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Studio Yannick Nuss is a graphic design studio focusing on the creation of books, visual identities and exhibitions. I work mainly in cooperation with artists, cultural institutions and universities, with the intention to create contemporary and relevant printed matter. My work panders between pop-culture, media theory and visual storytelling. Self-initiated and authored projects such as the book HARD BODIES (release in 2022), which deals with the role of male and female performers in american action cinema of the 80s, are an expression of this combination of media analysis, film theory and design practice. I understand graphic design not as a pure service, but as an equal voice in the mediation process of content.
My work has been latestly shown at the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno, at the Multiple Art Days & ADAGP Award in Paris and at the Golden Bee Graphic Design Biennale in Moscow. I have also been awarded with 100 beste Plakate in 2013 and 2016. In 2016 I founded the self-publishing platform PENG GURU together with the artist Bruno Nagel.
My website is a constant work in progress, so please don’t groan if something twitches. For more informations, portfolio or other inquiries feel free to get in contact.
Copyright © 2018 Yannick Nuss, all rights reserved.
2018 Diploma with distinction at HfG Karlsruhe
2009 – 2018 Studies communication design at HfG Karlsruhe
Lectures and Teaching
2018 – Lectureship at HfG Karlsruhe
2018 … but everybody calls me fiction! Feminist tales of the Future. Lecture together with Hanne König at Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe.
2018 Always Beta. Poster workshop at HfG Karlsruhe.
Selected Exhibitions / Awards
2018 Scholarship of the Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg
2018 MAS MAGAZINE 001 – 003. Selected for the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno.
2017 Spector Books scholarship for my research project HARD BODIES
2017 Dissociative Experiences Scales. Selected for the MAD (Multiple Art Days) & ADAGP Award in Paris.
2017 I hope you will consider what I arrange, but be skeptical of it… Exhibition by Hanne König in cooperation with Palermo Gallery in Stuttgart.
2017 ILLITERA. Posterdesign for a project about reading disabilities
by DHBW Ravensburg.
2016 Founding of the self-publishing platform PENG GURU together with the artist Bruno Nagel.
2016 7 posters selected for the Golden Bee Graphic Design Biennale in Moscow.
2016 Kunst Medien Design. Poster selected for 100 Beste Plakate 2016.
2013 7 posters selected für 100 Beste Plakate 2013.
2013 Flatland – A Romance of Many Dimensions selected for the More with Less Challenge by Metsä Board Zanders GmbH.
2019 HARD BODIES. Research project about the role of male and female performers in american action cinema of the 80s. Spector Books, Leipzig.
2018 HEART DIRECTORS’S CUT. Project in cooperation with the artist Bruno Nagel. Published by PENG GURU.
2017 MAS 003 – Materialien zu Ausstellungsdesign und Szenografie. Publication series for the department of scenography/exhibition design at HfG Karlsruhe.
2016 Dissociative Experience Scales. Exhibition catalog for a group exhibition at Circuits ± Currents in Athens, Greece.
2016 Obenhaut no.1. Newspaper in collaboration with the artist Bruno Nagel. Published by PENG GURU.
2016 Mind The Gap. Publication for the exhibition/event/lecture Simulation – Strategien für einen Entwurf der Gegenwart at KIT, Karlsruhe.
2015 Elsa Blanke. Collection of poems in collaboration with the artist Bruno Nagel. Published by PENG GURU.
2015 Weird Weird vol.1. Photobook about american horror comics of the 50s and 60s.
2015 MAS 001 – 002, Materialien zu Ausstellungsdesign und Szenografie. Publication series for the department of scenography/exhibition design at HfG Karlsruhe.
2014 maezen – the art funding collective. Various printed matter.
2014 K.O. Project. & Masala Kitchen. Exhibition catalogs for the department of product design at HfG Karlsruhe for IMM COLOGNE 2014
2014 Google Grids. Text Grids based on the Google Books Project.
2014 Nele Gräber – Und zwischen den Zeiten die Bilder. Exhibition catalog for the opening at Herrenhaus Edenkoben.
2013 Unblogd: Sprachbehausung 2013 – 2008. Monograph about the artist Bruno Nagel.
2013 Flatland – A Romance of Many Dimensions. Redesign of the novel Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott.(1884)
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Circuits ± Currents, Athen
CRC, Freiburg im Breisgau
Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Nuss Möbelmanufaktur, Oberhofen
Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart
Spector Books, LeipzigSprachbehausung, Berlin
Theater Chur, Schweiz
Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM), Karlsruhe