RECENT PROJECT
Stereo Mag Vol. 01 out now! 

DIMENSION
230 × 300 mm, 156 pp.

DATE
Mar 2021

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PROJECT

STEREO MAG VOL. 01

ABOUT
First issue of Stereo Magazine dealing with the topic ‘Type as Image’ by using only Stereo Typefaces upcoming variable fonts Automat, Giallo, Protest and Skyline for visual output. In collab with Mark Julien Hahn.

CLIENT
self-init.:
stereotypefaces.com

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Softcover brochure / Offset poster and invitation cards

230 × 300  mm, 156 pp.
841 × 1189 mm
148 × 210  mm 

Mar 2021

jan robert-obst-stereo-magazine-01
jan robert-obst-stereo-magazine-02
jan robert-obst-stereo-magazine-03
jan robert-obst-stereo-magazine-04

I.020

PROJECT

LONG TIME NO SEE

ABOUT
Publication and poster design for the artist exhibition ‘Long Time No See’ at art association of Württemberg. In collab with Mark Julien Hahn. ©Photos at WKV by Julia Schäfer, Natalie Cäcilie Brehmer.

CLIENT
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (art assosiation of Württemberg)

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Softcover brochure / Offset poster 

186 × 266  mm, 56 pp.
700 × 1000 mm

Nov 2020

jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-01
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-02
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-03
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-04
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-05
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-06
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-07
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-08
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-09
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-10
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-11
jan robert-obst-württembergischer-kunstverein-stuttgart-12

I.019

PROJECT

AMIRA RAFAT KICHERER

ABOUT
Responsive website and custom typeface for Berlin based artist Amira Rafat Kicherer.

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

digital / Type design: Giallo Mono

variable, responsive

Oct 2020

Amira Rafat Kicherer Website 1
Amira Rafat Kicherer Website 2
Amira Rafat Kicherer Website 3

I.018

PROJECT

SOPHIE SCHWEIGHART WORKS

ABOUT
Brochure for Düsseldorf based performance and video artist Sophie Schweighart.

CLIENT
Sophie Schweighart

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Staple bound, softcover brochure

210 × 275  mm, 36 pp.

Aug 2020

Sophie Schweighart Works Cover
Sophie Schweighart Works 2
Sophie Schweighart Works 3
Sophie Schweighart Works 4
Sophie Schweighart Works 5
Sophie Schweighart Works 6

I.017

PROJECT

ZEN MOTION

ABOUT
Visual identity, logotype and responsive web design for zen motion in Berlin Schöneberg.

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

analog and digital

variable, responsive

Apr – Aug 2020

zen motion Gutschein
zen motion Visitenkarte Flyer
zen motion mobile website

I.016

PROJECT

DER RIVER

ABOUT
Poster and custom logotype for an exhibition by Anselm Reyle, Gregor Hildebrandt and Michael Sailstorfer together with their students at Baumwollspinnerei in Leipzig.  Photography: ©Patrick Wolfmar

CLIENT
Anselm Reyle, Gregor Hildebrandt, Michael Sailstorfer with students, Spinnerei Galleries / Leipzig, AdBK Munic, AdBK Nuremberg, HfBK Hamburg.

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Offset printed poster

1189 × 841 mm

Feb 2020

Der River Leipzig 1
Der River Leipzig Ausstellungsplakat
Der River Leipzig 2

I.015

PROJECT

MACHINE DANCE

ABOUT
3D-modelled dance machines. Animated via motion capture material.

CLIENT
Self initiated

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

CGI, 3D-Modelling, Animation

Jan 2020

I.014

PROJECT

9 × 2 KONTERFEIS

ABOUT
Research on portrait(-photography). For the reader videotelephony has been used as photographic tool. Supervised by Ulrike Myrzik.

CLIENT
self initiated

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Softcover brochure, staple bound

105 × 210 mm, 24 pp.

Jan 2020

9 × 2 Konterfeis Cover
9 × 2 Konterfeis Inhalt
9 × 2 Konterfeis 3
9 × 2 Konterfeis 4
9 × 2 Konterfeis 5
9 × 2 Konterfeis Impressum

I.013

PROJECT

ANNA GOHMERT
WORKS 2017 – 2019

ABOUT
Artist publication for Anna Gohmert, containing a selection of her works from 2017 – 2019.

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Softcover brochure with flaps, Type Design: Skyline (beta tight)

192 × 288 mm, 112 pp.

