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Maximage is a Swiss design studio founded in 2009, with offices in Geneva, Zurich and London.

Maximage offers a large area of expertise including visual identities, digital solutions, books, posters, typefaces, artworks and color consultancy. In its practice, tools and technology are constantly challenged, introducing a reflection on contemporary production processes. Over the years the studio has collaborated with institutions and clients in Switzerland and abroad. Long-term collaborations include art direction for the Zurich-based publishing house Edition Patrick Frey and the development of campaigns for Arsenic–Contemporary Peforming Arts Center. Its in-house typeface Programme is available as a full font family at Optimo Type Foundry.

Parallel to its work, Maximage offers numerous workshops and lectures at international Universities. Since 2010, the studio regularly teaches at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne where it directed a research project on printing technologies, which led to the creation of Color Library.

The work of Maximage received several awards from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture in recognition to their commitment to the field. In 2013 the studio had the honour of conceiving the catalogue for the Most Beautiful Swiss books, a prestigious prize initiated in 1943 by Jan Tschichold.

Contact us

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+41 (0)22 910 47 48

Team

David Keshavjee (Founder)
Julien Tavelli (Founder)
Daniel Haettenschwiller
Guy Meldem

Offices

2nd Floor
Rue Fendt 10
CH-1204 Geneva
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Capital House
42 Weston St
UK-SE 13QD London
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3rd Floor
Geroldstrasse 5
CH-8005 Zurich
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Awards

2018

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books

2016

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books

2014

Swiss Design Awards

2013

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books

2013

Swiss Design Awards

2011

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books

2011

Swiss Design Awards

2009

Swiss Design Awards

Exhibitions

2018

Moravká Galerie, Brno (CZ)

2017

Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich (CH)

2017

Tallin Art Hall, Tallinn (EE)

2016

Cooper Union, New York (US)

2016

Umlaut, London (UK)

2015

Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich (CH)

2014

Station, Beirut (LB)

2014

Archiv, Zurich (CH)

2014

Samson Paper Gallery, Seoul (KR)

2014

Weltformat 14 Plakatfestival, Lucern (CH)

2014

Istituto svizzero di Roma, Rome (IT)

2013

Galerie Kamm, Berlin (DE)

2013

Marbriers 4, Geneva (CH)

2013

G/P Gallery, Tokyo (JP)

2012

Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich (CH)

2011

Festival international de l’affiche, Chaumont (FR)

2011

Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva (CH)

2010

Milieu Galerie, Bern (CH)

2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston (US)

2009

China International Poster Biennal, Shanghai (CN)

2009

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH)

2008

Designhuis, Eindhoven (NL)

Lectures

2019

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee (UK)

2018

International Biennal of Graphic Design, Brno (CZ)

2018

Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich (CH)

2017

La Cambre, Brussels (BE)

2017

Fahrenheit 39, Ravenna (IT)

2016

Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (FR)

2015

Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (NL)

2014

Sitterwerk Kunstbibliothek, St. Gallen (CH)

2014

Grafill, Oslo (NO)

2014

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich (CH)

2014

Station, Beirut (LB)

2013

Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (DE)

2013

Festival international de l’affiche, Chaumont (FR)

2012

École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Lyon (FR)

2011

Amsterdam Art Book Fair, Amsterdam (NL)

2009

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH)

Workshops

2018

Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig (DE)

2018

École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne, Rennes (FR)

2018

Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (NL)

2017

La Cambre, Brussels (BE)

2017

Fahrenheit 39, Ravenna (IT)

2016

Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Milan (IT)

2015

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich (CH)

2015

Station, Beirut (LB)

2014

Power Station of Arts, Shanghai (CN)

2012

Swissnex, San Francisco (US)

2010

Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe (DE)

Research Projects

2017

Workflow: Research Project on Printed Matter
ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne (CH)

2014

Studio Roma: Transdisciplinary Research Program
Istituto Svizzero di Roma (IT)

2009

Typographer: New Technologies and Type Design
ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne (CH)

Employment

There are currently no vacancies for interns or freelancers.
Any open position will be communicated here and/or on social networks.

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Photographic reproductions by Daniel Aires. Coding by Tristan Bagot. Typeface by Alexis Hominal. © 2019, All rights reserved by Maximage and the authors.

Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2014 - © Maximage
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A snapshot of emerging artistic practices – drifting identity

Between 2012 and 2015, Maximage designs Les Urbaines’ evolving identity as a laboratory for experimentations with different means of production generating new aesthetics. Les Urbaines festival takes place each year for a week-end dedicated to emerging artistic practices, with some forty-odd projects happening free of charge between Lausanne and Renens.

Project

Les Urbaines – Edition 2014

Type

Identities, Posters

Client

Fondation Les Urbaines

Director

Patrick de Rham

Photography

Nelly Rodriguez, David Wohlschlag, Greg Clément

Team

Ana-Belen Torreblanca, Thibault Brevet, Nabila Alegre

Year

2012–2015

Location

Lausanne

Les Urbaines – Edition 2013 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2013 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2013 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2013 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2013 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2013 - © Maximage
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A snapshot of emerging artistic practices – drifting identity

Between 2012 and 2015, Maximage designs Les Urbaines’ evolving identity as a laboratory for experimentations with different means of production generating new aesthetics. Les Urbaines festival takes place each year for a week-end dedicated to emerging artistic practices, with some forty-odd projects happening free of charge between Lausanne and Renens.

Project

Les Urbaines – Edition 2013

Type

Visual Identities, Posters, Web and Digital

Client

Fondation Les Urbaines

Director

Patrick de Rham

Photography

Nelly Rodriguez, David Wohlschlag, Greg Clément

Team

Ana-Belen Torreblanca, Thibault Brevet

Year

2012–2015

Location

Lausanne

London Design Biennale 2016 - © Maximage
London Design Biennale 2016 - © Maximage
London Design Biennale 2016 - © Maximage
London Design Biennale 2016 - © Maximage
London Design Biennale 2016 - © Maximage
London Design Biennale 2016 - © Maximage
London Design Biennale 2016 - © Maximage
London Design Biennale 2016 - © Maximage
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In-Between: The Utopia of Neutral

An exploration of cultural identity, design tradition, and exchange of knowledge that responded to the Biennale’s theme of ‘utopia by design’ through a series of experimental collaborations between Swiss design studios and specialist industrial manufacturers.

Project

London Design Biennale 2016

Type

Identities, Websites, Books

Client

Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom
Pro Helvetia – The Swiss Arts Council

Authors

Stéphanie Baechler, Dimitri Bähler, Jörg Boner, Kueng Caputo, Adrien Rovero, Sibylle Stoeckli

Curation

Giovanna Lisignoli

Photography

Paola Caputo

Scenography

Damian Fopp

Team

Daniel Kang Yoon Noerregaard

Year

2016

Location

London

Les Urbaines – Edition 2012 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2012 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2012 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2012 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2012 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2012 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2012 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2012 - © Maximage
Les Urbaines – Edition 2012 - © Maximage
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A snapshot of emerging artistic practices – drifting identity

Between 2012 and 2015, Maximage designs Les Urbaines’ evolving identity as a laboratory for experimentations with different means of production generating new aesthetics. Les Urbaines festival takes place each year for a week-end dedicated to emerging artistic practices, with some forty-odd projects happening free of charge between Lausanne and Renens.

Project

Les Urbaines – Edition 2012

Type

Identities, Posters

Client

Fondation Les Urbaines

Director

Patrick de Rham

Photography

Nelly Rodriguez, David Wohlschlag, Greg Clément

Team

Ana-Belen Torreblanca, Thibault Brevet

Year

2012–2015

Location

Lausanne

Post Digital Cultures - © Maximage
Post Digital Cultures - © Maximage
Post Digital Cultures - © Maximage
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The Federal Office of Culture (FOC) and Les Urbaines festival present Post Digital Cultures, a two-day symposium gathering artists, curators, researchers and philosophers to discuss the current state of contemporary cultural production in relation to new technologies. Post Digital Cultures is a critical forum intended for the Swiss art professionals, patrons, cultural producers, teachers, politicians and art enthusiasts.

Project

Post Digital Cultures

Type

Identities, Websites

Client

Federal Office of Culture

Director

Patrick de Rham

Curator

Elise Lammer

Team

Ana-Belen Torreblanca, Thibault Brevet

Year

2013, 2014, 2015

Location

Lausanne

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