Hugo Hoppmann

Category: Work and Process

A•P•R• 002

  My brothers from Aroma Pitch recently released their fantastic second EP on their own Berlin-based Aroma Pitch Recordings label. Following the first release I was responsible for the record design, as well as the visual identity and website.     Unlike the first record we decided this time for a sleeve with a hole, […]


  Last summer I won the pitch for the visual identity and according printed matter (25 posters for 25 cities and a concluding publication) of the Kunststiftung NRW’s (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia’s) special project on the occasion of its 25-years jubilee – titled 25/25/25. North Rhine-Westphalia, the heartland of German industrialization, has historically been […]

Böwer, Moff and Individuation

The last months have been (positively) busy. Here’s the first part and a quick note on some newly finished projects. You can always grab more images and info in the work section. Thank you for your support!   BÖWER I was approached by designer and architect Eric Degenhardt to design the new catalogue for manufacturer […]

Redesigning GQ Italia

  In spring 2013 I got a call from Mike Meiré asking if I would be interested in helping him redesign and shape the new GQ Italia, the monthly published men magazine by Condé Nast/ Milan — Hell yeah! This certainly sounded very exciting and I was looking forward to work with Mike and the […]

Jean-François Piège and Jessica Alba

  It’s always fascinating to see what happens once you let go of a child. Since I put the Grace Jones Typeface for sale, I was happy to see a nice variety of creators use the fonts in different ways. Sometimes you connect after the purchase and so I got to know Paris-based designer Sophie […]

Moving Mountains for Carhartt

  I wanted to share with you a new project I recently published in the portfolio. It’s a new book for and with artist and photographer Alexander Basile, titled Moving Mountains, containing photography from and around his shoot for the Fall/Winter 2013 collection of Carhartt. I loved the images at first sight and was fascinated […]

Cover The Canvas

  This is a comment by Sebastian Berns on my Morning Pages article: In reference to your conclusion (Last words): Heinrich von Kleist wrote about that in «Über die allmähliche Verfertigung der Gedanken beim Reden», explaining that the flow of spoken words does form and conclude one’s thoughts. I believe, this is easily transferable to […]

Evigno Habit 4: Meditation

Please consider reading the introduction for this post.   The next habit I do on a daily basis is meditation. When my mother was still alive she sometimes meditated and I remember watching her sitting on our balcony, eyes closed with a calm and content look on her face. It was beautiful. In the last […]

Evigno Habit 3: Exercise / Health

Please consider reading the introduction for this post.   It’s been a little while since the last blog post concerning the Evigno Habits. Let’s continue now with the next two in the row: The next habit I try to pursue every day is a short but intense workout in the morning. I decided stop going […]

Cologne Sessions on Tour

These are the new posters I made for our next big Cologne Sessions. In december we are going to try something new: On Friday the 13th we are playing in Cologne at beloved Studio 672, before travelling all together to Berlin to play at Humboldthain the following night with the same lineup. It’s our great […]

Köln Shows

Two friends of mine have new exhibitions running. Tomorrow is the opening of Béla‘s ANARCHIVE:     Above is the poster we made based on the cover of his artist catalogue I designed for him couple of months ago:     And Thomas Wachholz is presenting his “Alkoholarbeiten” at An der Schanz 1A, in the […]

FILE Magazine London

The following short recommendations on my hometown Cologne are coming straight from the heart and are published in the lovely Citylikeyou column of FILE Magazine London. Alaaf!   BUCHHANDLUNG WALTHER KÖNIG The best art book store in the world will be a highlight for the soul of every paper lover and a sad moment for […]

Interview in The Shelf

  My interview with Mirko Borsche has recently been translated to French and published in the excellent The Shelf magazine.   (Image courtesy of MagCulture, also read a review there) If you’re interested you can still buy a copy over at Magpile!

Evigno Habit 2: Morning Pages

Please consider reading the introduction for this post.   My second habit of the day are the Morning Pages, an idea I got from a book my aunt gave me called The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. In the authors own words: Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first […]

Grace Jones Typeface available now

  Hurray! After endless hours of drawing, kerning and testing in the last months the Grace Jones Typeface is now completely revamped and available for purchase in the Shop!

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