Oh what a dull life it would be without graphic designers. No typography, pretty posters or eye-friendly book-covers layouts? We’re feeling a little dreary just thinking about it.
Three cheers then for the folk at Büro Destruct, who spend their days turning creative ideas into full-blown design-y types. They run some pretty great graphic design studio from their hometown, Bern, the capital city of Switzerland and they pretty much live up to their great history as one of the most sought after graphic design studio in the world. They design some of the most well known typography for pretty much everything. From posters for events to children books illustrations, even Radiohead use one of Büro Destruct’s font for their Kid A cover album. Pretty cool, eh?
We’re lucky enough to came to their Small City Big Design Lecture last Friday at Maja House. Lopetz and Fideljus showed some of Büro Destruct’s works from 1994 till present. Along with another guest speakers like Danny Wicaksono, Ismail Reza, and Herry “Ucok” Sutresna, the round table discussions between the speakers were engagingly inspiring!
“Small City Big Design is a motto from a Legendary Graphic Design Studio based in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, Büro Destruct. Currently counts the four core members, Lopetz (71), MBrunner (70), H1reber (71), and HGBFideljus (71). Since day one, Büro Destruct has kept open the boundary between art and commercial graphic design, as testified to by the number and variety of techniques employed, and reflected in projects for clients from widely differing fields. Exhibitions, lectures and workshops around the world.
This November 2013, celebrating unkl347 17th anniversary and welcoming Büro Destruct 20th anniversary in 2014, together with Norrm and House The House studio, supported by Maja House. They’ve merged to organized a series of event called Büro Destruct in Bandung. The events itself will be held on a several different venues and times.”
The Logotype & Logogram Workshop was held on Monday at unkl347 Warehouse. It was a closed event for invitation only. It’s pretty cool to see every participants take on unkl347 logo and turn it into a new one.
“Re-constructing unkl347 Logo, the output from the selected participants will be exhibit earlier next year together with the final results of unkl347 logo made by Büro Destruct.”
Sadly, we couldn’t make it to the other Büro Destruct in Bandung events, like Büro Destruct Exhibitions at unkl347 Flagship Store and Büro Discotec at Sugar & Cream but overall it’s been an inspiring days for us. Thank you for coming to Bandung, Lopetz and Fideljus :)
“We’re hoping that, this kind series of event will fill the gap between generations. Re-link the missing links, not just in creative expertise or graphic design, but in whole supporting aspects of re-building the city. That’s why we think that “Small City Big Design” is the perfect theme for city current situation.”