Eike König (Hort)
“HORT is not a place … it’s a feeling” (Eike) … — and it is a Berlin-based graphic design studio made up of uniquely selected, creative, and spirited people. Throughout its existence Hort has been a constant pioneer in re-inventing the visual language of contemporary graphic design. HORT’s ongoing experimental enthusiasm inspires budding young designers and has become an influential source among contemporaries.
When away from his Humble HORT Hub, founder Eike König takes on the role of mentor. He is currently Professor of Graphic Design and Illustration at the HfG University of Arts, Offenbach, Germany. He conducts numerous creative workshops and lectures internationally. His knowledge and experience have taken him as far as South America and Australia, where he’s shared his stories with audiences at acclaimed design conferences. Lead Academy recognized HORT’s hard work, awarding the studio Germany’s Visual Leader award in 2011.