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Think Work Observe,
Graphic Design Office

AGI Member

Contacts
28, v. Mercatovecchio
33100 Udine, Italy
Inbox: contact@t-wo.it

Two Type Dept.
Inbox: fonts@t-wo.it

Map

Piero Di Biase
+39 340 59 22 156
p.i. 02555140306

Alberto Moreu
+39 347 61 26 218
p.i. 02684460302

Copyright
© Think Work Observe, 2018. All rights reserved. All projects depicted on this website, unless otherwise stated, are intellectual property of Think Work Observe.

Privacy Policy/Cookie Policy

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Hosted by Papion

Photography
© Think Work Observe, 2011 – 2018. Thanks to photographers that helped us with their pictures: Mattia Balsamini, Federico Ciamei, Martina Giammaria, Ermanno Peressini.

Profile
Think Work Observe is an independent graphic design studio based in Udine (Italy), founded in December 2011 by Piero Di Biase and Alberto Moreu. They work on commissioned projects in the commercial, cultural and editorial sector, with a strong focus on typographic treatment, including the design and distribution of a range of original typefaces. Think Work Observe is member of AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale – the member-based association of professionals, united by working in the field of graphic design and drawn from across the globe –, and since the beginning has been invited to participate to several exhibition and has been featured on international design magazines.

Collaborator
Andrea Saccavini is a graphic designer graduated in editorial and communication design at ISIA (Urbino) in 2017.

We would like to thank our past collaborators Cecilia Cappelli and Christian Mion.

Two Type Dept.
Our Type Department is available to produce a customised version of our fonts or to design an original one for your projects: please email us at fonts@t-wo.it with the details, we’ll be glad to submit you our proposal and to take charge of the request.

Press
Please feel free to ask us for any request of pictures and images of our work at proper resolution. We’ll be happy to provide you a press folder. You are allowed to use also low-res pictures taken from our website if you don’t forget to credit us: please ask us to make sure to specify the name of the photographer. We are also glad to reply to your interviews: please email us at contact@t-wo.it.

Internships
Unfortunately there are no intern positions available for graphic design students: nonetheless we will have a look at all the submitted portfolios for possible collaborations.

Selected publications
AGI New Members 2007 2017 (DE)
AisleOne (US)
Arcademi (DE)
Back Catalogue (UK)
Choi’s Gallery (RC)
Counter-Print (UK)
Creative Boom (UK)
Creative Review (UK)
Domus n.1027 (IT)
Editions of 100 (UK)
FAT Magazine (DK)
Fiera Magazine (NL)
Grafica Italiana (IT)
Grain Edit (US)
Hightone Book Cp. (RC)
Icon Design (IT)
Icon Magazine n.149 (UK)
IdN vol.21 n.5 (HK)
Indexbook ‘Selected C’ (EN)
It’s Nice That (UK)
Ligature (CH)
Manifattura (US)
Mijlo (NL)
Newgrids (FR)
Obsessive Collectors (EN)
Pizza Magazine (IT)
Print.pm (DK)
Pulp n.10 (I/UK)
Sandu Publishing (RC)
TGM ‘You’re my Type’ (DE)
The Coca-Cola Company (US)
The Meander Journal (AU)
Thisismirador (FR)
Thisispaper (PL)
Unit Editions (UK)
Various Artists (UK)
Victionary ‘Less is More’ (HK)
Visuelle (UK)
Wallpaper Magazine (UK)
X/I vol.V (DE)

