power to the flower
This is a »power to the flower« poster. It deals with political iconography and powerful colours. What colour and symbols would the environment choose for politcal commitment?
Fons M. Hickmann is a german graphic designer, typographer and autor. He also is a university instructor. after seven years at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, he now has a professorship at the University of the Arts in Berlin. These days he is devoting more time to publishing professional literature on photography, media theory, graphic design, and popular topics like football.
His Studio »Fons Hickmann m23« is located in a leafy courtyard building in the middle of Berlin-Kreuzberg. m23 is renowned around the world, and has had a strong influence on the design scene for many years now. Its works appear at all the major design festivals – they have won multiple awards, and are collectors’ objects for museums.
The design studio focuses on the design of complex communication systems and is working mainly in the cultural field, arts institutions, publishers, and NGOs. The studio also participates in exhibitions. In 2011 it developed the object series “Hybrids” for the Curious Minds exhibition in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, followed by individual exhibitions in Teheran, Ljubljana, and Trnava. Currently its works are on display in New York, Moscow, Shanghai, and São Paulo.
His publisher states, “Fons Hickmann thinks in terms of concepts rather than styles. He provokes and breaks new ground, asking questions even after others have stopped. He not only shows his internationally acclaimed works, he also opens the eyes of his viewers, motivating them to take design beyond the norm”.