Jan 15, 2018

Redesigning DB Welt
Art Direction

It is one of the most traditional employee magazines of nowadays. Long before the publication got its actual name DB Welt in 2006, it could look back on an exciting history. Now the frequency of publication will change from 11 times a year into a quarterly issue. The newspaper character will be transformed into a magazine.

Jan 15, 2018

A = Z in TyP UdK

A web platform for type that was made at the Berlin University of the Arts sounds like an obvious plan. However, it was an idea which has not yet been put into practice.
Lucas Liccini, a student from the UdK, has now taken up this challenge.

Nov 20, 2017

183 Scherben and A = Z in Morgen und davor

Ten years of Klasse Hickmann at the Berlin University of the Arts. This means 20 semesters containing of 30 students in each case and far more than 1000 works. This compendium shows an essence of 100 projects evolved in this period.

Oct 01, 2017

Condominium Report 17 / 18
Corporate Publishing

What about the Berlin housing market? This is an important question year after year because Berlin develops excellent and has to offer one of the most dynamic real estate markets in Europe by now.

Jan 30, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Energy

Energy storage is regarded as one of the most central future issues. Through the foundation of Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH, Daimler is getting ready for the growing market of stationary energy storages. The subsidiary takes over the development and worldwide distribution of a comprehensive product range reaching from individuals up to business and industry customers.

Jun 06, 2016

Transformations of Book Printing

On Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June, the promising conference of the basic project Matter of Typography, in cooperation with the printing shop Haag-Drugulin and the Verein für die Schwarze Kunst takes place in Berlin. You can register now for free. See you there!

Oct 21, 2015

HTW Berlin WS 15/16, Editorial Design

As of now Christoph again teaches graphic design at the HTW Berlin. His weekly class is completely devoted to the designing of complex typographic printed matter.

Aug 17, 2015


It’s the fusion of two giants. In a strategic partnership the media group Axel Springer and South Korean electronics company Samsung launches upday as a shared platform for aggregated news content. The App will from now on be natively installed on all Samsung-Devices and offers a very personal news stream in connection with curated news articles and machine learning algorithms.

Aug 07, 2015


At the beginning of this year, the Welt group and TV channel N24 joined forces to create the multimedia group WeltN24 GmbH. It’s the declared aim to establish a unique portfolio of 360° journalism. During the internal junction of the companies, both parts of the brand should also communicate a careful but significant redesign.

Nov 20, 2014

Umsonst und Draußen

We are currently working on a submission for the visual identity of the upcoming Umsonst und Draußen Festival in Würzburg. Since 1987 the annual Festival exists as the biggest of its kind. During the three days of the event, over 85.000 visitors are counted regularly.

Oct 15, 2014

HTW Berlin WS 14/15, Editorial Design

Christophs design class at the HTW Berlin continues at round two. During this winter term he will teach basic stuff in editorial design and typography once a week.

Aug 26, 2014

Audience Award for The wild Schleswig Holstein Poster

It’s not yet the Kiel Week, but we are happy to be chosen by the audience at the poster competition for The wild Schleswig-Holstein. The competition was hosted by the Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas and serves the protection of the species diversity.

Aug 23, 2014

Im Schatten des Baobab published as a special edition by Büchergilde

The renowned Büchergilde Gutenberg encouraged the release of last year’s published Im Schatten des Baobab as a limited special edition. Finally, the edition solely straitened to a number of 50 copies is obtainable at the Büchergilde Artclub.
The books now feature an original two-tone linocut and are numbered and signed by the artist.

Jun 30, 2014

German Design Award 2014

For the second time in a row Christoph Palissa has been nominated for the German Design Award. As it is stated, the prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape.
Again, we feel blessed to be nominated the second time in a row.

Jun 25, 2014

Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi’s team loves the Internet. The Agency for modern technologies has dedicated itself to this subject and since then successfully attends considerable companies in technical matters. With all this expertise, we are happy to be asked to support the design process of their new website from a creative viewpoint. At least this is a subject, we have dedicated ourselves to.

