poster playing around with

Mut zur Wut

Notre Carmen

Poster for the bizarre interpretation of Bizet’s “Carmen” by berlin based thater formation Hauen&Stechen at Sophiensaele. Together with Basics09.

Yes To Open Borders

Personal statement on the occasion of the AGI Open 2017 taking place in Paris themed “Borders—yesterday, today, tomorrow”.

Trockene Kunst

Poster for a finished renovation, an exhibition and its vernissage, the farewell of the old and the welcome of new


Poster for a sequential group exhibition of several fine art scholarship holders at Kv.H.Bf.


Poster for the europe-wide introduction of Metapaper’s paper grade “Extrarough” with the size of 92x130cm.

Not Yours

Poster for an exhibition by artist Philip Emde called “Not Yours”, that deals with smartphone-gestures and their transcription to canvas.

Or, a…

Poster for Ruth Buchanans exhibition “Or, a camera Or, a building Or, a screen” at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof. Like the

Upside Down

Kieler Woche 2015

Poster for Kieler Woche 2015.

Train Of Thought

P-Shirts II




Lonski & Classen

A Long Way Down


Stuart Sherman


Several posters showcasing piano artists in different clubs of Berlin. Although the rules for the series are quite strict, each


A Line — Working, Weaving.

Office Work

Die Sprachen der Blumen (The languages of flowers)

Poster for an academic conference in Erfurt on flowers using real flower wrapping paper. The conference ist hosted by Arbeitsgruppe

Liberace — Too Much Of A Good Thing Is Wonderful

La grande bellezza (The great beauty)

Movie poster edition for Paolo Sorrentino’s “La grande bellezza” (“The great beauty”), which was given away for free by design

Kv.H.Bf. — Spactacles

The Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof shows selected works of the performer and filmmaker Stuart Sherman postum as well as its documentation

Kv.H.Bf. — FFM:HH

The production and exhibition platform basis e.V. in Frankfurt and the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof in Hamburg organized an exchange, in

Philipp Poisel

Three beautiful posters for German singer-songwriter Philipp Poisel containing some of his most haunting lyrics. Only 100 copies of each


Poster for an art-exhibition, initiated by Philip Emde, who invites 15 artists/designers to interpret his motif/slogan “Philip Emde ruined my

Kv.H.Bf. — All Change

Poster for Kerstin Čmelka’s solo show at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg. Her theatrical piece deals with prejudices, stereotypes and a constant change.

Do Make Say Think Poster

Just by re-arranging the band name of Canadians post-rock legend Do Make Say Think, we created a kind of manifesto or

The swarm is coming …

Poster for the public intervention “Der Schwarm kommt … (The swarm is coming …)” of up-and-coming artist Adrian Lohmüller in Berlin, which

Kv.H.Bf. — Rochade

Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof’s new exhibition “Rochade” deals with the fact that the gallery space used to be a first class waiting


Poster for fellow indie dude Helmut, who is just recording his very first full length to be released on Haldern Pop

The Vagabond

Poster for the short-film “The Vagabond” of director Rudolf Domke.

Condre Scr/Svarte Greiner/Kt Zentrum

Poster for a show of three post-rock/ambient/noise live acts (Condre Scr, Svarte Greiner, Kt Zentrum) at Saarbrücker 23  in Berlin,

Haroon Mirza --{}{}{} {}--{}{}{}{}--{}

Poster for Haroon Mirza‘s solo exhibition at Schering Stiftung Berlin called “–{}{}{} {}–{}{}{}{}–{}” (curated by Franziska Solte). A dot grid is

Kv.H.Bf. — Stunt

Poster for a solo exhibition of Swiss artist Shahryar Nashat at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, curated by Franziska Solte and Isabelle

Het Licht (The Light)

Poster-like art print as a part of Susanne Kriemann‘s group show exhibition at Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Gent (Belgium).

Analytical Serigraphs

Poster printed with bleach, announcing our exhibition at Betahaus Berlin of several serigraphs, printed with unconventional inks (curated by Sophie Charlotte Kestler

Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof — Is This Where It Ends?

Poster for the Sunah Choi/Haroon Mirza show at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof in Hamburg.

Öge, Bilal & Lu — Tour 2011

Tour poster for German Pop Rap group “Öge, Bilal & Lu”, promoting their debut album “Moonwalk”.

‘Über Kritzeln’

Poster made solely of Google book research results for a FU Berlin university conference on scribbling and visual notations.

Sinnbus KlangKlangKlang Festival

Poster for Berlin’s #1 indie label Sinnbus’ very own music festival at Levee Club featuring Ter Haar, Therese Aune, Evening

RUIN w/ Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop@Volksbühne

In addition to a combination of powerful blast beats, white corpse paint and the correct dose of misanthropy, almost illegible

William Fitzsimmons — Gold In The Shadow Tour 2011

Poster for the tour of US singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons new album “Gold In The Shadow” based on a photo by Erin Brown.

