The platform »Design by Women« celebrates the work of women and queers in the design industry. In an interview with founder Mary Hemingway, I shared why I specialize in lettering. Spoiler: It has to do with gender.
The first Typo Meet-Up after Corona took place June 9 and the next one is planned for September 1—organized by yours truly. The event is free and open to all, it starts at 7 pm and takes place at Filmfabrique in Filmfabrique in Hamburg’s Oberhafen neighborhood.
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No really, you should subscribe to my newsletter
If this is your first time on my website, I would like to address you directly once and invite you to subscribe to my newsletter.
I see you rolling your eyes, I’m sure you’ve subscribed to far too many newsletters—sure, I understand, I did too.
And writing my newsletter used to be a source of constant agony for me, too. Sending an email to a few hundred people? How stressful!
But I said to myself that I shouldn’t cowardly avoid life’s difficulties, but bravely face them. So this year I’m writing my newsletter monthly.
Half a year has passed and lo and behold: writing the newsletter has become much easier for me and it’s really great! At least that’s what people say in the spontaneous response emails I get each time I send out another newsletter.
Feel free to verify these statements by clicking on one of the links to my latest newsletters and seeing for yourself.
And if you’d then like to be the first to know what I’m working on, what events I’m organizing, and which books I recommend,
In the Blog
I have a blog now, 15 years after everyone else—as a super late-adopter. I’ve wanted to start a blog for years, but I was too busy writing books. Now the first texts are online and on my list of topics are ideas for 100 more posts about lettering, books and design.
Years ago, I decided that I wanted to be able to speak in front of an audience. And then I took every opportunity to practice it. In this text, I tell you why this is important to me.
Pride. I never got it. I am not proud of being queer. Just like I’m not proud of being white or being German. Why be proud of something that isn’t my choice?
For a long time I drew on paper out of principle, but after more than ten years as an illustrator and designer I no longer knew where to put all the work. What should I throw out, what should I keep? I decided to create a proper archive.
Meanwhile on Instagram …
On this website you see completed projects, on Instagram I show what I’m currently working on. The website is the showroom so to speak, and on Instagram you can look over my shoulder while I work.
Many of the sketches and ideas I post on Instagram don’t appear on my website, because I often just try out new ideas that never turn into bigger projects. In the captions of my Insta posts I talk about my thoughts and in the comments I exchange ideas with colleagues and followers. So if you would like to get an idea of how I think and work,