SASCHA POHFLEPP (b. 1978, Germany)

KARSTEN SCHMIDT (b. 1975, Germany)

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Artist and designer Sascha Pohflepp gained an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art in 2009 and a Diploma in Visual Communication from the Berlin University of Arts in 2006. He has won a Webby Award as a contributor to the blog His clients include Google, Nokia Design and T-Mobile Creation. His work has been shown at Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH 2009, Transmediale, Berlin and the DOTMOV Festival in Sapporo.

Karsten Schmidt, also known as Toxi, is the director of Post Spectacular, the London-based design studio. At the heart of his practice lies the use of code as a creative tool and open-source technologies. Schmidt believes in building his own tools, and his work stretches the possibilities of design through interdisciplinary practice and collaborative working. He was an early contributor to, a website by Ben Fry and Casey Reas housing open-source programming language. His work is exhibited internationally including, at MoMA, New York. Recent projects include Forever, a generative installation with designers Universal Everything (V&A, 2008) and a generative design identity for the onedotzero Adventures in Motion Festival 2009.

As part of the Decode exhibition the V&A commissioned Schmidt to create an open-source marketing identity. View it here and get involved with the Recode project.

Karsten Schmidt also created Enerugii Wa Antee Shite Inai in the Code section of the exhibition

Image courtesy of the artists

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