‘Ten Days on the Island’ is a bi-annual arts festival in Tasmania. A unique cultural state wide event, bringing together local and international artists and performers from island cultures around the world exhibiting across the length and breadth of Tasmania.
For the festival we developed a versatile and dynamic identity based on the juxtaposition of the arts and nature. We inherited the logo of the previous festival which we altered to match the new visual direction. Tasmania’s unique and pristine nature and the diversity of the festival take centre stage in the colourful and sometimes dramatic collateral, so is the festival logo, always dead centre (representing Tasmania as the centre of the art world for these ten days).
So I started the “What’s New!” series to introduce my new graphic design finds. Series 1: Fons Hickmann M23 from German. Fons Hickmann m23 was founded in 2001 in Berlin and is run by Bjoern Wolf and Fons Hickmann. The staff originates from around the world and varies a lot in size and scope.
“The design studio focuses on the design of complex communication systems and is working mainly in the cultural field, ranking among today’s most awarded design studios worldwide. The studio lends its expertise to everything related to events, communication and visual identity. Its activities include corporate design, book and poster design, magazine design and web design.
Fons Hickmann studied photography and communication design. He has taught at several universities, held lectures and workshops around the world and is a professor at Berlin University of the Arts. He is a member of the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club New York and the Alliance Graphique Internationale.”