Recent projects

Erik van der Weijde: This Is Not My Book
ISBN 978-3-95905-117-0
Spector Books

Thread-sewn English brochure with letterpress printed dust jacket, 5-color offset, 235×320 mm, 140 pp., English

Special edition comes as a box set including the book and 16 fine-art prints, limited run of 9 signed and numbered copies

Client: Erik van der Weijde
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2017
Brazil-based Dutch photographer Erik van der Weijde has published over 50 books and zines, mostly under his imprint 4478zine. Using both original and borrowed images, his publications present inventories of the ‘non-spectacular and common images of our daily life,’ gathered as both aesthetic objects and as social commentary. ‘This Is Not My Book’ for the first time showcases the lines of connection between van der Weijde’s various publications and provides an overview which constitutes one of the important artistic positions at the interface between photography, design and publishing.

Egon Van Herreweghe / 
Emmanuel Van der Auwera:
Presidential Suite

Adhesive-bound softcover, 4-color digital print, 110×180 mm, 40 pp., English

Client: Egon Van Herreweghe / 
Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Leipzig, 2017
In the mid-1980s, both Ronald Reagan and Michael Jackson have stayed in the Presidential Suite of the Hyatt Hotel in Brusselsor so the story goes. Be that as it may, it provided sufficient ground for Belgian artists Egon Van Herreweghe and Emmanuel Van der Auwera to set up a textual collage, using excerpts from interviews in which the aforementioned icons contemplate their lives, muse on, or become melancholic. The result is a fictional encounter in which they share their unique outlook on life.

Clemens von Wedemeyer:
Orte unter Einfluss / Affected Places
ISBN 978-3-95905-102-6
Spector Books

Thread-sewn softcover, 4-color offset, 220×310 mm, 200 pp., German / English

Client: Clemens von Wedemeyer / 
Hamburger Kunsthalle
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2016
Many of von Wedemeyer’s film installations are site-specific and constructed in spaces that were once or still are the setting of special socio-historical relationships. Through the intervention of film, the location becomes visible as a zone of conflictthe underlying historical and political narrative and the corresponding constructions stand out in the pictures. This publication presents a survey of von Wedemeyer’s works and sums up these ‘affected places’ in four chapters, each of which includes a photographic essay, texts and selected interviews.

Crazysane Records

CSR003: Closet Disco Queen:
Sexy Audio Deviance for Punk Bums 12"
Black and colored vinyl with one-sided laser etching, 2-color offset jacket

CSR002: Pabst: Skinwalker 10"
Black vinyl, 2-color offset foldover jacket

CSR001: Heads / Closet Disco Queen: Split 7"
Colored vinyl, 1-color risographed foldover jacket with die-cut holes

Record covers, logos, promo sheets, posters, stickers, flyers, ads in various formats.

Client: Crazysane Records
Leipzig, 2016 – ongoing
‘What better way to kick off a new label than with a split 7" showcasing two effortlessly creative bands. This recalls the days when fans would scour local record shops for releases from Sub Pop, Touch and Go, and SST records, rushing home clutching the release under their arms just waiting to play the record into scratchy oblivion. Proudly refuting the insta-consumption of the modern era, Crazysane are putting the spirit back into the art of music production and fandom and this split release is the perfect start.’ (Sonic Abuse Magazine about the split record by Heads and Closet Disco Queen)

Selected projects

Peter Tillessen: Superficial Images
ISBN 978-3-95905-116-3
Spector Books

Thread-sewn hardcover, 4-color offset, 240×300 mm, 300 pp., English / German

Special edition comes with two books inserted in a letterpress printed cardboard sleeveone containing the black color separation only, the other containing the color channels, limited run of 30 signed and numbered copies

Client: Peter Tillessen
Collaboration: Pascal Storz / Peter Tillessen
Leipzig / Berlin, 2016
Photography is a peculiar medium. It is extremely good at documenting our everyday reality, and yet it is only capable of capturing the mute surface of our world. It merely shows the external appearance of things, not their essence. This is a question of interpretation, a matter for the viewer’s discretion. To compensate for this failing, photographs are mostly presented in an explicit context, often with explanatory captions. Peter Tillessen’s ‘Superficial Images’ also document our everyday reality, in combination with titles that seem to offer an explanation of their content. On closer examination it becomes clear that neither the photographs nor the captions are reliable.

Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties
Writings 19542010
ISBN 978-3-95905-033-3
Spector Books

Adhesive-bound paperback, 1-color offset,
160×215 mm, 456 pp., English

Client: Jonas Mekas
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2015

Selected as the winner of the second prize of the Walter-Tiemann-Preis 2016.
‘Scrapbook of the Sixties’ is a collection of published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekasfilmmaker, writer, poet, and cofounder of the Anthology Film Archives in New York. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first films there. Quickly he became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Mekas conducted numerous interviews with artists like Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Hermann Nitsch, and Nam June Paik. Some of these texts now appear for the first time in this book. His writings reveal him as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the timesa practice that he has continued now for over fifty years.

Davide Cascio / Christian Kathriner: Transposition
ISBN 978-3-944669-41-0
Spector Books

Staple-bound brochure with stiff cardboard cover and centre gatefold, 4-color offset,
263×361 mm, 100 pp., German / Italian / English

Client: Davide Cascio / Christian Kathriner
Collaboration: Pascal Storz / Christian Hofer
Leipzig, 2015

Selected as one of the Most Beautiful German Books 2016
According to legend, the Santa Casa, in which Maria received the apparition of the Angel of Annunciation, was relocated from Nazareth to Loreto. In 2009, Swiss artists Davide Cascio and Christian Kathriner developed a work that refers back to this legend. They created two wall carpets for the pilgrimage chapel of Our Lady of Hergiswalda replica of the Santa Casa. ‘Transposition’ presents this temporary spatial installation that at the same time absorbs the opulent decoration of the Baroque chapel of Hergiswald and simultaneously refracts it within contemporary aesthetics.

Arno Auer: Wirr singt das Volk
ISBN 978-3-86485-121-6
Textem Verlag / Kunstverein Hannover

Thread-sewn English brochure, 4-color offset, 210×297 mm, 96 pp., German / English

Client: Arno Auer
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2016
The work of Berlin-based artist Arno Auer is defined by an ongoing investigation of issues dealing with media and social critique, which draw on exhaustive research processes for each specific project. At the core of his work is an examination of the image as a medium of information and its impact on the shaping of public opinion. Auer’s installation ‘Wirr singt das Volk’ (‘The people sing confusedly’) at Kunstverein Hannover is complemented by a dialogue developed in cooperation with the director Kevin Rittberger, which is presented both as a sound document and as a live performance.

Hito Steyerl, Tobias Zielony, Jasmina Metwaly / Philip Rizk, Olaf Nicolai: Fabrik
German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia – 56th International Art Exhibition

Website, stationery, invitations, exhibition plans, press materials, ads, bags, signage

Accompanying publication:
Florian Ebner (ed.): Fabrik. Deutscher Pavillon, La Biennale di Venezia 2015
ISBN 978-3-86335-747-4
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Thread-sewn brochure with poster dust jacket, 4-color offset, 210×275 mm, 220 pp., English / German

Client: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Collaboration: Pascal Storz / Nicola Reiter / Helmut Völter / Christoph Knoth (coding)
Leipzig / Berlin / Munich, 2014 / 2015
For the 56th Venice Art Biennale, the German Pavilion becomes a resonant space in which the productive sound of a globalized world can be heard. Starting from their varied reflections on the notions of work, migration, and revolt, the four artistic positions transform the building into a virtual factory. The works by Hito Steyerl, Tobias Zielony, Jasmina Metwaly / Philip Rizk, and Olaf Nicolai can be read as a parable for the metamorphosis of visual mediafrom pictures as classical recordings to the creation, processing, and projection of images.

