Graphic Design and Visual Communication
Ben Wittner is a graphic designer and – alongside Sascha Thoma – co-founder and co-owner of Eps51. The studio develops visual concepts with a strong focus on typography and bilingual design. He has lived and worked in Cairo, London, and Brighton and is currently based in Berlin. Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma edited the book series Arabesque – Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia, Die Gestalten Verlag (2008 and 2011). In 2012 Eps51 initiated the exhibition project Right-To-Left. Their latest book project Bi-Scriptual documents and accentuates the growing interest in multi-script design and typography and was published by Niggli (2019). Eps51's clients range from the fields of art and design to gastronomy and large commercial enterprises. Recent projects include visual identities for Berliner Festspiele and the Emirates pavilion for the Venice Biennale, websites for Kinemathek and ArtReoriented, and diverse design commissions for Interhood/Nike and Universal Music/Ricordi. Ben Wittner regularly takes part in exhibitions, gives lectures, holds workshops, and teaches at universities such as Berlin International, UDK Berlin, and University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim.