Franckh-Kosmos Verlag

A strong design for increased visual presence.

Back to the own roots – to set new trends.

The publishing house KOSMOS Verlag is considered to be a pioneer in the specialised guides to nature segment of the German book market. Over this time KOSMOS has repeatedly set new standards in publishing, from just over a hundred years ago when it created the first front caption sleeve to the initial introduction more than eighty years ago of the colour keys in "Was blüht denn da?" (What is Thriving There?) that still today simplify plant identification through a clear design system. Now, we have developed a new design concept for the field guides and nonfiction publications of KOSMOS that strengthens the presence of the entire KOSMOS range within bookstores.

Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG

The origins of the publishing house KOSMOS Verlag lie in the Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung (Frackh's Publishing House) that has been founded in Stuttgart in 1822 and the Kosmos-Gesellschaft der Naturfreunde (Kosmos Society of Friends of Nature) that was initiated in 1904. Today the program covers a wide range: guides, nature guides, nonfictional books, cookbooks, DVDs, children's books, games, experimental kits, e-books and apps.

"The design is about a true claim to leadership and genuine competence, rather than just status thinking."

Heidrun Angerer,
Executive Creative Director, Peter Schmidt Group