Work / Film

Eike Konig discusses Hort’s work and ethos in short film

German design studio Hort prides itself on being an “unconventional working environment” and a “place where work and play can be said in the same sentence.” In this video by Analog Mensch Digital, Hort’s much-loved creator Eike Konig talks about their work and ethos whilst rolling paint and printing a poster. The camera wanders about the studio past leaning bikes and big white desks, scrolling up bookcases and dwelling on the Anthony Burrill posters gracing the walls. Eike is always worth listening to, whether he’s musing on the differences between international and German clients, traditional and digital work and the morals of design. He says: “Visual language is a strong language. We have responsibility in the use of this power.”

This is a great way to start getting excited about next month’s exhibition at London’s KK Outlet celebrating 20 years of Hort. Oh, and if your German isn’t quite up to scratch, press the CC button for subtitles.

Hort: It’s Not a Place, It’s a Feeling at KK Outlet will run from 12 until 27 September. See our preview of the show on our exhibition listings site, This at There.

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Analog Mensch Digital: Interview Hort (still)

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Analog Mensch Digital: Interview Hort (still)

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Analog Mensch Digital: Interview Hort (still)

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Analog Mensch Digital: Interview Hort (still)