2015 – 2018 © Theresa Scherrer currently based in The Hague, Netherlands
Hi, I am Theresa and I am an Austrian designer currently finishing my MA of concept and communication at Angewandte – University of Applied Arts (Vienna, AUT) after graduating as a BA Graphic Designer from KABK – Royal Academy of Art (The Hague, NL). I am interested in emotion (fun), content, performance, images (moving), writing, book making and photography. Feel free say hello, so glad the WWW brought you here. ☯
Body of Protest – 50 years of Amnesty InternationalModels 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.Year: 2018Team: Rebecca Joly, Risto Kujanpää, Theresa ScherrerThank 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 Link2) 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 Link4) 2017: Screaming: Leftists Gathered to scream helplessly at the sky on election anniversary of Trump. Link Link5) 2017: Quiet-Sitting: NFL player Colin Kaepernik sitting down during the national anthem for racial police actions Link Link6) 2014: Masking: Kurdish men wear female clothes on social media for gender equality. Link7) 2015: Physical Affection: Cafes ban on kissing Austrian lesbians sparks protest #KüssenImPrückl Link8) 2015: Hacking: Anonymous destroy ISIS Twitter account after Paris attacks Link9) 2011: Chaining Yourself: German police clear nuclear waste train protest Link10) 20??: Speculative PoseWe 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 <––Link Link
Script TypefaceGenesis 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.Year: 2017Supervision: Peter VerheulRenaissance SerifMontavon is a Renaissance Revival designed in 2017. The original typeface was found in a book called Benedictus Redivivus. The book was written and published at the place I grew up: Vorarlberg. Benedictus Redivivus could be translated into blessed reincarnation (dt. gesegnete Regenerierung). 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, but who knows........asdfjlkasjdflöasdfjlöasdfj!Year: 2017Supervision: Frank E. Blokland
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 ZusjesYear: 2017 – 2018Team: Antonia Brell, Rebecca Rui, Theresa Scherrer
Thank you: Job Wouters, Aukje DekkerColor Scheme Fashionshow @Ultraclub 2017
Multiple Identities Fatfaces RBTT @ChaumontOn 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 Year: 2017Team: Rebecca Joly + Theresa ScherrerSupervision: Kevin BrayCode help: Vit Rullerperformed @ Ultratatane 3, Graphic Design Festival Chaumont, FRalso performed @ Stroom Den Haag, NL
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 A02. typeface: Neue Hass Grotesk Display Roman3. Don’t make guidelines or a grid structure4. 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 letters8. 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.Year: 2017Team: Hugo Dumont, Artúr Andrási + Theresa ScherrerSupervision: Thomas Buxo
Fighting the harmful content – PhotoDNA conquers child pornography in the webMicrosoft 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. What is interesting is how CaptionBot talks, it is still learning so sometimes it get things wrong. By feeding CaptionBot this experiment helped to improved the programs accuracy in fighting against harmful content of the internet.
@uglydesign LinkYear: 2017Supervision: Thomas BuxoFont: ABC Dinamo
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 ScherrerSupervision: Niels Schrader, Lauren Alexander, Maarten CornellCooperation with Meermano Museum, House of the bookexhibited
ULTRA CLUB IS A NON-PROFIT ADVERTISING AGENCYUltra 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."Year: 2017Team: Asya Sukhorukova, Theresa Scherrer, Rebecca Rui, Antonia Brell, Niels van der Donk, Elizaveta Glukhova, Josephine van Schendel, Iris Lam and many moreThank you: Jop Wouters, Aukje DekkerIdentity by Josephine van Schendel + Niels van der DonkCode by Asya Sukhorukova LinkVideo by Elizaveta Glukhova
BREAD-FACING > CARPET-FACING Breadfacing is a new trend. In short, this practice can be described as striking your face in a heap of dough or in a piece of bread. In this way, in addition to taste, you can also become acquainted with the tactile enjoyment of food. Carpets also provide a valuable tactile quality. So we decided to make this a thing to advertise Demet Tapijt - not the only but for sure the best carpet seller in The Hague. We pulled and rubbed our hands and faces through the hair of the surface. Let us extend this beautiful sensation with the relationship of our countenances.Year: 2017Team: Antonia Brell, Theresa Scherrer, Rebecca RuiFace: JonathanThank you: Job Wouters, Aukje Dekkerexhibited @Ultraclub 2017, NL
Looning: sexual pleasure and childhood
Looning is a very special sexual fetish that involves balloons Balloon fetishists "revel in the popping of balloons and [others] may become anxious and tearful at the very thought of popping balloons". Freud believed that life was built around tension and pleasure. In describing human personality development as psychosexual Freud meant to convey that what develops is the way in which sexual energy accumulates and is discharged as we mature biologically. According to him, all our sexual phantasies root in the time we were little.
I ordered 20 Looning Balloons and silk-screaned parts of Freuds theory about fetish and sexual pleasure in childhood on top. At the exhibition everybody was thrilled, especially the children. Only a few knew that these balloons are original Looners-Balloons usually used to rub yourself for sexual pleasure.Year: 2016Thank you: Roosje Klapp, Job Woutersexhibited at Societeit Sexyland, Amsterdam
You see meThe 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 AhrendtYear: 2016Concept: Leo Constantin Scheichenost, Theresa ScherrerSupervision: Matthias SpaetgensImplementation by Sholz and Friends Berlin