✓ Johannes Wilke
is an artist and designer based in Berlin and Frankfurt. His focus lies on graphic and editorial design; additionally he works in the field of aesthetic research.
Works have been on display at:
✓ Sonderbare Gelder
is a thesis investigating the interrelation of (cypto) currencies and visual communication. Whereas classical currencies are structured and designed following an ideal of the common, the visual design of crypto currencies oscillates between requirements of the general like functionality and reliability and qualities of uniqueness being for example identity offers and aesthetic experience.
Formally the thesis picks up this antagonism, it processes influences of both user and internet cultures and eventually aims at translating digital aesthetics into printed matter.
Part of the project is the ongoing development of a ✓ digital archive and daily updates on ✓ Coin Repository
is an interdisciplinary symposium focusing on the intersections of literature, music and cultural theory in the work of writer and poet Marcel Beyer. The visual identity recompiles Beyer’s very own notation system into a minimalistic typography. Posters were printed in 59×84cm.
✓ Tegel Media
offers PDFs, clips and podcasts—designed to be enjoyed on your portable device. Readers will find fresh installments on everyday life, contemporary storytelling and mobile art.
Both series, “Tegel Motor Sport” and “Verstärker”, started in 2017 and are in ongoing production. They can be downloaded from the website.
is a project by artists, biologists, engineers, programmers and bees. It assembles human and non-human actors in a Decentralised Autonomous Organization (DAO), with the purpose of caring for bees and their environment. Bee colonies armed with sensors can testify to their own tireless and often unseen reproductive labor. Data becomes the foundation for a crypto-economic system (re)distributing resources.
The corporate design consists of the project website and exhibition design. The exhibition is on display at ✓ Haus der Statistik.
is a mixtape cassette compiled by ✓ Kurort Spandau circling around contemporary imaginations of the medieval age. Music and artwork resemble classical forms and principles of heraldry being one of the earliest examples of European communication design; they aim to deconstruct and re-assemble them.
The cover art is risoprinted; tapes can be purchased via ✓ Tumûltes.
is a public open air concert series taking place at the locations of former Berlin clubs, that aims at questioning processes of gentrification and making them visible.
Each black dot stands for a club forced to shut down, meanwhile the colored dots mark the concert locations. In this way the flyer works as both a poster and a map.
is for music curation, imports of related goods & private sellings founded in 2018.
Its minimalist visual identity consists of the project website, risoprinted business cards and invoice form as well as posters for showcase events.
is a conference focusing on the intersections of theory, translation and its history that took place at Peter Szondi Institute/Freie Universität Berlin in fall of 2018.
The visual identity picks up issues of uncertainty and construction as well as theory as a system of order. Posters were screen printed in 56×80cm.
is Documnt’s second issue of “concrete poetry” and conceptual writing, with an unstable focus on changes in the materiality and temporality of archives, especially those pushed by digitalization.
The layout reflects the aesthetics of contemporary archives—lists and accumulation of files, user interfaces, glitches and missing links. Furthermore it makes its own design process a subject of discussion and displays it openly.
The 208 page book was offset printed in an edition of 500 and released on 2018-07-06 at ✓ ACUD MACHT NEU.
✓ Poplar Bluff
is a music project started in 2015. Oscillating between Ambient music and Leftfield, Kraut and Tropicalia they have so far released three LP cassette tapes.
The idea of deconstructing spaces and architectures is formative for the visual design as well as references to DIY production techniques.
The cover art is silkscreen and risoprinted; tapes can be purchased via ✓ Tumûltes.
Archive, publishing collective and mixtape series, Documnt is exploring the intersections of (hyper)text, image and sound as they relate to the posthuman body/environment, with a particular focus on the latest possibilities of documentation, code, memory, analog-digital interaction, poetics/politics, experimental poetry and music, repetition, collectivism and sound sculpture explored politically.
The layout is referring to alternative techniques of text production and typesetting like concrete poetry and conceptual writing as well as to their historical tools being type writers, copy machines, scanners and collaging techniques.
The 122 page book was half screen half digitally printed in an edition of 100 and released on 2017-03-25 at ✓ ACUD MACHT NEU.