Philippe Karrer is a Swiss graphic design studio focusing on book design, visual identities and new media. Philippe Karrer has ongoing collaborations with institutions, curators, artists, researchers and designers. In 2012, Philippe Karrer founded Spheres Projects, a publishing projects creating books and editions in close collaboration with artists, writers, galleries and institutions.

Philippe Karrer is currently teaching at Institute Art and Design Education at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland in Basel (FHNW). He is also part of the Canton Basel-Landschaft Arts Commission. Karrer has lectured on design related subjects.

Team:
– Ellen Parr (Graphic Designer/Programmer)
– Tibor Udvari (Developer)

Selected clients:
– Kunsthalle Basel
– Kunstmuseum Basel
– Fondation Beyeler
– Fonds régional d’Art Contemporain d’Alsace
– Federal Office of Culture Switzerland
– Centre culturel suisse. Paris
– Christoph Merian Verlag
– The Wire Magazine (London/UK)
– Julie Curtiss
– Austin Lee
– Rafäel Rozendaal

Teaching:
– Ongoing: Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW (Basel/Switzerland)
– 2015–2017: Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Karlsruhe/Germany)

Talks/Workshops:
– Bath Spa University (Bath/UK)
– École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon (Lyon/France)
– Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Karlsruhe/Germany)
– Pratt Institute (New York/USA)
– Ambedkar University Delhi (New Delhi/India)
– National Museum (New Delhi/India)
– ECAL (Lausanne/Switzerland)

Exhibitions:
– BRNO Biennale (Brno/Czech Republic)
– Depot Basel (Basel/Switzerland)
– ECAL (Lausanne/Switzerland)
– New York Art Book Fair/MoMa PS1 (New York/USA)
– Printed Matter (New York/USA)
– Los Angeles Art Book Fair/Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles/USA)
– Studio_Leigh (London/UK)
– And others

Awards:
– Most Beautiful Swiss Books Award 2015 (Spheres Austin Lee)