Automatico
Rue de Genève 21
1003 Lausanne
Switzerland
+41 21 624 93 26
contact@demianconrad.com
Instagram: @automaticostudio


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Automatico studio est un atelier de design graphique. Basé en Suisse, il a été fondé en 2007 par Demian Conrad (rejoint en 2014 par Elena Panetti) sous le nom de Demian Conrad Design. Dans un souci de renouvellement esthétique, mais aussi de manière à se positionner face aux nouveaux enjeux de la culture visuelle à venir, celui-ci se métamorphose dorénavant en Automatico studio. Tourné principalement vers le domaine culturel, Automatico a vocation à amener son expertise dans de nombreux domaines : du livre d’art au catalogue d’exposition, de l’affiche à la conception d’expositions, de la stratégie de communication au curating. En choisissant de travailler selon une méthodologie développée par ses soins, Automatico part du contenu afin de traduire le message dans une conception visuelle qui allie des polices sur mesure, des motifs inédits, des matériaux innovants et des technologies d’impression novatrices. Demian Conrad est actuellement à la tête d’un nouveau laboratoire expérimental, en collaboration avec la HEAD (Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design) de Genève, afin de conduire des recherches sur le futur du langage visuel appliqué aux nouvelles technologies. Depuis 2014, il y enseigne également le design éditorial aux étudiants du Bachelor et du Master.



Collaborateurs actuels et passés

Aladin Borioli, Alban Vogel, Alice Joulot, Alicia Richon, Camille Sauthier, Chris Gautschi, Cyprien Ponchet, Daniel Lutz, Dominique Carla Massard, Edouard Cabrol, Eliane Druschke, Kasia Nalband, Katja Widelska, Laura Wohlgehaben, Maria de Gibert, Marie Pastore, Mathieu Rudaz, Maude Rion, Maxime Pégatoquet, Michala Kaalund Møballe, Nicolas Jodry, Oriane Alessandrini, Pascal Hilty, Philippe Herzog, Roberto Arista, Rob van Leijsen, Sarah-Lea Hipp, Sonia Dominguez, Stefani Mihailovic-Gillet, Sylvain Meltz.

Le site est conçu et codé en collaboration avec Ilaria Roglieri, Milano.



Conférence

2016
Accademia di Design e Arti visive, Catania
Famous Ordinary Things, DepotBasel, Basel
Famous Ordinary Things, Mudac, Lausanne


2015
Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva
Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, Lausanne
Design Days, Geneva
Centre patronal, Genilem, Paudex


2014
Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de Valencia, Valencia
Design Days, Renens


2013
Selected Europe, Indexbook, Bilbao
Design Terminál, Graphifest, Budapest
UN/Limited, Museum of fine Arts, Le Locle


2012
Creative Mornings, Milan I Giovedì del Design n.178, Milano
Giornata della Tipografia, Syndicom, Lugano
Making Together, Logotel, Milan
Posterhereos, Turin


2011
Haute École d’ingénierie et de gestion du canton de Vaud, Yverdon


2010
TEDxGeneva Conference
Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, Lugano



Workshop et enseignement

2016
Algorithmic book, Editorial design, Bachelor at Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva


2015
Algorithmic newspaper, Editorial design, Bachelor at Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva
Identities, Visual communication, Master at Innokick, Lausanne


2014
Restrictions on poetry, Editorial Design (in collaboration with the poet Alex Dimitrov, New York) Bachelor at Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva


2013
Poster as a medium, Ecole d’Arts Appliqués la Chaux-de-Fonds


2012
Vernacular communication, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Poster restrictions, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, Lugano


2011
Chance and processes, Corraini, Milan


2010
Tactil typography, Eracom, Lausanne



Exposition

2017
Artists & Robots, Astana EXPO-2017, Astana, Kazakhstan, 10 June – 10 September 2017


2016
Dabook, DepotBasel, Basel, 22 March – 21 April


2015
We are equals, London, 19 September – 27 September
SchweizJapan, Calm&Punk Gallery, Tokyo, 24 July – 1 August
SchweizJapan, Vitrine Gallery, Kyoto, 19 June – 5 July
Artificio, Lugano, 17 September – 27 September
Blue-back, Manifesti degli ex-studenti CSIA, Lugano, 21 September – 23 October


