︎︎︎ JULIA SCHIMAUTZ ︎︎︎





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Julia is a graphic designer and printmaker from Austria. Her work is guided by a love for the beauty in imperfection and misregistration of print. She designs with a touch of nostalgia, and allows her digital designs freedom in how they translate in different forms. Julia is driven by exploration and experimentation, using bold colours with new and distinct techniques. The designer now runs an independent Berlin-based studio, Don't Try Anything New - which focuses on printmaking and design, specialising in Riso printing.





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DTAN Studio Booklet

Layout Design 


Design for Don’t Try Anything New; an independent Berlin-based printmaking & design studio, specialising in Riso printing.

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Mar 2022
Berlin





New Eyes

Music Video & Cover Design


Music video and cover design for In Bloom’s new single New Eyes.

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Nov 2021
Berlin





Every Thought You’ve Ever Had

Music Video & Cover Design


Cover deisgn and music video for Pan Well’s first solo release Every Thought You’ve Ever Had

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Sept 2021
Cape Town





Convenience Store

Artist Book


A playful artist book using the familiar and alien visual language of the South African corner store as the backdrop to experiment with faux CMYK and halftones created by stencil printing processes of Riso & Screen printing.

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Feb 2021
Cape Town





Funk Pop-Up

Risograph


Poster design for the pop-up event curated by FUNK.

Apr 2021
Cape Town



Walk it Loose

Risograph


Cover design for ‘Walk It Loose’, the new EP by Painted Flowers.

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May 2021
Cape Town



Going Nowhere Slowly

Riso Animation


A “deceivingly complex” collaboration between Julia Schimautz and Cult Wife’s Ines Soutschka

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Mar 2021
Cape Town



Lovers’ Lane Zine

Risograph & Screen Print


Lovers’ Lane is the first collaborative zine curated by Julia Schimautz and published by Don’t Try Anything New, featuring work by young creatives across practices and techniques.

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Feb 2021
Cape Town



Unrestrained

Riso Animation 


A digitally designed riso print animation. Another example of Julia trusting the printing process, illustrating her confidence in the uncertainty of outcome. 

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Nov 2020
Cape Town




Constellation 

Risograph


A study of all the colours Dream Press has available, creating a work that considers colour complementation and combination in Riso printing.

 
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Nov 2020
Cape Town



Candy Crush

Riso Animation


An exploration of video translated through a Riso printed lens.

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Nov 2021
Cape Town



Floating Discs

Riso Animation

 
In her exploration of optical illusion through Riso printing, this 25-frame experimental animation is quintessential Julia Schimautz.  The beauty in combining print and animation, according to the designer, is the uncertainty of the outcome. Though designing it digitally, the imperfections and misregistrations of printing render a composition out of the artists control, more often than not producing something more interesting that one could imagine to create.

Jan 2020
Cape Town



Coin

Riso Animation


A 20-frame experimental animation.

Dec 2020
Cape Town



Glitch Cultutre Merch

Screen Print


Designed and screen printed by hand for Glitch Culture, a Cape Town based brand, using two different designs and colour combinations.

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Sep 2020
Cape Town



Rotating Halftones

Risograph


This work delves into the moving possibilities of still images, through changing the angle of halftones, with original photography by Francis Broek.

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Jan 2021
Cape Town



Colour Wheel

Risograph


A study of colour theory in Riso printing, and an exploration of the outcomes of colour mixing.

Dec 2020
Cape Town




Dancing Halftones

Riso Animation


A further exploration of the seascape; through the use of larger halftones, the organic movement of the ocean is reimagined through the organic motions of basic shapes.

Mar 2021
Cape Town



Colour Exploration

Riso Animation


An exploration of colour translated through a Riso printed lens.  

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Mar 2021
Cape Town



Noise EX. City Fest

Screen Print


Poster design and screen printed for the event Noise Ex. City Fest hosted by Glitch Culture in Cape Town, South Africa.

Feb 2020
Cape Town



Lowfi Photo Zine

Risograph

 
A hazy reminder of the Cape’s summer delights. Designed and printed by Julia Shimautz with half-frame photography by Francis Broek.

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Sep 2020
Cape Town




Animation

Screen Print


Even before riso animation, Julia Shimautz had already explored movement in her screen printed work.

Much like in ‘Floating Discs’, it is the beauty in uncertainty and nuance that has her hooked on printed animations. “Though designing it digitally, the imperfections and misregistrations of printing render a composition out of the artists control, more often than not producing something more interesting that one could imagine to create.”

Oct 2020
Cape Town



Postcards 

Risograph


Using scanned objects and three colours, Postcards was Julia Schimautz’s first exploration of riso printing.

Aug 2020
Cape Town



Hoosain’s Muslim Butchery

Screen Print


Four colour process screen print by Julia Schimautz, with a virko finish. Original photo by Francis Broek 🌟

Nov 2020
Cape Town