Schönes Wochenende

Festival for Modern Listening
January 2015

Tim Turiak ask a group of people to send them illustrations only using a thick black marker for their poster series to promote a new festival in Düsseldorf called Schönes Wochenende [nice weekend].

My illustration was obviously inspired by my favorite game Mountain by fabulous David O'Reilly. They added a few German words meaning ...but work on your preference.




Analog collages

For the CD cover of NAVIGATION IM HYPERTEXT
May 2008

Thomas Lehn and Marcus Schmickler's releases Navigation im Hypertext and Kölner Kranz on A-musik, Cologne. Provided several Letraset collages, which the renowned Berlin designer Chris Rehberger used as a stepping stone for a collaborative design approach equal to the work of the two musicians: analog vs digital. Chris is simply brilliant.



CD cover design for R/S ONE

Published by erstwhile records, New York
October 2007

Designed the cover for R/S ONE: Snow Mud Rain . R/S ONE is the first cooperation between electronic music composers Peter Rehberg (Pita) and Marcus Schmickler. The cover is supposed to show the silhouettes of both musicians.




Analog collages

For brand eins magazine
May 2007

Contributed paper-collage-illustrations to the article "Abzocke leicht gemacht" (Easy rip-off) for the June issue of the high profile economy magazine brand eins. PDF of the article with the illustrations.






Analog collages

For ZDI brochures
May 2006

Inspired by my illustrations for the high profile economy magazine brand eins ZDI asked me to contribute collages for two of their annual brochures.




CD cover design for Variety

Published by A-musik, Cologne
August 2005

In this impressive duo improvisation Marcus Schmickler plays inside piano and computer, and brilliant John Tilbury piano. Recorded at Loft in Cologne. Text on cover by Felix Ensslin.
Johannes Fritsch: "the sureness and the tranquility which emanats from these musical actions, figures, shapes and processes, acknowledges and asserts the ghost of morton feldman, who seems to hover benevolantly over these sounds: stop asking questions." 



Analog collages

For brand eins magazine
2003

Contributed paper-collage-illustrations to almost every issue of the high profile economy magazine brand eins in 2003. PDF of each article with the illustrations here:
01/2003 Aus, alt. Mach neu.
02/2003 Wert-Arbeit
03/2003 Die Blechtrommler
04/2003 Die Industrie der Angst
05/2003 Von heute auf morgen
06/2003 Die Wir-Qualität
07/2003 Atemnot in Entenhausen
08/2003 Die Ausnahmen und die Regel
09/2003 Bedienungs-Fehler




Analog collages

Feet for d magazin
November 2003

The Berlin design studio Scrollan asked for illustrations of feet for their publication d magazin. This No 2 issue was entirely on the part of our body we stand on.








Analog collages

For SSC Consult website
October 2003

Inspired by my illustrations for the high profile economy magazine brand eins the management consultant company SSC Consult asked me to contribute collages for their new website.



CD cover design for RABBIT RUN

Published by erstwhile records, New York
September 2003

Keith Rowe, Thomas Lehn and Marcus Schmickler are three of the most prominent names in the European experimental world, each with their own distinct history and discography. All three are members of the all-star electronic orchestra MIMEO, and in late 2001, they began performing occasionally as a trio, eventually resulting in Rabbit Run.



Analog collages

For brand eins magazine
2002

Contributed paper-collage-illustrations to four issues of the high profile economy magazine brand eins in 2002. PDF of each article with the illustrations here:
02/2002 Spurwechsel
03/2002 Rastlos, drahtlos, ratlos
04/2002 Die Angst vor dem Ruck
10/2002 Elefanten, Dilettanten und Porzellanläden



CD cover design for PARAM

Published by A-musik, Cologne
December 2001

Am proud to have been hired to design the cover for the seminal recording which was composed and produced by Marcus Schmickler. Also designed the deleuxe limited edition gatefold vinyl cover. Marcus first collection of recordings for chamber ensembles with electronics.

Cover art works on exhibition

Love my Computer
February 2001

Presentation of my various cover art works (CD and vinyl) for Electronic Music at the group exhibition Love my computer, Musée des Beaux Arts de Tourcoing, France.



Analog collages

For brand eins magazine
2001

Contributed paper-collage-illustrations to four issues of the high profile economy magazine brand eins in 2001. PDF of each article with the illustrations here:
07/2001 Das Kreditkartenhaus
08/2001 Sterne lügen nicht
09/2001 Sicherheits-Risiko
10/2001 Das Gute Morgen



CD cover design for BART

Published by erstwhile records, New York
2000

Thomas Lehn and Marcus Schmickler recorded Bart over the course of two long studio sessions. A brilliant amalgam of the two musicians' strengths, Bart utilizes both improvisation and studio postproduction techniques to create a lasting work, combining the feel of a classic INA-GRM record with the raw, crackling energy of a free improv session. And, for the cover artwork very old sheets of Letraset were used...




CD cover design for PLURAMON

Published by Mille Plateaux, Frankfurt
September 2000

Pluramon's "Bit Sand Riders" is a remix album. Artists including Mogwai, High Llamas, Matmos, Merzbow, Lee Renaldo amongst others contributed to this successful recording.




CD cover design for PLURAMON

Published by Mille Plateaux, Frankfurt
May 2000

Pluramon's "Reservoir" is a remix EP. Remixes by Techno heroes Christian Vogel and Thomas Brinkmann.



CD cover design for PLURAMON

Published by Mille Plateaux, Frankfurt
May 1998


"Render Bandits" is Pluramon's second album. I have been buying old school and medical books in weird book stores in the East of Germany. Used them to do these collages.



CD cover design for SATOR ROTAS

Published by A-musik, Cologne
February 1998

Marcus Schmickler expands his electronic experimentations, creating a surreal, open music that enraptures the listener with raging soundwaves and maximum density. The piece was awarded by the annual Ars Electronica festival.



Analog collages

Culture of peace
August 1997

Prof. Eckhard Jung invited me to submit some collages for the publication Kultur des Friedens. Wege zu einer Welt ohne Krieg.



CD cover design for WABI SABI

Published by A-musik, Cologne
September 1996

Marcus Schmickler's first release on A-musik became a classic




CD cover design for PLURAMON

Published by Mille Plateaux, Frankfurt
May 1996

Pluramon is the collaboration project of Marcus Schmickler. He asked Jan Werner and me to design the cover for the debut album. We basically cut from old books and used printing sets for children.