sebastian herkner

GastRolle (2006)

The annual Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest of its kind in the world, with over 7000 exhibitors and 280000 visitors. On the last day of the week-long book fair, the currant Guest of Honor will ceremonially hand over the GastRolle (Guest-Scroll) to the Guest of Honor for the following year. The design is reminiscent of the archaic scrolls, with connotation of the annual rings of a trunk, containing information about, and in this case, representating the Guest of Honor. Over the years, the Guest-Scroll´s annual rings will create a collection of writing and a record of the Guests of Honor of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

in collaboration with Simon Schlör

commissioned by Frankfurt Book Fair 

awarded since 2006