Hi, I am Theresa. An Austrian cultural designer and artist. © 2015 – 2020
based in Vienna, Austria. Currently finishing my MA at the Design Institute at Die Angewandte – University of Applied Arts (Vienna, AUT) after graduating from KABK – Royal Academy of Art (The Hague, NL). I do concepts of any kind. Collaboration is a key aspect in my work. For comissions - feel free say hello. So glad the WWW brought you here.
Royal Academy of Art The Hague, NL
If I remember well, this project started because you realised that working on prestigious cultural assignments lowers your chance of achieving the bourgeois well-off existence, which according to Western conventions comprises a house, backyard and a 65-zoll 4K TV. The contradiction is that you never wanted this house; as a child you drew this house sloppily probably on purpose.
You’re Welcome! grapples with existential remnants of the dream of having a stable existence when satisfaction became our salary. 60 video clips of quarry explosions form the backdrop to a promised land and dreams gone by.
Conceptual Supervision: Thomas Buxo, Silvio Lorusso, Ruben Pater, Agata Jaworska
Practical Supervision: My 3 uncles: Michael, Purz + Markus and extraordinary help by "borrowed" uncles - the wood workshop staff, especially Sabin.
Workers: Selina, Zahari, Todor, Lila, Hattie, Mauro, Rully, Jan, Martijn + many more: Thank you!
Visitors: see video ∞
All material being used is collected construction waste by students or staff at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Body of Protest –
50 years of Amnesty International
Models of Opinion is a collection of miniature figurines which embody gestures of civil protest. By presenting a rich variety of body postures categorising them based upon their political message the project reflects critically on the legal implications of Article 212.1, which criminalizes peaceful protest in Russia. The presentation of an army of figurines refers to historical military miniatures that display scenes of war rather than acts of humanity. Ordinary people with opinions are heroes of our time for standing up. This Army should soon be found in future kids rooms instead.
Team: Rebecca Joly, Risto Kujanpää, Theresa Scherrer
Thank you: Niels Schrader, Lauren Alexander, Vit Ruller
exhibited @ Amnesty International 50 Years Celebration
1) 2017: Empty Message:
Ildar Dadin defends the right to protest by raising a white sheet of paper Link
2) 2015: Physical Gathering:
Rallies call for Paris climate change in various cities Link
3) 2017: Vandalism:
Berlin activist are turning Nazi hate graffiti into art, Irmela Schramm (70), #paintback Link Link
4) 2017: Screaming:
Leftists Gathered to scream helplessly at the sky on election anniversary of Trump. Link Link
5) 2017: Quiet-Sitting:
NFL player Colin Kaepernik sitting down during the national anthem for racial police actions Link Link
6) 2014: Masking:
Kurdish men wear female clothes on social media for gender equality. Link
7) 2015: Physical Affection:
Cafes ban on kissing Austrian lesbians sparks protest #KüssenImPrückl Link
8) 2015: Hacking:
Anonymous destroy ISIS Twitter account after Paris attacks Link
9) 2011: Chaining Yourself:
German police clear nuclear waste train protest Link
10) 20??: Speculative Pose
We have been amazingly honored to meet NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernik who decided to knee down during the national anthem to protest against racial injustice in the US. He was awarded with the Ambassador of Conscience Award 2018 that we designed. Watch the akward video of us trying to explain the project <––
27 EU COUNTRIES COMPARED BY THEIR CONSTITUTION ??
How complex is the organisation of information? What is the first article? what is the historical context? What are the most frequent words used? How elaborate is the content? To which issues is the priority given?
In the context of moving towards the new global citizenship, where all sorts of nation based distinctions are slowly being merged, we have to bring up to the surface, what lays in the ground of our diversity.
EU COHERENCE brings the constitution to a light, manifest its importance, and question its composition. By looking closely at the constitutions of EU-countries, it is prominent how much they differ in prioritising provisions. Constitution itself becomes a statement towards the outside world and a guidance for its citizens. “... a constitution can act as a powerful symbol of national identity. It can acquire the status of culturally significant symbol.”
