Journey into the 80s – Interview with Alexander Samsz

Does anyone still know some hits of the NDW from the 80s? Are there any bands that have survived this time?

Alexander Samsz in an interview with Inspiration Musik

Exactly that and many exciting things about the time of the 80s you will learn in today’s interview with the graphic designer and music lover Alexander Samsz.

So it’s a good thing Alex and I share the same passion for live concerts. On the way to a concert of a band, whose members are still burning for the music and on stage are still a real cracker, we philosophize full of anticipation, drive car and also listen to some music.

Some topics

  • Bands and artists
  • political time 80s
  • NDW Navigator
  • Music market and supersaturation
  • Sticker for downwards
  • Listen to music and experience
  • Always on the move
  • The Tubes

Music in the program

  1. Extra Wide – Policemen , 1981
  2. Downhill – Alcohol , 1988
  3. Extra Wide – Hurray Hurray the school is burning , 1980
  4. Ideal – shooting , 1981
  5. Nina Hagen – Heiss , 1978
  6. Spliff – The Tin , 1982
  7. Clay Stones Shards – No Power for No One , 1972

Alexander Samsz

“You always have to stay open – keep looking”

CV soon

  • Completed vocational training and professional experience as printer 1985 – 1995
  • Staatl. expert graphic designer
  • Employee and freelancer for publishers, advertising agencies and design studios
  • Since 1994 self-employed with design studio
  • Since 2000 agency in office community nonplusultra
  • 2006-2008 Lecturer in graphic and image editing at the European Business and Language Academy Aachen


Alexander Samsz about himself:

“Born on August 30, 1968 in Sauerland, where the women are even wilder than the cows. When all went to Berlin after the turn of the 1990s, I was drawn deep into the West to Aachen. It was not enough for the pop star in Hagen – just could not do a Bratakkord. At first I worked as a printer – later as a graphic designer, then I became an egg-laying wool milk cow … made myself independent, develop brands, packaging, brochures and websites, bring out two quarter magazines and organize a quarter-final, as well as the comic festival COMICIADE®. As a quarter-player I try to bring more tinsel to the neighborhood and I was involved in the Aachen Nord Song in cooperation with MuFab. “

Free projects:

  • Magazine development for rock factory Übach-Palenberg,
  • Cinetower Alsdorf, Aachen Portal, IHHG Haaren eV
  • Aachener Portal quarter magazine AACHEN-NORD
  • Haaren quarter magazine HAAREN (+)
  • Business Magazine BUSINESS-CONNECT
  • Founding member Business Club Aachen Maastricht eV
  • Member of the IG Aachener Portal eV, Haarener Unternehmer eV and district conference Aachen Nord
  • Press spokesman for the IG Aachener Portal eV and
  • Business Club Aachen Maastricht eV