Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Großflächenplakate in Dreden

A brand presentation which conveys the power of the community. And an open Dresden to boot.


  • Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
  • 2017–2018
  • Website


  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Architecture


  • Visual Identity


  • Vision/Mission
  • Corporate Philosophy
  • Communication

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) is one of the world’s largest and most important museum complexes. Its 19 museums and institutions differ in their focus, profile or visitor structure. As an internationally leading universal museum, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden has always considered itself an institution with a social mission, a place of pluralism. This is where all those come together who see art and culture as an instrument for shaping our world. Art and art education have a political significance and inspire active citizenship, particularly in Dresden, the German “capital of debates”, where topical issues are currently converging like under a magnifying glass. The Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen are taking a clear stance here.

Together with Stan Hema, they have formulated their vision and further developed their brand positioning. The new brand image communicates the power of the community and is an invitation for an open, curious and joyous Dresden.

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden was chosen as the European Cultural Brand of the Year 2018 on 12 November 2018.

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Markenidee
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Logo auf weißem Hintergrund

We formulated the ‘Working together’ vision by working together with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden on a short but very intensive project. Together with the brand idea, it will shape the work internally and externally over the next few years. As a brand is first and foremost a unifying idea.
Mathias Illgen
Managing director, partner

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Schrift und Typografie Baton
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Motiv und Farbe in Korall
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Briefbogen und Corporate Design

We have developed a contemporary, radically simple design system to match the brand idea. The Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen want to be visible, inviting and courageous. The three elements logo, font and colour and the principle of centre alignment are totally sufficient for this. They are flexible, visually strong and make the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden unmistakable.
Fabian Maier-Bode

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Visitenkarten Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Großflächenplakate in Dreden

The museum complex opted to join forces and run the 15 museums and four institutions under one umbrella brand. A very courageous step and a role model throughout the cultural landscape.
Doris Schlieper
Brand strategy

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Plakatserie

It was particularly important to us that the design elements should encourage us to design with them – not against them. The figurative mark in particular offers all creative professionals the opportunity to integrate an additional narrative into the design and to tell stories.
Fabian Maier-Bode

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Plakate

Contact person

Mathias Illgen
Brand consulting, Managing director


Art 4 All
Art without inhibitions.

Art 4 All Flyer in verschiedenen Farben für den Hamburger Bahnhof

In White Light
Lettering and shading.

Banner der Ausstellung Im weißen Licht Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in der Neuen Nationalgalerie