Mai 2006
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I found this at and It’s an html parser that visualizes the html tags as a graphic. It’s both revealing and making fun. This is what my current blog looks like but you can enter any web address here to create a graph of your own web site.
Shore leave
Last weekend I spent two days at the Kulturgut Wrechen — a beautifully restored estate in the wildlife park Feldberger Seenlandschaft which is about 130 km north from Berlin (GoogleEarth Placemark). The pension has some really nice rooms and is situated at the shore of a lake where you can relax or enjoy a walk along the many lakes in the national park. You can find more of my pictures here and a short video clip here.
New central station — opening celebration
Tonight was the grand opening celebration of the new central station in Berlin — the most modern station in the world (costs: € 700 million). There was a huge light show with fireworks and live music and it was the first time that the public had the opportunity to enter the whole station and check its architecture — impressive! You can find some pictures here and a short video clip here.
Diploma presentation
On Wednesday Jenny Pilz had her final diploma presentation in textile / surface design. She designed wallpapers and reliefs for a bar in Berlin near the popular Helmholtzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg (which is my borough). She succeeded in conserving the original old walls of the place and she used silk wall papers with bird patterns to fill the whole room with life. Depending on how the light shines on the surfaces there are really nice reflexions. The bar’s ‘official’ opening is this Friday and you can find it here.
Just around the corner where I live was the showroom of this year’s Designmai – an international designfestival. You can find tons of photos at flickr. I only had the chance to see a glimpse of what was presented but there was some really cool stuff!
I was happy to announce a new interface!brunch which the members of our association interface!berlin organise occasionally. This time area42 presented their latest project for the S-Bahn Berlin. They created an interactive flash map for the train lines with information about delays, constructions sites and schedules. It was extremely fast and it had a good usabilty. You can find the tool online here (only German) and some pictures from the brunch here.
Wie in der Hölle — Lobby Sets
Wie in der Hölle – Lobby Set
Finished work on the lobby cards for Wie in der Hölle: eight photos from the movie on high glossy photo paper for the movie theatres in germany.
Wie in der Hölle — Poster
The official german movie poster for Wie in der Hölle has been released today. I designed it together with Peter Ruschel and the final Photoshop composition is about 800 MB large and has more than 60 layers (not counting the text layers which were set in InDesign). It was challenging but fun! Thanks to Magnus at Tobis!
Jintanino — MySpace Music Account
Although I’ve been using MySpace for quite a while (and I hate to say it’s getting more annoying every week), I edited the first band account on MySpace for the hip hop / rap artist Jintanino (Tote Fliegen Records, Berlin). It’s just the first simple approach to using CSS with MySpace to change the look of the artist’s page — and it still doesn’t look good. I think MySpace has to improve its usability and its spam issues or I think the users will switch to other similar, better systems.
Die Besucher (The Visitors) — Premiere
Tonight was the premiere of the short film Die Besucher (The Visitors) by Ulrike Molsen at the Eiszeit cinema in Berlin. The premiere party was great and I enjoyed meeting new interesting people. And it was the first time that I could basically hold the final DVD — for which I had done the authoring (see recent post) — in my own hands.
Press folder for “Wie in der Hölle”
In collaboration with Peter Ruschel our latest work for TOBIS Film has been released today: a new press folder for the upcoming French movie Wie in der Hölle (L’enfer) by director Danis Tanovic (No Man’s Land) with Emmanuelle Béart, Karin Viard, Marie Gillain, Carole Bouquet and the legendary Jean Rochefort. Again, we really enjoyed working on this project for TOBIS – designing a very classy and glossy brochure.
The movie will start in Germany on June, 29.
You can download the 40-pages press folder here (PDF – 1.6 MB).