Studio Julius Terlinden is a small, independent, Cologne based studio for graphic design & communication with a special interest in typography, Corporate Identity and Branding projects, working for a variety of clients such as Carhartt-Work In Progress, bookaplace UG, Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, Pacemaker AOS GmbH, or the SSZ Sued Off Gallery. I started to work independently right after graduating from University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf in 2011. During my studies I was lucky to gather experience interning and working for karlssonwilker inc. NYC and Intégral Ruedi Baur Paris, where I worked for clients such as Museum of the Moving Image Queens, NY, Musée Rodin Paris or Vitra, which led me to focus on Identity and branding projects in the first place. Nevertheless I would not (and could not) turn down an interesting project because of its medium.
For my own practice I do firmly believe that in communication, a strong identity is the most important ingredient to avoid misunderstanding and dissonance. And a strong identity can only emerge in response to the context it dwells in. This motive applies to every project I work on. No matter if it is a Corporate Identity, a Poster, a Book or a Website. Nevertheless design is an aesthetic practice. That said, one should always keep in mind that: »At the end of the day, people look at the image. And they like it or they don’t.« Peet Pienaar
»Illustration per Post«
mit Fabian Kropp, Düsseldorf
mit Gregor Flother, Cologne
»Howzit, South Africa«
»Howzit, South Africa«
»60 Arten, wie sich die Welt
den toten Hasen zeigt«
mit Jonas Brückner, Wuppertal
Studio Julius Terlinden
c/o Buero fuer Brauchbarkeit
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The Corporate Design uses three traditional Webfonts, Arial, Courier New and Times New Roman as material for the identity. Material because these fonts are not only refering to traditional webdesign, but they where created or redrawn for digital usage by Microsoft (Arial, Times New Roman), Apple (Times New Roman) and IBM (Courier New). Therefore they almost incorporate a notion of digital, although the usage refers more to recent print design. The aim was to create a typographic mark and a typographic system that places the bureau visually within a sophisticated context yet underlying the notion of the very first components of a digital aesthetic. Further all fonts come with your operating system, no matter which one you use. Therefore the identity can claim to be usable. Throughout all media.