Lukas Esser – Graphic DesignI’m an independent graphic designer based in Hamburg working in both cultural and commercial fields. I design books, visual identities, websites and signage for clients ranging from artists and self-employed entrepreneurs to museums and local businesses.Grown up in Cologne, I moved to Hamburg to study at the HFBK from where I graduated in 2018. In addition to my studies, I worked with and for studios all over Germany such as Büro Ingo Offermanns, Studio Lambl/Homburger or FROH!.If you’re interested in working with me or want to get in touch, feel free to do so via email or call me at an appropriate time. I’m looking forward to hear from you!Danziger Straße 4720099 Hamburg+49 178 email@example.comInstagram
01 Tbilisi – Archive of TransitionTbilisi is probably one of the quickest changing metropolis in the world. That’s why the book aims at creating a snapshot of the Georgian capital as it is right now. It gathers contributions of architects, urban planners, photographers and historical archives and thereby provides an in- and outside view of the city.
Format: 31 × 21 cmPages: 224Copies: 1700Collaboration: Laurens Bauer, Simon RothPublisher: NiggliYear: 2018ISBN: 978-3-7212-0983-9
02 Mapping IdentityIn the summer of 2018, several cultural institutions initiated a workshop series in cooperation with the Kulturministerium NRW which aimed at creating an exchange forum for refugees and the inhabitants of Cleves. The trilingual brochure introduces each session and provides a timetable.
Format: 29,7 × 10,5 cmPages: 40Copies: 2000Year: 2018
03 In the Beginning there was JackFor my graduation thesis, I researched about the history of dance music and found out about David Mancuso who seemed to be the (rather unexpected) source of club culture as we know it today. The outcome was embedded in a magazine that is inspired by daily newspapers and publication of the counter culture in the seventies. If you’re interested in a copy, let me know.
Format: 32 × 24 cmPages: 24Copies: 60Year: 2018
04 Museum Kurhaus Kleve – Event ScheduleMuseum Kurhaus Kleve focuses on exhibiting contemporary art while their impressive permanent collection reaches far back. I was asked to design a booklet containing all the information about upcoming exhibitions, workshops and accompanying events.
Format: 21 × 10 cmPages: 48Copies: 1500Year: 2017 (ongoing)
05 Amerikanische ImpressionenSince the mid-seventies, Bernd Ackfeld has been using the driller as his chosen tool to rethink the transition between drawing and sculpture. For his latest exhibition at Pop;68 in Cologne he composed works that are dealing with the subject of America in one way or the other.
Format: 23,8 × 16 cmPages: 72 Copies: 400Year: 2017ISBN: 978-3-00-056473-4
06 Moondog – Eine Sammlung zum 99. GeburtstagIn 1974 the experimental musician Moondog was invited to play a concert alongside Kraftwerk in Germany and decided to stay. In honor of his work, Moondog’s companion Wolfgang Gnida and musicologist Arne Blum compiled a book that contains anecdotal stories, musicological approaches to his work and (so far) unpublished material of the musician himself.
Format: 20,9 × 15,4 cmPages: 160Copies: 600Collaboration: Laurens BauerYear: 2015ISBN: 978-3-00-048622-7
07 Buddenbrookhaus – Erzähl mir Meer!In the spring of 2015, the Buddenbrookhaus in Lübeck hosted an exhibition which examined how the sea gets pictured in literature. We designed all communication documents including posters, merchandise and an invitation card.
Formats: 59,4 × 84 cm / 14,8 × 21 cmCopies: 300 / 1500Collaboration: Laurens BauerYear: 2015
08 Monika EsserWhen I was two years old, my mother started a fashion label which mainly focuses on accessories. Since a few years I’ve been taking care of the art direction and photography for her label that is nearly as old as me.
Web: www.monika-esser.deYear: 2014 (ongoing)
09 Final CutFinal Cut is a yearly award that was initiated to show the graduate movies of the HFBK film-department. The accompanying booklet introduces the students and their graduation projects and provides a schedule for the festival.
Formats: 24 × 16 cm / 10,5 × 14,8 cmPages: 44Copies: 700Collaboration: Laurens BauerYear: 2014