Afrika is a design studio founded by Florian Jakober and Michael Zehnder.
Working on commissioned projects for Swiss and international clients, we provide graphic design services for application in print, screen and space – with a specialist focus on visual identities and type design.
Our clients are artists, designers, curators, publishers, musicians, entrepreneurs and scientists. Most of our clients are longtime collaborators. With that, design approaches and cooperations often evolve over several years of continued partnership and synergetic efforts.
We are design engineers. Both analogue production processes and software driven procedures – manual as well as digital craftsmanship – define our thinking and lead us to innovative solutions. Science and history form the foundation upon which we build our solutions, linking up existing concepts and technologies with novel ideas and approaches.
After studying Visual Communication together at Zurich University of the Arts, we gained valuable work experience in international design studios in England, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark.
We are part of a forward thinking international design community that engages in a vivid design discourse and exchange of ideas. We also regularly share our knowledge with design students through workshops and lectures.
Andrea Bandoni, São Paulo
Apart Consultants, London
Atelier für Architekturfotografie, Zurich
Berne University of the Arts, Berne
Booth-Clibborn Editions, London
Bringolf Irion Vögeli, Zürich
Campus Lab Verlag, Zug
Colors Magazine, Treviso
Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen
Den Danske Filmskole, Copenhagen
Disruptive Design Exhibition, New York
Duo Luna Tic, Olten
Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich
Eduardo Iborra Wicksteed, Barcelona
Eva Biedert, Basel
Foam Magazine, Amsterdam
Fundació Gossos, Basel
Galerie NMariño, Paris
Gallerie Susi Brunner, Zurich
Geo Studios, Berne
Heller Enterprises, Zurich
Hier + Jetzt Verlag, Baden
Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Zurich
ICN Global, Zurich
Komplott Shop, Basel
Mesmer Société, Basel
Metal Magazine, Barcelona
Mobile Basel, Basel
Musée Visionnaire, Zurich
North See Jazz Festival, Rotterdam
Peter Müller Fashion, Basel
Pfadfinder Schweiz, Berne
Pflegeheim Rehalp, Zurich
Rico & Michael, Zurich
Roskilde Festival, Roskilde
Schmauder Rohr, Zurich
Studio Omar Sosa, Barcelona
Swiss Films, Zurich
Tektonik Arena Sardona, Chur
Unión Suiza, Barcelona
University of the Arts Utrecht, Utrecht
Vitrine Gallerie, Zurich
Voces Suaves, Basel
Zurich University of the Arts
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