3. März 2012
In 1992 I started to work for the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle in Bonn, near Cologne, Germany, as Creative Director. The Kunsthalle in Bonn, the largest house for changing exhibitions worldwide in this time, was a great place to work at.
There we did exhibtions of Art, architecture, media, music, theatre, and more. I have been working as a creative director and this was the first time I had to build a website.
Netscape was state of art. And we got an award in Cannes!
As we had strong problems to make the long name (Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) appearing nice on the homepage, we decided in the end to cut out single letters as gifs and build words by using those snippets. You can see the old page here: https://web.archive.org/web/19961229180713/http://www.kah-bonn.de:80/
The type on the website had been exclusively designed for the Kunsthalle, by Neville Brody (research studios, London), who is until today a great source for inspiration to me.
I have been very proud of getting several prices, web.de, webcam-of-the-day, website graphics, Milia D’Or, Section Web, moloko, Europrix and some more, for my first web piece. Norbert Kanter, webmaster of the Kunst- and Ausstellungshalle, had to handle this stuff, and he had no easy life these days. But in the end we were happy.
Neville, Norbert, Arthur: Thanks for the really great time!
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