Dec 2019

Anna Gohmert Arbeiten Cover
Anna Gohmert Arbeiten 1
Anna Gohmert Arbeiten 2
Anna Gohmert Arbeiten 3
Anna Gohmert Arbeiten 4
Anna Gohmert Arbeiten 5
Anna Gohmert Arbeiten 6
Anna Gohmert Arbeiten 7

I.012

PROJECT

ICH SEHE WAS (BILINGUAL)

ABOUT
Bilingual publication (Hebr. / Ger.) – readable from both sides – for an exhibition by the art classes of Ricarda Roggan and Oded Yedaya in Tel Aviv / Israel in November 2019. Book concept together with Ricarda Roggan and Julia Schäfer.

CLIENT
Ricarda Roggan and class, Oded Yedaya and class, ABK Stuttgart, Minshar School of Art Tel Aviv, Goethe Institute Tel Aviv

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

thread-sewn softcover brochure

142 × 205 mm, 114 pp.

Nov 2019

Ich sehe was Cover deutsch
Ich sehe was Cover hebräisch
Ich sehe was Innenteil 1
Ich sehe was Innenteil 2
Ich sehe was Innenteil 3
Ich sehe was Innenteil 4
Ich sehe was Innenteil 5

I.011

PROJECT

FRANZISKA SOPHIE GEISSLER
WORKS 2014 – 2019

ABOUT
Publication for the Stuttgart based artist Franziska Sophie Geissler.

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Thread stitched softcover brochure with open spine

154 × 236 mm, 74 pp.

Oct 2019

Franziska Sophie Geissler Works Cover
Franziska Sophie Geissler Innenteil 1
Franziska Sophie Geissler Innenteil 2
Franziska Sophie Geissler Innenteil 3

I.010

PROJECT

ANN-JOSEPHIN DIETZ
(2019 – 2015)

ABOUT
Publication for Ann-Josephin Dietz showing her photo- and videoworks as well as performances from 2015 to 2019.

CLIENT
Ann-Josephin Dietz

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Swiss brochure with flaps and inner open spine

176 × 236 mm, 76 pp.

Oct 2019

Ann-Josephin Dietz Works Cover
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 1
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 2
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 3
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 4
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 5
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 6
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 7

I.009

PROJECT

RROOOAAARR!

ABOUT
Poster, invitation card and cataloque for the exhibition ‘Rroooaaarr!’ by Michael Sailstorfer and students at the Nuremberg zoo. In collab with Natalie Cäcilie Brehmer (also ©Photography)

CLIENT
Michael Sailstorfer and students, Tiergarten Nuremberg, published via VfmK Vienna.

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Swiss brochure with flaps, special color printed cover with coating / invitation card with coating / poster offset printed on neon paper / type design: Skyline (beta version)

210 × 284 mm, 60 pp.
594 × 841 mm
148 × 210 mm

June 2019

jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-01
jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-02
jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-03
jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-04
jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-05
jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-05
jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-06
jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-07
jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-08
jan-robert-obst-rroooaaarr!-09

I.008

PROJECT

STADTLÜCKEN

ABOUT
Visual identity for Stuttgart based non-profit association Stadtlücken e.V. The association is focused on urbanism especially the re-use and revival of public space. Architecural as well as design interventions have been used as main tools to spread awareness to these topics and to organize public get-togethers. Over the years all sorts of output from silkscreen posters via merchandise and animations to the associations website (coding: Valentin Alisch) have been developed. Visual identity developed in collab with Mark Julien Hahn and Franziska Doll.

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

diverse, digital and analog

diverse

Apr 2016 – 2019

jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-01
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-02
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-03
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-04
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-05
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-06
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-07
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-08
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-09
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-10
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-11
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-12
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-13
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-14
jan-robert-obst-stadtlücken-15

I.007

PROJECT

NETZWERK

ABOUT
Poster, banner, invitation card and reader for the exhibition ‘Netzwerk’ at ifa Gallery Stuttgart. In collab with Valentin Alisch.

CLIENT
ifa Gallery Stuttgart (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations), ABK Stuttgart, ILEK Stuttgart

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Softcover w/ coating, offset

170 × 204 mm, 96 pp.
594 × 841 mm
105 × 210 mm
270 × 410 cm

July 2018

Netzwerk ifa Gallerie Stuttgart Ausstellungskatalog Cover
Netzwerk ifa Galerie Stuttgart Plakat
jan-robert-obst-netzwerk-ifa-galerie-stuttgart-01
jan-robert-obst-netzwerk-ifa-galerie-stuttgart-02
jan-robert-obst-netzwerk-ifa-galerie-stuttgart-03
Netzwerk ifa Gallerie Stuttgart Ausstellungskatalog 01
Netzwerk ifa Gallerie Stuttgart Ausstellungskatalog 02

I.006

PROJECT

REMEMBER ME A FICTION

ABOUT
Free type and shape research. The project features the specifically designed figurative typeface ‘Darkstar’. In collab with Mark Julien Hahn.

