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

  • Denver Art Museum



    Deceit

    MDF, Styrene, lacquer
    51 x 24 x 24 in (130 x 61 x 61 cm)
    2011

    Deceit is a sculptural object produced on behalf of the Denver Art Museum's Architecture, Design and Graphics department for their annual fundraising auction, Design After Dark. This year's theme was "light." The subcategory of light that we were asked to study was "weight." Deceit is the manifestation of that study.

    Deceit received Design After Dark's "Best in Show" award.

    Design and developed in collaboration with Kristian Kluver
    Photography: Jamie Kripke

    February 8, 2011

    Art, Denver Art Museum