mosaik zwosieben/mosaico duesette
editorial design
rom, 2019

27 questions, one picture

the director‘s leaving and so we‘re saying „addio“. 27 former fellowship holders at villa massimo - the german academy in rome - look back on their experience: on rome, on the currywurst, on the swimming pool that never was and, of course, on their time with the director himself, herr b. the outcome is a multifaceted picture of this unique german cultural institution. it‘s like a mosaic comprised of 27 bold, fresh questions posed by author miriam holzapfel and 27 wonderfully insightful answers from writers, musicians and designers who have got to know herr b and villa massimo. and, fittingly, the picture is as richly illustrated as it is illustrative. photographer and fellowship holder göran gnaudschuhn accompanies each question-and-answer pairing with a photograph, another mosaic piece in a sparkling kaleidoscope of colour, whose pages are a book, a farewell and a big thank-you.



deutsche akademie rom villa massimo

communication design:

büro uebele

visuelle kommunikation

in collaboration

with peter zizka


carolin himmel

christian lindermann (project manager)

hannah witte

andreas uebele


questions: miriam holzapfel, andreas uebele;

answers: 27 scholars;

photos: göran gnaudschun


julian körner

principal typeface:

suisse int‘l regular, suisse works regular