Prof. Michael Stoll

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Wissenswertes für Studierende der Fakultät für Gestaltung an der Hochschule Augsburg (HSA)

Photoshop CS6 extended: Messen in perspektivischen Bildern

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The National Atlas of the United States of America

Just got hold of a copy of “The National Atlas of the United States of America”. Check it out on my flickr.

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Erich Hofmann: Stadtplan Konstanz (1969/70)

Recently i obtained a map, that i was looking for for a long time. I couldn’t find it on the obvious websites. I was interested to get a copy, because it shows the city i grew up at the time i grew up there. It’s also the city, where i went to school and to university. Its Konstanz at the Lake of Constance, down in the southmost part of Germany with a border to Switzerland.

My former professor, Bernd Jahnke, recently showed me his copy of the map and this fueled my searching again. But with no success on the internet. But here’s the story, how i got my copy:

During our meeting Bernd Jahnke pointed out, that there was a copy of the map on display at the entrance of a parking garage in the center of Konstanz. So i took a photo of it and published a small classified advertising in the local newspaper Südkurier (http://www.skol.de). That newspaper has a daily circulation of about 390.000. There should be at least one reader in the area, i thought.

Also the day my ad was published i was sitting next to my phone all the time, n-o-b-o-d-y called. One week later a guy from “the other end of Germany” (north of Hamburg) called me, asking wether i still was looing for a copy. He was willing to gift his copy to me, after i told him about my collection.

I was curious to lern, how he found my advertising and he told me the following. His newspaper’s copy already went to the dump, when a friend asked for it. While handing over the copy to his friend he discovered my ad and pulled the map out of a stack down in the basement.

But why is somebody reading a newspaper from the other end of Germany. It turned out, that he was born in Konstanz, went to northern Germany for his whole business life and now is planning to return. For that reason he subscribed to the saturday edition only – to find a new home.

He agreeed to bring the map to Konstanz, hand it over to my parents in law, where i picked it up recently. What a story, don’t you think?

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Orientierung auf Reisen: Touristische Leitsysteme im internationalen Kontext

Neu in meiner Studienbibliothek, Bereich Informationsdesign: Prof. Michael Stoll: Bibliothek: 010 Informationsdesign: Seite: 1

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Astrid Zacharias (Bachelorette SS2011)


The Kimono – Craft, Usage and Meaning

Explanations about a Japanese Tradition

Just as with Karate, Ikebana or Calligraphy, wearing a Kimono correctly aims for perfection. Even though the traditional Japanese attire has been replaced by western clothes on the biggest part, there is an international community of Kimono lovers, which is dedicated to hold this tradition alive. There is a lot of sensibility needed to wear Kimono. It shows in selection the right garment and accessories, which follows tons of rules, and likewise the accurate donning of them, which needs years of practice. As a kimono enthusiast myself, with an affection for visual explanations and digital media, I developed a website which introduces interested people to this widely reticulate topic in an easily understandable way, illustrated with infographics.

Come see my work during the upcoming final degree show at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences’ Department of Design: Fakultät für Gestaltung KSCH 2011 //

Kontaktadresse: astrid.zacharias

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