is an independent art director, graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Berlin. He solves information- and communication problems in a broad variety of media. He is working on contemporary, integrated design-systems for both commercial and cultural clients.
flashforward — tenmetal.com has been chosen by a jury of expert flash designers and developers as one of four finalists in the typography: category of the flash(tm) film festival 2003 san francisco: a competition and gala awards ceremony honoring the best flash work on the web.
Pandaemonium Film Festival — the narrative flashpiece "regimen" is shortlisted at the flashlights competition at the pandaemonium film festival london.
cca — "bronzene venus" for comix series "buddy odor" in "flyer magazine". art direction: dextro
Digitalthread —Tenmetal is listed under best international design firms at DIGITALTHREAD, one of the oldest and most respected design related online magazines.
zink — Paul Wagner’s contribution to Iamstatic`s exhibition growth/ pattern is featured in ZINK Magazine.
uailab — Interview with Paul Wagner over at Flavio Monteiro`s Uailab Magazine
wellvetted — tenmetal.com is substitud´s site of the month in wellvetted #6. "welletted is a unique list of monthly favourite websites from a handpicked selection of the world´s top web design portals and community sites".
surfstation.nu — tenmetal.com is site of the week
newstoday certification —
als featured in: designiskinky, shift.jp, styleboost, scene360.com,
design.now — featured in design now, a touring exhibition sponsored by the arts section of the austrian federal chancellery shown in London, Lisbon, Prague, Vienna, Tokyo, Hongkong and Australia. ISBN 3-9500876-0-5
sounds and files — exhibition at the kuenstlerhaus vienna about "electronic music / visual adventures / dynamic codes".
coded cultures — contribution to a exhibition at the Vienna Museums - Quartier
Freewave — I contributed to Freewave Book by David Luscombe and Alison Rosco of Fontmonster, published by Booth-Clibborn.
Freewave, Booth-Clibborn, Bk & DVD edition, January 27, 2005, ISBN: 1861542739
Web Design Index — Tenmetal.com is published in the first Web Design Index by Content. Web Design Index by Content, Pepin Press, November, 2005 ISBN: 9057680696.
“The smooth interface and chic layout make Tenmetal a sturdy soldier in the all's-fair-in-love-and-war-like business of advertising. With classic German efficency, the mix of photo-graphic collage is perfect for the straight shooting presentation... and the monochromatic hues in Paul's designs are the signature style and the smoking barrel in his fully-loaded design chambers.”
“berlin is home to the designer paul wagner, the photographer puma yfantis, and the design technologist - gerd bauer. as a combination they produce polished work inhabiting a space that meets the same expectation as the work itself.”
- newstoday certification
“oh yes. my favorite site in all of the worldwide network of connected computers gets an update: paul wagner's tenmetal design.”
“loved browsing through tenmetal design. great experimental style solidly grounded in good taste..”
- Folkert Gorter @ Newstoday
“tenmetal are a design-team working in berlin and vienna. boy do they have nice stuff. i really like their site and the work is wide ranging. print, web and braodcast are all here. you will dig.”
- Matt Owens @ SHIFT
“edgy and talented tenmetal design.”
- Caroline Guevin @ Netdiver
“big bold graphics on this self promotional site for berlin/vienna based tenmetal.”
- KALIBER 2000
“awesome work and site from berlin and vienna based design team tenmetal.”
“tenmetal rocks damn hard!”