CLIENT

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Digital print / Animation / Type design: Darkstar

841 × 1189 mm
210 × 297  mm

Apr 2018

jan-robert-obst-remember-me-a-fiction-01
jan-robert-obst-remember-me-a-fiction-02
jan-robert-obst-remember-me-a-fiction-03
jan-robert-obst-remember-me-a-fiction-04
jan-robert-obst-remember-me-a-fiction-05

I.005

PROJECT

HARDLY HARD WORKING

ABOUT
Poster design and invitation card for the exhibition ‘Hardly hard working’ at Hellstern-Halle Freiburg.

CLIENT
Hardly hard working

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Offset

700 × 1000 mm
105 × 148  mm

Mar 2018

jan-robert-obst-hardly-hard-working-freiburg-01
jan-robert-obst-hardly-hard-working-freiburg-02
jan-robert-obst-hardly-hard-working-freiburg-03
jan-robert-obst-hardly-hard-working-freiburg-04

I.004

PROJECT

IBA SCHOOL

ABOUT
Posterwork for IBA School, a workshop format which took place in the frame of Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart (IBA’27). In collab with Mark Julien Hahn.

CLIENT
Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart (IBA’27)

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Offset printed in golden special color / Type design: Skyline (beta version)

700 × 1000 mm

Oct  2018

jan-robert-obst-iba-school-stuttgart-01
jan-robert-obst-iba-school-stuttgart-02

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PROJECT

GRUNDLAGEN:KONSTRUIEREN

ABOUT
Posters for several events of ‘Grundlagen:Konstruieren’ a programm with focus on sustainable design run by Lisa Ochsenbein with her design class at Stuttgart State Academy of Arts and Design. In collab with Mark Julien Hahn.

CLIENT
Lisa Ochsenbein and class, Stuttgart State Academy of Arts and Design

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Digital print

700 × 1000 mm
297 × 420  mm

Apr  2018

jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-01
jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-02
jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-03
jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-04
jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-05
jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-06
jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-07
jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-08
jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-09
jan-robert-obst-grundlagen-konstruieren-10

I.002

PROJECT

HOMAGE TO UMBERTO ECO

ABOUT
Silkscreen printed poster as part of the exhibition ‘Homage to Umberto Eco’ by Bienal del Cartel Bolivia at MNA – Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz.

CLIENT
BICeBé Bolivia

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Silkscreen / Animation / Custom type design: Umberto

594 × 841 mm

Dec  2017

Ann-Josephin Dietz Works Cover
Ann-Josephin Dietz Works Cover
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 1

I.001

PROJECT

RUNDUMSCHLAG

ABOUT
Self-initiated exhibition on architecture poster as part of ‘Architektur November’, an anual event by the architects chamber Baden Württemberg (Bund deutscher Architekten Baden-Württemberg). 150 posters by 50 graphic designers from all over Europe have been shown at former offspace Lotte and the nearby construction site. Project together with Mark Julien Hahn, Antonia Terhedebrügge, Steffen Knöll and Franziska Doll. Photos exhibition opening: ©Sven Tillack.

CLIENT
Self-initiated

TECHNIQUE

DIMENSION

DATE

Offset printed poster and reader (1c)

700 × 1000 mm
105 × 210  mm

Nov  2017

Ann-Josephin Dietz Works Cover
Ann-Josephin Dietz Works Cover
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 1
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 6
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 7
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 6
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 7
Ann-Josephin Dietz Innenteil 7

II.

INFO

ABOUT

Jan Robert Obst is practicing independently as graphic and type designer in Berlin. After finishing his study in communication design at Stuttgart State Academy of Arts and Design and the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig et al. in the class of Prof. Uli Cluss, his main focus is on visual identities, book design, animation, the whole digital design space and mostly his passion for variable typography / type design. He has been working on numerous projects in the academic, cultural and economic fields, which have been shown nationally and internationally at many exhibitions as well as been awarded. E.g. at the ’16 100 Best Posters Germany Austria Switzerland, the Taiwan International Design Award and the Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee. During the last years he collaborated several times quite strong with Mark Julien Hahn and Stadtlücken e.V., a non-profit association focusing on urbanism especially the re-use and revival of public space in Stuttgart / Germany. He has as well been one of the founding members of Stadtlücken e.V. in early 2016.

His typefaces have been in use on several projects e.g. for Michael Sailstorfer, Gregor Hildebrandt, Anselm Reyle and their students at Baumwollspinnerei Gallery / Leipzig as well as lastly for Württembergischer Kunstverein (art association of Württemberg) in Stuttgart. In the course of 2021 together with Mark Julien Hahn he will proceed working on Stereo Typefaces, an online platform and label with sharp focus on variable font research, generative design tools and contemporary type design. Soon his fonts Giallo and Skyline will be available there for retail. The self-published Stereo Magazine Vol. 01 is out now and available via direct request.

