Design & Identity
Like many others, KHVS is a design studio based in Zurich, Switzerland – which throws itself into commissions and projects in Switzerland and beyond the country’s borders. Its typographic systems and identities are used, for example, by Hotel MOND in Sri Lanka, Ortsmuseum Rüschlikon and Yumbo Soda in Melbourne. Time and again, the work also takes it to New York.
The studio’s work is characterized by straightforwardness, interest in typography, materials and an ever-flashing mischievousness.
In addition to graphic design work, KHVS is involved in design-related projects.
URBAN LEMONADE – founded with Uncle Urban, Jalscha Römer and Kevin Högger – is a beverage brand that produces and distributes its own contemporary drinks.
MOCKUP.MAISON – founded together with Michael Kennedy – provides visually appealing design resources and helps designers around the world make their presentations look good.
This website is a more or less current and rather less complete archive of his work.
Identity for our own lemonade brand. Various packaging items, printed matter, key visuals, poster campaigns and merchandising created over the years – designed together with Jalscha Römer. Lemonade with and by my uncle Urban Högger.
Productshots by Tobias Siebrecht & Studio Végété
Poster Images by Mischa Schlegel
Idenity for the label of designer Noelani Rutz producing limited series of high end products
Identity for DIY-Jewelery-Brand including custom logo-type, print, packaging etc.
Typographic Identity and custom type
Exhibition identity, publication and annual event calendar for Ortsmuseum Rüschlikon
MOND is a small boutique hotel on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The four-room hotel overlooks the rough rocks, palm trees and the ocean. The concrete structure was designed by the Swiss architects Abraha & Achermann and built by locals. Clean lines are complemented by tropical elements and materials.
The branding system refers to similar values – the clear typography is complemented with tropical textures, a rich colour palette and photographs.
Complementary to the visual identity, spaces and objects were designed. The hotel’s shop and rooms were equipped with a specifically designed shelving system made of local rattan. Ceramic clothes hangers can be found in the bathrooms and the inner courtyard was covered with a huge fabric dyed with classic batik techniques and wax-painting. The main entry sign was produced locally from ceramic in collaboration with Jessica Fernando and is directly attached to the exposed concrete walls. The rest of the signae-system was laser-cut out of brushed stainless steel.
Hosts: Jessica Fernando & Renato Kümin
Architecture by Abraha & Achermann
Photgraphy by Ryan Wijayaratne
Sven Högger Architecture Photography
Visual identity for my brother Sven Högger, architecture photographer based in Geneva. The design is based on a beautiful monospace Typeface by Samara Keller and abstract levels of architectural objects.
Typeface by Samara Keller
Artwork and communication design for swiss singer Sam Himself on Taxi Gauche Records
Signage system with Michael Kennedy. Architecture by Blusch, Images by Géraldine Recker
Taxi Gauche Records Label Night
Yumbo Soda Co.
Visual identity for Melbourne based drinks company Yumbo. Work done together with Sam Chirnside. Images by Sam Chirnside & Ben Frazer
ZHDK Industrial Design
Various Posters, Hats, Patches, Pins and other merch designed for the swiss band Annie Taylor over the last few years
MIMOSA publication designed for Studio Végété and Sara Merz
Ella Mittas Cookbook
Greek/Turkish Cookbook written by chef and writer Ella Mittas in Melbourne. Images by Tobias Siebrecht