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, Marco Kratzer, 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. We act now.
Humans’ reckless behaviour, our obvious waste of natural resources and the continuous preposterous pollution of the environment will sooner or later lead to what is currently indicated by the drastic impacts of climate change – the destruction of our own basis of existence. 

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
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]

Birmingham Design Festival – Birmingham, 2019
Contemporary Arabic Typographic Posters – Sharjah, 2019
Anschlag Berlin – Beijing + Macao, 2017
Fünfzehn Poster Exhibition Red Dot Design Museum – Essen, 2016
Blank Poster – Munich, 2016
Anschlag Berlin – Berlin + Luzern, 2015
Analog Mensch Digital – Berlin, 2015
Al Riwaq – Bahrain, 2014
Re–Levant – Tel Aviv, 2014
Right-To-Left – Berlin, 2012
Leberkaastatrophe (Fressko) – Augsburg , 2012
Brownbook – Dubai, 2010
Arty & Farty – Ingolstadt, 2009

Teaching [Excerpt]

Berlin International University [Interdisciplinary Design] 2022–ongoing
Berlin International University [Intercultural Design] 2020–ongoing
University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim [Audio-Visual Media] 2018–2019
Berlin International University [Motion Design], 2016–2022
University of the Arts Berlin [Bilingual Editorial Design] 2014–2015
Al Riwaq Art Space Bahrain [Multilingual Poster Design] 2014
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf [Multilingual Poster Design] 2013
University of the Arts Bremen [Intercultural Design] 2013
Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin [Arabic Typography Workshop] 2012
Serpentine Gallery London [Multiscript Poster Printing] 2012
University of Design Ulm [Arabic Graphic Design] 2011
University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim [Audio-Visual Media] 2008

Talks [Excerpt]

University of the Arts Berlin [Design in Motion] 2021
1971 Design Space Sharjah [Bi-Scriptual] 2018
Typo Berlin Conference [Intercultural Design] 2017
Serebro Nabora Type Conference Moscow [Multiscript Design] 2016
Al Riwaq Art Space Bahrain [Multilingual Poster Design] 2014
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf [Multilingual Poster Design] 2013
Babel 1 Type Conference Offenbach [Right-To-Left] 2012
University of Art and Design Offenbach [Intercultural Design] 2011
New Museum New York [Intercultural Design] 2008

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
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
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]

Birmingham Design Festival – Birmingham, 2019
Contemporary Arabic Typographic Posters – Sharjah, 2019
Anschlag Berlin – Beijing + Macao, 2017
Fünfzehn Poster Exhibition Red Dot Design Museum – Essen, 2016
Blank Poster – Munich, 2016
Anschlag Berlin – Berlin + Luzern, 2015
Analog Mensch Digital – Berlin, 2015
Al Riwaq – Bahrain, 2014
Re–Levant – Tel Aviv, 2014
Right-To-Left – Berlin, 2012
Leberkaastatrophe (Fressko) – Augsburg , 2012
Brownbook – Dubai, 2010
Arty & Farty – Ingolstadt, 2009

Teaching [Excerpt]

Berlin International University [Interdisciplinary Design] 2022–ongoing
Berlin International University [Intercultural Design] 2020–ongoing
University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim [Audio-Visual Media] 2018–2019
Berlin International University [Motion Design], 2016–2022
University of the Arts Berlin [Bilingual Editorial Design] 2014–2015
Al Riwaq Art Space Bahrain [Multilingual Poster Design] 2014
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf [Multilingual Poster Design] 2013
University of the Arts Bremen [Intercultural Design] 2013
Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin [Arabic Typography Workshop] 2012
Serpentine Gallery London [Multiscript Poster Printing] 2012
University of Design Ulm [Arabic Graphic Design] 2011
University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim [Audio-Visual Media] 2008

Talks [Excerpt]

University of the Arts Berlin [Design in Motion] 2021
1971 Design Space Sharjah [Bi-Scriptual] 2018
Typo Berlin Conference [Intercultural Design] 2017
Serebro Nabora Type Conference Moscow [Multiscript Design] 2016
Al Riwaq Art Space Bahrain [Multilingual Poster Design] 2014
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf [Multilingual Poster Design] 2013
Babel 1 Type Conference Offenbach [Right-To-Left] 2012
University of Art and Design Offenbach [Intercultural Design] 2011
New Museum New York [Intercultural Design] 2008

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