Recent projects

Hannah Darabi: Enghelab Street
ISBN 978-3-95905-262-7
Hannah Darabi: Rue Enghelab
ISBN 978-3-95905-263-4
Spector Books

Thread-sewn softcover with dust jacket, 5-color offset, 238×332 mm, 504 pp. each, English / French

Client: Hannah Darabi / LE BAL, Paris
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2019
Enghelab Street, Revolution Street, is located in the centre of Tehran—a main artery in the city’s cultural life with a host of bookshops. The publication presents a variety of photographic and propaganda books collected by Iranian artist Hannah Darabi. Drawing on works published between 1979 and 1983, corresponding to the short period when freedom of speech prevailed at the end of the Shah’s regime and the beginning of the Islamic government, the artist takes us to the heart of an intense artistic and cultural period in Iranian history.

Ben Lerner / Alexander Kluge:
The Snows of Venice
ISBN 978-3-95905-254-2
Alexander Kluge / Ben Lerner:
Schnee über Venedig
ISBN 978-3-95905-253-5
Spector Books

Thread-sewn hardcover, 5-color offset, 135×215 mm, 344 pp. each, English / German

Client: Alexander Kluge
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2018
American author Ben Lerner and German film-maker and writer Alexander Kluge come from two different generations but share a single passion: an interest in the long-term effects of things. A line from Lerner’s poem ’The sky stops painting and turns to criticism’ that Kluge was struck by some years ago became the starting point for their first joint book project. This literary dialogue is published in ‘The Snows of Venice.’ A series of twenty-one photographs that Gerhard Richter took in Venice in the 1970s augments the interplay of texts and the principle of interconnecting poetic horizons.

Jonas Mekas: Conversations with Film-Makers. Movie Journal Columns 1961 – 1975
ISBN 978-3-95905-080-7
Spector Books

Adhesive-bound hardcover, 4-color offset, 208×300 mm, 260 pp., English

Client: Jonas Mekas
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2018
Pioneer avant-garde film-maker, poet and artist Jonas Mekas was the barometer of the New York art scene in the 60s and 70s. His interviews with Andy Warhol, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Susan Sontag, John Cassavetes, Barbara Rubin, and Claes Oldenburg, among many other artists and film-makers for his weekly column in the Village Voice between 1961 and 1975, are gathered for the first time in this publication. Originally recorded by Mekas using multiple mediums, more than 60 conversations have been transcribed. Each interview is a record of the artistic vision of the late 20th century and also a visual document of these noted artists.

Heinrich Riebesehl: Menschen im Fahrstuhl / People in the Elevator
ISBN 978-3-95905-103-3
Spector Books

Thread-sewn hardcover, 2-color duplex offset, 145×190 mm, 116 pp., German / English

Client: Sprengel Museum Hannover
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2018

Shortlisted for the Historical Book Award 2018 of the 49th edition of the Rencontres d’Arles.
On November 20, 1969, Heinrich Riebesehl goes to the premises of the Neue Hannoversche Presse. He intends to take photographs in the elevator, pointing his more or less concealed camera at the people he encounters there. The situation and set-up have rigidly defined parameters: a small space whose layout is virtually square, illuminated by cool ceiling lights, and a small-format camera equipped with a cable release. The whole shoot lasts 5 hours and 35 minutes and consequently features a cross section of all the social strata in the publishing house. A photographic genre painting that focuses on the conceptual task of photography, where the photographer retains control of the image.

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig

Visual identity, logo, exhibition and event programmes, posters / billboards, invitation cards, exhibition guides, stationery, ads, press materials

Client: Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Leipzig, 2017 – ongoing
The Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (Museum of Fine Arts) is the first new art museum building in former East Germany since 1945. The collections include masterpieces from the 15th to 21st centuries as well as temporary exhibitions, presented in an area covering more than 7000 m². The cornerstones were laid in 1858 when members of the Leipziger Kunstverein realized their ambition to establish a museum in cooperation with a civic foundation. Over 150 years later, the MdbK is filled with history, reflecting Leipzig as a city of art.

Alexander Kluge: Pluriverse
ISBN 978-3-95905-186-6
Alexander Kluge: Pluriversum
ISBN 978-3-95905-171-2
Spector Books

Thread-sewn brochure, 4-color offset, 160×210 mm, 272 pp. each, English / German

Client: Museum Folkwang / Alexander Kluge
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2017

Selected for the 28th Brno Biennial exhibition. Shortlisted for the Walter-Tiemann-Preis 2018.
To mark the occasion of Alexander Kluge’s 85th birthday, the Museum Folkwang in Essen organized a comprehensive show of the work of the film-maker, writer, philosopher, and artist. The exhibition is an introduction to his artistic ‘pluriverse’ and sets out to illustrate his main methods, themes, and conceptual approaches, with the central focus on his filmic collages. The publication picks up on the themes addressed in the exhibition and concentrates on the principle of work collaboration, which is of key importance for Kluge: the process of ‘thinking together’ with academics and artists.

