21-04-2014 -  Shirin Pfisterer


We used the hot glue in oder to collect all the information about the schools.





21-04-2014 -  Shirin Pfisterer



- website, identity (first impression)



- Student work

source: school website

behance: how many entries, what kind of work

nice: how many entries, what kind of work


- Image mapping (source: school website) crosses print/analogue

(second step: own images)


- timeline

source: http://archive.org/web/

Zurich school of art ZHDK


Boston school of art

Luzern school of art HSLU

Korean school of art

Utrecht school of art HKU

University of arts london UAL


Tokio school of art Zokei

21-04-2014 -  Shirin Pfisterer


Court, Judges and Jury

I am sitting here, sentenced to death. To vanish from this very world, and never come back. I have served you all for so many years, resisted many attacks and survived every single one of them. But now, on this very day my future is darker than it has ever been. I m looking back on a life where I have been a revolution. Where I brought knowledge to lots of people and taught your grand-parents, parents and yourself all the things you know. I have been a good teacher, as well as a good friend, putting smiles on your faces. I have told stories over and over again, passing on culture and history. And I am still the keeper of your cultural identity, but I do not generalize, I am specific and precise. I don t talk bullshit. Do you really think I should be killed, can you really live without me? Nobody is as easy approachable than I am. I am exciting – I am an experience. I am flexible and I can multitask. I will serve you well, and you know that. You can always trust in me, rely on me. I will be there till the day you die and beyond. Trust in me and I will never let you down.

Dear, Mr.E-pup

We, the book, sentence you mr. e-pub to death. You are not what you say you are, you are a unreliable greedy bastard, all you want is money. You are like a genetically manipulated organism, impersonal and uniforming the one believing in you. Instead of making it easier for the user you complicate, distract and overwhelm the world with data which hasn`t been asked for. Easy come easy go, we do not know how long you re gonna stick around, we don t know your face we do not know who to blame for your flaws. You lie, do you? we don t know, do you even know? your wanna-be content is depending on electricity and development. Maybe tomorrow already you are gone together with the content, the user paid for.  Vanished from this very world, never to be accessed again.



Dear Book,

We the digital publishing world are writing this letter to inform you, the book, that you are an obsolete media. We are done with you collecting dust and taking up our precious space,  time and energy. The era of digital publishing has come and you are standing in its way. First of all, you are heavy, dead, static media and unwilling to change or update and you have a less than pleasing odour. You stick to one font, in one size. I mean come on,  without you paper cuts wouldn’t exist. How many trees have died for you and without a thanks. For a thousands of years you have stayed the same. You caused the creation of the printer. Furthermore, you can’t even connect to the internet. ITS 2014!!!  Please won’t you just die and make why for an out worn media.
Let us state, that we are the media of the future. Not only are we light weight, providing you with a huge data storage, multiple fonts, changing there size to your will.  We can grant you up to date content when ever you wish. We always adept to your personality, fulfilling yours needs. You like to listening to music while you read? We can do that for you. You like to read in the dark, we have a back light screen. Your sister is hogging the iPad, you can read us on any other device. We provide a responsive interface, changing for harmonious collaboration with the chosen device. We want to get better and grow, incorporating  video and music with text. And we don’t have the death of millions of trees, on our conscious.

18-04-2014 -  Robin Ligthart

The museum of decay

In order to show our final outcome of experiments we have the idea to make a museum.

This museum will show our artefacts, what we consider our media to be, considering they are no longer usable, this is of course thanks to the experiments, but even before that, the media that we used were in a way no longer acceptable in our fast and digital world.

Alongside the artefacts we shall show a movie that shows comparisons of digital decay versus analogue decay.

The idea for a museum was inspired by the old fashion freakshow and the curiosity cabinet, which both show what is not acceptable in the mainstream world. In search of the right connotation the museum was the right display model for our artefacts.

