Fons Hickmann Fons Hickmann m23 Berlin Germany – I Used to Be a Design Student

BERLIN, GERMANY

Fons Hickmann (Fons Hickmann m23)

PROFESSIONAL YEARS

21

A VALUABLE QUALITY FOR A DESIGN STUDENT + A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

Curiosity + Curiosity

FAVOURITE FOOD NOW

Cake

YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION NOW

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YEAR OF PROJECT

2010

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT BRIEF

Create a poster on the theme of ‘search for freedom and hunt it down!’

CLIENT

Labor für Soziale und Ästhetische Entwicklung (Laboratory for Social and Aesthetic Development)

TECHNOLOGY

Screenprinting

TIME SPENT

1 day

TYPEFACE

Helvetica

WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?

Because of its simplicity.

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT IT?

The uncertainty whether it is brilliant or banal.

OUTCOMES

A poster.

FEEDBACK

Thorsten Nolting said ‘Thanks’, Lena said ‘Burner!’ and Uma said ‘Oha’.

ANYTHING ELSE

See answer opposite.

DO YOU TEACH?

Professor at the University for Applied Arts Vienna (Austria) until 2007. Since 2007, Professor at Universität der Künste Berlin (Germany) in Graphic Design.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TEACH DESIGN?

It’s not possible to teach someone how to be talented, but one can encourage students to explore new paths and show them where the entrances to those paths might be.