May 31, 2014

Industrial Design Berlin

From now on Industrial Design from the HTW Berlin has its own blog online. Beyond the regular channels of communication, the website shares a view behind the scenes of the study events, that is authentic and approachable.
We took over the designing of the website and optimized it for structure and readability.

May 12, 2014

Bürger Gesellschaft Gestaltung

For the coming weekend we are invited for the symposium and workshop Bürger Gesellschaft Gestaltung at the FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt Design Department. Within the framework of a social design event, it should be discussed how design and its protagonists can contribute to the topic of city development.

Mar 28, 2014

Tom Thaler & Basil

We are working on an artwork for the young rap/electro duo Tom Thaler & Basil, who merge apparently opposite music together to form a functioning whole. They were already introduced as two of the New Artists 2014 by iTunes. Their EP Hier mit Dir will be released soon by Warner as a harbinger for the upcoming album, that is already in the making.

Mar 27, 2014

Stadtdenker – Ein Spielraum für urbane Entdeckungen

In the spring of 2015 a group of architecture students from UdK Berlin went to the city of Paderborn for a week, to perform an unusual experiment as so-called Stadtdenker (urban thinkers). Their trip focused on getting familiar with the city itself in all its facets.

Mar 11, 2014

Im Schatten des Baobab

When Anne Wenkel asked us to design her book project Im Schatten des Baobab, we agreed immediately. Since then two full years have passed, in which we continued working on this heart project when time allowed. Now the book has been released.

Jan 17, 2014

LAN – Trenchcoat

Unexpected calls can have surprising consequences. Particularly if you find yourself behind the camera for the shooting of a music video within an hour after.
As happened for the associated electronic band LAN, whose new single Trenchcoat is out right now. After we already designed the promo edition of the current album UROP, we’re glad to take part at their first single release.

Dec 03, 2013

A = Z in Masterclass Graphic Design

The type study A = Z has just been released in Masterclass Graphic Design by Frame Publishers. The book provides an in-depth overview on the current status of graphic design education through the example of thirty leading design schools from all over the world.

Oct 31, 2013

FAHRTWIND vs. DIN Decapt at Arte Creative

The people of Arte Creative and :output asked us to join their new format THE PITCH. Two creative projects will be introduced by short films and compete against each other. The audience decides which project is going to win. THE PITCH is presented by the :output Foundation for Future, Design and Education.

Aug 01, 2013


We know the Berlin-based electronic band LAN from the times when they played improvised sample jam sessions in Kreuzberg’s backyard clubs. This was in 2007, when Berlin still had a bit of its untouched romantic vibe and Neukölln was just an ordinary district. Since then many things have changed. After the release of their debut album CU in 2010, the band, now consisting of three musicians, gained publicity across national boundaries.

Jul 15, 2013

HTW Berlin WS 13/14, Editorial Design

For the upcoming winter term Christoph will teach editorial design at the HTW Berlin Design Department. The class will focus on the designing of newspapers and is given once a week.

Jul 10, 2013

Startet den Laser

We’d like to congratulate Katrin Behrens and Maria Mikalo for their successfully finished Bachelor degree. Their work Startet den Laser (Prepare the Laser), that has been mentored by Prof. Daniela Hensel and Christoph Palissa, explores the actual state of laser technology concerning its chances for production and design in specific cases. Thereto a sequence of booklets was made, that can be used equally as a manual, sample application or source of inspiration.

Mar 05, 2013

German Design Award 2013

Studio Palissa has been nominated for the German Design Award 2013.
Established on the initiative of the German Bundestag as a foundation in 1953, the German Design Council supports both culture and industry in all matters consistently aimed at generating an added value through design.

Dec 05, 2012

Die schnellste Schrift der Welt in :output 15

The :output 15 publication has freshly arrived at our office today. The book shows all winning projects of this years :output award and offers a cross section of current trends and standards in design. It features our awarded aerodynamic type study F A H R T W I N D and is from now on commercially available.

