Notre Carmen

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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

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

Dry Art

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

Constellations

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

X X L

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

Not Yours

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

Or, a…

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

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

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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Stefan Guzy and Björn Wiede, Photo: Arne Fehmel

Contact

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

Tel. +49 30 49 20005560 (Mo–Fr 9–17)
mail@zwoelf.net

VAT-ID: DE271093991
The authorized representatives are the 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 leads to the founding of Handsiebdruckerei Kreuzberg in 2010, a fine art screenprinting atelier. In 2016 Stefan Guzy and Björn Wiede become members of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

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, who distributed some weird screen prints we made in our studio (film by Kings&Kongs).

Awards, Exhibitions

2018
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

2017
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)

2016
“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

2015
“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

2014
“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

2013
“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

2012
“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]

2011
“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

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
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

2009
“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

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, Art Design Institute of China
5th Ningbo International Poster Biennial
Design Award of the Federal State Brandenburg [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

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

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

Lectures, Workshops, Juries

2018
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

2017
Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Lecture (Papermaking)
“100 Beste Plakate” poster competiton, Jury

2016
Show and Tell Berlin, Lecture

2015
Bauhaus-Archiv, Panel Discussion (“Design im Wandel”)

2014
Creative Paper Conference Munich, Lecture
Fedrigoni Berlin, Lecture
Goethe Institute Bratislava, Workshop (Poster Design)

2013
European Commission, Poster Competition „Migranten in Europa“, Jury
Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Werkkonferenz, Lecture

2012
Stuttgarter Medientage, Lecture (Branded Entertainment)
Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Lecture (Typography)

2011
Art Directors Club New York Annual Competition, Design Jury
Bauhaus University Weimar, Lecture

2010
University of the Arts Berlin, Lecture

2009
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)

2008
Historical Seminar in Ostritz, Lecture (Traditional Maps)

2007
Young Companies Brandenburg, Workshops (Graphic Design for Start Ups)

2006
Brandenburg Music School Council, Workshop (Graphic Design for Musicians)
Young Companies Brandenburg, Workshops

2005
University of the Arts Berlin, Seminar (Production Management)

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Internships

We do not offer any interships at the moment.