What I Do

Typography and books are my passions and also I like ice cream.

I’m a communication designer interested in the role of print media in the digital days.

Send a mail to get in touch.
Copyright Carina Schwake, 2017


What I Do

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project DischargeNoise

No electricity equals no connection to the web. And that means no web-based communication. Discharge noise is an interactive abstract sound installation of the power grid.

Collaboration with Bjørn Karmann (interaction design)

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process Ankommen1
process Letterpress1
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project SaarArt

A newspaper called ”SaarArt“ collectively published by the five main art institutions in Saarbrücken to show current information and their yearly exhibition program.

Client: Stadtgalerie SB, Saarlandmuseum, HBKsaar, Künstlerhaus SB, KuBa
Collaboration with Nina Kronenberger

project BFK2
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detail Milkglass
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detail Neutra1
process Plakat
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project Neutra

A book about Neutra’s school architecture relating to the learning environment. The collection is based on a semester project of architecture students from the htwsaar, Saarbrücken.

Client: htwsaar/Architecture

project Mehr2

“Mehr Mehr Mehr” raises the awareness of our consumption of virtual water. The water which is used in the production of goods and we fast forget.

More information on mehrmehrmehr.eu

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project BFK1

An identity for an art exhibition at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, which includes a catalogue, poster series and website.
This project is still in process – next step: artist interventions in the layout to fill the white space.

Client: Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Deutsches Studentenwerk & 24 Kunsthochschulen (dt)

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project TightBeef

By combining two kinds of Slang Universes – Prison- and Teenage-Slang – the game creates a relaxed atmosphere and hereby starts fun conversations between prisoners and their children.

Collaboration with Josefin Olivia S. Hultsbo & Sofie Juel Christiansen

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process Treefont1
project SaarArt1
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project Mehr1
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project StadtAlsWirt

“Die Stadt als Wirt” is a transdisciplinary research project with students from HBKsaar and htwsaar. The project resulted in urban interventions through art and architecture to interact with urban environments and change their perception.

Client: HBKsaar/Art & htwsaar/Architecture
Collaboration with Isabelle Halberstadt

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process News
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process Letters1
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project News

“Contemporary Facts” is an interactive window installation about fake news and our lack of critical thinking across media platforms. An AI learns how to write headlines out of real local news and generates indicated by passing people current fake News.

Exhibition Da-Da-Da
13.5.–23.6.2017 at MM,M

Collaboration with Bjørn Karmann (interaction design)