Absurd Dialog

Paul Steinmann
Absurd Dialog is an experimental design studio, a publishing house and a communications consultancy under one roof, based in Berlin.

Drawing on 10+ years of international experience and expertise in creative and art direction, we provide contemporary yet memorable design solutions and brand experiences for individuals, institutions and enterprises contributing to our global society.

Our practice includes developing identities, designing brand experiences, exhibitions, stages, campaigns, dynamic digital and static printed matter, creating music/sound and development of communication strategies for the physical and digital realm.

How do we want to communicate in the future?
This is one of the central questions in researching communication strategies and suitable design solutions that will help us move forward.
Dialog stands for colorful communication and collaboration. Absurd stands for all the uncertainties arising with communication. Absurd Dialog embraces risk and the possibility of failure and humiliation and offers a contructive-minded way of coping with it.

Art, science and technology
We strive for a bouncing balance between profound knowledge, intriguing aesthetics and effective strategies, rethinking the relationship between design and socio-technical change.

Experimentation, explorative behaviour and improvisation
In order to develop creative solutions we don’t stick to the standards of logic. We trust in the power of pointlessness searching for new perspectives that lead to successful new strategies.

Interdisciplinary collaboration
The design discipline is one way to look at things and to take action. We like to work with people from other fields. If you are a stamp collector, car-tuning specialist, scientist or philosopher, and have a topic that you’d like to discuss, please reach out to us.

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About Paul Steinmann
Paul’s work touches and is touched by the fields of art, research, digital technologies, social change and education.

He has worked for renowned masters of the international design landscape, amongst others for Karlssonwilker Inc. in New York, Meiré und Meiré in Cologne and Random Studio in Amsterdam, as well as for cultural Institutions and commercial clients like Nike, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Museum Ludwig, Museum Folkwang, Theaterhaus Jena or Red Bull Music Academy. Paul Steinmann was one of two founding partners of the former award-winning design studio David & Paul. He is Young Gun X alumni and numerous of his works have been awarded and published. From time to time Paul gives lectures and workshops, teaches, or is a jury member.

Absurd Dialog
c/o Paul Steinmann
Muskauer Str. 8
10997 Berlin
+49 30 61089296

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If you are a pre-graduate/Erasmus student, interested in a 3-month internship send a few words and a link to your work to internship@absurd-dialog.com

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