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Markus Weisbeck (DE)

Surface Gesellschaft für Gestaltung


Markus Weisbeck is a graphic designer and Professor based in Frankfurt am Main and Weimar. He founded the Design-Studio Surface in 2000.
Weisbeck has lectured and participated in numerous international conferences on design related subjects and has taught at various universities including the UDK Berlin, University Darmstadt the HGB Leipzig, Paju typography Institute PaTI in Korea,Taiwan Tech in Taipeh, Hubei Institute of Technology, summer Academy Hangzhou, China, Y-Festival Macau, and has been teaching as Professor for Grafik Design at Bauhaus in Weimar since 2011. He is frequent jury member in design competitions worldwide and part-time writer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frieze and Form in the discipline of Grafik Design.
Since 2013 he is an official member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
He established "The Space for Visual Research" as a workshop and laboratory for experimental research into new graphic, abstract and visual worlds at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2013. The Space’s mission is to support the exploratory urge for new aesthetics, in particular by empowering design students to create their own individual imagery.
His design projects include the art direction of the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, the Forsythe Company, Luma Arles, Fogo Island Arts, Documenta 11, the corporate identity for Zumtobel, the Jewish Museum Frankfurt, the Städel Architecture Class, the German pavillion, Venice Biennale 2007 and 2009, the 7th International Architecture Biennial (BIA) São Paulo, Manifesta 7, publication series for Sternberg Press and many other books for (individual) artists.

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