Good vs. Evil

This poster uses an optical illusion: Somebody’s eye can hardly recognize small difference between forms at a short distance but

Dancing Pigeons@Kampnagel

Hamburg’s new electro band discovery Dancing Pigeons are delivering powerful sets on stage, though they look that they haven’t passed twenty years

Denison Witmer — Carry The Weight Tour 2010

Poster for the 2010 autumn shows of US singer-songwriter Denison Witmer in Germany, promoting his record “Carry The Weight” (The


Tour poster for Berlin-based electro artist “Blitzkids” (now Blitzkids mvt).

William Fitzsimmons — The Sparrow And The Crow Tour

On “The Sparrow And The Crow” (Grönland), his second album to be released in Europe, the US singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons handles the

Marissa Nadler — Tour 2009

Marissa Nadler‘s fourth album reveals a little more of the path that the singer and painter from Washington DC has

William Fitzsimmons — Tour 2008

William Fitzsimmons’ “Goodnight” (Haldern Pop Recordings) was one of the great lo-fi records of 2008. We designed the poster for his


Poster design for a mini festival with Figurines and Bonaparte in Berlin’s Admiralspalast Studio.

Headlights — Tour 2008

Poster design for the autumn tour of Germany by Headlights (Illinois, USA).

Centre Français Berlin — Konzerte im Kino

The booking agency 2fortheroad organised two international shows with Juana Molina (AR) paired with Gareth Dickson (UK) and Ólafur Arnalds (IS) with Finn (DE) and turned the cinema into a

Mugison — Mugiboogie Tour 2008

Poster for selected shows of the manic Icelander in Germany.

Kristofer Åström — Rainaway Town Tour 2008

Poster for the 2008 tour of Swedish singer-songwriter Kristofer Åström, promoting his new record “Rainaway Town”.

Christian Kjellvander — Tour 2008

Poster for the Swedish singer-songwriter: “Are you guys crazy? It looks like I’m a kinda redneck singer-songwriter!”

José González — In Our Nature

For the autumn 2007 tour of swedish singer-songwriter José González, we developed a new screen printing ink based on metal filings,

7th Festival of Music Schools

For the 7th time, the State Association of Music Schools in Brandenburg organised the Festival of Music Schools, the largest event of

The Locust

The concerts of US grindcore/mathcore band “The Locust” can almost make listeners start bleeding from the ears, so the tour

Au Revoir Simone

Poster for the New York band Au Revoir Simone.

Peter, Bjorn and John — Tour 2006

Poster for the indie pop group from Stockholm’s tour of Germany to promote their “Writer’s Block” album.

Homo Bellicus: A Genealogy Of War

Homo Bellicus is an international exhibition of contemporary art. From 29th June to 9th July 2007, more than 50 works

Torchous — Variations Tour

Ongoing posterdesign for the berlin-based band.


Blonde Redhead — Tour 2004

Poster for two exclusive German shows by the US indie band “Blonde Redhead”.

Geoff Farina

Poster for a solo-show of Karate’s Frontman at Magnet-Club.

Kevin Devine/Jettison — Tour 2004

Poster for the Tour of Singer-Songwriter Kevin Devine and the punk-band Jettison.

Exhibition Cyan Class

Poster for university class exhibition 2004 at Berlin University of Arts.

Hundred Reasons/Garrison

Björn Wiede and Stefan Guzy, Photo: Astis Krause.


Zwölf GbR
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44a
II. Hof, Aufgang B
10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg

By appointment only.

Tel. +49 30 49 40007376

VAT-ID: DE271093991
Managing partners: Stefan Guzy and Björn Wiede.

Founded as an interdisciplinary working community in 2000, the studio’s focus quickly moved towards poster design. The two designers, Stefan Guzy (* 1980) and Björn Wiede (* 1981), alumni of the Berlin University of the Arts, mainly work for clients from the arts, culture and the public sector. The use of experimental printing techniques lead to the founding of Handsiebdruckerei Kreuzberg in 2010, a fine art screen printmaking studio. In 2016 Stefan Guzy and Björn Wiede have been inducted as members of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

Everything But T-Shirts

2015 video portrait of our screen-printing studio Handsiebdruckerei Kreuzberg. A portrait filmed by Kings&Kongs.

Wave Machine

Print performance at Druck Berlin 2013 Festival at Stattbad Wedding, organized by Dolly Demoratti from Mother Drucker. Flooding a swimming pool with a colorful wave, 300 meters long.

"Yeah, Printing!"

Video interview (2011) with Sophie Charlotte Kestler and Erika Riesenkampf from Berlin-based art gallery Reign of Art (film by Kings&Kongs).