2014
SchweizJapan, Welteformat 14, Luzern, 27 September – 5 October
Swiss Graphic Design in Seoul, Samwon Paper Gallery, Seoul, 20 October – 6 December


2013
UN/Limited, Museum of fine Arts, Le Locle, 01 December – 31 December


2012
100 Jahre Schweizer Grafik, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, 10 February – 3 June
100 Beste Plakate 2011, Berlin, Essen, Nürnberg, Dornbirn, Luzern and Wien
Fanatic Collaborative Magazine, Making Together, Logotel, Lambrate, Milano, 7 April – 17 April


2011
The hand of graphic designer, Villa Necchi, Milano, 8 April – 8 May
100 Beste Plakate 2010, Berlin, Essen, Nürnberg, Dornbirn, Luzern and Wien
Panorama, Design graphique en Suisse romande, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, 25 March – 26 June
The Open Daybook, LACE, Los Angeles, 6 January – 6 February


2009
100 Beste Plakate 2009, Berlin, Essen, Naernberg, Dornbirn, Luzern and Wien


2008
Cut&Paste, Window n° 49, La Placette, Lausanne



Publication edité

2016
Famous Ordinary Things, DABOOK (with Rob van Leijsen)



Apparu dans un livre

2016
Legislating Architecture Schweiz, Edition Patrick Frey, Switzerland
MIN, Thames & Hudson, United Kingdom


2015
Paper Matters, Victionary, China


2014
Basic Identity 2, Index Book, Spain
Alphabet Logo, Counter-Print, United Kingdom Enjoy Your Meal Graphics, Index Book, Spain


2013
UN/LIMITED, a poster project, Museum of Fine Art Le Locle, Switzerland
Produced with Love Index Book, Spain
Changes — Chancen, DepotBasel, Switzerland
Festivals Graphics, Index Book, Spain


2012
New Modernist Type, USA
Panorama, Centre Art contemporain Geneva, Switzerland
I Love Franklin Gothic, Victionary, China
Packaging, Gestalten, Germany


2011
The hand of the graphic designer, Moleskine, Italy Gallery No 11, Choi’s Gallery, Singapore
The Open Daybook by David P. Earle, LACE, USA


2010
Selected A, Graphic Design from Europe, Index Book, Spain
Nice to Meet You Too, Victionary, China
100 beste Plakate 09, Verlag H. Schmidt Mainz, Germany


2009
Tempus Fugit, World’s best calendar design, Index Book, Spain



Apparu dans un magazine

2016
Novum, July, Germany


2015
Computer Arts, United Kingdom


2014
Nubby Twiglet Blog, USA
Branding, Packaging & Opinion, United Kingdom
It’s Nice That, May, United Kingdom


2013
Vickyh Destinations N°8, Switzerland #4 magazine, Sweden


2012
Elle Decor, May, Italy
Cooperazione, May, Switzerland
Vogue Casa, April, Italy
Hochparterre, April, Switzerland
Corriere della sera, 21 April, Italy
24 heures, Switzerland
Die Lupe No 1, Die Post, Switzerland


2011
Monocle No 41, Monocle, United Kingdom
Etapes 187, Pyramyd, France


2010
idpure 23, Switzerland
Underscore Magazine No 2, Singapore
Vision Magazine, August, Hong Kong


2009
Etapes 175, Pyramyd, France



Collections

Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich Graphic design festival archive, Chaumont
Musée Historique, Lausanne
Black & White Poster Collection, Berlin
National library, Bern
Cantonal library, Canton Vaud



Vidéos

RSI – Art Basel, 2014
Dialogos 2014, EASD, Valencia, 2014
Creative Mornings, Milano, 2013
TEDxGenva, Visualisaiton Of Rarity, 2011



