VIEW CLOSING LETTER

Monday the 22nd, August 2011

Nearly seven years have passed and much has changed since the inception of Cypher13.

Now we are two, Todd Berger and Lucian Föhr. Together, we have grown considerably - in principle, in thought, and in capacity - but not in number.

We have grown in practice.

We have chosen to pursue quality in all things - over quantity. This has come to define our craft and those with whom we wish to partner and to serve. We have chosen objectivity over subjectivity, accountability over bureaucracy, and personal responsibility over ambiguity.

And so, we have decided to close Cypher13 and to open a new design studio. We will usher in a new era of socially significant, lasting, far-reaching work.

We will strive to do better.

Goodbye Cypher13.

Welcome Berger & Föhr.

Sincerely,
Todd Berger
Lucian Föhr

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    2010/11 Holiday Card

    To formally mark the end of the year 2010 and set our sights firmly on the future, we designed and produced a holiday card echoing our forward-looking sentiment. We sought to create something at once new, but with the familiar feel of the not so distant past. We wished to reconnect with perhaps, a slower, more thoughtful time, and in so doing offer our friends and peers a similar experience. The result of this desire was a run of 225 letterpressed, foil-embossed, edge painted, hand addressed and stamped postcards sent far and wide.

    Letterpress: Sweet Letter Press
    Photography: Jamie Kripke

    April 8, 2011

    Print, Cypher13