Showcase VC

Showcase VC

Showcase VC

Showcase VC

Showcase VC

Showcase VC

Showcase VC

Showcase VC

Showcase VC

Showcase VC


Showcase VC is the annual exhibition of Visual Communication at the Zurich University of the Arts. The event poster introduces the new acronym of the renamed department ‘VC’ (formerly ‘VVK’) in a multilayered composition. Playing with visual perception, it is an example for the strength of the graphical expression.

 

Poster (A1, offset print) and animation · 2018 · Commissioned by the Department of Visual Communication of the Zurich University of the Arts · Collaboration with Janic Fotsch & Pascal Sennhauser · Mentored by Jonas Voegeli · Supported by Piera Wolf & Stefan Hürlemann · Typeface: Nimbus Sans by URW Studio & Max Miedinger · Paper: Novatech Gloss, 115 g/m² · Winner 100 Best Posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2018

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Alors Festival 2018

Alors Festival 2018

Alors Festival 2018

Alors Festival 2018

Alors Festival 2018

Alors Festival 2018


Alors Festival in Zurich stands for cultural inclusion and transformative music. The 2018 promotional visuals refer to rhythm and harmony, motion and light. Overstimulating the eye, they are a visual invitation that does justice to the name ‘Alors’.

 

Promotional campaign (various subjects and formats, static and animated, print and digital) · 2018 · Commissioned by the Miras Collective (Zurich, CH) · Collaboration with Pascal Hartmann · Typeface: Sharp Grotesk by Lucas Sharp

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Olma 2016

Olma 2016

Olma 2016

Olma 2016


OLMA is the agricultural fair of Switzerland, well known throughout the country. The 2016 poster amusedly sparks the beholder’s imagination and celebrates farming and communication fundamentals: the sun, the cow and the basics of graphic design.

 

Poster (various sizes) · Draft 2016, Finalisation 2018 · Commissioned by the Olma-Messen St. Gallen as a competition with students from the Department of Visual Communication from the Zurich University of the Arts, and others · Mentored by Martin Woodtli, Prof. Rudolf Barmettler & Jonas Voegeli · Typefaces: Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk by H. Berthold AG

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Hong Kong Kino

Hong Kong Kino

Hong Kong Kino

Hong Kong Kino


The official cinema of Zurich (Filmpodium) honored the Cinema of Hong Kong with a program from its golden years. The poster for the revival series brings the vibrancy of Hong Kong to the streets of Zurich. With Latin and Mandarin in chaotic harmony, it merges cultures.

 

Poster (F4) · 2017 · Commissioned by the Filmpodium Zurich as a student competition at the Department of Visual Communication from the Zurich University of the Arts · Collaboration with Julius Åsling · Mentored by Martin Woodtli & Jonas Voegeli · Typefaces: Neue Haas Grotesk by Max Miedinger and Christian Schwartz and PingFang HK by DynaComware (customized) · Winner 100 Best Posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2017 · Shortlisted in the student competition

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Miras’ Planetarium

Miras’ Planetarium

Miras’ Planetarium

Miras’ Planetarium

Miras’ Planetarium

Miras’ Planetarium


The flyer for a private rave at a secret location by the Miras Collective materializes the theme Planetarium. It not only tells just enough to make the guests curious and wordlessly guide them to (the) space, but also functions as entrance ticket to a mystic experience.

 

Flyer (A7, laser print) · 2016 · For the Miras Collective (Zurich, CH) in cooperation with Lázaro Conde · Typeface: FF DIN by Albert-Jan Pool · Paper: Heavymetal Silver, 170 g/m²

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Werkschau VVK

Werkschau VVK

Werkschau VVK

Werkschau VVK

Werkschau VVK

Werkschau VVK


Werkschau is the annual public exhibition by the Department of Visual Communication (VVK) from the Zurich University of the Arts. The event poster deals with the topics of visibility and invisibility and ambiguously moves between analog, digital, 2D and 3D spheres. It not only promotes, but literally pulls the viewers in.

 

Poster (A1, offset print) · 2016 · Commissioned by the Department of Visual Communication of the Zurich University of the Arts · Collaboration with Pascal Hartmann, mentored by Jonas Voegeli & Daniela Mirabella · Typeface: Trivia Gothic by František Štorm · Paper: Magno Satin, 90 g/m² · Winner 100 Best Posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2016 · Nominee ADC Students Awards 2017 (CH)

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ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week

ADC Creative Week


The Creative Week by the Swiss Art Directors Club is an annual event for the creative industry of Switzerland. It includes speeches by several internationally renowned professionals and a national award show. The promotional visuals respond to the 2017 motto „Story Rules“ in numerous ways simultaneously, all together forming a ruling presence in its countless print and digital applications.

 

Promotional campaign (200+ subjects on 30+ formats in print and digital) · 2017 · Commissioned by the Art Directors Club Switzerland as a student competition at the Department of Visual Communication from the Zurich University of the Arts · Collaboration with Sebastian Bayer, Filip Despotovic, Nicole Jara Vizcardo & Aline Meier · Mentored by Jonas Voegeli, Daniela Mirabella & Dennis Lück · Typeface: Founders Grotesk by Kris Sowersby · Winner 100 Best Posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2017

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Art Container Zurich

Art Container Zurich

Art Container Zurich

Art Container Zurich

Art Container Zurich

Art Container Zurich

Art Container Zurich

Art Container Zurich

Art Container Zurich

Art Container Zurich


The Art Container society revitalizes old shipping containers as urban art space in Zurich. By transferring harsh forms and practices into sensitive design, the visual identity refers to the industrial heritage and creates a credible, fresh appearance, playing with typography and space.

 

Visual identity (logo, print equipment and signage) · 2017 · Commissioned by the Art Container Zurich · Typeface: Zurich by Adrian Frutiger · Paper: Rebello FSC® (recycling)

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FUBU: Grilli Type

FUBU: Grilli Type

FUBU: Grilli Type

FUBU: Grilli Type

FUBU: Grilli Type

FUBU: Grilli Type

FUBU: Grilli Type

FUBU: Grilli Type


The promotional graphics for the lecture by Swiss typefoundry Grilli Type at the FUBU workshop series set a strong focus on typography. Playing with distance and dimensions, the work describes the foundry’s character(s), acting bold and resonating details at the same time.

 

Posters (A2, laser print) and stickers (14 × 5 cm, laser print) · 2016 · Self-commissioned as part of the FUBU (For Us By Us) graphic workshop crew at the Department of Visual Communication from the Zurich University of the Arts · Collaboration with Dorian Delnon · Typeface: GT Walsheim by Noël Leu

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i/ch

i/ch

i/ch

i/ch


To express how digitalization alters my perception, I processed myself through digital devices: video camera, screen, scanner and printer. The book of output images brings the abstract matter to physical reality.

 

Book (A3, laser print, 159 pages, glue-bound) · 2014 · Student project at the Zurich University of the Arts · Mentored by Kristin Irion & Istvan Balogh · Paper: Munken Print White 18, 80 g/m²

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Showcase VC,

Alors Festival 2018,

Olma 2016,

Hong Kong Kino,

Miras’ Planetarium,

Werkschau VVK,

ADC Creative Week,

Art Container Zurich,

FUBU: Grilli Type,

i/ch

Arjun Gilgen

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