Seiichi Furuya: Was wir sehen / Gravitation
Kunsthaus Dresden and Technische Sammlungen Dresden

Exhibition design, invitation flyers and leaflets, poster stele, ads, wall and window plots

Client: Kunsthaus Dresden
Collaboration: Pascal Storz / Lamm & Kirch
Leipzig / Berlin, 2015
Seiichi Furuya’s double exhibition in Dresden features a selection of photographs at their place of origin, comprising the artist’s central work. Seen with the eyes of a foreigner, who faces the political system and culture of the former GDR and simultaneously captures the intimacy of his family in this environment, Furuya’s photographs taken in the 1980s provide a unique view on the ‘closed society’ of the socialist republic.

PROVENCE Issue E: Four Seasons
The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark
ISBN 978-2-918252-30-6
PROVENCE / Paraguay Press

Adhesive-bound paperback, 1-color offset, silkscreened glow-in-the-dark cover, 110×180 mm (supplement), 690×930 mm (poster), 184 pp., 1 poster, English

Client: PROVENCE Magazine
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2014

Selected for the 27th Brno Biennial exhibition
‘The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark’ takes its starting point from the kind of supplementary pocket books that are attached to the summer issues of various lifestyle magazines. As the title suggests, it is a reader that gathers material by authors from art-connected backgrounds, taking over a format known for its slippery and entertaining contentfeaturing writings and poems by Sylvie Fleury, Georgia Sagri, Helmut Berger, Carter Mull, Bonny Poon, Karl Holmqvist, and a poster with an artwork by Josephine Pryde.

Kein Tag mehr ohne Kulturzentrum!
Schlachthof Wiesbaden

Saddle-stitched brochure, 2-color offset,
215×310 mm, 60 pp., German

Client: Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Wiesbaden
Collaboration: Tim Wetter
Leipzig / Berlin, 2014
This publication is a document of the past 20 years of the Schlachthof in Wiesbadenfrom squatting a defunct slaughterhouse, through to world-famous graffiti meetings and open airs, troubles with shutdowns and re-openings, to becoming Germany’s club of the yearas multiply awarded in ‘intro’ magazine. The title (‘No more day without a cultural centre’) and typographic concept derive from the collective’s first printed postulations back in 1994.

Katarina Šević: Social Motions
Markus Draper: Demotape
Annette Weisser: German Angst
Kunsthaus Dresden

Exhibition design, invitation flyers and leaflets, poster stele, ads, wall and window plots

Client: Kunsthaus Dresden
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig, 2014
In the form of paintings, photographs and choreographies, Katarina Šević, Markus Draper and Annette Weisser deal with the social, political and aesthetical aspects of mass movements and protest cultures. The exhibition design for the three solo shows at Kunsthaus Dresden included invitation flyers, poster steles, ads, and signage.

Contact / Info

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Fabian Bremer (b.1986) is a graphic designer working in the fields of editorial design and visual identity. He is part of Leipzig-based Spector Bureau, a collective of artists, designers and publishers.

Reproduction, modification or retransmission in any form or by any means prohibited without prior permission. © 20142017, Fabian Bremer.
Selected clients and collaborators:

Artists: Saâdane Afif, Arno Auer, Yvon Chabrowski, Natalie Czech, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Tobias Kaspar, Christian Kathriner, Alexander Kluge, Armin Linke, Jonas Mekas, Olaf Nicolai, Peter Tillessen, Tocotronic, Egon Van Herreweghe, Erik van der Weijde, Clemens von Wedemeyer

Institutions: Atelier Schwab, CRAC Alsace, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Heidelberger Kunstverein, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), KAI10 Arthena Foundation, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Kunsthaus Dresden, Kunstmuseum Basel, Midway Contemporary Art, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Museum Folkwang, SpinnereiGalerien Leipzig

Publishers / Labels: argobooks, Caroline International, Crazysane Records, Kerber Verlag, Paraguay Press, PROVENCE Magazine, Revolver Publishing, Spector Books, Textem, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Virgin Records Germany