Awards, Exhibitions

Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2022, Tokyo Type Directors Club
10th International Triennial of Stage Posters Sofia
Cyprus Poster Triennial 2022
Disco Not Disco, Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst

27th International Poster Biennale Warsaw
10th China International Poster Biennial 2021
Biennial of Poster Bolivia BICeBé 2021
13th International Poster Triennial Toyama 2021

Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2020, Tokyo Type Directors Club
100 Best Posters 2019, Germany/Austria/Switzerland
Golden Bee 14, Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design
Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2020 (Bronze)
4th Shenzhen International Poster Festival

9th China International Poster Biennial 2019 (Gold Award)
Goethe Institute Beijing, Jingren’s Paperlounge, (“typografische Gestaltungsformen”)
Kunstbibliothek Berlin (“László Moholy-Nagy and the Neue Typografie”)
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2019, Tokyo Type Directors Club
100 Best Posters 2018, Germany/Austria/Switzerland
Biennial of Poster Bolivia BICeBé 2019
International Poster Biennale for Peace Nanjing 2019
9th International Triennial of Stage Posters Sofia
Cyprus Poster Triennial (CPT) 2019
Tag der Druckkunst, 360 Grad Lichtenberg, Berlin
co|show Global Poster Biennial, Colorado

Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2018, Tokyo Type Directors Club
28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2018
26th International Poster Biennale Warsaw
10th Trnava Poster Triennial 2018
12th International Poster Triennial Toyama 2018
Golden Bee 13, Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design
5th Moscow Poster Competition
PlakatFest 2018, Festival Plakatu Chorzów

Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2017, Tokyo Type Directors Club
20th Lahti Poster Triennial
Biennial of Poster Bolivia BICeBé 2017
8th China International Poster Biennial
Poster Quadrienale Bardejov 2017
Anschlag Berlin, Berlin Posters in China
Rundumschlag, Stuttgart
Soirée graphique No. 10, Bern
German Photo Book Prize (Bronze)

“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”, Type Directors Club New York
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2016, Tokyo Type Directors Club
Golden Bee 12, Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design
8th International Triennial of Stage Posters Sofia
1st Ecuador Poster Biennale
2nd Shenzhen International Poster Festival
GDFS Graphic Design Festival Scotland

“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”, Type Directors Club New York
26rd Festival de l’affiches de Chaumont
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2015, Tokyo Type Directors Club
9th Trnava Poster Triennial 2015
7th China International Poster Biennial
1st Shenzhen International Poster Festival
Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2015
ANSCHLAG—BERLIN, Contemporary poster designs from Berlin

“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”, Type Directors Club New York
100 Best Posters 2013, Germany/Austria/Switzerland
24th International Poster Biennale Warsaw
19th Lahti Poster Triennial
Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2014
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2013, Tokyo Type Directors Club
13th International Poster Biennal of Mexico BICM
Golden Bee 11, Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design
Panatom Temporary Art-Store, Berlin

“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”, Type Directors Club New York
24rd Festival de l’affiches de Chaumont
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2013, Tokyo Type Directors Club
Biennial of Poster Bolivia BICeBé 2013
1st Italian Poster Biennial
Druck Berlin Screenprint Festival
Koperhuis Design Galerie, Gent
Essays And Observations, Berlin
Panatom Temporary Art-Store, Berlin

“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”, Type Directors Club New York
100 Best Posters 2010, Germany/Austria/Switzerland
23rd Festival de l‘affiches de Chaumont
23rd International Poster Biennale Warsaw
10th International Poster Triennial Toyama 2012
All Gold Of The World 2010–2012, Moscow
12th International Poster Biennal of Mexico BICM
8th Trnava Poster Triennial 2012
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2012, Tokyo Type Directors Club
Zgraf 10, International Exhibition of Graphic Design and Visual Communications, Zagreb
Golden Bee 10, Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design
DMY Satellite, Berlin
Paperazzo Haptik Award [shortlisted]

“Best Cultural Posters Prize”, 7th International Typography Exhibition, Teheran
100 Best Posters 2010, Germany/Austria/Switzerland
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2013 (“Prize Nominee Work”), Tokyo Type Directors Club
5th China International Poster Biennial
Schrift und Typografie in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig
On Ink Trips, marke.6, Neues Museum Weimar
DruckBerlin, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin
Analytische Serigrafien, Reign Of Art, Betahaus Berlin
Moving Types — Lettern in Bewegung, Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz

“Silver Cube Winner” (“Best Package Design”), Art Directors Club New York
“Silver” (“Typography”), Art Directors Club Germany
“European Design Award” Gold (“Best CD cover”), ED-Awards
100 Best Posters 2009, Germany/Austria/Switzerland
24th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno
6th International Triennial of Stage Posters Sofia
Golden Bee Award, Golden Bee 9, Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design
1st Graphic Design Biennale Germany China 2010, Offenbach/Main

