Knoth & Renner

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.

⚫Selected projects

⚫Talks

  • Growing a New Internet, Indiecon, with Laurel Schwulst & Florian Mecklenburg & Karolien Buurmann, Hamburg (2018)
  • Into Worlds, The Craft of Blurring Boundaries, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (2018)
  • Design Politics, Academy of Design and Arts, Gothenborg, Sweden (2017)
  • Faculty Day, HGB Leipzig (2017)
  • Kunsthochschule Kassel (2017)
  • It’s a book, it’s a chance, it’s a times new romance, HGB Leipzig (2016)
  • Easy Lessoning 6, New York (2016)
  • Schau der Gestaltung VI, Berlin (2015)
  • Tarptautinė konferencija. TIRIU, VADINASI MATAUin Vilnius, Lithuania (2013)
  • Schrift im 21. Jahrhundert, Typotage Leipzig (2013)
  • Mzin project space for graphics and art, Leipzig, Germany (2012)
  • Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands (2012)
  • ATypI, Reykjavík, Iceland (2012)

⚫Workshops

  • Design Politics, Academy of Design and Arts, Gothenborg, Sweden (2017)
  • The Making of an Institution, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2017)
  • Parametric type, FH Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Germany (2017)
  • Temporary websites, HfG Karlsruhe, Germany (2016)
  • Yale University School of Art, New Haven, USA (2016)
  • Fast Fonts, EKA Tallin, Estonia (2013)
  • Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013)
  • University for Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein, Germany (2012, 2015, 2016)
  • Programming fonts, ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland (2011)

⚫Teaching

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.

⚫Studio

⚪Rudolfstraße 11
⚪10245 Berlin, Germany

⚫Christoph Knoth

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⚫Konrad Renner

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