Kai Bernau

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Disciplines: Vormgever

Omschrijving werk

Kai Bernau: "I’m a graphic and type designer. In 2005 I founded Atelier Carvalho Bernau in The Hague with Susana Carvalho. The studio concentrates on reading experiences across different media. Questions about content, an audience’s reading contexts, and concepts derived from these parameters are always central to our work. Other recurring focus points include the object-character of printed matter, material and technical honesty and appropriateness, and using or inventing new technologies and the innate aesthetic qualities they produce. To that end, the studio produces typography, book and editorial design, interactive and web projects, as well as text and display typefaces. In graphic design, Atelier Carvalho Bernau mainly works for clients in the cultural field, both in the Netherlands and internationally. Among their clients are Midway Art in Minneapolis, Culturgest in Portugal, the Mumok in Austria, Octavo publicaties and Stroom in The Netherlands. Their self-initiated design and research projects lead them to new formal and conceptual starting points for their own publications and for clients, such as their “Dear Reader”, or “You know a conjuror gets no credit when once he has explained his trick…”, which led to the series design of Amsterdam’s Octavo publicaties. At Atelier Carvalho Bernau, I design typefaces either as self-initiated projects or as commissions from magazine clients like the New York Times Magazine, Esquire (US), Esquire (UK), or corporate clients such as insurance giant Munich Re. In our self-initiated type design work, we are interested in exploring the intersection of an aesthetic by tools’ “natural” forms and the new aesthetic possibilities they offer".

Werk

Jesper Just Film Works 2001 - 2007
Titel Jesper Just Film Works 2001 - 2007
Jaartal 2007
Omschrijving Artist book
Techniek Offset
Formaat 15.2×24.5 cm
Jochen Lempert, Recent Field Works
Titel Jochen Lempert, Recent Field Works
Jaartal 2009
Omschrijving Artist book
Techniek Offset
Formaat 20×27.5 cm
Flyers for Walden Affairs
Titel Flyers for Walden Affairs
Jaartal 2009
Omschrijving Flyers
Techniek Offset, Laser
Formaat 14.8×21cm
Justin Bennett, The City Amplified
Titel Justin Bennett, The City Amplified
Jaartal 2009
Omschrijving Artist book and leporello
Techniek Offset
Formaat 17×23 cm
Wander
Titel Wander
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Website for Artist residency
Techniek HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript
Formaat variable
Octavo publicaties
Titel Octavo publicaties
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving Book series
Techniek mixed techniques
Formaat 11.7×18.5cm
Alexander Gutke
Titel Alexander Gutke
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving Artist book
Techniek Offset
Formaat 11.5×17.5
Octavo publicaties
Titel Octavo publicaties
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Book series
Techniek mixed techniques
Formaat 11.7×18.5cm
Maaike Lauwaert
Titel Maaike Lauwaert
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving Website
Techniek HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript
Formaat variable
Lyon, Atlas, Neutral, Josef, Esquire, Je
Titel Lyon, Atlas, Neutral, Josef, Esquire, Je
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Various typeface families, 2008-2013
Techniek OpenType
Formaat variable

Omschrijving werk

Kai Bernau: "I’m a graphic and type designer. In 2005 I founded Atelier Carvalho Bernau in The Hague with Susana Carvalho. The studio concentrates on reading experiences across different media. Questions about content, an audience’s reading contexts, and concepts derived from these parameters are always central to our work. Other recurring focus points include the object-character of printed matter, material and technical honesty and appropriateness, and using or inventing new technologies and the innate aesthetic qualities they produce. To that end, the studio produces typography, book and editorial design, interactive and web projects, as well as text and display typefaces. In graphic design, Atelier Carvalho Bernau mainly works for clients in the cultural field, both in the Netherlands and internationally. Among their clients are Midway Art in Minneapolis, Culturgest in Portugal, the Mumok in Austria, Octavo publicaties and Stroom in The Netherlands. Their self-initiated design and research projects lead them to new formal and conceptual starting points for their own publications and for clients, such as their “Dear Reader”, or “You know a conjuror gets no credit when once he has explained his trick…”, which led to the series design of Amsterdam’s Octavo publicaties. At Atelier Carvalho Bernau, I design typefaces either as self-initiated projects or as commissions from magazine clients like the New York Times Magazine, Esquire (US), Esquire (UK), or corporate clients such as insurance giant Munich Re. In our self-initiated type design work, we are interested in exploring the intersection of an aesthetic by tools’ “natural” forms and the new aesthetic possibilities they offer".

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband Atelier Carvalho Bernau
Website www.carvalho-bernau.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten BA Grafisch ontwerp 2004-2005 J
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten MA Type & Media 2005-2006 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd Grafisch en interactief ontwerp 2001-2003

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging x
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief x

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2010 ExperimentaDesign Biennial, Lisbon, Portugal 'Revolução 99 - 09' GROEP
2007 KABK, The Hague '10 jaar Stroom aanmoedigingsprijs' GROEP
2005 ExperimentaDesign Biennial, Lisbon, Portugal Exhibition of the 'Neutrality' project; with Susana Carvalho DUO
2005 W139, Amsterdam 'Paraat/Nieuw Oogst' GROEP

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2010 Ésad, Amiens (France). Lecture at Conference on 21st century typography, with Susana Carvalho
2008 Sabbatical and free work in Baltimore, Maryland (US); Guest lectures at MICA (Baltimore), School of Visual Arts (New York)
2006 Écal, Lausanne: held 1-week workshop on self-referentiality in graphic design

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2013 Culturgest Lisbon, Portugal Artist books and catalogues for various international and Portuguese artists, with Susana Carvalho J
2013 Wander Den Haag Indentity and Website for Wander artist residency, with Susana Carvalho
2012 Mumok Vienna Catalog
2011 Commercial Type New York Typeface families Atlas Grotesk and Atlas Typewriter, with Susana Carvalho J
2011 De Zaak Nu Den Haag De Zaak Nu identity and website J
2010 Khatt foundation Amsterdam Typographic Matchmaking in the City project and book, with Susana Carvalho J
2010 Octavo publicaties Amsterdam Identity system, book series design, website J
2009 Walden Affairs The Hague Identity system (Logo, printed matter), with Susana Carvalho J
2009 Stroom Den Haag The Hague Artist book for Justin Bennett (Ouborg Prijs), with Susana Carvalho J
2007 Witte de With Rotterdam Catalogue Raisonnée for Jesper Just, with Susana Carvalho J

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2013 PLI Art & Design magazine Portugal Review of recent design works
2012 DOC Magazin of University of Applied Sciences Munich Interview
2011 The New Yorker book blog USA Review of design for Octavo Publicaties
2011 Print Magazine USA Review recent type designs
2010 Idea Magazine Japan Interview & portrait
2007 idPure magazine Switzerland Type design special Issue
2006 Items magazine Amsterdam Portrait

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2011 FondsBKVB Praktijksubsidie
2009 FondsBKVB Bijdrage werkbudget
2008 Wallpaper* Magazine, London “Star of Tomorrow” - Future Talent

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Teacher in Master of Art Direction, ECAL/University of Art and Design, Lausanne, Switzerland 2010 2014