Fons Hickmann (m23) is among one of today's most awarded graphic designers. He studied communication design, photography and philosophy in Düsseldorf. The studio “Fons Hickmann m23” was co-founded in 2001 with Gesine Grotrian-Steinweg. It varies a lot in size and scope: “There are seven of us at the moment, sometimes there are four of us, sometimes fourteen” says Gesine. The staff come from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The Berlin studio focuses on the design of complex communication systems. The activities of the studio include corporate design, book and poster design, magazine design and digital media. The work is conceptual and analytical but also has an enormous sense of humor. Practically all of the completed work have been awarded prizes of international repute. Fons Hickmann has taught at several Universities, held lectures and workshops around the world and he is a professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Berlin University of the Arts. He is a member of the ADC, TDC New York and the Alliance Graphique Internationale. He published his first monograph in 2005 at the Die Gestalten Verlag (dgv): “Fons Hickmann - Touch Me There".
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