Hugo Hoppmann

Category: Work and Process

I designed a new book for my friends Béla Pablo Janssen and Dennis Freischlad. Join the jam tonight at the mighty SSZ Sued. More info and pics of the book in the next days! Berlin people: Grab one at Motto now! ✌


“Aroma Pitch comes up with their own record label AROMA PITCH RECORDINGS. The main focus is to release tracks, which in most cases result from the jamsessions of the three protagonists Julius Richter, Magnus von Welck and Jesse Scherwitz. Their sound is — amongst others — influenced by growing up in Cologne, the place that […]

A Letter To L.A.

If you happen to be in sunny Cologne this Saturday, celebrate with us when we are sending A Letter To L.A. to support the magnificent Dublab radio collective from Los Angeles “devoted to the growth of positive music, arts and culture” … ! Sat. August 18th 2012 3:00pm – 10:00pm @ Kulturdeck am Aachener Weiher […]

Cologne Sessions — c/o pop Special

I’m thrilled and honored to play a DJ-set next Friday alongside a bunch of very talented people and friends — Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kyle Hall, Portable, and of course my boys Aroma Pitch and the rest of the funky crew … spread the love and dance with us! More info on the design here […]

The Makeover

Dear Reader, I recently redesigned the blog for creating a better focus on the single blogpost with having once again radically reduced the usual clutter of the conventional blog design. The fontsizes are much bigger and space is now used more generous while keeping a perfect usability for all screen sizes. But while a thoughtful […]

My House Is In Order

Yes! Tonight we have the fabulous Mr. David Moufang aka MOVE D in Cologne for our Studio Sessions! Check out his fantastic set at the BOILER ROOM lately … and see you on the dancefloor!

AIGA International Smalltalk Series

Following the invitation of the AIGA Chicago I produced this video for the International Smalltalk Series to be shown at Chicago Design Week …

Typedesign Workshop

We are very happy to be invited again to the School of Design in Mainz to give a typedesign workshop. This time Johannes and me will be accompanied by our fellow Fabian Harb from Basel. Thank you to Robin Scholz & Co. for the organization. We’re looking forward!

Studio Sessions

Tomorrow we are throwing the third Studio Sessions at the beloved Studio 672. The party is the little more “clubby” sister of the Cologne Sessions also organized by my homeboys Magnus of Aroma Pitch and Mitch of Mueller und Mitch. The flyers measure 6cm × 6cm and are printed on pretty thick and stable paper […]

V.U.C.A. Grotesque in sexy use!

Big-up to Swyndle & Hawks for fabricating this sexy motherfucker: (Note: — Min. 1:53) Plus big thanks to ZOUK club down in Singapore for also using V.U.C.A. Grotesque and sending me the beautiful poster and flyers they created with it! This is one of them: Grab more background info and images of the font […]

News from the day-job: NZZ Folio redesign and brand eins cover

One of my first jobs when I started working at Meiré und Meiré in October was the redesign of the NZZ Folio which is the monthly supplement magazine of the world’s oldest newspaper (founded in 1780!) which is still published today: the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. (Together with Jochen Ruderer, Georg Brüx and Mark Bernhardt — […]

Work: Namsa Leuba

One of my side projects in the last weeks was the visual identity and website for my friend, ex-ECAL colleague and super-talented Swiss photographer Namsa Leuba. The Logo is based on a modification of the Theinhardt typeface created by François Rappo and is optionally combined with a NL monogram. The frontpage of the website shows […]

ComeTogether Projekt Exhibition and Publication

This is the flyer I created in collaboration with Thea Barkhoff for the upcoming exhibition of the ComeTogether project. We are also happy to participate with a large-scale publication we designed containing an extensive essay about the last years of the festival and movement including lots of great archive photography screenprinted in a limited edition […]

Resistance with a capital R

I really don’t know where to start, or with what to start … I only know that the Resistance to get myself writing and sharing my thoughts and works publicly again has become too big lately. And this fear of doing it is the sign that I absolutely have to do it. So I just […]


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. I write to you from Cologne. I’m sitting alone in a bright room. Working. Thinking. Drinking tea. It’s been a while since I gave you a sign of life. Exactly two months ago my studies have come to an […]

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