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Mon 13.12.

‘WIRRWARR’ book release by Jürgen Mayer H. (DE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 13.12.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Numbers and dates encrypted into patterns: 'WIRRWARR' by Jürgen Mayer H.

The German publishing house Hatje Cantz recently launched this large-sized book by Jürgen Mayer H. The Berlin based architect presents one of his special intrests, his collection of around four hundred different patterns of data protection methods and preprints used by banks to encrypt pass codes or PIN numbers in letters to customers.

'WIRRWARR' by Jürgen Mayer H.

“Jürgen Mayer H. (*1965 in Stuttgart) combines architecture, product and graphic design, and art in his work. Numbers and dates encrypted into patterns make up a recurring element in his architecture, drawings, and objects […]

Data protection patterns guarantee that no one but the recipient can see the information. His research led Mayer H. to the oldest source of these forms, which date back to 1913, and over the years he has amassed a collection of around four hundred different patterns. This large size publication features one hundred different preprints, which form the basis for many of his buildings, drawings, sculptures, and design objects.”

'WIRRWARR' by Jürgen Mayer H., detail

'WIRRWARR' cover by Jürgen Mayer H.

Jürgen Mayer H.
Texts by Philip Ursprung, graphic design by Vanessa Enríquez
2010. 216 pp., 100 ills. in duotone
40.00 x 36.00 cm
ISBN 978-3-7757-2779-2
€148.00 | CHF 207.90

to the Jürgen Mayer H. profile @ Architonic

to the Hatje Cantz website