PUBL. / FEATURINGS

Page 08.21 – Types and Trends  • Lahti International Poster Triennial 2021 cataloque (available for preorder) • Antwerp Poster Festival cataloque 2020 • Antwerp Poster Festival cataloque 2019 • Ellipsis – 100 typographic conversations • ’17 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award cataloque, Lahti International Poster Triennial 2017 cataloque • Rundumschlag exhibition reader – Architectural posters • 100 beste Plakate 16 – Deutschland Österreich Schweiz, Visual Power – EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg exhibition catalogue • 29th poster competition of ‘Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW)’ • ‘Die Form der Dinge’ – Sparkassenversicherungen / ABK Stuttgart

SEL. CLIENTS

• Academy of Fine Arts Munic
• Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg
• Amira Rafat Kicherer
• Anna Gohmert
• Ann-Josephin Dietz
• Anselm Reyle, Gregor Hildebrandt, Michael Sailstorfer with students
• Architects chamber Baden-Württemberg
• Arthaus Cinema Stuttgart
• Baumwollspinnerei / Leipzig
• Contain‘t e.V.
• Franziska Geissler
• Fraunhofer IAO / Stuttgart
• Hardly Hard Working / Freiburg
• ifa Gallery Stuttgart
• Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart
• Goethe Institute / Tel Aviv
• Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Berlin (collab w/ Panther Reh)
• HfBK Hamburg
• HfT Stuttgart
• Merlin Kulturzentrum / Stuttgart
• Minshar School of Arts / Tel Aviv
• Ricarda Roggan and students
• Schloss Solitude / Stuttgart
• Stadtlücken e.V.
• Stuttgart State Academy of Arts and Design
• Tiergarten Nürnberg
• University of Stuttgart
• University of Vienna
• VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst / Vienna
• Wagenhallen e.V.
• Württembergischer Kunstverein / Stuttgart
• zen motion / Berlin

MORE PROJECTS

Co-founder of Stereo Typefaces: 
• www.stereotypefaces.com
• Instagram: @stereotypefaces

Co-founder of Stadtlücken e.V. in early 2016. Active member until 2019:
• www.stadtluecken.de 
• Instagram: @stadtluecken

AWARDS / EXHIB.

2021

1× Lahti Poster Triennial / Malva – Lahti Museum of Visual Arts / Finland (opening postponed to summer of 2022)

2020

4× Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee / Tretyakov Gallery Moscow • 1× Antwerp Poster Festival / Belgium • Typomania 2020 Videocontest (1× Shortlist, 2× Longlist) / Moscow

2019

1× Antwerp Poster Festival / Belgium

2018

Rodchenko Award: For Experiments as Development of the Russian Constructivism + 11× Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee / Russia • 3× 3rd Shenzen international poster festival / China • 1× 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno / Czech Republic • 1st place Federal competition ‘European City: Change and values – Succesful developement from stock’ – Category: Public space for the project ‘Österreichischer Platz’ (together with Stadtlücken e.V.  – Berlin / Germany • Exhibiton at ‘Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof’ (together with Stadtlücken e.V.  – Stuttgart / Germany • ‘Weißenhof Architektur Förderpreis – WAF6’ recognition award (together with Stadtlücken e.V.  – Stuttgart / Germany

2017

Silver Medal ‘Special Theme’ + Judges’ Special Award at ‘17 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award / China • 3× 11th Macau Design Biennial + Bronze Award and Distinctive Award / China • 1× Bienal del Cortel Bolivia BICeBé + Special Exhibition ‘Homage to Umberto Eco’ – La Paz / Bolivia • 1× Lahti International Poster Triennale – Lahti Art Museum / Finland • 1× 100 best poster 16 Germany Austria Switzerland – Berlin / Germany • Academy Award by the Stuttgart State Academy of Arts and Design for the concept and design of the anual summer exhibition (Rundgang 2017) – Stuttgart / Germany • 4× Rundumschlag architectural poster exhibition – Stuttgart / Germany

2016

‘The moving poster’ exhibition at Weltformat Festival – Lucerne / Switzerland • 2× Novi Sad World Poster Biennial – Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina Novi Sad / Serbia • 1× Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee – Moscow / Russia

III.

CONTACT

Jan Robert Obst
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mail(at)janrobertobst.de
+49 (0)157 57546472
– –
Groninger Straße 48
13347 Berlin
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instagram: (at)j.r.obst

IV.

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+49 157 57546472
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13347 Berlin

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