Bernhard Ritschard is a peripatetic, polyglot violin maker of the traditional Italian school. Born in Interlaken at the foot of the Swiss Alps, he learned his craft at the tradition-rich International School of Violin Making in Cremona, following in the footsteps of Antoni Stradivari.
In his northern German workshop near Lübeck, Bernhard creates and restores repertoire-specific instruments and bows for Early Music specialists and Music Schools from all over Europe.
A catalogue of these hand-built string instruments is now online at: www.historical-instruments.com.
SCOTT. Design + Text designed and translated the website which features the wonderful photography of Nina Strugalla. Johannes Zapotoczsky programmed the site to function beautifully on a desktop or tablet. Thanks guys.
The talented peeps at Hamburg’s Music Highschool (Jugendmusikschule) are not only inspirational music teachers and music makers, they know how to throw a party. In this case a kind of cross-cultural hands-across-the-ocean kinda party. Read More
The multi-talented Stintje Hüllsiek is the brains behind a language school with a difference; der kleine Sprachsalon (the little language salon) was conceived by the languages and theatre specialist while on a break from full-time teaching. At the kleine Sprachsalon, students enjoy the benefit of Oxbridge style tutorial sessions in groups of between 3 and 6 learners in a relaxed, lounge-like situation. Alongside the launch of the website Stintje has big plans for her brand; currently working towards the inaugural kleine Sprachsalon Language Tour. First stop – Italy.
SCOTT. Design + Text created the logo and website which features a basic web-based CMS. Site editors log-in and update content from whenever, wherever. Nice!
The HFBK-Chor is a choir consisting of a collection of rugged individualists who are graduates from the visual arts, design and architecture faculties of Hamburg’s most respected Fine Arts Institution the Hochschule für bildende Künste. In reality, it’s been a few semesters since most of the singers graced the halls of that august institution but that’s a mere detail. Arguably Hamburg’s best looking choir the HFBK-Chor’s ever-evolving repertoire encompasses a range of styles and eras; from heart-wrenching Madrigals full of metaphysical yearnings to heady contemporary pieces with lashings of German Romanticism thrown in for good measure.
Plätscher Poster 2013
SCOTT. Design + Text created the HFBK Logo and the marketing material for a series of concerts including Chor + X, Plätscher! as well as the collaborative performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana Fortuna Digitalis with Elbtonal Percussion and Realitäten Revue at the Miralles Saal in Hamburg.
I so love designing identities that I just dang well went and created one for myself; I now have my very own spot. The SCOTT. Design + Text spot comes in a variety of colour ways and, occasionally with an owl.