Upside Down

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Kieler Woche 2015

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Poster for Kieler Woche 2015.

Train Of Thought

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P-Shirts II

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Stoikerinnen

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HIER

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125+1

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Lonski & Classen

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A Long Way Down

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Hyperspace

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Stuart Sherman

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Tastenclub

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Millions

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A Line — Working, Weaving.

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Office Work

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Die Sprachen der Blumen (The languages of flowers)

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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

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La grande bellezza (The great beauty)

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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

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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

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

Philipp Poisel

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

P-Shirts

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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

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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

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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 …

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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

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

Helmut

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

The Vagabond

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

Condre Scr/Svarte Greiner/Kt Zentrum

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

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

Kv.H.Bf. — Stunt

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

Het Licht (The Light)

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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

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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?

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

Öge, Bilal & Lu — Tour 2011

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

‘Über Kritzeln’

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

Sinnbus KlangKlangKlang Festival

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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

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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

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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

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

Dancing Pigeons@Kampnagel

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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

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

Blitzkids

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

William Fitzsimmons — The Sparrow And The Crow Tour

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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

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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

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

Figurines/Bonaparte

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

Headlights — Tour 2008

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

Centre Français Berlin — Konzerte im Kino

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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

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Poster for selected shows of the manic Icelander in Germany.

Kristofer Åström — Rainaway Town Tour 2008

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

Christian Kjellvander — Tour 2008

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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

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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

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

The Locust

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

Au Revoir Simone

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Poster for the New York band Au Revoir Simone.

Peter, Bjorn and John — Tour 2006

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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

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

Torchous — Variations Tour

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Ongoing posterdesign for the berlin-based band.

Smoking.

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Blonde Redhead — Tour 2004

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

Geoff Farina

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

Kevin Devine/Jettison — Tour 2004

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

Exhibition Cyan Class

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

Hundred Reasons/Garrison

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Björn Wiede and Stefan Guzy, Photo: Line Kühl

Since our founding in the year 2000 our primary work has been in poster design.

Contact

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

Tel. +30 49 20005560
mail@zwoelf.net

VAT-ID: DE271093991
The authorized representatives are the partners: Stefan Guzy and Björn Wiede.

Stefan Guzy, born 1980, diploma degree from the Berlin University of the Arts, studied with Holger Matthies, Daniela Haufe/Detlef Fiedler (cyan), Stefan Sagmeister and Melk Imboden. Member of Association Typographique Internationale and the International Gutenberg Society.

Björn Wiede, born 1981, studied at Berlin University of the Arts (diploma) and at the Angewandte in Vienna with Melk Imboden und Fons Hickmann.

 

Everything But T-Shirts

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Have a look at our screen-printing studio Handsiebdruckerei Kreuzberg. A portrait filmed by Kings&Kongs.

Wave Machine

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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!"

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Video interview with Sophie Charlotte Kestler and Erika Riesenkampf from Reign of Art, a Berlin-based online art gallery, which is distributing some weird screen prints we made in our studio.

Awards, Exhibitions

2013
“Certificate of Typographic Excellence”, Type Directors Club New York
24rd Festival de l’affiches de Chaumont (France)
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2013, Tokyo Type Directors Club (Japan)
International Biennial of  Poster BICeBé (Bolivia)
1st Italian Poster Biennial
Druck Berlin Screenprint Festival
Koperhuis Design Galerie, Gent
Essays And Observations, Berlin
Panatom Temporary Art-Store, Berlin
Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany [nominated]

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

2011
Best Cultural Posters Prize, 7th International Typography Exhibition, Teheran (Iran)
100 Best Posters 2010, Germany/Austria/Switzerland
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2013 (“Prize Nominee Work”), Tokyo Type Directors Club (Japan)
5th China International Poster Biennial 2011
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 — Letters in Bewegung, Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz
Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany [nominated]

2010
“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 Greece
100 Best Posters 2009, Germany/Austria/Switzerland
24th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2010
6th International Triennial of Stage Posters Sofia (Bulgaria)
Golden Bee Award, Golden Bee 9, Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design
1st Graphic Design Biennale Germany China 2010, Offenbach/Main
Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany [nominated]

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

2008
“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 (China), Art Design Institute of China
5th Ningbo International Poster Biennial (China)
Design Award of the Federal State Brandenburg [nominated]
Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany [nominated]

2007
“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
Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany [nominated]

2006
“Lead Award” Bronze (Best Newcomer Magazine), Lead Academy Hamburg

2005
„herzberührtdesign“, Zumtobel Staff Lounge Berlin
Blacklight Gallery, Berlin

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