“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”, Type Directors Club New York
“European Design Award” Silber (“Single Poster”), ED-Awards
10th Tehran International Poster Biennial 2009
“AIGA Annual Design Award”, American Institute of Graphic Arts New York
17th Lahti Poster Biennial
“ADI Design Award 2008”, Hanghzou, Art Design Institute of China
Taiwan International Poster Design Award 2009
7th Trnava Poster Triennial 2009
3rd International Biennial of Poster Bolivia 2009
9th International Poster Triennial Toyama 2009
4th China International Poster Biennial
“Echo” (Best Music Video) [nominated], Bundesverband Musikindustrie

“Gold Cube Winner” (Best Poster 2007), Art Directors Club New York
“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”, Type Directors Club New York
100 Best Posters 2007, Germany/Austria/Switzerland
“ADI Excellent Work”, Hanghzou, Art Design Institute of China
5th Ningbo International Poster Biennial
Design Award of the Federal State Brandenburg [nominated]

“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”, Type Directors Club New York
“Lead Award” Silver (Best Illustration), Lead Academy Hamburg
“Lead Award” Bronze (Best Photo Series), Lead Academy Hamburg

“Lead Award” Bronze (Best Newcomer Magazine), Lead Academy Hamburg

„herzberührtdesign“, Zumtobel Staff Lounge Berlin
Blacklight Gallery, Berlin

Lectures, Workshops, Juries

Folkwang University of the Arts, Workshop

University of the Arts Bremen, Visiting Lecturer, Master programme „Kultur und Identität. Bild und Text als kulturelle Praxis”
Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts, Visiting Lecturer 2022 “Experiment and Process”
Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Lecture

University of the Arts Bremen, Visiting Lecturer, Master programme „Kultur und Identität. Bild und Text als kulturelle Praxis”
Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts, Visiting Lecturer 2021 “Experiment and Process”
University of the Arts Bremen, Lecture
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Panel Discussion (Drucken im Dialog)

Bauhaus University Weimar, Visiting Professor SS 2020 (Graphic Design)
Bauhaus University Weimar, Visiting Lecturer WS 2020/21 (Graphic Design)
Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts, Visiting Lecturer 2019 “Experiment and Process”
Media Design University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Workshop (Printmaking)
Show&Tell Berlin, Host

Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Discussion (László Moholy-Nagy and the Neue Typografie)
AGI Open Rotterdam, Workshop
Giebichenstein Design Preis, Jury
Bauhaus-University Weimar, Visiting Professor WS 2019/20 (Graphic Design)
Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Visiting Professor (Editorial Design)
Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Workshop (Typography)
Show&Tell Berlin, Host
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Lecture
Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts, Visiting Lecturer 2019 “Experiment and Process”
École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Paris, Workshop “Type/Screen/Writer” (Typography/Printmaking)

Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Workshop (Poster Design)
Design Summer Berlin, Workshop (Poster Design, Printmaking)
Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Workshop/Vortrag (Poster Design)
Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Guest Juror/Lecture
State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Workshop/Lecture (Printmaking)
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Guest Juror/Lecture
“Mut zur Wut” poster competition, Heidelberg, Jury
Show&Tell Berlin, Host

Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Lecture (Papermaking)
“100 Beste Plakate” poster competiton, Jury

Show and Tell Berlin, Lecture

Bauhaus-Archiv, Panel Discussion (“Design im Wandel”)

Creative Paper Conference Munich, Lecture
Fedrigoni Berlin, Lecture
Goethe Institute Bratislava, Workshop (Poster Design)

European Commission, Poster Competition „Migranten in Europa“, Jury
Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Werkkonferenz, Lecture

Stuttgarter Medientage, Lecture (Branded Entertainment)
Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Lecture (Typography)

Art Directors Club New York Annual Competition, Design Jury
Bauhaus University Weimar, Lecture

University of the Arts Berlin, Lecture

Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Workshop (Book Design)
University of the Arts Berlin, Lecture (Paper for Designers)
Colloquium of the Historical Society for Berlin (Palaeography, Regional History)

Historical Seminar in Ostritz, Lecture (Traditional Maps)

Young Companies Brandenburg, Workshops (Graphic Design for Start Ups)

Brandenburg Music School Council, Workshop (Graphic Design for Musicians)
Young Companies Brandenburg, Workshops

University of the Arts Berlin, Seminar (Production Management)

Liability notice

Despite careful content control, we accept no liability for the content of external links. We use GoogleAnalytics. The non-commercial use of the picture materials presented here (for example on blogs) is permitted without further written consultation, as long as Zwölf is sufficiently identified as the creator and a link returns to this site. Some elements of this website may also contain pictures, animations, tone recordings and films which are protected by third-party copyright.


We do not offer any interships at the moment.