fliegende Teilchen (flying particles) is a Berlin-based design office working in the fields of culture, environment, and scientific research, with the main focus on typography and book design.
Founded 15 years ago in Kiel, the fliegende Teilchen moved to the Netherlands for two years, where André Heers completed his Masters in Type and Media in Den Haag, and Annette le Fort worked on a research project on the relation of voice and typography at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. This was followed by three years in Lisbon, Portugal.
After 5 years abroad, the »fliegende Teilchen« are back in Germany and working for various publishers, universities, and other cultural institutions. We experiment in and explore border areas of design, internationally and interdisciplinary, giving lectures and workshops.
Since 2009, Annette le Fort and André Heers are Professors for Typography and Book Design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, Germany.
Awards / Grants
2014 International Typographic Award ISTD, London (category: posters)
2014 2 x International Typographic Award ISTD, London (category: books)
2013 Artist-in-Residency at the Cité des Arts Internationale, Paris
2011 International Typographic Award ISTD, London (category: magazines)
2011 International Typographic Award ISTD, London (category: posters)
2008 Artist-in-Residency at the Museums-Quartier, Vienna
2005 Nominated for the Grimme Online Award
2004 International Typographic Award ISTD, London
2004 Daniel Gil Award, Madrid
2003 Grimme Online Award
2003 Award of Typographic Excellence, Type Director’s Club, New York
2002/03 Grant of the Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht
2002 Red Dot Award
2002 Grant of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
2001 MfG-Award of the bvdm (first prize)
2001 Corporate Design Award
2001 Judge’s choice, TDC New York
2001 Award of Typographic Excellence, Type Director’s Club, New York
2000 b+m Interactive Design Award
1997 Award »Schönste Deutsche Bücher«