A project by Taya Reshetnik, Theresa Scherrer
Supervision: Niels Schrader, Lauren Alexander, Maarten Cornell
Cooperation with Meermano Museum, House of the book
Objects were part of the Royal Academy Show, the film was shown at Soceiteit Sexyland in Amsterdam, 2019.
Supervision: Thomas Buxo, Agata Jaworska
UMBRELLAS BEING SOLD
Zusjes Vintage is scheming their fashion according to colors not categories
For the collaborative project with the shop we decided to document Sanne and Monieks first collection by capturing every single piece. By strictly following their inventory the end result are 420 scans of clothes in a wonderful gradient. The Vintage Shops first Lookbook was born, Summer Collection 2017. We continued working together and extend the idea into installations and series of posters. At the opening we presented a fashion showing 10 models each dressed in one color and a glitter mask.
Yes, we provide color advice! Yes, we have a wonderful selection of floral patterns! Yes, we have velvet blue in three or more different tones! Jeans Jackets too! Yes, there will be glitter and yes, it will shine! Also know that every garment is carefully selected during our periodical dress-up sessions! – The Zusjes
Year: 2017 – 2018
Team: Antonia Brell, Rebecca Rui, Theresa Scherrer
Thank you: Job Wouters, Aukje Dekker
Color Scheme Fashionshow @Ultraclub 2017
Fighting the harmful content – PhotoDNA conquers child pornography in the web
Microsoft began sharing the first release of PhotoDNA as an on-premise technology in 2009. Since then, this technology has helped curb the exploitation of children around the world by detecting millions of illegal images for reporting to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and other appropriate authorities. The operation generates a description of an image in human readable language with complete sentences.
I am still learning so sometimes I get things wrong is an experiment (publication) feeding CaptionBot with curated content of @uglydesign (Instagram, favourite account). @Uglydesign collects weird and questionable images or objects, all up-to-then over 400 images were used and analyzed. It is interesting how CaptionBot talks, "it" is still learning so sometimes it get things wrong - just like a child. By feeding CaptionBot this experiment helped improving the programs accuracy and therefore fighting against harmful content of the internet.
Supervision: Thomas Buxo
Font: ABC Dinamo
ULTRA CLUB IS A NON-PROFIT ADVERTISING AGENCY
Ultra Club is made up of designers. With our expertise, we want to offer design-related services for local companies. Ultimately, it's about manifesting another economy: a transaction, which is not based on money but on other intangibles. A code of conduct will be the basis for the creation of trust, respect and reputation for future perspectives:
What we do is selfish - and that's a good thing. ## We do not go to a neighborhood to explore the neighborhood, not to solve their problems. ## We strive for cooperation on the level of common values. ##
"The Ultraclub is a non-profit advertising agency that has set itself the goal of generating renewed interest in the Boekhorststraat in The Hague. The first project of the Ultraclub is the BoekhorstKrant, a publication about the shops of the Boekhorststraat made in close collaboration with 42 of its retailers. In addition to its independent publicity function, this newspaper also opened the conversation between the shopkeepers and the Ultraclub, from which a series of new projects have emerged that help retailers or the environment in a concrete way through graphic design."
Team: Asya Sukhorukova, Theresa Scherrer, Rebecca Rui, Antonia Brell, Niels van der Donk, Elizaveta Glukhova, Josephine van Schendel, Iris Lam and many more
Thank you: Jop Wouters, Aukje Dekker
Identity by Josephine van Schendel + Niels van der Donk
Code by Asya Sukhorukova Link
Video by Elizaveta Glukhova
Identity Volkstheater Wien
Since each piece is directed by a different director, each one is also given an individual visual implementation.For this purpose, Traktor gathered 20 artists, photographers and illustrators who, based on a briefing on the respective work, designed their pictures to match. The titles of the pieces are integrated into the pictures. The redesign includes a new identity for Volkstheater - since "Volk" means "the people" we decided to bring a more human aspect into the new brand which includes a subtle face. The main logo idea generates a playground for Volkstheater's side-houses: Volx Margareten, Volkstheater Bezirke, etc.
