Meet Offshore Studio, Fusing An Exciting Mix of Typography, Art, and Education

A shared interest between friends and professionals in combining their talents into a comprehensive practice focused on delivering all kinds of results – from teaching design classes to producing books.

That is how the Studio Offshore, based between Zurich and Eindhoven – occasionally taking residence in other physical and virtual spaces – rules their daily basis. The Studio started with a six-issue publication project that explored the circulation of people, goods, information, fauna and flora, and more.

We love journals, so it was easy to fall in love with their healthy mix of typography and images. Their book “Not at Your Service – Manifestos for Design” personify the very subtle fun and art translated on the shapes and typo directions, but also the seriousness of a design book for the  Zurich University of the Arts – published by Birkhäuser Verlag.

Offshore is the collaborative design practice of Isabel Seiffert and Christoph Miler, but since 2017 the Studio sees it grow on the books with a large number of collaborators and clients, exhibition designs, websites, and visual identities. 

“It all started with a shared interest in a comprehensive practice, the aim to merge all kinds of interests, the ambition to wear many hats and create something from scratch.”

Some of the clients include the Bauhaus Foundation, the Zurich University of the Arts, BALLY, Salvatore Vitale, Fotostiftung Schweiz, the Academy of Art and Design Basel, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, Kunsthalle Basel and Helmhaus Zürich.

Besides the activities of the Studio itself, Offshore’s team also explores their talent translated into teaching practice at different institutions – such as the University of the Arts in Bern and Design Academy Eindhoven.

See more of their portfolio on their page, their official website, or their Instagram profile.