Phantom & Son, Intl. is a design studio in Berlin, Germany, founded in 2011 by Manfred Naescher.
We art direct, design and illustrate, in all styles, and in all media. We make publications and websites. We make sound design. We collaborate. We find solutions: Unique solutions tailored to your specific needs.
Why Phantom and Son? Because we can disappear. We make your project visible while we stay invisible. Every project has its own requirements and context, and we understand that. From this understanding comes an individual approach that yields an individual solution. That's why we have not one style, but many ideas. Because we adapt to every new project. And stay invisible.
The Waning Branches EP by Porya Hatami
(Wist Rec, 2013)
We currently serve as freelance Art Directors for the independent music label Wist Records and the film production company Second Sight Pictures. For both companies we oversee and design a cohesive visual appearance throughout a wide range of products, both in print and online.
We have designed complete visual identity sets, stand-alone logos, business cards, stationary, publications and packaging for clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to schools and construction firms, from fashion and record labels to film production companies. We love to find visual solutions for clients large and small.
We have created illustrations in a wide variety of styles and approaches for music and fashion magazines, institutions, record covers, and postcards.
Teaching and Workshops:
We are experienced illustrators and designers and we love to share our methods and techniques. Please get in touch if you're interested in hosting workshops or if you have teaching opportunities.
A number of magazines, newspapers and blogs have mentioned or featured our work, among them the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany's leading graphic design publication Page Magazine, as well as numerous art and design websites and blogs, for example Beautiful/Decay
Arte TV, BIC, Dandyhorse Magazine, Globus, Maggi, Messmer, Only Magazine, Rexona, Second Sight Pictures, Simyo, Wire Magazine, Wist Records, Zunior Label, frequent private commissions.