Prix

2017
2nd Silver Cube, Art Directors Club Global
100 Beste Plakate 2016

2014
Nominated, German Design Award


2013
1st Gold Prize, European Design Awards
Nominated, German Design Award


2012
1st Price, Swiss Post


2011
100 Beste Plakate 2011
Nominated, German Design Award


2010
100 Beste Plakate 2010
1st Price, Swiss Post


2009
100 Beste Plakate 2009



Jury

Bachelor HEAD, Genève, 2015
Master HEAD, Genève, 2014
Posterhereos, Turin, 2012


Automatico studio is a graphic design studio based in Switzerland. It was founded in 2007 by Demian Conrad (joined in 2014 by Elena Panetti) under the name of Demian Conrad Design. In an aesthetic renewal of concern, but also to position themselves to the new challenges of the future of visual culture, it is now metamorphose into Automatico studio. It is specialized in the cultural field, applying its expertise to art books, exhibition catalogues, posters, exhibition design, communication strategy and curating. Taking its lead from the content itself, for each project the studio develops a strong concept, then applies custom-made typefaces, a deep knowledge of materials and the latest printing technology to create a striking visual. Demian Conrad is currently founding a new Experimental Laboratory in collaboration with HEAD (Haute Ecole d’Art and Design) in Geneva. The Laboratory’s main focus is research on the future of design language as driven by innovative technologies. Demian has been teaching editorial design at HEAD to Bachelor and to Master students since 2014.




Current and past collaborators

Aladin Borioli, Alban Vogel, Alice Joulot, Alicia Richon, Camille Sauthier, Chris Gautschi, Cyprien Ponchet, Daniel Lutz, Dominique Carla Massard, Edouard Cabrol, Eliane Druschke, Kasia Nalband, Katja Widelska, Laura Wohlgehaben, Maria de Gibert, Marie Pastore, Mathieu Rudaz, Maude Rion, Maxime Pégatoquet, Michala Kaalund Møballe, Nicolas Jodry, Oriane Alessandrini, Pascal Hilty, Philippe Herzog, Roberto Arista, Rob van Leijsen, Sarah-Lea Hipp, Sonia Dominguez, Stefani Mihailovic-Gillet, Sylvain Meltz.

The website is designed and coded in collaboration with Ilaria Roglieri, Milano.



Talks

2016
Accademia di Design e Arti visive, Catania Famous Ordinary Things, DepotBasel, Basel
Famous Ordinary Things, Mudac, Lausanne


2015
Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva
Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, Lausanne Design Days, Geneva
Centre patronal, Genilem, Paudex


2014
Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de Valencia, Valencia
Design Days, Renens


2013
Selected Europe, Indexbook, Bilbao
Design Terminál, Graphifest, Budapest
UN/Limited, Museum of fine Arts, Le Locle


2012
Creative Mornings, Milan
I Giovedì del Design n.178, Milano
Giornata della Tipografia, Syndicom, Lugano
Making Together, Logotel, Milan
Posterhereos, Turin


2011
Haute École d’ingénierie et de gestion du canton de Vaud, Yverdon


2010
TEDxGeneva Conference
Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, Lugano



Workshop and teaching

2016
Algorithmic book, Editorial design, Bachelor at Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva


2015
Algorithmic newspaper, Editorial design, Bachelor at Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva
Identities, Visual communication, Master at Innokick, Lausanne


2014
Restrictions on poetry, Editorial Design (in collaboration with the poet Alex Dimitrov, New York) Bachelor at Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva


2013
Poster as a medium, Ecole d’Arts Appliqués la Chaux-de-Fonds


2012
Vernacular communication, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Poster restrictions, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, Lugano


2011
Chance and processes, Corraini, Milan

2010
Tactil typography, Eracom, Lausanne



Exhibitions

2017
Artists & Robots, Astana EXPO-2017, Astana, Kazakhstan, 10 June – 10 September 2017


2016
Dabook, DepotBasel, Basel, 22 March – 21 April


2015
We are equals, London, 19 September – 27 September
SchweizJapan, Calm&Punk Gallery, Tokyo, 24 July – 1 August
SchweizJapan, Vitrine Gallery, Kyoto, 19 June – 5 July
Artificio, Lugano, 17 September – 27 September
Blue-back, Manifesti degli ex-studenti CSIA, Lugano, 21 September – 23 October


2014
SchweizJapan, Welteformat 14, Luzern, 27 September – 5 October Swiss Graphic Design in Seoul, Samwon Paper Gallery, Seoul, 20 October – 6 December