Crazysane Records

CSR007: Pabst: Chlorine 12"
Colored vinyl, 5-color offset jacket

CSR003: Closet Disco Queen:
Sexy Audio Deviance for Punk Bums 12"
Black and colored vinyl with one-sided laser etching, 2-color offset jacket

CSR002: Pabst: Skinwalker 10"
Black vinyl, 2-color offset foldover jacket

CSR001: Heads / Closet Disco Queen: Split 7"
Colored vinyl, 1-color risographed foldover jacket with die-cut holes

Record covers, logos, promo sheets, posters, stickers, flyers, ads in various formats.

Client: Crazysane Records
Leipzig, 2016 – ongoing
‘What better way to kick off a new label than with a split 7" showcasing two effortlessly creative bands. This recalls the days when fans would scour local record shops for releases from Sub Pop, Touch and Go, and SST records, rushing home clutching the release under their arms just waiting to play the record into scratchy oblivion. Proudly refuting the insta-consumption of the modern era, Crazysane are putting the spirit back into the art of music production and fandom and this split release is the perfect start.’ (Sonic Abuse Magazine about the split record by Heads and Closet Disco Queen)

Selected projects

Erik van der Weijde: This Is Not My Book
ISBN 978-3-95905-117-0
Spector Books

Thread-sewn English brochure with letterpress printed dust jacket, 5-color offset, 235×320 mm, 140 pp., English

Special edition comes as a box set including the book and 16 fine-art prints, limited run of 9 signed and numbered copies

Client: Erik van der Weijde
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2017

Selected for the 28th Brno Biennial exhibition. Shortlisted for the Walter-Tiemann-Preis 2018.
Brazil-based Dutch photographer Erik van der Weijde has published over 50 books and zines, mostly under his imprint 4478zine. Using both original and borrowed images, his publications present inventories of the ‘non-spectacular and common images of our daily life,’ gathered as both aesthetic objects and as social commentary. ‘This Is Not My Book’ for the first time showcases the lines of connection between van der Weijde’s various publications and provides an overview which constitutes one of the important artistic positions at the interface between photography, design and publishing.

Egon Van Herreweghe / 
Emmanuel Van der Auwera:
Presidential Suite

Adhesive-bound softcover, 4-color digital print, 110×180 mm, 40 pp., English

Client: Egon Van Herreweghe / 
Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Leipzig, 2017
In the mid-1980s, both Ronald Reagan and Michael Jackson have stayed in the Presidential Suite of the Hyatt Hotel in Brusselsor so the story goes. Be that as it may, it provided sufficient ground for Belgian artists Egon Van Herreweghe and Emmanuel Van der Auwera to set up a textual collage, using excerpts from interviews in which the aforementioned icons contemplate their lives, muse on, or become melancholic. The result is a fictional encounter in which they share their unique outlook on life.

Clemens von Wedemeyer:
Orte unter Einfluss / Affected Places
ISBN 978-3-95905-102-6
Spector Books

Thread-sewn softcover, 4-color offset, 220×310 mm, 200 pp., German / English

Client: Clemens von Wedemeyer / 
Hamburger Kunsthalle
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2016
Many of von Wedemeyer’s film installations are site-specific and constructed in spaces that were once or still are the setting of special socio-historical relationships. Through the intervention of film, the location becomes visible as a zone of conflictthe underlying historical and political narrative and the corresponding constructions stand out in the pictures. This publication presents a survey of von Wedemeyer’s works and sums up these ‘affected places’ in four chapters, each of which includes a photographic essay, texts and selected interviews.

Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties
Writings 19542010
ISBN 978-3-95905-033-3
Spector Books

Adhesive-bound paperback, 1-color offset,
160×215 mm, 456 pp., English

Client: Jonas Mekas
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2015

Selected as the winner of the second prize of the Walter-Tiemann-Preis 2016. Selected for the 28th Brno Biennial exhibition.
‘Scrapbook of the Sixties’ is a collection of published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekasfilmmaker, writer, poet, and cofounder of the Anthology Film Archives in New York. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first films there. Quickly he became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Mekas conducted numerous interviews with artists like Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Hermann Nitsch, and Nam June Paik. Some of these texts now appear for the first time in this book. His writings reveal him as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the timesa practice that he has continued now for over fifty years.

Davide Cascio / Christian Kathriner: Transposition
ISBN 978-3-944669-41-0
Spector Books

Staple-bound brochure with stiff cardboard cover and centre gatefold, 4-color offset,
263×361 mm, 100 pp., German / Italian / English

Client: Davide Cascio / Christian Kathriner
Collaboration: Pascal Storz / Christian Hofer
Leipzig, 2015

Selected as one of the Most Beautiful German Books 2016. Selected for the 28th Brno Biennial exhibition.
According to legend, the Santa Casa, in which Maria received the apparition of the Angel of Annunciation, was relocated from Nazareth to Loreto. In 2009, Swiss artists Davide Cascio and Christian Kathriner developed a work that refers back to this legend. They created two wall carpets for the pilgrimage chapel of Our Lady of Hergiswalda replica of the Santa Casa. ‘Transposition’ presents this temporary spatial installation that at the same time absorbs the opulent decoration of the Baroque chapel of Hergiswald and simultaneously refracts it within contemporary aesthetics.

