A small amendment to the english language —
a branding stry.

A small amendment to the english language—
a branding stry.

The problem started with a cultural gap.


Our design firm’s name lends easily to misspelling for non-German speakers. Many emails to us in the past were usurped by the Mailer Demon, stealing viable business away with a soundless snicker.

A small amendment to the english language —
a branding stry.

The problem started with a cultural gap.


Our design firm’s name lends easily to misspelling for non-German speakers. Many emails to us in the past were usurped by the Mailer Demon, stealing viable business away with a soundless snicker.

A small amendment to the english language —
a branding stry.

The problem started with a cultural gap.


Our design firm’s name lends easily to misspelling for non-German speakers. Many emails to us in the past were usurped by the Mailer Demon, stealing viable business away with a soundless snicker.

Retaliation

Retaliation

Retaliation

Story

We designed a logo that teaches English speakers how to spell our name, and in turn, appropriated any  sounds we so please.


These stamps were devised for our one year anniversary.


“No” was reserved for anyone under 21.


We designed a logo that teaches English speakers how to spell our name, and in turn, appropriated any  sounds we so please.


These stamps were devised for our one year anniversary. “No” was reserved for anyone under 21.


We also launched a companion site called fanghor.com that simply states: “It’s , no ho.” Countless people called us, laughing about that.

Work

web design, print design, writing, code, interior design, and so much more.


Technology

1.0 HTML/JS

2.0 HTML/JS/Expression Engine

3.0 HTML/JS/Expression Engine

4.0 HTML/JS/Expression Engine
5.0 Framer

Colophon

Colophon

Colophon

Colophon

fangr

The goal for our identity: mesh German design with NYC style. Black, red, gold meets subway. We added an inverse red to rule out overly patriotic impressions.

Sadly, that’s turquoise.

Palette

Red

Grey

Dark

White

Yellow

Turquoise

Type

our own “neue grtesk medium”

“neue grtesk light”

over the years, we’ve discovered new ways to make our mark.

enjy.

2003

2003

2003

2003

Office 1.

When digital images age, they shrink. our first office was tiny to begin with.

Front:

Our studio Palm Pilot had a branded background.


Back:

The machine that pokes out was a corner rounding machine — everything was rounded out from here on out.

office 1.

when digital images age, they shrink. our first office was tiny to begin with.

our palm pilot® had a custom backg.

2004

2004

2004

2004

One year in.

Fridge magnet puzzle for the ffice 2.0 opening party.

It’s , not ho.


Please double-check your spelling.

We set up the website fanghor.com to guide lost souls (or simply those who made a typo) back at all hours.

Carls Ancalmo,
color-coordinated.

2006

2006

2006

2006

Promotional material 01:
brchure.

Dollar bill dimensions →
Custom designed stamps →
Money collector envelope →

Pricey UV varnish print →

Costly recycled paper →

Sent out to hundreds →


2 replies →
1 ecstatic.


What else do you need?

2008

2008

2008

2008

From keyboards to coffee mugs to bundles of wires, our third run of cards displayed what was on our desks.

We waited until the work surface took on the characteristic of its owner until we framed it.

Aerial view of our office in 1:25.
Somehow, we love moving.

Privacy stripes ≠ Uncommon Projects

2009

2009

2009

2009

Our old homepage let you make a mess of our ffice.

(For the eagle-eyed: We had Ikea before we had Eames chairs. We’re self made.)

our old homepage let you make a mess of our ffice*.

*for the eagle-eyed: we had ikea chairs before had eames. no trust funds here.

Our hliday screensaver.

We’re still not tired of it.

The labratory opens.

We took our timeline for a spin through space.

We build apps on Fridays.

This is ptions.com.

If we were compatible you’d receive a studio discount, but push ‘Clubbing Seals’ and ‘Oil Money’ and the app would tell you to get off our site.

Launched around the time Survey Monkey did, ptions was open to anyone to create their quizzes or surveys.


2010

2010

2010

2010

We have an actual (silly) trademark—
Of course we do.

Look left. Look right. Then swipe:

pingpng.com

Our table tennis app keeps track of every game and calculates a global high score.

cllect.com was our inspiration site and browser plug-in.


It was launched right around the time Pinterest did.

Notice a pattern?

2011

2011

2011

2011

“You are on a rock, flying through space at an unimaginable speed.
Don’t take that for granted.”


— Our New Years card.

You are on a rock, flying through space at an unimaginable speed.

Don’t take that for granted.


Happy new year!

Studio view ntes:

if this looks serene, add the sound of steel trains shaking the bridges at all hours in your mind.

the e.p.a. boat circles the island of manhattan twice a day. somehow, it lifted chins and the mood every time.

in heavy rain, the bridge looks like a steam punk dinosaur being lifted from the river with waterfalls coming off both sites.

Sad, but this view is no more.
It made room for condos.

2012

2012

2012

2012

When the Berthold foundry wanted close to $10k to embed Akzidenz Grotesk, our old house typeface, into our site, we decided to design our own instead.


Hallo, neue grtesk.

today,

tomorrw.

we aim to communicate what’s important:


honesty, making the world a better place, relentlessly playing through the details to create products that are lasting and useful.

nward.