Collaborating since 2011 and located in Berlin and Leipzig, Christoph Knoth & Konrad Renner work on the intersection of digital culture and graphic design.
Based on a deep appreciation for technology and it’s visual echo, the studio’s interdisciplinary portfolio includes websites, identities, printed matter and apps.
Since 2017, Christoph Knoth and Konrad Renner are professors for Digitale Grafik at the Hamburg state academy of higher artistic and scientific education (HFBK).
Today, omnipresent digital forms mingle with artifacts from the past, forming a constantly branching network – an evanescent visual cloud. In spite of this, we take digital surfaces as something omnipresent, as a self-evident tool and daily companion, in the absence of any knowledge of their authorship, economies and algorithms.
Against this background, the Digitale Grafik class explores the integrity of modern technologies and conceives visual models in the context of contemporary culture and digital possibilities.
The class for Digitale Grafik represents an endeavor to emancipate ourselves from existing tools and to break up the confectionery of visual templates.
For the year 2016/2017 Knoth & Renner were guest researchers at Bauhaus University Weimar teaching a class on Digital Typography.