Nov 28, 2012

Lisa Zeitler

Her artistic works continually exceed the frontiers of classical workmanship. The highly renowned hair and make-up artist Lisa Zeitler creates compositions that are unique in terms of quality and creativity. She regularly works together with the outstanding personalities in fashion and beauty.
Studio Palissa developed the logo and stationery.

Oct 15, 2012

Research Fellowship, HTW Berlin

In addition to his studio activity, for the upcoming two years Christoph will be holding a position as an artistic research fellow at the HTW Berlin Department of Design. Work priorities lie in investigating interactive media technologies and concepts with regard to its operational capability within cultural and economical contexts, as well as its applicability within creative processes.

Aug 08, 2012

Anne Wenkel

With a combination of different materials, techniques and varieties, Anne Wenkel reacts to the heterogeneous field of contemporary illustration art. Driven by curiosity and openness, her works must be considered in the context of her personal exploration.

Jul 07, 2012

A = Z #3; Wie und Warum diese Schrift

Abschließende Dokumentation und Nachbetrachtung des gesamten Schriftprojektes A = Z.
Der Teil erklärt Projektidee und Zielstellungen, liefert eine komplette technische Darstellung des gestalterischen Ablaufs bis hin zur Schrift, sowie einen Überblick über die Konzeption und Aufmachung des Gesamtprojektes.

Jun 30, 2012

A = Z #2; Areal — Eine Schrift, eine Fläche
Type Study

Technisches Begleitheft zu Konzept, technischen Kriterien und Konstruktionsprinzip der Schriftstudie Areal.
Eine Schrift zu gestalten, in der jedes Zeichen aus der selben, gleich großen Fläche besteht, braucht weitere gestalterische Rahmenbedingungen, um die Gestaltung nicht in Beliebigkeit ausarten zu lassen.

May 06, 2012

A = Z #1; Die Auswirkungen von Gestaltung auf das Wesen der Schrift

Designtheoretische Untersuchung im Vorfeld des Projektes A = Z. Sie nähert sich dem, was Schrift als Mittel des Kodierens im Wesentlichen ist, und untersucht die Dimensionen von Schriftgestaltung hinsichtlich ihrer inhaltlichen Konsequenzen auf Schrift als Ausdruckseinheit in verschiedenen Fällen.

Apr 12, 2012

:output 15 Distinction for Die schnellste Schrift der Welt

The sports car among our typefaces achieved best times at this years Grand Prix, which was hosted by the :output foundation in Amsterdam. The jury awarded Die schnellste Schrift der Welt with the second highest category, Distinction. We’re very happy about it!
The :output foundation organizes the biggest annual competition for students of architecture and design from all over the world.

Aug 17, 2011

Die schnellste Schrift der Welt

We found some photo material in our archive, that we took during our aerodynamic type project. Back then, the two project partners Jens and Christoph, together with some friends and colleagues worked at the design club Super e.V., where they had an intensely exciting and productive time.

May 23, 2011

Schriftentwicklung im Kontext aerodynamischer Aspekte

Theoretische Vorarbeit zu Die schnellste Schrift der Welt. Neben hintergründigen Informationen zu Geschichte und Auswirkungen der Strömungslehre auf Kultur Kultur und Technik, behandelt sie eine Perspektive, sich der Gestaltung von Schrift unter für sie nicht-spezifischen Aspekten zu nähern.

Nov 05, 2010

Soma. Carsten Höller at Hamburger Bahnhof

Along the myth surrounding a healing potion, known among Vedic nomads in North India of the 2nd millenium before Christ, Carsten Höller devises a wonderous scenario at the crossroads between art and science at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart Berlin.
Whereby we get knowledge? What role does the myth play in an evermore scientific society?

Oct 02, 2010

Pierre Soulages at Martin-Gropius-Bau

With a comprehensive retrospective, the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin honours the french artist Pierre Soulages—one of the world’s most significant abstract painters of the last decades. The exhibition shows more than 70 works from all creative periods in chronological order.