burkhardtschwarz is a multidisciplinary design and art laboratory dedicated to creating value, based on remarkable visual ideas. We focus on shaping beauty in simplicity, inspired by the fusion of digital and analogue, using a holistic and artistic approach.

Our conviction is that the most precise solutions are found together with our clients and within an open and passionate dialogue. We analyze, visualize and keep an eye on functionality, aesthetics and efficiency.

If you are curious to hear more about what we can offer, if you want to collaborate with us, purchase a certain Print or just play some ping-pong, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Ralph Burkhardt

Dipl. designer, author, lecturer and Member of aed Stuttgart, born in 1980. Studied Information/Media at the University of Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Worked at büro uebele and Jung von Matt/Neckar. In 2006 the famous publisher Hermann Schmidt Mainz published the diploma project “rotis – eine Streitschrift”. Since 2009, managing partner of burkhardthauke. Since 2012 he teaches typography at the Media University (HdM) and holds lectures in various countries. In 2015 he wrote an extensive practice book for communication designers, called “Printdesign”. Since 2016 managing partner of burkhardtschwarz – Laboratory.

Silvio Schwarz

Digital Artist. Worked amongst others for Mark13 and Mackevision. Since 2004 he works as a freelancer, focused on compositing and moving image for clients in the field of automotive, film and advertising. In 2016 Ralph Burkhardt and Silvio Schwarz started their collaboration on burkhardtschwarz – Laboratory which focuses on the interface of design and art.


Ralph Burkhardt
Bis Publishers, 2017

Ralph Burkhardt
Blurb, 2017

Ralph Burkhardt
Rheinwerk Verlag, 2015

rotis – eine Streitschrift
Ralph Burkhardt, Christian Hartig
Verlag Hermann Schmidt, 2006


100 best posters
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Art Directors Club
Biennial of Poster Bolivia
CO&CO Award
DAGM Logo competition
DDC Award
ePUB Logo Competition
Festival International de Chaumont
Francisco Mantecon Poster Award
German Design Award
Golden Bee Moscow
Good Design Award
If Design Award
Italian Poster Biennial
Lahti Poster Triennial
Lucky Strike Award
Mexican Poster Biennale
Mut zur Wut Award
New York Finalists
Poster Biennale Warsawa
Poster Triennale Toyama
Poster Triennale Sofia
Project Sunshine for Japan
Red dot Design Award
Shenzhen Poster Festival
Taiwan Design Award
TDC New York
TDC Tokyo
Ten Images for Ithaca
Triennial of Stage Poster Sofia
Trnava Poster Triennale
Yaku Poster Exhibition
Wolda Logo Design Award


Furniture Design
Internet of Things
Industrial Design
Moving Images
Product Design
Public Spaces


Raichbergstr. 24
72072 Tübingen, Germany
M +49 (0) 1 60 – 1 14 54 82
T +49 (0) 70 71 – 76 05 72
F +49 (0) 71 61 – 7 81 66


We are always looking for talented people who are interested in working with us. Internships normally last for at least six months. If you want to apply, please send a selection of your work. We try to respond to all applications.


All images and text on this website and the website design itself is copyrighted by burkhardthauke. Please write us if you want to use any of our material. If you publish our projects on the web, please notify us before and send us the link; if you publish our projects in print, please send us a copy for our archive. Send your inquiries to mail@burkhardtschwarz.de


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