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  • Hi, nice to meet you. My name is Melanie Achilles. I am a German graphic designer based in Berlin. On this site you can view my projects or download a selection of work examples.


    A book for artist Klodin Erb



    This book presents the recent paintings of swiss artist Klodin Erb. The choice of printed linen cover gives an idea of the material of her canvases. In the picture-book some photos of the artist’s studio and enlarged details of the colourful paintings show the fresh an dynamic working. In addition one gets an impression of the amazing large-formats. A generous layout leaves enough space for imagination. Only three text-inserts, printed on glossy paper, are placed unexpectedly between the paintings. At the end one can find easily an overview about all the paintings in more detail.

    The book was designed in collaboration with Alberto Vieceli and published to accompany the exhibition »DAS MÄDCHEN  DER BÄR  DAS TIER AUF DEM MÖBEL« in Kunstverein Schaffhausen.

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Klodin Erb

    Title: »Klodin Erb - DAS MÄDCHEN  DER BÄR  DAS TIER AUF DEM MÖBEL«, book, 108 pages, 58 coloured images, 21cm x 30cm , 2008



    Slightly urban



    Rich illustrated »slightly urban« presents a comprehensive overview of Rentae Buser’s early work to her most recent ouput. Under the glossy book-jacket  you can find accompanying essays by architects, art historians and critics that offer reflections on the artist’s approach.  I designed this publication for the swiss artist based in Basel during my internship at Prill&Vieceli in collaboration with Alberto Vieceli and Julia Kind.

    slightly urban

    sightly urban

    slightly urban

    slightly urban

    slightly urban

    slightly urban

    slightly urban

    slightly urban

    slightly urban

    slightly urban

    slightly urban

    Title: »Renate Buser – slightly urban«, book, german/english, 160 pages, 100 mostly coloured images, 20cm x 26,5cm,  2008



    Playing with Statistics



    Taking all statistics, surveys and studies in the media seriously, it must be easy to calculate life without any risk. In an extensive research, I tried to find a way to connect different statements with the purpose to eliminate risk at all. The result is a quite lunatic chart. I collected advice and headlines concering my basic needs: Eat, Sleep, Work and Play. For every topic I designed a poster, that can be hung separately or in group. On the posters one will find the chart with the result of the research as well as on other layers images, sources and information-graphics. Additionally, I created an alphabet inspired by typical forms of information-graphics and statistics.


    alphabet

    playing with statistics

    Title: »Wie sicher ist sicher?«, Posters, Din A0, 2008