September 2009

Some of the logos I did in the past are included in »1000 Fonts – An Illustrated Guide to Finding the Right Typeface«. Finding the perfect font is tricky, and in an increasingly digital age, the options seem endless.

This handy volume takes the mystery out of font selection by displaying the entire alphabet and numerals for 1000 unique typefaces, making it easy for designers – or anyone who works with type – to find the perfect face for any job. And, an additional feature, color photos offer real-world examples of many of the fonts in action, showing how they translate from screen to final layout.

December 2008

Websmedia Publishing (Seoul, Korea) did a feature on Berlin and included a 2 page interview and showcase of Plasticbag in the December issue of their monthly publication »w.e.b. magazine«.

December 2006

A couple of logos I did in the past ended up in DGV’s latest Design Compendium »Tres Logos«. I am quite honored to be part of such a huge book of amazing designs. »Tres Logos« is a state of the art visual encyclopedia on the current state and evolution of Logo Design.

Logo design is one of the most crucial and challenging tasks in graphic design. Seemingly simple, The Logo becomes the indispensable face of companies and conveys the identity and philosophy of brands. Expanding on the previous editions, »Tres Logos« demonstrates how influences from illustration and street art have become increasingly evident in logo design inspiring ornamental patterns with logos replacing the abstract tag. Additionally, companies are becoming more daring and exploiting their logos to identify their brand with a certain style and appeal.

Fully indexed and structured thematically, the book draws connections between the applications and the field for which it was intended. Like its predecessors, »Tres Logos« explores the exceptional visual language and stylistic approaches to logo creation by designers around the globe, exhibiting thousands of examples and simultaneously providing information about the makers’ personal approach.

May 2006

Mainichi Communications (Tokyo, Japan) features a mini-interview with me and fellow Designers in the June issue of their monthly magazine »Web Designing«.

2006 is the year of Germany in Japan and many events related to Germany were held in all over the country. Moreover, we have FIFA WorldCup in Germany this June. The whole country has that Germany feel to it. Why not us? Well… Guten Tag! German Design.

December 2003

»Practical Internet Web Designer« (published by Paragon, a division of Highbury House Communications PLC), currently the only monthly Web design magazine in the UK, features screenshots of Plasticbag in their monthly gallery, where they showcase the websites and artwork of a few prominent designers.

[…] Plasticbag personifies this by not only providing a URL dipped in edgy good looks, but also quirky animation. From a neon and white intro screen akin to a photocopying accident, a gallery of lo-fi montages continue the deliberately trashy aesthetics. […] Links to past formats display a more conventional touch, with pages featuring both dynamic 3D menus and cute pixellated characters.

October 2002

Sun Good Publishing (Taipeh, Taiwan) includes screenshots of Plasticbag in their book »Futurist’s Guide To The Web«, a collection of websites with an overall focus on emerging design trends.

»Futurist’s Guide To The Web« is a compilation of digital works from artists and design firms worldwide. Covering the spectrum from commercial design to digital art-for-art’s-sake, discovers emerging design trends,featuring the latest in Web graphics and animation. The main focus is to forge a link between non-motion and motion. Thirty artists, representing diverse methods and subject matters in Web graphics; were interviewed by e-mail about their style.

July 2001

Plasticbag is showcased in this months »Cre@te Online« issue (London, United Kingdom)

In line with the german emphasis on efficiency and system, this site demonstrates a solid bit of scripting […]. It’s all a bit of a game as navigation is obtuse and users have to explore the interface […] to find the vital links. Plasticbag has created some very nice touches and the overall effect is impressive.

May 2001

Plasticbag is featured in the book »E-Projects Vol. 1«, published by an imprint of Harpercollins (New York, USA).

There are now an estimated 50 million websites. All too many look the same. A new book is being published to honor the original thinkers. […] We aim to salute the pioneers of web site ideas.

April 2001

Shoeisha Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan), a publisher specialising in computer books, with experience of more than 1,000 publications ranging from programming books to application tutorials, introduces Plasticbag in their book »HTML Design Reference«.

October 2000

DGV-Verlag (Berlin, Germany) include screenshots from Artcore and Plasticbag in their new publication »72 dpi«.

72 dpi is our collection of revolutionary web designs in book form. It can also be seen as an experimental playground for web site designers – who always have to develop new, fresh graphic solutions to transport the most diverse contents. What they come up with is then transported via the www and appears in 72 dots per inch resolution (72 dpi) on a computer monitor. This book shows a selection of the most successful solutions from all parts of the world – appropriately in the same landscape format as a monitor.

September 2000

The Pepin Press (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) publishes screenshots from Artcore and Plasticbag in their new book »Web Design Index«.

The Web Design Index with a selection of more than 1,000 designs in various styles, is a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in web design. Enclosed is a CD-ROM containing a one-click facility to view and access the selected sites. Together, book and cd-rom provide a unique source of reference and a means of communication for designers, (prospective) site owners, and anyone with an interest in web design.