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Eike König, Hort, Berlin

March 12th, 7:00pm
until 9:00pm

Walker Cinema

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As one of Europe’s most fearless design studios, Berlin’s Hort has consistently bridged the gap between aggressively contemporary aesthetics and big name clients. From glitchy animated-gifs to elegant hand-drawn illustrations, Hort’s aesthetics run the gamut, displaying an unflinching dedication to formal and conceptual play. In fact, HORT translates as “after school care club” in German, and this spirit inhabits the multidisciplinary studio which founder Eike König refers to as a “playground for creative people.”

With an early focus on record sleeve design and illustration, Hort’s output has come to span all genres and includes work for clients such as Nike, Universal Music, The New York Times, Wallpaper, Volkswagon, IBM, and Playboy Magazine. In the early 2000s they were presented the unenviable task of rebranding the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, including the original signage on Gropius’ famous building.

When not running Hort, Eike König teaches graphic design and illustration at the HfG University of Arts, Offenbach and travels the world conducting workshops and lectures. Hort was named Germany’s Visual Leader of 2011 by the Lead Academy.

After-Lecture Reception

Directly following each lecture, meet the designer and chat with fellow design lovers at the Garden Café in the lobby.

Single Tickets Walker & AIGA members $18 / nonmembers $24 / students $10
Series Tickets Walker & AIGA members $60 / nonmembers $85 / students $40

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About Insights Lecture Series

Co-presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, 2013 marks the 27th anniversary of the Insights Lecture Series bringing the world’s leading graphic designers to the Twin Cities to share their work, process, and experience. Past lectures are all archived at channel.walkerart.org.

The 2013 series features an international cast of speakers:

Highlights of past lectures are posted on the Insights Lecture Series page.

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