Hugo Hoppmann
Cologne Sessions
Creative direction, design and dj-residency for a party series founded in 2011 together with Magnus von Welck (Aroma Pitch) and Michael (Mitch) Kastens, with the aim to present more (live) techno and house acts in Cologne, at Stadtgarten, a venue which has a big jazz (“sessions”) tradition.

The overall visual direction is based on a radical purity in contrast to the often totally cluttered presentations of other parties. Printed matter are always limited to the most crucial information only: title, name of the artists, date, location.
For the website I aimed to create the same aesthetic feel as the printed matter. To keep it pure I made the navigation invisible on first sight and to become available and gracefully fade-in when you need it — or hover over the logo and the area to the sides of it.

On the frontpage you have a big teaser with the top stories directly linked to the respective blog articles which are separated into the four categories Upcoming, Past, Flashback and Q&A for now. The artists page (below) shows every single one of the great people we had the pleasure to work and play with until now.

Hugo Hoppmann