We are visual communicators and conceptual cooperators. We are motivated by change and driven by our ideals. And we are happy to be able to collaborate with likeminded partners and clients we share our passion with: Arts, culture, design, music, politics and planet earth.

We see you as our partner rather than a client. We see ourselves as collaborators rather than contractors. Openness, transparency and communication are the keys to any successful project. Strategically diving into the analytic core of each project we define the conceptual basis for the aesthetic execution, the visual development. 

Since founding Eps51 in 2008 we’ve worked with countless partners and clients ranging from the fields of culture, art and design to commercial enterpri­ses – all of which we share common values with – all of which are openminded and willing to break new ground together with us. 

Our works are regularly part of exhibitions and are published in international design books and magazines. We give lectures, hold workshops and teach courses at diverse universities.

Team

[Our most valuable players]

Network and Collaborators

Aljaž Fuis, Andreas Barden, Annika Kiefer, Björn Wolf, Fabian Krauss, Jens Buss, Kevin Moll, Larissa Steidle, Lena Manger, Lisa Schmidt, Matthias Hohmann, Marian Fitz, Marco Kratzer, Paul Angermeyer, Paul Mielke, Ragna Pidun, Stephanie Pollinger

Former Employees

Annija Česka, Calatrava, Daniel Christensen, Denis Yilmaz, Dimitri Nägele, Fabian Steiner, Johannes Ammler, Katja Rueegsegger, Lena Musmann, Lukas Blum, Maziyar Pahlevan, Nadia Pavón Císaro, Timm Hartmann, Yana Vekshyna

Values

Intercultural Initiatives

We foster intercultural exchange through visual communication. We initiate intercultural projects, edit and publish books. Intercultural design bears responsibility. It is inevitable in our globally intercon­nected moment that we come in touch with other cultures, yet we do not always seem to realise the possibilities that intercultural exchange makes possible. As designers it is our job to learn and understand socio-cultural contexts and visually communicate them – and to make them intelligible for all.

Sustainability

We care about nature. We care about the Earth. Eco-friendly production and sustainability within all aspects of our projects has become a major part of our life as designers and thinkers. Together with our clients and partners we develop sustainable media concepts fostering durability by generating value.

Studio

[Come by for a coffee]

Clients [Excerpt]

Academy of Arts Berlin

Adobe

artReoriented – Sam Bardaouil, Till Fellrath

Berliner Festspiele

GIZ – Ges. für internat. Zusammenarbeit

Interhood / Nike

Kinemathek Museum for Film and TV

Kommunale Galerien Berlin

Kulturakademie Tarabya

Kunstraum Kreuzberg

Niggli Publishing

Nike

Ricordi

Rizzoli Publications

Semperoper Dresden

Serpentine Galleries

Sharjah Art Foundation

Stiftung Berliner Mauer

Tanzfabrik Berlin

Times Art Center

United Arab Emirates Pavilion Venice Biennale

Universal Music Publishing

Zalando

Exhibitions [Excerpt]

2019

Birmingham Design Festival – Birmingham

2019

Contemporary Arabic Typographic Posters – Sharjah

2017

Anschlag Berlin – Beijing + Macao

2016

Fünfzehn Poster Exhibition Red Dot Design Museum – Essen

2016

Blank Poster – Munich

2015

Anschlag Berlin – Berlin + Luzern

2015

Analog Mensch Digital – Berlin

2014

Al Riwaq – Bahrain

2014

Re–Levant – Tel Aviv

2012

Right-To-Left – Berlin

2012

Leberkaastatrophe (Fressko) – Augsburg

2010

Brownbook – Dubai

2009

Arty & Farty – Ingolstadt

Teaching [Excerpt]

since 2022

Berlin International University [Interdisciplinary Design]

since 2020

Berlin International University [Intercultural Design]

2018–2019

University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim [Audio-Visual Media]

2016–2022

Berlin International University [Motion Design]

2014–2015

University of the Arts Berlin [Bilingual Editorial Design]

2014

Al Riwaq Art Space Bahrain [Multilingual Poster Design]

2013

University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf [Multilingual Poster Design]

2013

University of the Arts Bremen [Intercultural Design]

2012

Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin [Arabic Typography Workshop]

2012

Serpentine Gallery London [Multiscript Poster Printing]

2011

University of Design Ulm [Arabic Graphic Design]

2008

University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim [Audio-Visual Media]

Talks [Excerpt]

2021

University of the Arts Berlin [Design in Motion]

2018

1971 Design Space Sharjah [Bi-Scriptual]

2017

Typo Berlin Conference [Intercultural Design]

2016

Serebro Nabora Type Conference Moscow [Multiscript Design]

2014

Al Riwaq Art Space Bahrain [Multilingual Poster Design]

2013

University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf [Multilingual Poster Design]

2012

Babel 1 Type Conference Offenbach [Right-To-Left]

2011

University of Art and Design Offenbach [Intercultural Design]

2008

New Museum New York [Intercultural Design]

Awards

“Competitions are for horses, not for artists.”

Béla Bartók

Eps51 does not participate in design competitions, awards and rankings.

Features [Excerpt]

In Magazines:

Brownbook Magazine

Electronic Beats Magazine

étapes

Gallery Magazine

Komma

Nova Magazine

Neon

Novum

Page Magazine

Slanted

 

In Books:

Arabesque, Gestalten Verlag

Arabic font specimen, Uitgeverij De Buitenkant

Basic Logos, Index Books

Behind Collections, Victionary

Branding, Sandu

Data Flow, Gestalten Verlag

Design Origin Germany, Victionary

Fashion Graphics, Sandu

Logo Design 2, Taschen

Los Logos 3–7, Gestalten Verlag

Type Hybrid, Victionary

Typodarium, Hermann Schmidt

Typo-Lyrics, Birkhäuser

Typoshirt One, Slanted Publishers

Web Design Portfolios, Taschen

Jobs

Freelance

We’re currently not looking for employees or freelancers but you’re always welcome to send us your design, illustration, or photography portfolio for future reference.

Internships

We employ interns twice a year for a period of 6 months. If you want to apply please make sure your attitude towards design fits to our studio. Please understand, that we cannot answer all requests though.

We will only look at applications sent to work[at]eps51.com including a pdf with your portfolio (max. 20 MB) and CV.

Contact

+49 (0)30 700 941 37
mail@eps51.com

Eps51
Möckernstrasse 68
Aufgang C

10965 Berlin
Germany