Nowakteufelknyrim opens at Manggha
The Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology invites you to an exhibition presenting highlights of German communication design. The exhibition, co-organized by the Goethe Institute of Krakow, is entitled “Dimension der Flache” (meaning “Dimension of Surface”) and will be open from Friday, Jan. 18, until March 2, with a free pre-exhibition reception to be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 18:00. The event is fully designed by a creative design team from Dusseldorf, bearing the tongue-twisting name of “nowakteufelknyrim,” which is actually a word composed of the names of its creators: Stefan Nowak, Philipp Teufel and Petra Knyrim.
Self-described as “the Bermuda Triangle of communication,” the three became famous for original concepts for museum exhibition design. Today, as their web site says, “there is hardly a museum along the banks of the Rhine for which nowakteufelknyrim has not designed a comprehensive exhibition and developed communication materials.”
Among their most interesting projects is the creation of cultural maps and guides that use the sidewalks as a means of information for tourists in Dresden. For this, they were awarded the Grand Prize by the Japan Design Foundation.
The Krakow exhibition concentrates on typography, graphics, corporate design and what is called “visual communication design.”
The latter term is usually used to describe two-dimensional projects, such as logotypes, types of writing, or posters.
But it also includes larger and more complex designs, such as digital interfaces for companies.
Nowakteufelknyrim takes care of the smallest details of its designs, including the special cargo crates which are also exhibited.
“Dimension der Flache” is a part of the “Designing Modernity” program organized by the Goethe Institute along with the British Council, Pro Helvetia and the designers’ magazine “2+3D.” The program has, until now, consisted only of lectures, and thanks to this exhibition, as organizers stress, “it gains a fresh, interesting dimension.”
The Manggha Center is on ul.
Konopnickiej 26, right across the Vistula River from Wawel Castle. You can get there by tram (lines 1, 2, 6 – stop Jubilat/Most Debicki and lines 18, 19, 22 – stop Rondo Grunwaldzkie) or by bus (lines 109, 114, 124, 164, 173, 179, 194, 439, 444 – stop Jubilat/Most Debicki and lines 100, 103, 112, 114, 124, 128, 162, 164, 173, 179, 184, 194, 439, 444 – stop