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studio marcus kraft is an award-winning design company based in zurich, switzerland. it creates custom-made projects for national and international clients. an emphasis is on elaborate design concepts, editorial projects and typographical quality. multi disciplinary ventures are realised with photographers, architects, artists, etc., from a reliable network. studio marcus krafts’ work has been internationally exhibited and published.


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the dutch newspaper ‹de volkskrant› called him the ‹bad boy› of swiss graphic design: marcus kraft studied graphic design in switzerland, germany and usa. beforehand, he completed an apprenticeship as typographer. afterwards, he worked as a designer and art director for renowned agencies. in 2012, his international bestseller ‹don’t eat the yellow snow› got published. marcus kraft is also the founder and curator of ‹tableau zurich›, a public art space and a collective member at soeder.





























 

awards

2016
art directors club europe,
nomination

german design award,
nomination

2015

best of corporate publishing, gold award

art directors club switzerland, silver award

type directors club new york, certificate of typographic excellence

type directors club tokyo, nomination

essence: best of swiss graphic design, silver award

2014
art directors club switzerland, gold award

art directors club europe,
nomination

2013
swiss federal design awards, nomination (with raffinerie)

2011
design preis schweiz, nomination (with raffinerie)

2009
art directors club switzerland, bronze award
(with studio achermann)

2008
design network switzerland, nomination for the dns award

2007
art directors club germany,
awarded at the newcomer competition

red dot design award, awarded in communtication design

:output 10, awarded at the international newcomer competition

2006
international poster and graphic arts festival, chaumont, france, shortlisted for the students award


exhibitions

2015
solo exhibition, money for nothing, zurich & winterthur, switzerland

they printed it!, kunsthalle zürich, switzerland

2014
grafik14, maag event hall, zürich, switzerland

2013
grafik13, maag event hall, zürich, switzerland

orell füssli kramhof & waldraud concept store, zürich, switzerland

2012
jungkunst, halle 52, winterthur, switzerland

solo exhibition, sinka & weiss, (in the context of art and the city), zürich, switzerland

grafik12, maag event hall, zürich, switzerland

2011
starkart art exhibitions, zürich, switzerland

young at art, gallery art seefeld, zürich, switzerland

2010
opening exhibition, between gallery, london, uk

2009
we love magazines library, omotesando hills, tokyo, japan

stereo-type, gallery factory, seoul, korea

2008
cervelatica: zürich contemporary scene, chaumont, france

adc awards show, premium hallen, berlin, germany

2007
red dot design museum, essen, germany

2006
degree show, hochschule für gestaltung und kunst, basel, switzerland

international poster and graphic arts festival, chaumont, france


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publications

2015
money for nothing, hakuin verlag, switzerland

swiss star, grafik magazine, england

2014
kino xenix plakate: 1981–2013, switzerland

2013
get off the internet, bis publishers, netherlands

2012
don’t eat the yellow snow, bis publishers, netherlands

slanted magazine: slab serif, germany

étapes: design & culture visuelle, france

black & white: new monochrome graphics, victionary, hong kong

novum: world of graphic design, germany

page magazine, germany

2010
turning pages: editorial design for print media, gestalten verlag

idn magazine: international designers network, hong kong

2009
regular: graphic design today, gestalten verlag, germany

2008
chaumont: festival international de l’affiche et du graphisme 2008, exhibition catalogue, france

sushi 10, art directors club germany

2007
red dot communication design yearbook 07/08

output 10, international yearbook


lectures, workshops, etc.

2016
jury member, essence award: best of swiss graphic design, sgv, switzerland

2011
university of applied sciences, munich, germany

2010
hochschule für gestaltung und kunst, basel, switzerland (with raffinerie)