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Custom Lettering by Chris Campe for books, covers, logos, illustrations, walls and windows

Lettering Examples from the Portfolio

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

Tote Bag for ART Magazine

Lettering-Zitat von Chris Campe aus dem Stück »Draußen vor der Tür« von Wolfgang Borchert für das Literaturfestival »Hamburg liest« 2021

Lettering Quotes from Literature

Latest News

13.7. Online Lecture for BDG

At the moment I’m touring from professional association to professional association to talk about my work. On July 13, I’ll give a lecture for BGD, the professional association for communication designers.

The talk is free (but in German), guests from outside the association are welcome, and I’ll happily answer questions afterwards. However, the digital space will fit only the first 100 guests, so better be there on time, on July 13 at 7:30 pm.

Lettering-Logo-Skizze von Chris Campe
Typostammtisch Hamburg, organisiert von Chris Campe und Jenna Gesse, Foto von Michael Kohls

Typostammtisch Hamburg

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.

If you want to get 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«

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.


Shame Parade

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?

Regale mit Archivkisten von Chris Campe

How to Archive Your Lettering

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, on Instagram you look over my shoulder as 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,