Joachim Brohm, Ruhr/Ohio

Joachim Brohm’s photo-se­ries, Ruhr, formed the start­ing point for a pho­to­graphic work that has de­vel­oped with par­tic­u­lar sin­gle-mind­ed­ness right up to the pre­sent day. This early work on the Ruhr area was cre­ated in the artist’s im­me­di­ate sur­round­ings. De­sign cri­te­ria, like for­mat, print and type­face, were cho­sen to give this pro­ject a spe­cific and ad­e­quate look, which is fac­tual but never anony­mous. In 2009, the “twin book” Ohio was pub­lished. The pho­tographs were taken while Brohm was a stu­dent at the Ohio State uni­ver­sity, Colum­bus, USA. Since both works are closely re­lated, the books were both de­signed af­ter the same con­cept.

Joachim Brohm, Ruhr/​Ohio

Book De­sign
Poster De­sign


Steidl Ver­lag

Göt­tin­gen 2007 (Ruhr) and 2009 (Ohio)


De­sign­preis der Bun­desre­pub­lik Deutsch­land 2010
Nom­i­nated for “Joachim Brohm – Ruhr – Plakat/​Poster”
100 Best Posters 2007, “Joachim Brohm – Ruhr”

Dis­tin­guished in the com­pe­ti­tion "The 100 Best Posters 2007".