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Black History 1492 – columbus dicovered America 1641 – legalized slavery 1859 – The last slave ship arrived The American Civil War (1861–1865) 1862 – Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation 1866 – Black mens are allowed in regular army 1868 – U.S. Citizenship to all African American men 1869 – Gandhi was born 1907 - Mahatma Ghandi first began his non-violent demonstrations 1918 - Nelson Mandela was born 1920s - Harlem Renaissance 1925 – Malcolm X was born 1929 - Martin Luther King was born 1930s – Great depression 1948 – Gandhi was shot 1962 - Nelson Mandela went to prison 1963 - Martin Luther Kings „I Have a Dream“ speech 1965 – Malcolm X was shot 1966 - Black Panther Party was founded 1968 - Martin Luther King was shot

Malcolm X This Poster talks about the most important happenings in the history of African Americans. Malcolm X has been called one of the greatest and most influential in this time. The timeline shows birthdays with green and deaths with red circles. Poster • DIN A0 • Digital Print



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Greek Revolution I saw the riots in Athens at the 5th of may 2010. Later i made this photo comic from my pictures. Some of them are from the Internet. The text is a English subtitle from a YouTube video which i wrote in Greek letters. In the end of the Comic you see the key to translate the text. Saddle Stitch • 140 x 200 mm • Digital Print



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Beta Hero

Cube • 1m3 • Installation



A light table installation with animations about the transformation from city to nature. It is a portrait about Helga Fassbinder. She is busy with urban design, planning and management. It was made for the science and technology summit 2010 in Den Haag.

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Panotett A quartet card game made from my panorama photos which i shot during my travels in Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne and Berlin. You collect all 4 pieces to create the full panorama. Card Game • 80 x 60 mm • Digital Print








18pt Regual Max Miedinger


• Born 24.12.1910 in Zurich, Switzerland. • Died 8.3.1980 in Zurich, Switzerland. • Type Designer

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18pt Oblique 1926-30: trains as a typesetter in Zurich, after which he attends evening classes at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich.



1936-46: typographer for Globus department store’s advertising studio in Zurich.

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1947-56: customer counselor and typeface sales representative for the Haas’sche Schriftgießerei in Münchenstein near Basle. From 1956 onwards: freelance graphic artist in Zurich. About the Font

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Developed and continuously rened by the Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei AG and then D. Stempel AG, both fully owned subsidiaries of Linotype. The key design concepts were drawn by Max Miedinger in 1957. Apple and Adobe later obtained the licenses from Linotype for the Neue Helvetica® font, which is still one of the most popular typefaces worldwide. The font Helvetica® (Latin for Swiss) has the objective and functional style which was associated with Swiss typography in the 1950s and 1960s. The font is perfect for international correspondence: no ornament, no emotion, just clear presentation of information. Helvetica font is still one of most popular sans-serif fonts. Helvetica font, the typeface par excellence, can look back on a colorful life. Originally designed for hand composition, it has been adapted over the years for all methods of composition: from hot metal line composition, and opto-mechanical phototypesetting of the rst generation, to digital typesetters.

Alternativ Fonts FF Bau - The warm Helvetica (Christian Schwartz, 2002 [1880]):

Charlet Book - The elegant Helvetica (Ken Barber):

Replica - The edget Helvetica (Norm, 2008):

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#1 Helvetica from Max Miedinger and #2 Garamond from Cloude Garamond. Spread • DIN A3 • Digital Print

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Two spreads for a book about the 100 most used fonts.





18pt Regual Claude Garamond

• Born c. 1480 in Paris, France. • Died 1561 in Paris, France. • Type founder, publisher, punch cutter, type designer.



1510: trains as a punch cutter with Simon de Colines in Paris. 1520: trains with Geoffroy Tory. 1530: Garamond’s first type is used in an edition of the book „Paraphrasis in Elegantiarum Libros Laurentii Vallae“ by Erasmus. It is based on Aldus Manutius’ type De Aetna, cut in 1455.

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1540: King Francis I commissions Garamond to cut a Greek type. Garamond’s ensuing Grec du Roi is used by Robert Estienne in three sizes exclusively for the printing of Greek books. The Garamond family The typefaces Garamond produced between 1530 and 1545 are considered the typographical highlight of the 16th century. Opinion varies regarding the role of Claude Garamond in the development of the range of contemporary typefaces that bear his name. What is accepted is the influence his work had on other typefaces from the late Renaissance to the present. Fonts named Garamond, or Garamont, are related to the alphabets of Claude Garamond as well as to the work of Jean Jannon (1580–1635 or 1658), much of which was attributed to Garamond. In comparison to the earlier Italian letterforms, Garamond has finer serifs and a generally more elegant image. A typeface based on the work of Jean Jannon was introduced at the Paris World’s Fair in 1900 as “Original Garamond,” whereafter many type foundries began to cast similar types, beginning a wave of revivals that would continue throughout the 20th Century. Most Garamond fonts are well-known for their readability, elegance and character.

Alternativ Fonts DTL Documenta - Contemporary and elegant (Frank E. Blokland, 1986):

Fabiol – unpolished und characteristic (Robert Strauch, 2005):

FF Absara – edged - modern (Xavier Dupré, 2006):

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Dog Days I shoot all this photos in Groningen at „Beton Boss“ a squat where people live in caravans. They organize once a year a small festival. Digital Photos • B&W



Record Covers I shoot these photos from textile artworks at AKI Enschede. The band Ford Neptune is imaginary. Package • 160 x 160 mm • Digital Print





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Infographics Some questions i asked my fellow students at AKI Enschede. Poster • DIN A3 • Digital Print



Ask yourself as a Designer

WHICH DIRECTION DO YOU G Ask youself as a Designer Witch direction do you go? Typography Illustration Packaging Design Editorial Design Infographics Corporate Design Motion Design / Film Public Space / Info Web Design Interface Design Digital Game Design 1 Person / 25 total Favorite

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Jquery Adventure A small website for the imaginary 70‘s furniture Exhibition with posters in the style of Anton Beeke, Jan Tschichold and Uwe Loesch and information about the designers. Website • Html + Javascript



Shake on it A website where you learn how you should not shake hands. It shows you with video what you can do wrong and gives you tips. Website • Html, Javascript and Flash



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Kivre_3 This kiosk model is inspired by the architecture from the Louvre. It fits perfect in the nature or into a park landscape. Poster • DIN A0 • Digital Print





Identity Sarah The images i used here, are shot with my Canon at the screen of my mac-book, from the dynamic mood board i made about Sarah. I used long exposure to create a blurry atmosphere. Business Cards • 85mm x 55mm • Digital Print



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Crosswalks Poster The hand drawn Poster for the Exhibition from the imaginary collective called Crosswalks.

Poster • DIN A0 • Hand Drawn



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Kraak & Smaak This photo book is about the atmosphere in squatted houses. When i selected the photos i realized its mostly about cooking and eating situations so it got this name. Photo book • 200 x 230 mm • Digital Print

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Julian Gerke Design Portfolio  

Collected works from Julian Gerke