Exhibitions and lectures
2018 Mexico City (MX)
AGI Congress

2018 Milan (IT)
Ubuntu: Collecting Love
2018 Palermo (IT)
One of a Type
2018 Munich (DE)
Typographische Gesellschaft München
2018 Milan (IT)
Graphic Design Lectures
2017 Montréal (CA)
Édition, forme, expérimentation
2017 Aix-en-Provence (FR)
ECV Diploma Jury
2016 Udine (IT)
Think Work Observe, Posters
2016 Glasgow (UK)
Graphic Design Festival Scotland
2016 Milan (IT)
Out of the Blue, Fuorisalone
2015 Atlanta (US)
Kiss the Past Hello, The Coca–Cola Company
2015 Glasgow (UK)
Graphic Design Festival Scotland
2015 Milan (IT)
International Graphic Design Week
2015 Weimar (DE)
Projektil 2015, Bauhaus Universität
2015 Barcelona (ES)
Timeless Massimo Vignelli
2015 Moscow (RU)
United Notions
2014 Venice (IT)
Basic Type Design Course
2014 Venice (IT)
Come on Kids! 2, Free University of Bozen
2014 London (UK)
100/100, SBStudio
2014 Singapore (SG)
The U Café
2014 Florence (IT)
Love Magic Potions, Pitti Immagine
2013 Florence (IT)
Food Chocolate Design
2013 Mainz (DE)
Imprint Fair
2013 Bern (CH)
Soirée Graphique
2013 Venice (IT)
The Book Affair
2012 Zurich (CH)
Font Market
2012 Nicosia (CY)
Mag Dossier
2012 New York (US)
Millennium Magazines, MoMA
2011 Zurich (CH)
Font Market

News
2018
AGI New Members 2007 2017 (DE)
AGI New Members 2007 2017 includes the most updated design works of over 200 new members of Alliance Graphique Internationale (including also Piero Di Biase and Alberto Moreu of Think Work Observe) from 2007 to 2017 alongside short interviews on the current graphic design scenario. The book is edited and designed by AGI member, He Jianping, and published by hesign international, a Berlin/Hangzhou based design studio and publishing company. Format 200×270mm, 694 pages, wireless glue binding + hardcover book box, publisher: hesign (Berlin/DE), ISBN 978-3-947245-03-1

Featured: Various Artists
Various Artists invites creatives to share their relationship with music by creating and talking about playlists and mixes. Developed by UK-based studio Dialog, they speak to new creatives from various disciplines – Designers, illustrators, architects, 3D artists, typographers, embroiderers, print makers, film makers, photographers and more – and they ask them to submit a playlist and talk to them about what role music plays in their creative process. Go and listen our playlists at the following links: Various Artists #01Right Here Right Now
One of a Type: a typographic journey around Palermo (IT)
Thirty-two international designers to recount the cultural identity of Palermo, gathered in One of a Type, a collective exhibition curated by Ciao Ciao Studio under the patronage of Palermo Capitale Italiana della Cultura 2018 and AIAP, the Italian Association of Visual Communication. The goal is to celebrate the identity of Palermo, a synthesis of artistic and cultural stratifications, thanks to the contribution of world-renowned designers from 12 different nationalities, invited to translate their vision of the city in a graphic version, by drawing a single letter of the alphabet.
TGM ‘You’re my Type’ (DE)
Think Work Observe has been part of the lectures program 2018 of the TGM Typographische Gesellschaft München. In the words of the chairman Christina John: ‘Language and writing as a bridge between people and cultures, as a means of understanding. The designed word as a possibility of identification. Due to the individuality of the design, language and writing become the type (o) question. Microtypograph or experimental designer? Functionalist or artist? Which types should be adjusted? What type of communication is ‘exactly my type’, which types do we want to address and, last but not least, which type am I? – ‘You’re my type’ is the motto of this year’s Munich Typographic Society. Who are the guys behind TGM, who’s up front, who are the faces of tgm 2018? Our work is supported by many committed members, speakers, sponsors – they all shape the tgm. Therefore, we would like to introduce the faces and stories of these people: whether lateral thinkers, micro-typographers, functionalists, artists, club members or rebels, they all accompanied, designed and developed the association. To put it in Kurt Schwitter’s words: ‘Creating relationships is the goal of all typography.’ We are following this in our new newsletter as well as in the upcoming annual program from January 2018 and look forward to welcoming many new types in 2018, among others.’
Graphic Design Lectures (IT)
Think Work Observe has been invited to participate to the cycle of conferences Graphic Design Lectures in Milan: Graphic Design Lectures 2018 is a cycle of graphic design conferences, curated by Francesco Dondina, which will be held in the Conference Hall of the Achille Bertarelli Collection of Prints at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. The initiative, created in 2015 in collaboration with the Bertarelli Collection, wants to bring the world of visual communication closer to not only young people and students of design schools but also to all those involved in communication and cultural programming, in order to promote and enhance the culture of the project. The Collection of Prints Achille Bertarelli, venue of meetings, is an institution born in 1927 for the collection and conservation of graphic works dating from the fifteenth century to today, which over the years has been enriched with works with particular regard to the graphic art, ancient, modern and contemporary and advertising, becoming over time one of the most important centers of enhancement of graphics in all its forms. Significant and extremely interesting is the section dedicated to advertising graphics, starting with the first posters of the late ’800 to get to contemporary graphics. Under the patronage of: Aiap, Cfp Bauer, Polytechnic of Milan.

