Hugo Hoppmann
Welcome to the House of Hugo Hoppmann, independent designer and art director for print and digital.

Cultivating a holistic approach to graphic design, his portfolio includes a variety of projects from identities and websites to books and magazines.

Born 1988 in Cologne to a furniture/​design conservator and musician, he was exposed to arts, craft and entrepreneur­ship throughout
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Grace Jones Typeface

Headline typeface in two styles: Round and Square respectively titled Male and Female, based on the androgyny of legendary model, singer and actress Grace Jones.


25 posters for 25 artists in 25 cities for the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia's (Kunststiftung NRW) special project on the occasion of its 25-years jubilee.

GQ Italia

I was hired by Mike Meiré to help redesign and shape the Italian edition of Gentlemen’s Quarterly, published monthly by Condé Nast. Creative Direction Mike Meiré, editor-in-chief Carlo Antonelli.


The V.U.C.A. typeface is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous – an ambitious experiment based on a reinterpretation of the classical geometric Futura ‘a’.


Art direction and assistance for the redesign of the corporate identity for Paris fashion house KENZO led by the new creative directors Humberto Leon und Carol Lim. With and for Meiré und Meiré.


Creative direction for techno-trio Aroma Pitch including visual identity, record design and website for the first two releases on their Berlin based music label A•P•R•.

Interview Magazine

Editorial design and website for the German edition of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine with and for Meiré und Meiré.

Websites for Photographers and Artists


Development of a new catalogue for furniture manufacturer BÖWER in collaboration with designer and architect Eric Degenhardt.


Book/catalogue for artist Béla Pablo Janssen, published at Spontan Verlag.


Art direction and editorial design for the 9th issue of MOFF, a bi-annually published magazine featuring in-depth interviews with artists living and working in Cologne.

Piqto United

Extensive visual identity for football club PIQTO UNITED where one of the main concepts was visualizing the importance of the individuals’ position within the whole of a team.

Cologne Sessions

Art direction, design and dj-residency for the event series and regular club nights Cologne Sessions since 2011.

Ein Du

A book for a collaboration between artist BÉLA PABLO JANSSEN and poet DENNIS FREISCHLAD with a preface by WALTER DAHN and an afterword by BALZ ISLER.

Brachum Kunstpreis

Visual identity, printed matter and website for the Brachum Artprize, initiated by the city of Rheda-Wiedenbrück.

Shigeki  茂 樹

stimulus, impetus, incentive, encouragement, motivation, provocation


I designed a new book for and with artist and photographer Alexander Basile featuring work from his fashion shoot for Carhartt in the Swiss alps.

Cometogether Project

“And Suddenly We Are Standing Here” was a group exhibition in Cologne and São Paulo reflecting the first seven years of our Cometogether Project.

Surface To Air

Art direction, design (incl. custom typeface) and film editing for a catalogue and video presenting the S/S 2011 collection of Parisian label Surface To Air, in collaboration with Alexia Cayre.

Emerging Sculptures

I teamed up once again with Béla Pablo Janssen to create a new book for Spontan Verlag. This time we were approached by photographer Alexander Basile to design the publication for his newest project titled Emerging Sculptures, an evolving series of photographs beginning with this first book consisting of the first 20 pieces.

Better Mjstakes

Design and art direction for Better Mjstakes magazine founded with Johannes Breyer in 2010 while we were studying in Switzerland.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Corporate identity development and editorial design for the FOLIO and EQUITY supplements of Neue Zürcher Zeitung with and for Meiré und Meiré.


Design and development of Jörg Koch’s Berlin based culture magazine 032c’s new website in collaboration with Uli Schöberland Johannes Breyer.

Hugo Hoppmann