Each of these monograms and personal signs is unique and an expression of an individual personality. Based on especially developed questionnaires the wishes and aesthetically preferences of the clients get consequently captured and then transferred into an individual monogram or sign.
Paul Bollendorff is a dynamic, aspiring sports agent and manager, who admires and lives the urban Zurich old town style like rarely anyone. Standing in the center of his life the cosmopolitan wants to focus on concerns of his heart. As a supporting tool should serve his personal corporate design.
The excitement of social networking and communication skills are Paul’s core competencies, so it appears to be a coincidence, that the two letters „p“ and „b“ could be reduced to two identical speech bubbles. Placed overlapping results into a timeless and absolutely unique monogram, which will surely support professional and private endeavours.
Annette Knoblauch is a primary school teacher and over the years has adopted a lot creative techniques, not only out of her personal interest but also for her classes. Regularly she attends seminar and masters materials like paper, fabric, leather or concrete and meanwhile even felting or calligraphy.
Equipped with these skills and an impressive studio between massive roof beams she’s now following her heat’s desire and starts offering her unique objects of art under her own label.
For this purpose we developed a monogram. Properties like clearness, swing and elegance served as orientation. The result is a surprisingly reduced letter combination, in its expression similar to a calligraphic brush stroke. Finding the perfect sweep took a while, but everyone who ever dealt with typo- or calligraphy knows how sometimes a little can be quite much.
Elisabeth Anderegg-Wirth originates a very art- and paper affine family. That’s why it’s not surprising that she’s immediately excited when she receives an invitation of a friend of hers which holds an embossed monogram, even more as both women share the same initials E and A.
She is an open minded, elegant and pleasureful person with an extraordinary sense for aesthetics, a good imagination and clear communication skills. Thus it was a real pleasure to elaborate on her initials and combine them to a playful but yet well readable, symmetric monogram. At a first glance it is optically perceivable as one image, which – as defined – would appear only at the second time as the three letters E, A and W.
As a very special birthday present Mr. Hirsiger ordered a monogram for his wife Denise. He tells me about her preference for vintage stuff with history. She’s apparently one of the rare people nowadays, who’s still heavily into handwriting mail and letters and she is performing the arts of hand writing with passion. She loves books the most and purchases tons of them every single month, he’s telling me pretty proudly and simultaneously concerned.
After a couple of drafts the direction became clear pretty fast. A sensuous, elegant type face according to the english script font style appeared to be perfect for this task. D and H merge discretely to an unpretentious, fresh ensemble. A sign, as romantic as its story behind.
The entrepreneur Nadine Ballmer characterizes herself as a sensual and passionate person, but also as being clear and straightforward. She loves change and freedom in lifestyle. Her monogram was about to look elegant and to give her the opportunity to use and adapt it to different situations.
The result is a mysterious and exciting curved sign, which releases only on closer inspection the letters N and B. Standing by itself or in play with typography, color or other graphic elements, this monogram shows different faces without sacrificing any sense of style.
Swiss architect Eva Aregger specializes in the renovation of old buildings, working in precise detail to restore both exteriors and interiors to their original state. Planting and landscaping play an important role in the reconditioning. An elegant historic relief with personal significance served as a starting point for her monogram. At its centre, a masculine face is encircled by tendrils of hair. From behind the somber face, two branches reach outward, symmetrically balanced and intertwining, serving as a perch for two little birds.
The solid, yet delicate floral figure of the A links both to the profession of architecture as well as plants and growth. In much the same way as the relief, the monogram plays with the relationship between the gravity of the center, while the lighter, contrasting shapes of the branches entwine to form the linked E on the outer edges of the monogram. The two birds ‘animate’ the symbols, breathing life and vitality into them, imbuing them with vividness and individuality.
A wonderful and attentive idea had the team of colleagues of Dr. Ing. Brigitte Meyer. They wanted to give her business cards for retirement with her personal, calligraphic name lettering and a matching seal stamp.
I like to unpack pen and ink in such a case and let the letters dance in countless repetitions to perfection on paper. That’s the way to stay in contact.
Felix describes himself as a dynamic, open and flexible person. To me he seems confident, objective, uncomplicated, outwardly masculine, but with softer traits. When asked to describe what images inspire his aesthetic sense, he spoke enthusiastically of vehicles and the dynamic curved shapes and how they relate to one another, forming an harmonious whole.
When looking at the alleged incompatibility of the F and S, keep in mind the seemingly complex monogram is actually incredibly simple. The two letters were reduced to the lowest common denominator out of which a stable, yet exciting shape delivers sweeping architecture.
The birth of our second son and the concomitant considerations for a suitable birth announcement gave the impulse to develop a sign for us as a family.
The result is as simple as timeless: an unpretentious X whose free spaces fill the four initials of our first names.