Max Fingerhuth
Project description
Hi, I’m a graphic designer from Zürich, Switzerland. I’m in my third year of studies at the Fachklasse Grafik in lucerne. In the past few years I have become very aware of how important a conceptual approach, the exchange and collaboration with people and deep research is. Next to these factors I strive for a strong and unique visual language. While I’m interested in almost any design-discipline, I have developed a passion for editorial-design, typography and type-design.

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Typeface: Favorit
Website: Max Fingerhuth and Moritz Profitlich
The “32 degrees” demand for a referendum is working for more solar power in Switzerland. Its aim is to equip all national roads which meet the requirements with solar panels. The optimal angle of a solar panel in Switzerland is 32 degrees. The design-concept and the name of the initiative are derived from this idea. This project was developed in collaboration with Lynne Kopp and Sam Aebi.

2018
In Studio Mut’s workshop, posters were created about things that bother us, we can curse about or simply scream when we think about them. We redirected this negative energy into positive energy. We painted the posters with rustic tools like brushes or Edding pens.

2017
The book “5740´” shows the work of 29 students, which was created in London on the topic “Intervention in urban space”. The materiality and size of the object provoke the viewer to read the book at home. In the comfort of their own four walls. The book translates the journey one goes on when travelling from one intervention to the next in London. The reader is accompanied by a minute-grid that runs through the entire book. This grid is both a creative and a dramaturgical instrument.

2018
In 2018 we designed the visual appearance for a workshop as part of the poster festival Weltformat. The poster shows a critical and self–ironic examination of reoccurring design trends. The animation shows a fictious design–software that allows anyone to design a “trendy” poster. This project was developed in collaboration with Läura Maurer and Lynne Kopp.

2018
“La Réalité et la Fantaisie” is a book which deals with a conservative park in the 15th arrondissement in Paris. The park and the residents perform a play for the visitor. What is illusion what is real?

2017
The Master’s final concerts are the highlight of the music studies at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Symbolic for the music and the ups and downs of the studies, an acoustic foam is played with musical typography. The unusual structure of this material and various analogue experiments create a unique visual language. This project was developed in collaboration with Lynne Kopp and Sam Aebi.

2017
The poster “Steinbruch” was created during the “Typographic Summer Program” run by Dafi Kühne. A fictional event, a video installation by Pipilotti Rist, which took place ­in a quarry, provided the starting point. The poster was produced in two intense weeks in letterpress.

2018
Typographic sketches and thoughts that have grown over the last two years.

2016–2018
The poster series “Oh Rakel” was created in a generative process. With a screen printing squeegee, a rustic grid and three colors, archaic typefaces and surprising pictorial worlds are formed.

2017
A catalogue about three of the most important chairs of the 20th century. The small brochure is dedicated to the objects and their designers. However, the focus is on the furniture.

2016
A workshop with Eike König. What has remained are posters, a collective alphabet, inspiring conversations and many new friendships.

2018
“Rondo” is a low–contrast grotesque. The task was to draw technical illsutrations of a musical object. Inspired by the shapes and curves of a “Boss 30–AC Loop Station”, I then created the typeface. The od curves are accompied by geometric shapes which define this typeface.

2017