2017
Alliance Graphique Internationale
Think Work Observe, after being candidate to enter the prestigious AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale – sponsored by the member Astrid Stavro –, has been accepted as new members for Italy. Membership of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) is for designers throughout the world who have been influential in their field, with a significant body of work. Although AGI was initially established by and for graphic designers, it is currently expanding to include illustrators, type designers, motion graphics designers, new media designers and design writers. AGI is a close group of like-minded individuals, many of whom form strong friendships within AGI that span continents and age groups.

Édition, Forme, Expérimentation (CA)
Think Work Observe is part of the exhibition Édition, Forme, Expérimentation by Arprim + Collective Blanc in Montréal about publishing and print.
ECV School Diploma Jury (FR)
Think Work Observe was invited by ECV School in Aix-en-Provence (FR) to join the Diploma Jury (5th year students) in June 2017.
Travel Without Moving
Travel Without Moving, the book we designed for our friend Federico Ciamei, has been awarded with the Honorable Mention at Premio Marco Bastianelli 2017 and has been reviewed on The New York Times.
Pulp Magazine (IT/UK)
Our work has been reviewed on the issue 10 of Pulp, the quarterly journal of people and paper, published exclusively for customers and clients of the Italian paper company Fedrigoni and produced by the London-based team of Eye magazine.

2016
Think Work Observe, Posters (IT)
Think Work Observe, Posters – is an exhibition that took place in Udine (IT) in collaboration with library Libreria Martincigh Udine and Senzatempo. gallery, showing a selection of posters designed by us between 2011 and 2016. The exhibition started during the ‘Giornata del Contemporaneo – XII Edition’ in which hundreds of museums in Italy were open showing new artists, ideas and events.

Graphic Design Festival Scotland (UK)
Our posters were shortlisted again for the Graphic Design Festival Scotland International Poster Exhibition (UK).
Wallpaper (UK)
Think Work Observe catalogue designed for DimoreStudio in Milan has been reviewed by Wallpaper Magazine (UK).
The New York Times Magazine (US)
Think Work Observe font Airport Mono was used by The New York Times Magazine, The Voyage Issue (US).
Manifattura (US)
Think Work Observe has been interviewed by Manifattura (US).

2015
Icon Magazine (UK)
Think Work Observe was invited to produce a contribution for the Rethink section of the British Icon Magazine n.149 (UK), one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines. Designers are invited to redesign anything they think to be worth a better visual, or a better concept.

Graphic Design Festival Scotland
Our work has been shortlisted for the Graphic Design Festival Scotland International Poster Exhibition (UK). Graphic Design Festival Scotland is an international event place in Glasgow, which promotes the best of international graphic design and visual communication.
Projektil (DE)
Projektil is an international series of lectures at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar (DE). Think Work Observe was invited to held a 4-days lecture and workshop, in June 4th — 6th.
The Coca-Cola Company (US)
We’ve been invited by The Coca-Cola Company (US), among other 100 selected creatives from around the globe, to design a poster to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Coca-Cola contour bottle, one of the most famous and unmistakable shapes in the world. The result is published on Assouline’s book ‘Kiss the Past Hello’ Ed. Assouline, with essays by Stephen Bayley, Ted Ryan and James Sommerville — ISBN: 9781614284437 — 8.5×12 in ⁄ 21×30 cm, 144 pages.

2014
Basic Type Design Course, Venice (IT)
We have been invited to give a class during first basic type design course organized by Tankboys, Alfa Type and Centro Espositivo Sloveno A plus A, held in Venice from 15th to 19th September 2014. The course is an intensive training programme intended to explore the fundamentals of typography and the principles of contemporary type design.

Think Work Observe has been interviewed by It’s Nice That (UK) and Ligature (CH).