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Lettering Examples from the Portfolio

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

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

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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 on October 19 I spoke about experimental lettering at Adobe MAX in Los Angeles.

If you missed the in-person talk, you can still watch a 20-minute version for free online.

Lettering-Sketchbook-Intro by Chris Campe, All Things Letters, Hamburg

Sketchbook Intro

In July, I gave a talk at the Typism Summit about how I use my lettering sketchbooks as a source of inspiration. I have also summarized my tips on this subject in a PDF. I’ll be happy to send you the PDF, when you sign up for my newsletter.

Interview

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«

Typostammtisch Hamburg

The next Typo Meet-Up in Hamburg is planned for Feburary 2023—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 would like to receive an extra invitation for all future dates, subscribe to the Typostammtisch newsletter.

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

No really, you should subscribe to my newsletter

If this is your first time on my website, I would like to address you directly 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.

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.

Feel free to verify these statements by clicking on one of the links to my latest newsletters and seeing for yourself.

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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.

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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?

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,