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The exhi­bi­tion, «Wir pub­lizieren», is a joint project of the School of Art and Design at the Bern Uni­ver­sity of the Arts HKB in Switzer­land, and of the Art and Design Depart­ment at the Uni­ver­sity of the Arts Bre­men in Ger­many. It fousses on inde­pen­dent, col­lec­tive prac­tices in pub­lish­ing, repro­duc­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion. We are con­cerned with the ques­tion of how to iden­tify increased inter­est in printed mat­ter in small edi­tions or obscure net­works, and with how themes, approaches, aes­thet­ics, and atti­tudes have changed in inde­pen­dent pub­lish­ing since the 1960s (and why). We are link­ing up with the exhi­bi­tion and bookpro­ject Under the Radar. Under­ground- and Self­pub­li­ca­tions 19651975’ coor­di­nated by Jan-Fred­erik Ban­del, Annette Gilbert and myself together with the stu­dents of the HfK Mas­ter­pro­gramm School of Visual Com­bi­na­tions’, which was shown at the Weser­burg in Bre­men in 2015/16.
http://​www​.wir​-pub​lizieren​.ch

2018 I started my own stu­dio to col­lab­o­rate with dif­fer­ent artists, design­ers and net­works. Since 2001 I was part­ner of the Stu­dio Prill Vieceli Cre­mers for­mer Prill & Vieceli.

I am teach­ing Typog­ra­phy and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Design at var­i­ous Uni­ver­si­ties in Switzer­land and abroad. From 2004 to 2010 I was Pro­fes­sor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Design at the Karl­sruhe Uni­ver­sity of Arts and Design (HfG). Since 2010 I am Pro­fes­sor of Typog­ra­phy at the Uni­ver­sity of the Arts Bre­men (HfK).

Works

Wir publizieren

Redaktion, Gestaltung, Produktion und Distribution unabhängiger Magazinformate in der Schweiz seit 1960

The project, «Wir pub­lizieren», is a joint project of the Bern Uni­ver­sity of the Arts HKB in Switzer­land, and of the Uni­ver­sity of the Arts Bre­men in Ger­many. The exhi­bi­tion and the con­fer­ence focuses on inde­pen­dent, col­lec­tive prac­tices in pub­lish­ing, repro­duc­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion. We are con­cerned with the ques­tion of how to iden­tify increased inter­est in printed mat­ter in small edi­tions or obscure net­works, and with how themes, approaches, aes­thet­ics, and atti­tudes have changed in inde­pen­dent pub­lish­ing since the 1960s (and why). Kun­sthalle Berne, decem­ber 2019–February 2020. Infor­ma­tion about the project and the con­fer­ence:
http://​www​.wir​-pub​lizieren​.ch

We are link­ing up with the exhi­bi­tion (Museum Weser­burg Bre­men 2015/2016) and bookpro­ject Under the Radar. Under­ground- and Self­pub­li­ca­tions 19651975’ coor­di­nated by Jan-Fred­erik Ban­del, Annette Gilbert and myself together with the stu­dents of the HfK Mas­ter­pro­gramm School of Visual Com­bi­na­tions’.

Bruchlinien

Drei Episoden zum NSU

This book is about the NSU trial that took place from 2013 to 2018. The draw­ings by Paula Bulling, based on three scenes devised by Anne König, inter­weave fact and imag­i­na­tion. The comic is accom­pa­nied by a series of inter­views with Bar­bara John, ombudswoman for the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims, jour­nal­ists Toralf Staud and Chris­t­ian Fuchs, Ayşe Güleç, co-founder of the Coali­tion for Action on the mur­der of Halit Yoz­gat in Kas­sel, and Can­dan Özer-Yıl­maz, widow of Atilla Özer.
»Dessen ungeachtet ist Bruch­lin­ien“ ein Meilen­stein für den deutschen Comic: method­isch, ästhetisch, vor allem aber poli­tisch. Die Lek­türe ist schmerzhaft, aber das muss sie sein, wenn über­haupt so etwas wie ein Umdenken in den Dien­st­stellen, die bei der Aufk­lärung der NSU-Morde ver­sagt haben, erfol­gen soll.« Andreas Platthaus, Frank­furter All­ge­meine Zeitung
Spec­tor Books, 2019

Why Publish? We Publish!

Print Out: Archiv­ing and Cura­to­r­ial Prac­tices of Alter­na­tive Pub­lish­ing Ven­tures’, inter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Cura­to­r­ial Prac­tices of Alter­na­tive Pub­lish­ing Enter­prises at the Saro­jini Naidu School of Arts and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Uni­ver­sity of Hyder­abad in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Pro Hel­ve­tia, Swiss Arts Coun­cil, Hyder­abad, 2018 / Lec­ture together with Andreas Vogel
READ­ERS OF ALL COUN­TRIES, PUB­LISH!’ Lec­ture and work­shop together with Andreas Vogel at the Fac­ulty of Fine Arts, MSU Bar­oda, 2018 / TAKE on Writ­ing Series and Pro Hel­ve­tia in col­lab­o­ra­tion with MSU Bar­oda and Pro Hel­ve­tia.