2013
UN/Limited, Museum of fine Arts, Le Locle, 01 December – 31 December


2012
100 Jahre Schweizer Grafik, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, 10 February – 3 June
100 Beste Plakate 2011, Berlin, Essen, Nürnberg, Dornbirn, Luzern and Wien
Fanatic Collaborative Magazine, Making Together, Logotel, Lambrate, Milano, 7 April – 17 April

2011
The hand of graphic designer, Villa Necchi, Milano, 8 April – 8 May
100 Beste Plakate 2010, Berlin, Essen, Nürnberg, Dornbirn, Luzern and Wien
Panorama, Design graphique en Suisse romande, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, 25 March – 26 June
The Open Daybook, LACE, Los Angeles, 6 January – 6 February


2009
100 Beste Plakate 2009, Berlin, Essen, Naernberg, Dornbirn, Luzern and Wien


2008
Cut&Paste, Window n° 49, La Placette, Lausanne



Publication edited

2016
Famous Ordinary Things, DABOOK (with Rob van Leijsen)



Featured in books

2016
Legislating Architecture Schweiz, Edition Patrick Frey, Switzerland
MIN, Thames & Hudson, United Kingdom


2015
Paper Matters, Victionary, China


2014
Basic Identity 2, Index Book, Spain
Alphabet Logo, Counter-Print, United Kingdom
Enjoy Your Meal Graphics, Index Book, Spain


2013
UN/LIMITED, a poster project, Museum of Fine Art Le Locle, Switzerland
Produced with Love Index Book, Spain
Changes — Chancen, DepotBasel, Switzerland
Festivals Graphics, Index Book, Spain


2012
New Modernist Type, USA
Panorama, Centre Art contemporain Geneva, Switzerland
I Love Franklin Gothic, Victionary, China
Packaging, Gestalten, Germany


2011
The hand of the graphic designer, Moleskine, Italy
Gallery No 11, Choi’s Gallery, Singapore
The Open Daybook by David P. Earle, LACE, USA


2010
Selected A, Graphic Design from Europe, Index Book, Spain
Nice to Meet You Too, Victionary, China
100 beste Plakate 09, Verlag H. Schmidt Mainz, Germany


2009
Tempus Fugit, World’s best calendar design, Index Book, Spain



Featured in magazines (new publication and dates to order)

2016
Novum, July, Germany


2015
Computer Arts, United Kingdom

2014
Nubby Twiglet Blog, USA
Branding, Packaging & Opinion, United Kingdom
It’s Nice That, May, United Kingdom


2013
Vickyh Destinations N°8, Switzerland
#4 magazine, Sweden


2012
Elle Decor, May, Italy
Cooperazione, May, Switzerland
Vogue Casa, April, Italy
Hochparterre, April, Switzerland
Corriere della sera, 21 April, Italy
24 heures, Switzerland
Die Lupe No 1, Die Post, Switzerland


2011
Monocle No 41, Monocle, United Kingdom
Etapes 187, Pyramyd, France


2010
idpure 23, Switzerland
Underscore Magazine No 2, Singapore Vision Magazine, August, Hong Kong

2009
Etapes 175, Pyramyd, France



Collections

Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich
Graphic design festival archive, Chaumont
Musée Historique, Lausanne
Black & White Poster Collection, Berlin
National library, Bern
Cantonal library, Canton Vaud



Videos

RSI – Art Basel, 2014
Dialogos 2014, EASD, Valencia, 2014
Creative Mornings, Milano, 2013
TEDxGenva, Visualisaiton Of Rarity, 2011



Awards

2017
2nd Silver Cube, Art Directors Club Global
100 Beste Plakate 2016

2014
Nominated, German Design Award


2013
1st Gold Prize, European Design Awards
Nominated, German Design Award


2012
1st Price, Swiss Post


2011
100 Beste Plakate 2011
Nominated, German Design Award


2010
100 Beste Plakate 2010
1st Price, Swiss Post


2009
100 Beste Plakate



Jury

Bachelor HEAD, Genève, 2015
Master HEAD, Genève, 2014
Posterhereos, Turin, 2012