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Berlin Mural im Buchstabenmuseum von Chris Campe und Merle Michaelis, Juli 2020

Lettering Mural Buchstabenmuseum Berlin

Motiv für einen Stoffbeutel, Design von Chris Campe für das ART Magazin, April 2022

Tote Bag for ART Magazine

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Lecture in Munich

On April 25, I’ll be a guest at the venerable Typographische Gesellschaft in Munich for a lecture–finally! I’ve been waiting to be invited for so long.

In keeping with their theme of the year, »rejected,« my talk will take you from rejected drafts for book covers and examples of unsuccessful collaborations in design to failed attempts in a broader sense: job applications, relationships, and other issues that shape life precisely because nothing came of them.

By the way, the lecture will be streamed live, so if you speak German but but aren’t in Munich on April 25, you can still listen to it.

Typostammtisch Hamburg, organisiert von Chris Campe und Jenna Gesse, Foto von Michael Kohls

Typostammtisch Hamburg

The next Typo Meet-Up in Hamburg is planned for March 30—organized by my colleague Ute Kleim and 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.

If you would like to receive an extra invitation for all future dates, subscribe to the Typostammtisch newsletter.


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.

Interview mit Chris Campe auf »Design by Women«
Coverbild für den Vortrag von Chris Campe auf der Adobe MAX Konferenz 2022: "How to create experimental lettering with Adobe Fresco and on paper"

Online Talk

It’s really no big deal, but last fall I spoke at Adobe MAX. In Los Angeles. If you missed the in-person talk about experimental lettering, you can still watch a 20-minute version for free online.

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I see you rolling your eyes, I’m sure you’ve subscribed to far too many newsletters—sure, I understand, I did too.

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.

Almost 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.

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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.

Chris Campe – Lettering über Rückenschmerzen, Rückenzentrum am Michel, 2022

A Pain in the Back

People often say to me: »Things seem to be going really well for you!« and to maintain this impression at all costs, I usually leave

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,