VIEW CLOSING LETTER

Monday the 22nd, August 2011

Nearly seven years have passed and much has changed since the inception of Cypher13.

Now we are two, Todd Berger and Lucian Föhr. Together, we have grown considerably - in principle, in thought, and in capacity - but not in number.

We have grown in practice.

We have chosen to pursue quality in all things - over quantity. This has come to define our craft and those with whom we wish to partner and to serve. We have chosen objectivity over subjectivity, accountability over bureaucracy, and personal responsibility over ambiguity.

And so, we have decided to close Cypher13 and to open a new design studio. We will usher in a new era of socially significant, lasting, far-reaching work.

We will strive to do better.

Goodbye Cypher13.

Welcome Berger & Föhr.

Sincerely,
Todd Berger
Lucian Föhr

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    C13 x Birks & Birks Letterpress Business Cards

    Thanks to the brilliance of Birks & Birks we are now toting some super-serious business cards. For our latest run, Brett, letterpressed (1930 - 8" x 12" Chandler & Price Press) our most recent plates (type set in DIN Next) into matte black 4-ply Museum Board w/ a black ink applique. A total of 5 sheets of board were pressed producing roughly 150 cards per team member. Due to their limited nature we're quite particular about who gets one.

    NOTE: The super-limited edition C13 x Birks & Birks business cards are too fat to reside in a wallet and subsequently require special carrying cases. We settled on lightweight aluminum cases and now can carry up to 4 cards/outing/person.

    December 17, 2009

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