Graphic, type and web design, plus Office Offset printing.

Book Book
Möckernstr. 68, Aufgang E
10965 Berlin
+49 30  80920501
mail@bookbook-studio.de
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Book Book ist ein Grafik Design Studio in Berlin, gegründet von Jan Blessing, Constanze Hein und Felix Walser. Charakteristisch für das Studio ist die enge Zusammenarbeit mit unseren Kunden, um schnell und unmittelbar Ideen in Gestaltung umzusetzen. Der Fokus unserer Arbeit liegt auf Publikationen, Webseiten, Identities und Ephemera. Um für jedes Projekt eine individuelle Gestaltungssprache zu entwickeln spielt der Einsatz von Typografie, Material, Farben und unterschiedliche Drucktechniken eine große Rolle. Neben der konzeptionellen und gestalterischen Arbeit gehört zur Kompetenz des Studios die ganzheitliche Beratung, Abwicklung und Begleitung von Druckprodukten.

Book Book is a design studio located in Berlin, founded by Jan Blessing, Constanze Hein and Felix Walser. The studio works in close collaboration with our clients to turn ideas into designs. Focused on publications, websites, identities and ephemeras, the work is driven by an interest in typography, material, colour, and various printing techniques to evoke a unique quality. In addition to the design work the expertise of the studio includes the holistic consultation, managing and monitoring of printed products.

Selected Clients
Architectural Association
Barbican Art Gallery
Christiane Möbus
Clemens von Wedemeyer
DCV
Edition Metzel
Focal Point Gallery
Gestalten
Jeu de Paume
Kalakuta Soul Records
Katharina Grosse
Kirchgasse Galerie
Kunststiftung Erich Hauser
Kunstverein Neuzelle
Kunstverein Recklinghausen
Lubok Verlag
Michael Riedel
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Park Books
Pinakothek der Moderne
Philipp Schwalb
Rick Buckley
Stephan Baumkötter
Sommerhaus Filmproduktion
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Teaching and Workshops
2021 Super Dutch reloaded, Magazine workshop, Department of Architecture, TU Kaiserslautern
2021 Teaching and research, Universität der Künste Berlin 
2021 Teaching, FH Potsdam
2020 Type & Typography workshop, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
2020 Teaching and research, Universität der Künste Berlin 
2020 Teaching, FH Potsdam
2019 Office Offset workshop, AAIP, Hochschule für Künste Bremen
2019 Office Offset workshop, Fresh Prints, Hochschule für Künste Bremen
2019 Teaching and research, Universität der Künste Berlin 
2019 Teaching, FH Potsdam
2018 Teaching and research, Universität der Künste Berlin 
2018 Teaching, Architectural Association School of Architecture London
2018 Teaching, FH Potsdam
2017 Teaching, Architectural Association School of Architecture London
2017 Teaching, FH Potsdam
2017 Teaching and research, Universität der Künste Berlin 
2016 Teaching and research, Universität der Künste Berlin 
2015 Teaching and research, Universität der Künste Berlin 
2015 Design workshops, Hochschule für Künste Bremen
2014 Screen print lectureship, Hochschule Darmstadt
2014 Design workshops, Hochschule für Künste Bremen

Talks
2021 Was Bücher können, Lectures series Einwurf, Department of Architecture, University of Siegen
2020 Talk as part of the seminar ReRelevant, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
2017 Schriftmuster/Schriftproben, Typostammtisch, Berlin
2016 Rediscovering Office Offset, Palermo Papiere #2, Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart
2016 Büro-Offsetdruck, lecture and performance, It's a Book, HGB Leipzig

Awards
2021 Longlist Stiftung Buchkunst, Publication: Michael Williams – New Paintings
2016 Walter Tiemann Prize 2016, Publication: TUTTI – A Score for 19 Vloggers
2016 Shortlist Stiftung Buchkunst, Publication: Büro Offset Druck – Musterband
2015 Longlist Stiftung Buchkunst, Publication: SINN via Tonäherung

Selected Exhibitions
2017 Superdeals, Bruxelles, Belgium
2016 Walter Tiemann Prize Exhibition, Galerie der HGB Leipzig
2015 Deutsches Design, Taiwan Design Museum, Taipei
2015 Fahrenheit39, Ravenna, Italy
2014 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic
2013 Palermo Papiere, Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart

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This website is coded and designed in collaboration with Alex Kern and Matt Davis
Typeface Fakt by Thomas Thiemich, TypeBy

Book Book brings back Office Offset.

www.officeoffset.com


The term Office Offset describes fully-equipped miniature offset printing machines the size of a photocopier/laser printer. 

The top-of-the-line Office Offset machines achieved the best printing quality in comparison, and the highest print runs for almost twenty years from their introduction. They were used all over the world, especially in Europe, North and South America, and South Asia. Despite these factors, this technology did not stand up to the easier-to-handle Xerox copier and disappeared completely in the late 1980s. Along with the demise of this technique, records related to it also largely disappeared, and it would not be an exaggeration to say that today it is a forgotten print/duplication process from the late twentieth century. 

The Office Offset website derives from the image and text archive from an ongoing research on Office Offset as a technology of production. Beside the historical reappraisal the website is dedicated on the artistic and cultural aspects of Office Offset. 

The rediscovery of these fully capable miniature offset machines marks a new era of experimental offset printing. By de-contextualising the former intended usage and in conjunction with modern technology, it is possible to transform a former duplication technology into an experimental printing technique, which offers a vast amount of options to explore offset printing, without the restrictions maybe given by an commercial printing company.

At our Office Offset print workshop we are up for any experimental exploration and are open for all kinds of collaboration with artists, institutions or publishers. In addition to print projects we also offer workshops and lectures for students or anyone else who is interested in those unique machines.