Christian Knöpfel Studio for Visual Communication is a Swiss graphic design studio based in Zurich. The work is characterized by typographic systems and content-driven solutions. Pop culture and modern times have a great visual influence on the work in the fields of art, culture and identities. The focus lies on printed matter, web design and animation. Please get in touch for any collaborative inquieries or a full portfolio.
A Fantasy, A DesireFlyer and PosterLuca Büchler2022
Luca Büchler is a Swiss artist based in Vienna. In his work he focuses on the expression of social and societal conditions. The exhibition A Fantasy, A Desire ran from 27 March to 7 May 2022 at the Lucerne offspace Sic! Elephanthouse. It addressed the broad spectrum of queer existence and invited various other artists to submit a contribution. The various exhibits were in dialogue with each other and with Luca's main work, three large picture board lamps, which switch on and off in a performance.
OverprotectedBookZürcher Hochschule der Künste2021
Overprotected is a publication about Britney Spears’ conservatorship, which ended in November 2021. The publication guides the reader trough the book in different layers of texts, which consists of social media posts, song lyrics and the transcripts of both court hearings.
Amsterdam Art Week 21IdentityAmsterdam Art2021
Mili’s SupperclubIdentityThi My Lien Nguyen2021
Mili’s Supperclub is a collaborative art project by Swiss-Vietnamese artist and photographer Thi My Lien Nguyen. A typography-based identity was designed for her Supperclub series, which showcases Vietnamese (food) culture. Thumbnail photographs by Joel Hunn and Raisa Durandi.
Ausser BetriebPublicationZürcher Hochschule der Künste2020
Ausser Betrieb was an exhibition at the Zurich University of the Arts. The works were made from everyday objects and blocked with unusual materials. The material design was transferred to the materiality of the publication.
Diplompublikation 2020EditorialZürcher Hochschule der Künste2020
For each vernissage of the diploma projects, the specialization Visual Communication publishes a publication. The publication for 2020 was realized in collaboration with Maurane Zaugg and Céline Nidegger.
La ComédiePosterFilmpodium Zürich2020
For the film series “La Comédie”, in which French comedies by female directors are shown, I designed this poster proposal. The well-known French stripe pattern has been cut up with the metaphor of the banality of a cut-up baguette.
Creative Week 2019IdentityArt Directors Club Switzerland2019
Creative Week is organised annually by the Art Directors Club Switzerland at the Toni Areal. Speakers from all areas of the creative industry flock to Zurich University of the Arts. The 2019 theme "Welcome to the Creative Circus" received its identity from Viltė Jurgutytė, Samara Keller, Stefan Hürlemann and me.
Das Futuristische ManifestEditorialZürcher Hochschule der Künste2018
The editorial "O Verrückte, meine Brüder, Folgt mir!" is the final result of the editorial as well as the photography module in the first semester at the Zurich University of the Arts. From a list of different manifestos I chose the Futurist Manifesto. The layout was animated as a short video clip in the animation module.
Pierre SchwerzmannPublicationGBS St.Gallen2017
Pierre Schwerzman is a Swiss artist from Nyon. Repetitive stylistic elements of his paintings are monochrome are monochrome, gradients and a strongly graphic graphic language. The introduction to the book is an interview, before moving on to the picture section. At the end there are essays by various authors. The Swiss brochure has a cover of cast-coated black paper, in the style of Schwerzmann's reverse glass paintings.