Read full story here
with Colin McPartlin, at Traktor Wien
How do I know you understand? These are inserts, they are dead.
The goal is to arrange the sentence in a way where the whitespace is used in the most efficient manner. In order to do this, the letters can be treated as independent objects, so the readability of the sentence is not a priority.
1. Specify the page size to A0
2. typeface: Neue Hass Grotesk Display Roman
3. Don’t make guidelines or a grid structure
4. Treat the letters as an image. Shapes, instead of letters.[you maybe rotate them in any direction that is necessary]
5. Letters (objects) can not touch each other. white space must surround all of their parts.
6. The order of the letters can shift as well, and don’t necessarily have to follow the syntactic structure.
7. Margins will be proportional to the white space between the letters
8. Type size will be the same for all letters. It will depende on how youarrange the letters.
9. The size of the page A0 and the size of the typeface (x) must be proportional in order to fill the white space in the most efficient way.
Team: Hugo Dumont, Artúr Andrási + Theresa Scherrer
Supervision: Thomas Buxo
Genesis is a headline script typeface designed in 2017 inspired by Foehn. Foehn is a type of dry, warm, down-slope wind that occurs in the lee (downwind side) of a mountain range. The font specimen contains the first 27 chapters of the original Genesis, inspirations and process images.
Supervision: Peter Verheul
Montavon is a Renaissance Revival designed in 2017. The original typeface was found in a book called Benedictus Redivivus.The original book has been published 1679 by a Swiss Benedictine polymath, Humanist and historical writer Gabriel Bucelin. The details of the typeface seem to have french origins, the punch cutter might have been Simon de Collines, no distinct details known.
Supervision: Frank E. Blokland
Multiple Identities Fatfaces RBTT @Chaumont
On Friday May 19 2017, the Salle des Fêtes in Chaumont (FR) hosted the third edition of the ULTRATATANE project which invites international artists to perform at the closing party of Festival international de l'affiche et du graphisme de Chaumont. Fatface was a visual performance including 2 big faces that changed their identity throughout the show, which questions the congruence of an artist on the stage. The two big heads have been prerecorded and controlled by code including two keyboards where each key was connected to a different short gif of the face Rebe or TT. The 200 animations were categorized in politicians, kids, robots and drag queens. During this performance both wireless keyboards were passed to different people who had the power to adapt the identity on the stage next to/ sound by Torus ✌️
<––Link to video
Team: Rebecca Joly + Theresa Scherrer
Supervision: Kevin Bray
Code help: Vit Ruller
performed @ Ultratatane 3, Graphic Design Festival Chaumont, FR
also performed @ Stroom Den Haag, NL
You see me
The Kirchentag is a lay organization of Protestant believers in Germany. The motto of the Kirchentag 2017 "You see me" should be translated visually and in terms of content. A fan on the Internet writes: "The whole city is paved with commercial advertising, everywhere hang the orange posters around, for months, I was on the organizers in biting colors on the fact that the Protestant churches in Germany now celebrate 500 years Luther." - Willhelm Ahrendt
Concept: Leo Constantin Scheichenost, Theresa Scherrer
Supervision: Matthias Spaetgens
Implementation by Sholz and Friends Berlin
Lemonaid makes lemonade the way it should be. From fresh juice, organic cultivation and fair trade. By taking a good look at the Lemonaid bottle, it is easy to draw attention to the role model function of the brand. We developed a print campaign that suits Leomonaids core values in a strong yet subtle way.
with Leo-Constantin Scheichenost,
1st price at Cannes Young Lions
Find more infos here.
© Theresa Scherrer 2019. All rights reserved.
¢¢¢¢ Code help by Thomas Scherrer ¢¢¢¢