18-04-2014 -  Sarah Baehler

Curating information
We will base our printed and digital booklets on the following structure:

You can place the images randomly
At least one spread (not more than 2) for a good general overview

- screenshots

Student work:
- images

Open Day:
- posters (try to find them from last 3 years)
- (If possible) images from the open day itself

Film stills:
- film stills in order of film

Social Media:
- Screenshots


Whatever is necessary

*Current website
- Checklist
- Conclusion
- Remarks (like, they have a print button and tendencies you see to either print/digital)

*Previous websites
- Timeline (screenshots)
- Conclusion

Student work:
- Imagemapping
- Conclusion

Open Day:
- Imagemapping (posters & pics open day separate)
- Conclusion

Film stills:
- Imagemapping
- Conclusion

Social Media:
- Screenshots
- Conclusion
- Remarks

School visit:
- Images placed as imageboard(imagemapping)
- personal experience and conclusion

– Sean, Marielle, Shirin, Sarah –

10-04-2014 -  wuasa

Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education documents an international mix of experimental, reflexive and speculative projects made by students, educators and practitioners who continue to question how and why graphic design is studied and practiced.

Contributors: Bart de Baets, Stuart Bailey, Delphine Bedel, Victor Boullet, Lionel Bovier, Dante Carlos, James Corazzo, Daniel Eatock, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Fabio Franz, John Hammersley, Harrisson, Ken Hollings, Brockett Horne, Scott King, Ken Kirton, Jono Lewarne, Alexander Lis, Yvan Martinez, Armand Mevis, Rens Muis, Silas Munro, Sebastian Pataki, Stuart Price, Darren Raven, Alexander Shoukas, Rebecca Stephany, Jon Sueda, Joshua Trees, and many more.

Schools represented: After School Club; Art Center College of Design; CalArts; California College of the Arts; Central Saint Martins; ERG, Belgium; Geneva University of Art and Design; Gerrit Rietveld Academie; The Institute of Social Hypocrisy; KABK, The Hague; London College of Communication; Lost in the Forest Institute; Merz Academie; MIT; North Carolina State University; Parsons, The New School for Design; Royal College of Art; San Francisco Art Institute; Stockport College; IAUV, Venice, Italy; The University of the West of England; Werkplaats Typografie

Edition of 500
Riso printed
330 pages
176 x 250mm (6.93 x 9.84 inches)
ISBN 978-0-9573509-1-5

Editors: Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees
Design: Ponto

09-04-2014 -  wuasa

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His presentation here.


Tumblr blog comparing visually similar work.


‘The new art of making books’ – A text by Dutch-Mexican artist rethinking ‘what a book is’ and therefore opening up possibilities of what constitutes a ‘book’.

Download pdf here


Brought up in conversation with Freek about the flat/skeuomorphic interface generator.
Just in Case_Smartphone Tangible Application Kit

06-04-2014 -  Sarena van Dijk

If Phones Were Books

04-04-2014 -  Rianne Kosterman


02-04-2014 -  wuasa
Visual presentation of at least three concept sketches of the final design of your research.

Things to think about in relation to form:
- How does the form conceptually relate, add meaning, influence/shape the ideas of your content?
- What is the role of your design in this research process?

For example, Dear Lulu research project is a book made up of self-produced tests which is sent to Lulu, an online print-on-demand system, to print using their these P-O-D  methods. As a result, the design becomes:
- a tool to understand the technical possibilities of P-O-D systems: type specimens, halftone screens and, in particular, colour tests and calibration charts etc.
- a means to interact with the online publisher
- a space to reflect on distribution and production methods, the process of taking advantage of the relatively new (and fairly cheap) technological systems.
- a form (POD book) that is self-reflective and refers to the above points.

Epub Trailer Generator, is a project by Digital Publishing Toolkit (2013), to create animated gifs out of ePubs as a quick preview to the contents.
“We also realize that open formats like Epub could be easily accessed and harvested for content, in other ways than the mere linear reading. So we started to think of ePub as an input/source that could be manipulated by scripts. […]
We developed a small python script that: 1. unzips the epub; 2. searches the epub metadata for informations such as: title, authors, publisher, publication date; 3. gathers all the pictures in the book; 4. get a font if it’s embedded in the ePub; 5. creates an animated gif out of those contents.”

Click here to see gif in action