Hito Steyerl, Tobias Zielony, Jasmina Metwaly / Philip Rizk, Olaf Nicolai: Fabrik
German Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia – 56th International Art Exhibition

Website, stationery, invitations, exhibition plans, press materials, ads, bags, signage

Accompanying publication:
Florian Ebner (ed.): Fabrik. Deutscher Pavillon, La Biennale di Venezia 2015
ISBN 978-3-86335-747-4
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Thread-sewn brochure with poster dust jacket, 4-color offset, 210×275 mm, 220 pp., English / German

Client: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Collaboration: Pascal Storz / Nicola Reiter / Helmut Völter / Christoph Knoth (coding)
Leipzig / Berlin / Munich, 2014 / 2015
For the 56th Venice Art Biennale, the German Pavilion becomes a resonant space in which the productive sound of a globalized world can be heard. Starting from their varied reflections on the notions of work, migration, and revolt, the four artistic positions transform the building into a virtual factory. The works by Hito Steyerl, Tobias Zielony, Jasmina Metwaly / Philip Rizk, and Olaf Nicolai can be read as a parable for the metamorphosis of visual mediafrom pictures as classical recordings to the creation, processing, and projection of images.

PROVENCE Issue E: Four Seasons
The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark
ISBN 978-2-918252-30-6
PROVENCE / Paraguay Press

Adhesive-bound paperback, 1-color offset, silkscreened glow-in-the-dark cover, 110×180 mm (supplement), 690×930 mm (poster), 184 pp., 1 poster, English

Client: PROVENCE Magazine
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2014

Selected for the 27th Brno Biennial exhibition.
‘The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark’ takes its starting point from the kind of supplementary pocket books that are attached to the summer issues of various lifestyle magazines. As the title suggests, it is a reader that gathers material by authors from art-connected backgrounds, taking over a format known for its slippery and entertaining contentfeaturing writings and poems by Sylvie Fleury, Georgia Sagri, Helmut Berger, Carter Mull, Bonny Poon, Karl Holmqvist, and a poster with an artwork by Josephine Pryde.

Kein Tag mehr ohne Kulturzentrum!
Schlachthof Wiesbaden

Saddle-stitched brochure, 2-color offset,
215×310 mm, 60 pp., German

Client: Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Wiesbaden
Collaboration: Tim Wetter
Leipzig / Berlin, 2014
This publication is a document of the past 20 years of the Schlachthof in Wiesbadenfrom squatting a defunct slaughterhouse, through to world-famous graffiti meetings and open airs, troubles with shutdowns and re-openings, to becoming Germany’s club of the yearas multiply awarded in ‘intro’ magazine. The title (‘No more day without a cultural centre’) and typographic concept derive from the collective’s first printed postulations back in 1994.

Katarina Šević: Social Motions
Markus Draper: Demotape
Annette Weisser: German Angst
Kunsthaus Dresden

Exhibition design, invitation flyers and leaflets, poster stele, ads, wall and window plots

Client: Kunsthaus Dresden
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig, 2014
In the form of paintings, photographs and choreographies, Katarina Šević, Markus Draper and Annette Weisser deal with the social, political and aesthetical aspects of mass movements and protest cultures. The exhibition design for the three solo shows at Kunsthaus Dresden included invitation flyers, poster steles, ads, and signage.

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Fabian Bremer is a graphic designer working in the fields of editorial design and visual identity. Besides his freelance work he is part of Leipzig-based Spector Bureaua collective of artists, designers and publishers.

Reproduction, modification or retransmission in any form or by any means prohibited without prior permission. © 20142019, Fabian Bremer.
Selected clients and collaborators:

Artists: Saâdane Afif, Yvon Chabrowski, Natalie Czech, Hannah Darabi, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Tobias Kaspar, Christian Kathriner, Alexander Kluge, Ben Lerner, Armin Linke, Jonas Mekas, Olaf Nicolai, Yoko Ono, Tocotronic, Egon Van Herreweghe, Erik van der Weijde, Clemens von Wedemeyer

Institutions: Atelier Schwab, Brücke-Museum, CRAC Alsace, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Heidelberger Kunstverein, ifa, KAI10 Arthena Foundation, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Kunsthaus Dresden, Kunstmuseum Basel, Midway Contemporary Art, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Museum Folkwang, Spinnerei Galerien Leipzig, Sprengel Museum

Publishers / Labels: argobooks, Caroline International, Crazysane Records, Fotohof, Hirmer Verlag, Kerber Verlag, Landstreicher Booking, Paraguay Press, PROVENCE Magazine, Revolver Publishing, Spector Books, Textem, Universal Music, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Virgin Records Germany