Exhibition: Phänomen Energie

Posted on Dec 10, 2016

“Crush on the human machine” reported the local press after the opening of the special exhibition Phänomen Energie in Lüdenscheid. Schoolchildren had enthusiastically climbed an interactive sculpture, designed after Fritz Kahn’s visualization “Man as Industrial Palace”. Using simple mechanisms, the larger than life-sized body model illustrates various processes of energy generation and transformation in the […]

Exhibition: Das Erklären erklären.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013

In her review of the exhibition “Das Erklären erklären” (Explaining how to explain) about the history of information design, journalist Laura Weissmüller writes: “Images transport information – often much more clearly than bare numbers or matter-of-fact reports. (…) New inventions and new media made the tremendous spread of information graphics possible and popular. And this […]

Kahn portrait: The Times of Israel

Posted on Oct 10, 2012

In his detailed article on Fritz Kahn in The Times of Israel, Graham Lawson writes about “an innovator who merged medicine with the industrial age” whose “influence on graphic design and art is still apparent”. Lawson concludes: “For an influential but long-neglected thinker, Kahn’s return, however modest, represents part of his well-deserved due”.

Lecture: Jornadas Cantianas

Posted on Mar 17, 2012

Uta and Thilo von Debschitz presented their book project “Fritz Kahn – Man Machine” on March 17, 2012 at the two-day Jornadas Cantianas conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Invited by cultural organization Oporto and design studio Barbara says … , the siblings reported on their exciting search for information and images that made the life and […]

Lecture: Grafikdesign Münster

Posted on Feb 6, 2012

On February 6, Thilo von Debschitz spoke in the City of Münster, Germany, about the most important professional project of his life so far – the search for traces of Fritz Kahn. Entitled “Fritz Kahn – Pioneer in Information Design”, his lecture surveyed the forgotten author’s work. The talk included fascinating images from Fritz Kahn’s […]