Lecture via Zoom
In June I will be speaking in the lecture series »Designblicke« at the Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. I’ve been invited by Julia Meer, the head of the Graphic and Poster Collection at the MK&G, who recently purchased some of my early work for the museum.
If German is not a hindrance for you, you can watch the lecture for free via Zoom, Tuesday June 13, from 7 to 8:30 pm.
The next Typo Meet-Up in Hamburg is scheduled for June 15—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.
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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.
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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Review and Preview
Travelogue with Selfies
Experiments and Lifespans
Travelling, talking and drawing
Pride and Portfolio
ABC and FAQ
Onward + Online class
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.
How I learn to animate lettering
Maybe I owe it all to Instagram. If the algorithm hadn’t started favoring videos, moving pictures wouldn’t have interested me at all. But then I saw more and more lettering animations – and I wanted to be able to do that, too.
Writing newsletters–is it worth it?
After writing a monthly newsletter for a year, I take stock: What are the pros and cons? What is the response like? And above all: is it worth the effort?
A Pain in the Back
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,