• KD-Lounge logo designed by Bensch Lüdiger
Since 2006, there has been an ongoing lecture series KD-Lounge at the communication design department of the HTWG Konstanz. Design professionals are invited to share their work, knowledge and thoughts with the students. The lectures are organised by students and have gained an amicable following.
Now, we are compiling an archive with the talks, starting with this semester and hopefully adding previous ones sometime soon.
It’s my pleasure to introduce to you: the KD-Lounge Depot.
Irma Boom Lecture
• Irma Boom, book designer / rockstar
It was an insightful presentation of her work and the stories behind the making of her books. Sometimes even stories about single pages.
IB uses a camera and a projector to display the pages she flips through while she talks about them. I can’t think of a better or more intimate way to show book projects to a large audience. Currently, she is working on her own monograph. She might find a great way to show books in books, as well.
Swiss Style Forever?
On the evening of May 5th in the Museum of Design Zürich, LM, RH and MK argued about the Swiss Style in graphic design. There was no answer concerning its future, of course. But there were many notions about its origins and history.
The panel offered lots of insights into this huge complex. If you want to delve further into this topic, there is a comprehensive book by RH about Swiss Graphic Design.
Jakob Bill, Max Bill’s son, and Johanna Lohse James, Richard Paul Lohse’s daughter, were among the audience. This evening had a particular smell of graphic design history attached to it, which was hard to deny.