Philippe Karrer is a Swiss type and graphic designer focusing on books, visual identities and new media. Philippe Karrer has ongoing collaborations with institutions, curators, artists, researchers and designers. In 2012, Philippe Karrer founded Spheres Projects, a publishing project creating books and editions in close collaboration with artists, writers and institutions.

Philippe Karrer is currently an interim professor at the HfG Karlsruhe (2023) and a guest lecturer at the Institute for Art and Design Education at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland in Basel (FHNW). He is also a member of the Arts Commission of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft. Karrer has lectured on design-related topics.

Selected clients:
– Museum Rietberg Zürich
– Kunsthalle Basel
– Kunstmuseum Basel
– Fondation Beyeler
– Fonds régional d’Art Contemporain d’Alsace
– Federal Office of Culture Switzerland
– Centre culturel suisse. Paris
– Christoph Merian Verlag
– The Wire Magazine (London/UK)
– Julie Curtiss
– Austin Lee
– Rafäel Rozendaal

– Ongoing: Interim professor, Communication Design, HfG Karlsruhe
– Ongoing: Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW (Basel/Switzerland)
– 2015–2017: Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Karlsruhe/Germany)
–2013–2015: Assistant/ECAL/École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (CH)

– Bath Spa University (Bath/UK)
– École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon (Lyon/France)
– Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Karlsruhe/Germany)
– Pratt Institute (New York/USA)
– Ambedkar University Delhi (New Delhi/India)
– National Museum (New Delhi/India)
– ECAL (Lausanne/Switzerland)

– BRNO Biennale (Brno/Czech Republic)
– Depot Basel (Basel/Switzerland)
– ECAL (Lausanne/Switzerland)
– New York Art Book Fair/MoMa PS1 (New York/USA)
– Printed Matter (New York/USA)
– Los Angeles Art Book Fair/Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles/USA)
– Studio_Leigh (London/UK)
– And others

– Most Beautiful Swiss Books Award 2015 (Spheres Austin Lee)