January 2024

January promises an interesting New Year: Currently, there is another custom type project of TypeMates I can help with, and a lovely little icon project together with the most wonderful people of Village One. Also an additional lectureship in the summer semester, and the news that I will be speaking at Berlin Letters Festival this summer, opened up. Feels like winter is almost done, folks! Well, almost …

December 2023

The last Typostammtisch Berlin chapter of the year is usually a quiz. For this year’s Typostammquiz, I had the pleasure to take care of the questions together with Andreas Frohloff and Stefan Pabst. It was so much fun and I learned a lot (especially within the field of calligraphy which is Andreas’ favourite topic). The best thing is: You can also have a guess (if you understand some German), because the quiz is prepared interactively on the Typostammtisch website. Have fun!

Quiz slides by Andreas Frohloff

November 2023

A project that’s been completed earlier this year is now implemented in more and more touchpoints. Together with and commissioned by Henning Skibbe (Character Type), we have developed a custom typeface family for Vorwerk, a German producer of household appliances with long-standing tradition (Thermomix®, Kobold®). The briefing aimed at a distinct geometric design that is nearly as space efficient as Roboto and comprises the same amount of characters. Thank you Henning, I really enjoyed collaborating over 3 months. Learn more about the project in Character Type’s case study.

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October 2023

I’m happy to join co-working space “AHA” in Berlin for some days a week next to working from home. Very much looking forward to exchange ideas with the new office people (hi Ulrike, hi Christian!). I think this step will bring more coincidence and interaction into my daily routine. By the way: in German “aha” means something like “uh-huh” or “I see”. Good vibes.

August/September 2023

Over the last six weeks, I have been working closely with Natalie, Jakob and Nils of TypeMates on a custom type project of theirs. Stay tuned, it will be very visible early next year. Despite my facial expression on the zoom screenshot, it was such a nice collaboration and I really enjoyed working with the team. It gives a lot of insights on new ways of approaching projects, solutions and communication. Thank you, Mates!

July 2023

This month I’d like to share some of my favourite use cases of our Case typeface.

The logo I did for my dear friend and neighbour Asta Volkensfeld is set in Case with customized K. The signet refers to cups and sculptures as well as to Asta’s initials A and V. Make sure to check out her beautiful ceramics and textile art.
The documentary Die Karte der Schönheit (“The Map of Beauty”) explores the beauty of landscapes in economical and political contexts. Case Micro accompanies the viewer throughout the whole film. Highly educative, mind-opening and relaxing to watch (slow TV)!

Find more use cases at Fontwerk.

June 2023

Case 2.0 in cooperation with Ralph du Carrois and Erik Spiekermann has been released at Fontwerk. Our latest take on the typeface system enlarges the weight range (fatfatfat!) and adds Cyrillic, Greek and Vietnamese plus a lovely UniCASE feature to play with. With its 3 families (Case, Case Text and Case Micro), it’s more than suitable for large branding projects. Familarity with a twist, versatile in every condition.

But read more and test the fonts over at Fontwerk

May 2023, a new portal for learning typefaces I was working on during the last months, is launching soon. Browse the BETA version: