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

  • ii kanji



    ii kanji CD Packaging

    When ii kanji called on us in true collaborative fashion to design their inaugural album cover art we got excited. We were real happy to have the chance to work with the band and leapt at the opportunity. Robert Tanaka, the founder of the ii kanji, wanted us to just run with it and interpret their vibe and sound. We asked for a little tiny brief to help, cranked the album extra loud for a few weeks and then started drawing. The eventual concept: band members riding magical bears that both create and consume rainbows - in essence a soft and cuddly anime inspired rainbow recycling team. Awesome.

    May 15, 2009

    Packaging, ii kanji