Eike is known for a couple of reasons and multiple things he does. When I met eike first, I knew him primarily from his work with Hort. Hort is a Berlin based graphic design studio made up of a mixed bag of uniquely selected, creative and spirited people. Throughout its existence Hort has been a constant pioneer in re-inventing the visual language of contemporary graphic design. Hortʼs ongoing experimental enthusiasm has inspired many budding young designers, found its way as an influential source amongst contemporaries and has been featured in countless publications.
When not working with Hort, founder Eike König takes on the role of mentor. He is the Professor of Graphic Design and Illustration at the HfG University of Arts, Offenbach, Germany. He has also led numerous creative workshops locally and internationally and conducted lectures at various universities around Germany. His knowledge and experience has taken him as far as South America and Australia, sharing his stories with different audiences at acclaimed design conferences.
When working on his own Eike König produces not answers, but rather discourse. Partly with autobiographical justification, in his creative structures. For moments, he becomes the deconstructivist in a world in which brands crumble into ever smaller particles. His work is bold, but beautiful and provokes conversations, I think.
You can expect a colourful and inspiring talk and I a looking forward to having Eike on our beyond tellerrand stage.