Anne Büttner is a creative studio offering creative direction, conception and design with a fluid interaction and collaborative focus on art, culture, fashion and commerce.
Within her graphical approach she investigates our surrounding through a deeply involved dialog between her own abilities and the way these can form our picture of the world.
Her distinctive designs are based on a prior research process, which enables her to create unique and unconventional identities that are tailored to the specific idea of each project. Originating from that profound engagement with content, rather than the surface of design, her bold sense for colors, forms and typography evolves and challenges common expectations. The emphasis on a dialogical symbiosis between her graphical language and the conceptual idea of each client is the very centre of her practice.
Since her graduation from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where she was supervised by the graphic designers Linda van Deursen and Julia Born, Büttner worked as freelance graphic designer on major longterm-projects at HORT in Berlin. During the past ten years she gained various experiences in different fields ranging from commercial companies like NIKE to cultural institutions like Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurter Positionen and Bergen Assembly.
In recent times Büttner is focusing on collaborations within the art and culture sector, working together with different artists like Martin Dörr, Manuel Tayarani and Andrea Farrenkopf as well as the online magazine for contemporary art, PASSE-AVANT.
Paul Soulellis is an artist and educator based in Providence, RI. His practice includes teaching, writing, and experimental publishing, with a focus on queer methodologies and network culture. He is currently Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design and Founder/Director of Queer.Archive.Work, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community reading room, publishing studio, and project space. News. CV. Studio—40 Sprague Street, 1G Providence, RI 02907. [email protected] @soulellis
Zhongkai Li blends a fascination with fine art, technology, and history in his working practice. Born in Changsha, China, His recent research challenges and subverts conventional subject-object relationships between viewer and content. His approaches time-based media with a focus on a dualistic method, examining the different ways of interplay between narration, moving images, and sounds in physical and digital space.
Jess is a queer artist and zinester from Taipei, Taiwan & now based in Oakland, California. They draw and print to create a visual representation for communities that deserve to be seen. Through Mixed Rice Zines, each project aims to document and celebrate the voices of queer & trans people color, with the hopes of building community and confidence within ourselves.
In J's personal work and play, they value the lessons to be learned from a fearless younger self. We currently live in a time that demands so much, with endless and often unhealthy expectations of what we should be doing, and how we should look. Through music making, skateboarding, drawing, and zine printing, Jess takes the time to learn the process of creation in their own way. And in response, making space for others to explore creativity too.
My work concerns environment, time, the internet, and how we can better inhabit all three. Spatial and temporal awareness.
For several years I was part of the team behind Cargo, a tool for personal publishing. I recently walked 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada over four months along the Pacific Crest Trail.
This site is a collection of writing and a quick overview of past work. Feel free to say hello.