On Saturday I went with Susanne, the fabulous graphic designer from Mainz, to Via Grafik’s book release party at Walhalla in Wiesbaden
The small book has been published by the French label Pyramyd Éditions; it is part of their Design&Designer series.
The event took place in Walhalla’s bohemian upper level. The decor was somehow fitting; its run-down faux baroque decor was surprising and beautiful. Above, the Via Grafik members welcome their guests to the festivities.
Dr. Stefan Soltek, the director of the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach, wrote the forward to the book. He also gave the opening speech for the evening. He wasn’t physical present for the event, so Via Grafik pre-recorded him, and projected him—twice, as you can see. This was quite cool.
Following the speaking, each spread from book was shown on screen. One of the spreads may be seen above.