Campus for Design and Art

Four awards at the Rhineland-Palatinate 2022 Design Award for the Campus of Art and Design

"The Rhineland-Palatinate Design Award is a very special distinction because the works demonstrate the high level of competence and innovative strength of design in the state. As different as the award-winning projects are in detail: They are all testimony to the spirit of invention and the will to design in Rhineland-Palatinate," says Petra Dick-Walther, Secretary of State in the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Economics.

Four awards in the Talents category for the Design Campus! The total of 15 works that received awards this year include moving image projects and spatial installations as well as packaging designs. It is also clear that, despite all the new media, the printed book is far from obsolete: Four books alone as well as an exhibition catalogue are among the award-winning works in 2022. All award-winning works are presented at

Award Communication in Space
Between 1941 and 1943, almost 650 citizens of Trier were deported to ghettos, concentration and extermination camps.
concentration and extermination camps. This was preceded by social exclusion, as can be seen, for example, in the marked identification cards that were compulsory for Jewish citizens in Germany at that time. The installation ERINNERLICHT (Remembrance Light) was based on these more than 300 identification cards preserved in the Trier City Archives. It gave visitors the opportunity to recognise individual fates behind the act of disenfranchisement and deportation and to learn about the lives of people in Trier before the deportation. The installation gave visitors the opportunity to shed light on the fate of the victims of the Shoah in Trier. The more people took part in the installation to commemorate a persecuted person, the brighter the inner courtyard of the Porta Nigra shone. After the first glance at the hanging identification cards, people were asked to "donate light" at the monitor steles. Illuminated with a mobile phone or a torch, a portrait photo of a deported person, their name, profession and origin appeared on the screen. In addition, a QR code was displayed that contained a direct link to the respective person in the project's WebApp.
Lorenz Fischer, Sophie Fischer, Bastian Franz, Marc Hary, Marian Kost, Leon Morbach, Johann Ober, Sandy Panacek, Vardan Sharma, Julia Wolf
Supervision: Prof. Daniel Gilgen, Jonas Eiden/Intermedia Design

Award Editorial Design
Censorship has many faces, but they all have one thing in common: the withholding of information. In extreme cases, this happens in two ways: by blackening and by making things disappear. I have designed a typeface that combines these two extremes of censorship: INDEX Mono. The aim of INDEX Mono is to draw attention to censorship. In this context, writing as a medium of language has a special significance: it is the basis of our communication. This means that the design serves to visualise censorship. INDEX Mono aims to draw attention to how censorship distances us from reality when links are lost that help us interpret the world. To give the subject a space, I have designed a book that shows the font in its application and takes a kaleidoscopic look at the subject of censorship. The core of the book is a visual essay with photographic material, newspaper clippings, quotations, documents and images, which repeatedly bring to light current references and connections. The design plays with the disappearance or concealment of information. The censored can only ever be referred to through its context, i.e. what is left behind. "Kaleidoscope of Censorship - INDEX Mono" collects what the censored leaves behind: "the absence of presence".
Christine Rudi - Supervision: Prof. Andreas Hogan/Communication Design

Moving Image Award

An old, mysterious lady, a young brat. Suddenly - a bang. Blood dripping. The short film "TIME IS A KILLER" presents the theme of my bachelor thesis: the passing of time. I hate time, want to ignore and deny it. I try everything, yell at it, insult it and am angry above all because absolutely nothing can stop time. I do a lot of experiments, make short stop-motion films, work with plasticine and play with life-size paper clothes. Always with me: my old favourite magazine - Bravo. On my small, emotional journey around accepting change, I cross the boundaries of a bachelor's thesis in fashion design into the moving image. An interdisciplinary overall concept emerges, which is summarised in the short film "TIME IS A KILLER". The film tells the story of two mysterious characters whose relationship to each other remains open. The interplay of the film's soundtrack, my fashion collection and the set design creates a bizarre scenery. There is something threatening and at the same time amusing in the air, the atmosphere becomes more and more tense and the viewer is finally left puzzled.
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Gloria Hohmeister - Supervision: Prof. Dirk Wolfes, Fashion Design

Award Illustration

The best-known, most famous and most moving artists always seem to be men. The art market and art history leave many female artists in the shadows. When one thinks of art, one thinks of Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali or Da Vinci. Why not O'Keeffe, Af Klint, Bourgeois or Kusama? With this book project, I set out on the trail of forgotten women artists. Although these women artists have a large, impressive body of work to show, they have been forgotten. It is time to give the women the attention they have deserved for years. The book "Where are the women artists?" is divided into two parts. The first part clarifies the historical background, addressing the questions of why we know so few women artists and how women have been positioned in the history of art. The following part presents some women artists, their life stories and their works in more detail. In addition to the book project, poster zines on the individual women artists have also been produced. These can be browsed through as an eight-page brochure. When you unfold the zine, a poster is hidden on the back. The stories of the forgotten women artists need to be told.
Jessica Frascht - Supervision: Prof. Henriette Sauvant, Communication Design

Wo sind die Künstlerinnen? Jessica Frascht
Wo sind die Künstlerinnen? Jessica Frascht
Kaleidoskop der Zensur – Index Mono von Christine Rudi
Kaleidoskop der Zensur – Index Mono von Christine Rudi
Medieninstallation erinnerLicht
Medieninstallation erinnerLicht
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