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

  • GOOD Magazine



    The Global Finacial Mess

    When we noticed that Good Magazine was hosting a contest seeking the best "Global Financial Crisis" info-graphic we found ourselves rather excited. As a team we pay pretty close attention to politics and finance, both domestically and abroad and saw this opportunity as one that couldn't be missed. We sat down with our dear friends at Boulder based Wilhelm Capital, brainstormed a little and then go to work Attempting to outline the financial mess that we found ourselves in was tricky, but proved to be a rich and rewarding experience.

    NOTE: We didn't win, but that was to be expected given our contest experience. Our infographic did however grace the glorious pages of GOOD in an honorable mention sort of context.

    March 25, 2009

    Illustration, GOOD Magazine