Lecture: TYPO Berlin

May 22, 2010

Typo 2010-05-26At the TYPO Berlin design conference, Uta und Thilo von Debschitz presented their work on the monograph “Fritz Kahn – Man Machine” and a subsequent exhibition. Entitled “Infected! The Picture Virus of Dr. Fritz Kahn”, the lecture described their research (initiated by coincidence) in Berlin, Zürich, and New York. The siblings showed selected illustrations from the rich image legacy of Fritz Kahn as well as contemporary visual reflections on Kahn. The international audience observing the presentation in the auditorium of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt responded with applause and enthusiasm; comments include: “Fritz Kahn – Man Machine is blowing my mind!” (Candy Chang, designer/USA), “Marvelous illustrations. A real information artist!” (Gloria Biber, designer/Germany), “Wonderful presentation” (Ardan Erguven, designer, writer/Turkye), “Spectacular book” (Sabine Danek, editor PAGE/Germany), “Great project” (Eike König, Designer), “Impressed by the forceful passion of Thilo and Uta von Debschitz” (Karin Schmidt-Friderichs, design book publisher/Germany),“Uta and Thilo von Debschitz performed design archeology and uncovered the magnificent works of Fritz Kahn.” (Jens Tenhaeff, photographer/Germany) – TYPO Berlin is the biggest design conference in Europe, with 1,200 attendees from all over the world. At this year’s “Passion”-themed conference, designers and creatives presented projects that were essentially inspired by fervent devotion to a particular subject.
TYPO Berlin