Swiss based design agency, covering works in all areas of print and interactive design. We design books, exhibitions, publications, identities, and websites for cultural institutions, businesses and individuals.

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Architecture: Architektur Forum Ostschweiz, Atelier Miller, Architektura, Barão-Hutter, Christian Kerez, Bureau Dan Budik, Bollhalder Eberle, ETH Zurich, Forrer Stieger, Gunz & Künzle Architects, HNA Architects, idA Architects, klotzholz, Kummer + Partner, Labics, Studio Meili Vogt Conzett, Miller & Maranta, Vogt Landscape Architects. Art / Culture / Fashion / Music: Alpenhof, Amt für Kultur, Art as Foundation, Bayerische Staatsoper, Beni Bischof, Biennale Venice, Bibliothek Hauptpost, Bibliothek Vadiana, Björn Dahlem, Chewing the Scenery, Katalin Deér, Glory Hazel, H.R. Fricker, Kaltehand Natascha Waters, Kram Weisshaar, Mara Züst, Mariel Manuel, Phytopharma, Schweizer Kunst, trans Magazine, tri Publications, We find Wildness, Zeughaus Teufen, Zwoelf Zwei. Institutions / Museum: EPFL, ETH Zurich, Federal Office of Culture, GSD Harvard Graduate School of Design, Accademia di architettura, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Museum Rietberg, University of St.Gallen, Visarte. Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey, Edition Fink, GTA Verlag, Junge Books, kinki Magazine, Mendrisio Academy Press, Niggli Publishers, Park Books, Saiten, Scheidegger & Spiess, Vexer Verlag

Activities, Awards, Contributions, Lectures, Exhibitions, Workshops: ● Swiss Style Now, 41 Cooper Gallery, Cooper Union, New York, 2016 (Exhibition) ● Swiss Graphic Design in Shanghai, Westbund Art Centre, 2016 (Exhibition) ● Swiss Graphic Design in Seoul, Samwoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2016 (Exhibition) ● Soirée graphique N°9 North (Contribution) ● Book Séance. An afternoon with conversations around the stories, anecdotes and background on awarded books, Helmhaus Zurich, 2016 ● Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2015 (Lilly Keller, Künstlerin, Vexer Verlag) ● Weisraum, Innsbruck, 2016 (Lecture) ● FUBU, For us by us, ZhdK Zurich, 2016 (Lecture) ● CAS Digital Typography «The end is near, the end», Zurich, 2015 (Lecture) ● Zeughaus Teufen, W-A-L-O, Teufen, 2015 (Workshop) ● Serebro Nabora Type Conference, Moscow, 2015 (Lecture) ● Libros Mutantes, Madrid, 2015 (Lecture, Contribution) ● Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2013 (A-Typical Plan, Park Books, Award) ● Tÿpo St.Gallen, Untitled (in collaboration with Kasper-Florio, Lecture) ● HFG Offenbach, Beni Bischof war krank (Workshop) ● Issue Frankfurt, The Most Beautiful Swiss Books (Activity) ● Art Books ( is a non-commercial platform dedicated to the book. It’s goal is to make beautiful and hard to find publications available (Activity) ● Helmhaus Zürich, Publishers′ Tables 2011/2012/2013 (Activity) ● Graphic Magazine No.14, Work & Run: Young Studios (Contribution) ● Graphic Magazine No.12, Manystuff Special (Contribution) ● Unit Editions, Type Only (Contribution) ● FAT Magazine (Contribution) ● Glory Glory 2013 (Contribution) ● Library Paper, Issue 01 (Contribution) ● Dead or Alive (Edition Fink), Frankfurt (Activity) ● Insight into Qompendium, Mudam Luxembourg (Movie) ● Panatom Gallery (Exhibition) ● Seduktion, All you (n)ever wanted (Exhibition) ● Twenty Two for Two Times Elliott (Contribution) ● Étapes n°195 : Quelque part entre graphisme et architecture. (Contribution) ● About Mark Pezinger "Catalog" (Contribution) 


Jungle Books
● Valentina Stieger, Streamlined for Dispatch 
● Jiajia Zhang, Trying to be here … 
● Barão-Hutter, Skeleton Library 
● Seduktion All you (n)ever wanted

● Fabio Marco Pirovino, Reality Pirovino


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Olivier Hug +41 79 645 79 62




Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016  

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2015

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2013 



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Awarded! The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016. Raum. Zeit. Kultur. Anthologie zur Baukultur. Architektur Forum Ostschweiz (ed.)

Realisation in collaboration with Kasper-Florio.

This publication introduces noteworthy buildings as well as landscape and settlement planning schemes realised in the Cantons of Schaffhausen, Thurgau, St.Gallen, both Appenzells, Glarus, Grischun as well as the Principality of Liechtenstein, such as Trutg dil Flem in Flims, the development of Chantun Sur in Pontresina, St.Gallen Canton Hospital or the new building on the summit of Chäserugg. The publication investigates their cultural significance with respect to architecture—focussing on the meaning of the particular project for society. Three in-depth essays pick up and discuss leading themes that emerge in the articles. In that way, this book contributes importantly to a comprehensive and fundamental discourse on building culture in all areas of planning and building within and beyond the borders of Switzerland. 

Recently printed: Vierzig Jahre Gegenwart – Die Galerie Wilma Lock in St.Gallen. Sie hat Roman Signer entdeckt, Imi Knoebel und Franz Erhard Walther hatten ihre ersten Schweizer Ausstellungen in ihrer St. Galler Galerie: Wilma Lock war viele Jahre die Betty Parsons der Schweizer Kunstszene.