Anselm Dästner YG1

  • Current Location: New York, NY / Tokyo, Japan
  • Originally From: Freiburg, Germany

Graphic Designer, Motion Designer, and Networker Anselm Dästner has lived and worked in the United States since 1991. His international achievements include the creation and design of promotions for New York’s greatest nightclubs, he co-founded the monthly magazine “Flyer”, the creative direction of numerous cutting-edge album packages, title and menu design for a multitude of DVD and Blu-ray titles, and design and illustration for MTV Online, SonicNet and The New York Times. He is currently staying in Tokyo.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    Flyer Magazine

    After designing nightclub flyers for almost every major nightclub in NY around the Limelight/Tunnel/Roxy days we started to publish a free postcard-sized magazine originally from Berlin that advertised NYC, Tokyo, SF and LA's clubs. The magazine ran from 1998 to 2003.


    Too many, but here are some people involved in this magazine: Florian Peter, Hosi Simon, Dan Shumate, Anselm Dästner, Nina Schlechtriem, Abi Laoshe, Joe B, Caroll Taveras, Cyrill Gutsch, Marcellus Hall, Bodie Chewning, delMar Thompson, Gamall Awad, Iassac Bess, Brandi M Gaudet, Bill van Meter, Nickodemus, Cristelle Richter, Marco Spier, Marie Hyon, Chealsea Wierbonski, Craig Roseberry, Paul Yeates, Tessa Liebman, Mike Ventura, Roy Dank, Evan Hechtm Jesse Mann, Saidah Blount, Eiji Miyake

  • Project 2 of 5

    Animal Social Club Cover

    Record covers have become somewhat of a vanity product of record labels. The Berlin-based Label "Ibadan" still release a lot of vinyl.The logo has been one my earliest designs entering the music and night clubs scene.


    Kim Heyrman (lips), Stephie Roque (photo), Chrstine Perdersen (producer), Jerome Sydenham (artist)

  • Project 3 of 5

    Blu-Ray and DVD Motion Menus

    I work on a lot of menu designs for Criterion Collection, AM-DVD in Washington DC, Oscilloscope and Zeitgeist. The 1-2 min loops and still menus need to reflect the mood of the movie, be easy to read and clear to navigate, and work within the restrictions of different video formats and their digital encoding. I find the work requires less original creativity since it's usually already directed by the movie and marketing, but an understanding user interface and film formats. I am proud to be part of great movies.


    Tom McCarthy (AM-DVD), Shane Christiansen (Criterion Collection), Debra McCluchy (Oscilloscope)

  • Project 4 of 5


    Many of clients are artists or labels and often run on a shoestring budget but need a basic website. I have been designing and coding a lot of wordpress-coded sites, but occasionally worked as a user interface designer for MTV websites


    Manabu Inada (MTV 1998), Utah Ingersol (MTV 2009)

  • Project 5 of 5

    Ida Murata-Dästner

    This is an ongoing project and runs on a rather intense schedule: Ida, my daughter. My workday usually ends at 3, when i pick her up from school. Afterwards our activities include community garden, homework, museums, karate, cooking together... I always document our lives together as a family in sketchbooks.


    Kei Murata (mom)

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