Poolbar Generator 2021(.jpg by Ira & John)(left to right)Jamila AlthalerStella Kucher Isabella SchweizerKonstantin Wagner
Concept for poolbar 2021(still in progress)
Interim result: Link→
Beyond Design IIIAs part of the poolbar generator 2021 we, a creative group of 4, had the opportunity to design the visual identity of this year's poolbar festival under the workshop of Michael Marte. Together we implemented ideas from the beginning and got closer to our concept day by day until we finally found a common thread and were able to implement the design as a team. Michael Marte was a great help to us with his approach, motivation and simply humorous and great way and the best thing that could have happened to us as young designers. Also guest critic @David Einwaller would have been indispensable in the process, because as an outsider he gave us food for thought and helpful tips at exactly the right moments and really went the extra mile for us. The work, the exchange and the dynamics in the group were something very special and beautiful from the first day on, which is something you would often wish for in training. At the end of these wonderful nine days, one thing was clear: we will continue to stay in touch after this experience and possibly continue to work together on projects as a group. Saying goodbye at the end of these days was harder than we thought, because there was an extraordinary and familiar atmosphere in the whole poolbar team and we quickly grew together. Thanks to all participants and the whole poolbar team for the unforgettable time.
Konstantin Wagner,New Design University Grafik- & Informationsdesign
Beyond Design II
@fabienne.lentes and @alessia.meyer, did intensive research on the fleeting phenomenon of happiness. This led to a deep examination of the topic and to the conclusion that although happiness can have a constant in the long term, it can also appear very fragmented as short-term moments that temporarily ›pop up and disappear‹. This resulted in the visual translation of the bubble, which embodies those qualities of happiness. Thus the design also finds a connection to the festival. To enhance the state of moment the bubbles were filled with onomatopoetic expressions. Thus, onomatopoeias are not only the imitation of sounds, but can also make the visual audible, thus enabling an expansion of expression (currently still placeholder words in the draft). Final results of the Generator 2020 for @poolbarfestival (All changes are reserved) Guestcritic: Enrico Bravi @newdesignuniversity
ParticipantsAlessia Meyer (CH)Fabienne Lentes (ES)
For nine days I had the opportunity to join the graphic workshop in Poolbar Generator led by the designer Michael Marte. Looking back now I can just describe my experience with positive words. Although in the graphic workshop we did not know each other from before, since day one we worked together as a team naturally.
The atmosphere was friendly and free of pressure, which motivated our workflow. Being an international team formed by students from Austria, China and Spain was another highlight of the workshop. We gave each other new references and points of view, making our multidisciplinary design process even more diverse. Michael was really supportive during the whole process and guided us to find our personal approach to the main concept.
This was also possible because the relationship between students and workshop leader was really relaxed, we felt that the five of us were part of the design. He pushed our ideas forward and we developed more 4 different identity design alternatives.
He also built a good link between us and the other teams, giving us the opportunity to learn how to work together with other creatives from different fields. We gave feedback to each other and ended up collaborating and combining our concepts.
I would say with no doubt that I learnt more in that week from my team mates and the design process, than in the whole winter semester at university.
Irene Martínez MA Communication Design Student FH Joanneum Graz
Beyond Design I
In the poolbar generator (workshop-series) we do not meet in a hierarchy, but in dialogue. Every human being is equal, regardless of his abilities. There is potential in every single person. We have the chance to give each other the chance to promote ourselves. To share the state of the ›flow‹ with each other.
The workshop group has interpreted the theme ›Inspiring Prohibitions‹ in different ways. The idea of visually transformed signal and prohibition signs was democratically accepted. Perhaps because 2018 was dubbed the ›Year of Prohibitions‹ in the media.
The culture of prohibition has gained a new acceptance in society through a sharpened awareness of order and security, influenced by the so-called refugee crisis and the distorted asylum debate in the media.
A ban is a simple answer to visible problems where it is communicated that action is being taken. This does not mean that a problem is solved, but rather repressed.
The workshop group in the Generator has set up its own bans, abducted the aesthetics of commandment and prohibition signs and, as a signal, highlighted the possibility of a positive situation in the ban.
ParticipantsIrene Martinez (ES)Iris Karl (AT)Nicolas Alexander Tschaikner (AT)Xia Lu (CN)