We are flâneurs in and between graphic design cultures. We want to resist cultural centrisms, as well as arbitrariness and egalitarianism. We respect synthesis, but we pursue resonance. We’re trying to move past preconceptions and focus on collecting new experiences. And we hope to find a common platform for these exchanges.

Inter Graphic View is about transcending, expanding, and enhancing graphic design languages—visual languages as well as the applied languages in graphic design discourse.
Inter Graphic View is about developing a polyglot, translational intelligence that enables us to step outside of ourselves and engage with alternative contexts.
Inter Graphic View is about resisting identitarian isolation and its antithesis—omnipresent uniformity.
Inter Graphic View collects interviews with graphic designers from around the world and lists the collection’s core notions and their derivations. Inter Graphic View displays commentary by guest authors on particular works and on some of the listed notions. In addition, Inter Graphic View offers essayistic short films about the cities where we met our dialog partners.
Inter Graphic View is a journey that has just begun.

Inter Graphic View is a research project initiated in 2015 by Ingo Offermanns, Prof. for Graphic Design at University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK), in the context of Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU).  In 2017 Tetsuya Goto, Prof. for Cultural Design at Kindai University, Osaka, joined the project as co-editor. In 2021, Saki Ho, founder for Research Studio at Hamburg, Germany joined as co-editor in chief.

Initiator and concept:
Ingo Offermanns

Editors in chief:
Ingo Offermanns
Saki Ho

Editorial assistant:
Lea Sievertsen
Kiki Park

With contributions by:
Ingo Offermanns
Kiyonori Muroga
Xiao Mage
Vorathit (Tap) Kruavanichkit
Kwangchul Kim
Saki Ho
Tetsuya Goto
Min Choi

Project support:
Beate Anspach

Special thanks to:
Andreas Schlaegel
Juliet van Rosendaal
Caspar Reus
Marlborough Galleries London
Tina Ladwig
Axel Dürkop
Design and concept website:
David Liebermann

Essayistic short films:
Shuchang Xie

Shuchang Xie
Edward Greiner

Design PDFs and film graphics:
Max Prediger

Video clips (social media):
Edward Greiner

Translation and copy editing:
Katie Bruton (with support ofAstrid Herbold)

Roman Fischer

Maintenance website:
Claudia Koch

The Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) is a corporation under public law. It is legally represented by President Martin Köttering.

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Person responsible for content under § 55 Sec. 2 RStV:
Prof. Martin Köttering (address as above)

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Works in the Open Air
Technical Drawings Series
Decorative Information
Seian Arts Attention vol.4
Kunio Okawara. Legend of Mechanical Design
Typographics Ti:
Vogue Thailand Launch Party
Holy Moly
Anata Ga Hoshii
Anata Ga Hoshii
IDEA 376
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Cabbage Thoughts
Poster for Navigation ID – From X to A
Festival Bo:m
Poster for Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula
Burning Down the House
ASA Next
Flags of Peace
Print, August 2012, Trash issue
Bishan Harvestival
Visual Communication in the Post-Internet Age
Werkplaats Typografie
Phenomenology of Koichi Sato
Graphic designers and exhibitions
A Chronicle of Alternative Spirits in Japan 1970—1994
Visual Identity Issue
Type Archive Issue
Archive Monthly Design 1976—2011
The subjective Tour Guide to Amsterdam
Book Desgins
XS: Young Studio Collection
Introduction to Computation
Poster Issue 2016
Everything Material, Something Immaterial
South of Southern: Space, Geography, History and the Biennale.
The Method of Paradox
What I Like to Do
Liu Xiaodong’s Hotan Project & Xinjiang Research
Kwangchul Kim, Seoul, 2016
Kiyonori Muroga, Tokyo, 2016
Min Choi, Seoul, 2016
Xiao Mage (left) and Xie Shuchang, Beijing, 2016
Tetsuya Goto, Osaka, 2016
Vorathit (Tap) Kruavanichkit, Bangkok, 2016
Thailand Football League
Yellow Pages
Shanghai Art Book Fair Booklet
Su Fei (right) and Ingo Offermanns (left), Beijing, 2016
Guan Wei
Bananafish Bookstore in Dalin, China
Mini Zine
Mini Zine
Book in Artist Residency
Be Matisse
Be Matisse
SHE IS NOT HERE (inside page)
Mini Zine
Bananafish Eiso Classroom
Librairie Marian Goodman identity, art direction and signage design
Permanent Collection identity and packaging design
David Hockney publication
Kettle’s Yard identity and reopening campaign design
Kunsthalle for Music Booklet
Stephen Friedman Gallery Identity
Toogood identity, print and packaging design
Basquiat Boom For Real Exhibition
The Hepworth Wakefield identity, typeface, signage and wayfinding design
Bauhaus Art As Life Exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery
Kirsty Carter (left) and Emma Thomas (right) – photo by Carol Sachs
Build the Wall
Nang 1–4
Towards a Promiscuous Square
Euqitirc by Sojung Jun
Post-Digital Print
The Bibliophile’s Booklets
Objectology II: Make
Osang Gwon
Seoulized City
Essem Design
Second Hand Orchestra
Terri Timely
St. Erhard
Under the Radar: Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965 – 1975
The Legend of Barbara Rubin, Design: Tania Prill & Franziska Bauer, Spector Books
Under the Radar: Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965 – 1975
Money, Prill Vieceli Cremers
Under the Radar: Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965 – 1975
Portrait of Turbo (Left: Saeed Abu-Jaber and Right: Mothanna Hussein) image by Dave Imms
Mobius Studio (From left to right: Riem Hassan, Hala Al-Ani and Hadeyeh Badri)
Prof. Jingren Lu (photo by Shuchang Xie)
Part of the works by Prof. Lu
Prof. Lu teaching in HfG Offenbach, Germany
Book design completed by Prof. Lu during the studies in Japan
Prof. Lu Jingren (left) and Prof. Sugiura Kohei (right), 2007
He Youzhi (left) and Prof. Jingren Lu (right), 2005
Yes Yes being written by Calligrapher Hassan Kanaan
Turbo studio
Turbo studio with Local Industries Chairs exhibition
Yes Yes Coffee Campaign
Poster for Local Industries show at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
Poster for Local Industries show at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
Logo for Lesser Amman Library
Never Records Event Poster
Weltformat DXB
Change, Coordinates + Someone Else
The Body Keeps the Score
Silhouette, Altered Installation
Behaving Kinetic Typography
Voluntary Traces
Type-Illustration Hybrids
Design Matters Newspaper
Some Title
Mission, Contact, Imprint