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Words as words as things

Simon Merz

Focus: Typography/Graphic design

(Language: English or German – depending on the participants.)

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Together we explore the roots of »concrete poetry« and its omnipresent influence on contemporary graphic design. During the workshop, each participants (single or in groups of 2) will create a physical or digital typographic work regarding to the topic »past present future« by exploring the ideas of concrete/visual poetry. The aim is to expand and strengthen conceptual thinking through exploring new and experimental ways of typographic arrangements by putting the written word out of its syntax.

Simon Merz is a Vienna based German designer that graduated in 2019 with a Masters from the University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, and has since been awarded with various prizes for his META publication as part of his final master-thesis. Since 2019 he is running his own publishing platform named WTP–PP as well as his creative studio working for national and international clients mostly rooted in the fields of art, music, fashion and education.

Words as words as things


(max. 15 Participants)


Room M 2.12

Monday, 10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday, 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday, 10:00 – 16:00


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