The Legend of Barbara Rubin

Film Culture 80

The film­maker Bar­bara Rubin entered the New York under­ground in the 1960, while still a teenager and she quickly became a leg­endary key fig­ures of the com­mu­nity.
This spe­cial eight­i­eth issue of the mag­a­zine Film Cul­ture fea­tures her pre­vi­ously unpub­lished let­ters to Jonas Mekas and includes inter­views and Rubin’s script, Christ­mas on Earth Con­tin­ued, a planned sequel to her noto­ri­ous film.

Design: Tania Prill & Franziska Bauer, Spec­tor Books.
Awarded as one of the Most Beau­ti­ful Swiss Books 2018.

Book launch 1: A Con­ver­sa­tion about Bar­bara Rubin together with Anne König, Jonas Mekas, Marc Siegel and Chuck Smith. Sep­tem­ber 15, 57pm, Printed Mat­ter, New York.

Book launch 2: Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 21, 2018, 3pm at the Class­room MoMa PS1, with Jonas Mekas, Chuck Smith, Franziska Bauer, Sarai Mey­ron and Anne König.

Under the Radar – Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965–1975

Exhibition and publication

The mid-1960s wit­nessed a boom in under­ground and self­pub­lished works. This exhi­bi­tion at the museum Weser­burg Bre­men and the pub­li­ca­tion is the first to present the under­ground and self-pub­lished works that came out of West Ger­many in such depth, while also show­ing the inter­na­tional con­text in which they emerged: not as an anec­do­tal his­tory but as an attempt to tap into the aes­thetic cos­mos of a Do-It-Your­self rebel­lion, one that also chal­lenges us to take a new look at the cur­rent boom in inde­pen­dent pub­lish­ing, the riso­graph aes­thetic, and so on.
Spec­tor Books, 2017, Edited by Jan-Fred­erik Ban­del, Annette Gilbert, Tania Prill; designed by Prill Vieceli Cre­mers
Award: Grand Prix, Tokyo Type Direc­tors Club
Exhi­bi­tion: Jan-Fred­erik Ban­del and Tania Prill, in coop­er­a­tion with the School of Visual Com­bi­na­tions.

Money

This is a book about the pic­tures on ban­knotes: pic­tures of polit­i­cal sub­ject-mat­ter, his­tor­i­cal mile­stones, dis­tin­guished per­son­ages, sta­tus sym­bols, and land­scapes. Ban­knotes are mini-posters pro­claim­ing an ide­al­ized world. Money is a mys­tery: mon­e­tary value seeks a visual cor­rel­a­tive.
The pic­tures on bills tell sto­ries and glo­rify power. Strong, happy peo­ple engaged in phys­i­cal labor, for instance. They have access to edu­ca­tion and live in a fan­tas­ti­cal land­scape with abun­dant fauna. Mon­e­tary iconog­ra­phy often takes up sim­i­lar motifs and reit­er­ates basic pat­terns. Human fig­ures are por­trayed accord­ing to pathos for­mu­lae, their ges­tures and facial expres­sions to be uni­formly con­strued the world over.

I started col­lect­ing ban­knotes and focus­ing on the pic­tures 11 years ago while I was trav­el­ing in Iran. We tried to con­jure the spirit that speaks from the orna­men­ta­tion of ban­knotes, as Wal­ter Ben­jamin put it, and show which pic­tures are used to imprint value on slips of paper that would oth­er­wise be worth­less.

Edited and designed by Prill Vieceli Cre­mers
Edi­tion Patrick Frey

Lutz Open House

When we had to leave our stu­dio in 2017, which was the for­mer stu­dio of Hans-Rudolf Lutz since 1972, we moved our stu­dio fur­ni­ture and exhib­ited some of his work for a cou­ple of days.
Scenog­ra­phy: Sebas­t­ian Cre­mers

Martin Parr

Poster

Design: Sebas­t­ian Cre­mers, Tania Prill, Alberto Vieceli

336 pages 336 books

For this book we sighted thou­sands of books of all dif­fer­ent peri­ods on dif­fer­ent top­ics and focuses, in search of 336 head­strong and humoris­tic page num­bers. The struc­ture refers to book by George Brecht, the title is inspired by the artist books by Ed Ruscha. The under­ly­ing idea to 336 pages 336 books orig­i­nated when read­ing page 243 of Bram Stoker’s Drac­ula, (1967). A folded leaflet with an index of the ref­er­ences is enclosed in the book.

151×105mm, Hard­cover, Everyedi­tion, Zurich 2013 (Out of print)
Edited and designed by Prill Vieceli Cre­mers

Zeitlos Schön

Poster

Design: Sebas­t­ian Cre­mers, Tania Prill, Alberto Vieceli

Hot Love

Hot Love – Swiss Punk & Wave 19761980 tells the story of the pio­neer­ing Swiss Punk scene from the begin­ning. The Swiss Punk scene emerged in Zurich and Geneva around the same time it started in Lon­don and New York, in 1976. Hot Love starts at the very begin­ning and recounts the com­plete story until 1980, when Punk went polit­i­cal and much of the energy of the first gen­er­a­tion was lost. 

Most beau­ti­ful Swiss books, 2006
Designed by Prill & Vieceli