Nguyen Gobber is a design practice based in Vienna. We help people who need a compelling appearance for their knowledge, ideas, and projects by crafting strong, distinctive visual identities and thoughtful editorial designs.
Nguyen Gobber is the collaborative practice of Hoang Nguyen and David Gobber in Vienna. They have studied in renowned institutions such as the graphic design class of Prof. Fons Hickmann at the University of the Arts in Berlin and the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, where they obtained their respective bachelor’s degrees in Visual Communication. To deepen their knowledge in design even further, they enrolled in the international postgraduate programme of the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel and received the academic title Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research with a master’s thesis on metaphorical design concepts as well as a master’s thesis on the visualisation of utopian ideas. In addition, they developed an expertise in type design by attending seminars and workshops led by experts such as Prof. Philipp Stamm at the FHNW, Matthias Pauwels at the SfG Basel, Dinamo at UdK Berlin, and Hannes Famira from the Type@Cooper programme, which further strengthens the studio’s design capabilities. Before the establishment of Nguyen Gobber, they worked with and for various highly regarded design studios such as Hubertus Design, NODE Berlin, Raffinerie, and others. In these contexts as well as independently, they conceived and/or implemented designs for clients such as HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Basel School of Design, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, University of the Arts Berlin, Kunstmuseum Luzern, and others.
Awards Exhibitions Press
- ALLstars Exhibition at PDP Conference in Novi Sad (at the invitation of the organizer)
- Serigraphy — The Art of Poster Printing at Weltformat Festival in Lucerne
- #JapanRevisited202x Exhibition by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tokyo
- #JapanRevisited202x at Ars Electronica in Linz
- Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design in Moscow
- 100 Beste Plakate 2019 (Winner)
- 100 Beste Plakate 2014 (Finalist)
( We don’t participate in profit-driven competitions )
involved in book projects
↗ Philipp Stamm (2020). Schrifttypen – Verstehen Kombinieren
Schönsten Schweizer Bücher 2016 Katalog (Hubertus Design)
American Readers (Ludovic Balland)