FL@33 is a multi-disciplinary design studio for visual communication based in London. Its two founders, Agathe Jacquillat (French, from Paris) and Tomi Vollauschek (Austrian, but from Frankfurt, Germany), met on the Royal College of Art’s postgraduate Communication Art and Design course in 1999 and set up their company after graduating in 2001.
Since then FL@33 has created an award-winning, internationally published body of work, ranging from self-initiated projects to commissioned work for clients from around the world, across many different sectors, regardless of size and budget. From logos to integrated identity systems, intriguing imagery to complete book designs, from poster campaigns to websites and moving image.
The founding directors have been described as multi-lingual, multi-specialised design activists consistently striving to exceed expectations of their demanding clients – using wit and humour to create fresh, imaginative and engaging visual communication.
Agathe and Tomi are friendly, passionate and dedicated designers who give international lectures, judge, art direct, consult, design, curate, exhibit, contribute to magazines, write their own books, and also develop design products for the studio's sister company Stereohype. Stereohype.com – a graphic art and fashion boutique – was launched in 2004: it is a T-shirt and button badge label and an international platform for both emerging and established talents.
The two have also released widely-acclaimed, self-initiated projects such as the award-winning Trans-form magazine and the popular online sound collection project bzzzpeek.com.
FL@33 interviews, features and studio profiles have been published online and in more than 200 magazines, newspapers and books around the world – ranging from the lifestyle, art, design press including Computer Arts, Grafik, Étapes, Novum, Creative Review, RGB to The New York Times. Interviews with the duo also appeared on BBC Radio and NPR (America’s National Public Radio).
The experienced duo often judge competitions and award schemes, including YCN, FITC, D&AD and Selected. FL@33 also lectures at international design conferences and colleges such as Selected A – Graphic Design from Europe in Barcelona (2010), CPH:typo*12 conference in Copenhagen (2012) and forthcoming MICA residency with lecture and workshop in Baltimore, MD, USA, in March 2013.
A FL@33 monograph was published in 2005 as part of the bilingual (English and French) design&designer book series by Pyramyd Editions.
Three other books conceived, compiled, written, edited and designed by FL@33 have been published by Laurence King: Postcard appeared in 2008, followed by Made & Sold: Toys, T-shirts, Prints, Zines and Other Stuff in 2009 and more recently The 3D Type Book in 2011. Postcard was also translated into French (Cartes Postales, Pyramyd Editions), German (Postcard: Postkarten-Design heute, DuMont Buchverlag) and Spanish (Postales: Diseño por correo, Gustavo Gili).
The name FL@33 stems from the studio's first headquarters when they were still located in Notting Hill – a flat, yes, you guessed it – number 33. Since 2005 the duo are based in Clerkenwell.
They always try to keep their guideline 'Power of 3' in mind – an equal balance between intellect, skill and emotion – based on a philosophy they first heard about at the RCA.
The studio’s past and current international clients include MTV Networks, the BBC, the Royal Festival Hall, Laurence King Publishing, Creative Review, Computer Arts, Groupe Galeries Lafayette, Matelsom, Habitat, Penrhyn Books, Weeks & Cowling, MMM-Festival and Friends of the Earth, beside many others.
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flat33.com – FL@33 brandnew v3
stereohype.com – graphic art & fashion boutique
bzzzpeek.com – amusing sound-collection
postcard-book.info – the first book conceived, compiled, written and designed by FL@33
madeandsold.com – the second book conceived, compiled, written and designed by FL@33
3d-type.com – the third book conceived, compiled, written and designed by FL@33
- flat33.com - FL@33 brandnew v3
- stereohype.com - graphic art & fashion boutique /// T-shirt and button badge label
- bzzzpeek.com - amusing sound-collection
- postcard-book.info - the first book conceived, compiled, written and designed by FL@33
- madeandsold.com - the second book conceived, compiled, written and designed by FL@33
- 3d-type.com - the third book conceived, compiled, written and designed by FL@33
- @graphicflow - FL@33 / Stereohype tweets
- FL@33 Facebook
- Stereohype Facebook
- Tomi Vollauschek LinkedIn
- vimeo.com/flat33 - FL@33's Vimeo Channel
- FL@33 / Stereohype Pinterest