Michael Otto Foundation for Sustainability

Michael Otto Foundation for Sustainability

Together with the newly founded Michael Otto Foundation for Sustainability, we embarked on a mission to make their commitment to a sustainable future visually tangible. Our goals were clear: to represent the foundation's core values—democracy, human rights, biodiversity, and education—in a fresh way and to create a distinctive brand identity that stands out in its field. The logo integrates the four symbols for the core objectives, with a mix of modern and classic typography. The color palette ranges from a deep moss green to a striking digital aqua—for a strong first impression and impactful presence in the sustainability sector.

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ZEIT STIFTUNG BUCERIUS

ZEIT STIFTUNG BUCERIUS

ZEIT STIFTUNG BUCERIUS promotes an open, active civil society in the fields of science, culture, education, politics and media. After a communication strategy was defined in 2023 that clearly positions the foundation on the challenges of our time, we developed a new branding together with our friends SOCIAL SOCIAL. For the new wordmark, we created BUCERIUS CAPS as a custom typeface that bridges the gap between grotesque and serif—with white inlays that reference the most central of all Bucerius publications: DIE ZEIT. In addition, a new website, stationery and much more is currently being created to communicate the foundation's work in a fresh way.

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Souvenir Collective

Souvenir Collective

Souvenir Collective focuses on sustainable photo production. We took our inspiration for the new branding from the fusion of craftsmanship and technology in the fashion industry, which Souvenir Collective also embodies. The result is a timeless branding that puts the new logo in the centre of attention in a reduced and clean way.

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Perspective Senegal

Perspective Senegal

Perspective Senegal works with local politicians to provide children and young people in Senegal with an education. Together with Senegalese illustrator Audrey d’Enerville, we completed the look and feel: colours, patterns and surfaces from the streets of Dakar, playful typography and a clear user experience for the new website.

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A New Generation of Giving

A New Generation of Giving

Common Coin is the new way to support important humanitarian, environmental and animal causes. And a fresh start to excite more people to give. That's why we decided to give ourselves, and support this young non-profit with strategy, a shiny new look and a complete branding package through our STUDIO HOEKSTRA GRANT 2021. We recommend Common Coin to anyone who wants to donate, be it this year or next!

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LÜCHTENHOF

LÜCHTENHOF

LÜCHTENHOF is a place for light and darkness.

And for the transformation that happens in between. 700 years ago, the candles for Hildesheim's processions were drawn here. From 2022, LÜCHTENHOF is growing into a place for the arts, monastic spirituality and founding culture - with a fresh, contemporary branding that embraces this versatility.

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SBNE

SBNE

The Stabsstelle Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is a municipal department that wants to make Berlin more sustainable. We developed a new, colourful corporate design that also interacts with the branding of the city of Berlin. We were even asked to design the logo and name for the new Picknickflitzer!

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BABA CARE

BABA CARE

BABA CARE is K-Beauty from Frankfurt. Created by a colorful group of people, but not tested on animals so no one dies trying. See the grainy shot for the founding Babas! #90s

Make sure to check out their four new skincare products! And btw product shots by Lukas Schwan.

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Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Sustainability must be seen as the most urgent global challenge of our time, and not just since the 6th IPCC report. The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) has been success­fully advancing the issue for two decades now. We gave the studies and publications of RNE's Global Forum a brand new look. And how else to do this than digital first: the physical publications were redefined as interactive, digital presentations.

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Berliner Stadtmission

Berliner Stadtmission

The Berlin City Mission is the largest social institution in Berlin.

When we were asked to present their extensive, wonderful work in the form of an annual report, we decided it was about time their stories were told through powerful photographs. We have been photographing and designing ever since, and we’re happy that one of many great outcomes was a poster campaign of unprecedented success, which can now be seen all over Berlin every year.

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Literaturhaus St. Jakobi Hildesheim

Literaturhaus St. Jakobi Hildesheim

St. Jacobi Hildesheim, where writers and readers come together.

We chose a symbol for this interaction: the highlighter. Since 2013 it's been changing its colour with the season — like the printing plates in Hildesheim. This bright approach resonates in a particularly weighty place: the 500-year-old pilgrims' church seems to be firmly attached to the city in which it stands. In 2022 – after almost ten years of successful collaboration, it was time for a new website and a slight freshen up, so here's a first glimpse of the outcome.

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#️⃣freiwilliginberlin

#️⃣freiwilliginberlin

Berlin has more than 1.1 million volunteers. That's more than public transport subscribers or streetlights or apartment buildings. So much honorary commitment deserves respect and support. Berlin's volunteer agencies bring people who want to get involved together with those who are happy to participate and support them. Because nothing holds our society together like voluntary work. We are proud to present our campaign which was developed in happy cooperation with Social Social.

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Das Prinzip Apfelbaum

Das Prinzip Apfelbaum

When talking about inheriting for a good cause, you're talking about death and money.

Or in other words - about planting in your own autumn so that others may reap in spring. Das Prinzip Apfelbaum — Mein Erbe tut Gutes. In 2013 we developed the name, look & feel of the initiative, which started with 5 NGOs and today has over 20 member organisations. Since then things have progressed: a website, all printed matter as well as an exhibition, a catalogue and a regular online magazine, which we developed in friendly collaboration with the agency DFC, whose branding & website we got to create along the way. 🤜 🤛

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KKHS

KKHS

Kirchenkreis Hildesheim-Sarstedt asked itself how a church with all its history can present itself today.

We answered: like this. Thanks to Felix Bork for kindly sketching Johannes Bugenhagen, who in 1542 was surprised how well the people of Hildesheim knew the forbidden songs of the Reformation when he founded the KKHS - and made it a force for equal education and social welfare.

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Strassenfeger

Strassenfeger

Strassenfeger is an iconic part of Berlin.

Until 2018, it was Germany's best know street paper. At the same time, Strassenfeger was and is much more: an emergency shelter, a housing project, healthy leftover meals — and great people with helping hands. We were happy to lend a hand ourselves in developing a fresh new look and warm hats, made an der Küste. And: hopefully, we’ll see a street paper revival soon!

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Social Social

Social Social

We aim to make social causes successful in social media.

So with our claim "MAKE SOCIAL SOCIAL!" we conducted a series of studies with our friends Kemmler Kemmler that examine the social media activities of NGOs. This initiative turned into a full-service agency that develops campaigns on all platforms. We now have a great team working on projects for the Diakonie, the EU, the Bethel Foundation, the Red Cross, the NABU, and a bank robbery - to name a few. And we’re just getting started.

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WWF Weltwald

WWF Weltwald

Ohne Wald keine Welt.

So lautet die Formel, die wir für den WWF entwickelt haben, um dem bewussten Umgang mit den globalen Wäldern die gegebene Dringlichkeit zu verleihen. Und in unserem Namen für die Aktion schwingt die Lösung gleich mit: WWF Weltwald. In Zusammenarbeit mit der DFC wächst nun die entsprechende Kampagne. Und hoffentlich genug Bäume.

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Sharehaus Refugio

Sharehaus Refugio

Old Berliners and newcomers: at Refugio, long time residents live and work with people who have recently had to leave flee their homes and are new to Germany.

This co-living and -working space offers strong team spirit and strong coffee. Sharehaus Refugio was founded by Sven & Elke and is part of the Berlin City Mission. We joined as part of the core team for the first few years and gave them a fresh look and all-new website. Our favourite project: the front façade — where we gold-plated the tags and bombings, in the spirit of hope - that fractures, no matter biographical or urban, can be turned into something good.

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