Rasender Stillstand is an artist book about Max Bresele. Although he was mainly known as an harsh outsider artist and one of the key figures of the anti-nuclear movement
in Wackersdorf 1985, my own research revealed that behind the facade of this impulsive anti-capitalist and misfit there was also quite calm and peaceful person.
This publication attempts to show the other side of an artist who was often misun- derstood and received little to no attention. The place where this side became most visible was the garden on his small property, or as he himself said, “My garden, where I can be all sister.”
Körper Raum Zeit Die Formen des Protests in der Kunst
2020 Edition of 10 120 × 180 mm 184 pages
An exploration of the intersections of performance art and protest. While the first half mainly deals with the historical and technical aspects of civil disobedience, the second half focuses on the evolution of political and resistive art. Additionally it offers an insight in the current state of political performance art and gives a brief glimpse at the future of the artistic forms of protest. Project as part of my BA-Thesis.
The Absence of Reason brings forth Monsters
2020 Edition of 10 140 × 205 mm 136 pages
The Absence of Reason brings forth Monsters is an exploration of how old and
new techniques in the field of art can be combined to create something new, how and if an algorithm understands a data set consisting of fine art and how it deals with
said data. A machine learning model was trained with Francisco de Goya’s Desastres de la Guerra and used to generate a new series of images, which were then set in relation to the original titles.
The bilingual artist catalouge Blaue Fährte has been published on the occasion of the solo-exhibition of Leipzig-based artist Isabelle Dutoit at Galerie Leuenroth in Frankfurt am Main.
2021 Edition of 10 138 × 200 mm 12 pages
The zine consists of a collection of photographs that have accidentally been taken without any further notice. Since none of the pictures show any recognizable motive, i decided to take a look at the meta data in order to draw some links to these unconsciously captured moments. The result seems like a blurry overview of the year 2020, while the subsequently found connections between images and their corresponding points in time sound like a swan song contemporary society with all its holiday, traditions and constant lack of solidarity.
Tabularasa Type Specimen
2020 Edition of 10 120 × 180 mm 132 pages
Printed type specimen for the Tabularasa type family. The book showcases all features, weights, glyphs and a variety of use cases of the typeface.
Visual Identity for biannual exhibiton Designblick at Hochschule Hof / Campus Münchberg, including posters, invitiational postcards and animated social media graphics.
Christian Gruber is an independent graphic designer working mainly the fields of editorial design and typography. His practice is content and research driven and ranges from the design of books, magazines, visual identities to self initiated projects and type design.
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