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.

Bänziger Hug, Eisengasse 3, 9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland,



Together with our frequent collaborators Kasper-Florio we run Jungle Books, an independent publisher specializing in contemporary visual arts. We focus on Swiss art and architecture as well as conveying knowledge about these subjects in Switzerland and internationally. We aim to create new works in close cooperation with artists, designers, authors, and publishers.



Architecture: Iñaki Abalos, Architektur Forum Ostschweiz, Atelier Miller, Architektura, Barão-Hutter, Christian Kerez, CO-G Architects, Bureau Dan Budik, Bollhalder Eberle, ETH Zurich, Forrer Stieger, HNA Architects, idA Architects, klotzholz, Karamuk Kuo Architects, Kummer + Partner, Labics, Studio Meili Vogt Conzett, Miller & Maranta, von Ballmoss Partner Architects, OePlan, 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, IEA Institut für Entwurf und Architektur, Accademia di architettura, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 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: SERIES OF TALKS, Most Beautiful Swiss Books, 2018 (Lecture) ● Foundations, Ideas, Influences, Vegetables and Animals, Grafill Oslo, 2017 (Lecture)  ● 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

● Matthias Gabi, Shot on iPhone, 2009–2017

● Katalin Deér, Verde

● Jürgen Beck, New Deal


● Fredrik Værslev, Pyramid Scheme


Samuel Bänziger

+41 79 220 48 38


Olivier Hug

+41 79 645 79 62




Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2013 (A-Typical Plan)
Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2015 (Lilly Keller)
Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016 (Zeit Raum Kultur)

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2017 (The Good Life)

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2017 (Vierzig Jahre Gegenwart)
Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2017 (Art Décor)

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2018 (Verde)

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2018 (For a Fish Tank or a Parking Lot)

Most Beautiful German Books 2019 (Labics – Structures)

Swiss Design Awards 2019, (nominated)

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2019 (From… To…)

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2019 (Fenstermalerei)


Please note:

● We are not able to offer internships, thank you for your understanding.



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Urbanity and the residential sphere form an existential part of everyday life in western societies. The public sector of the city as a complex, socio-economic structure shapes the present on the one, the private sphere of housing as one of the most fundamental individual needs on the other hand. Linking the two areas—by proceeding on the premise that cities and the residential sphere interact with one another in a significant respect—provides a wide range of hands-on and theory-based fields of development. The interplay constitutes the underlying foundation of the professorship “Stadt und Wohnen” at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) headed by Prof. Christian Inderbitzin. The commissioned work was realized in collaboration with Michel Egger.