Here you can find interesting links and recommendations from the fields of typography, design, education, and production. Despite thorough editorial scrutiny, we are not liable for the content of external links see liability disclaimer.
Buenos Aires, AR
Antipixel is a graphic design studio based in Buenos Aires, with main focus on display handwritten fonts & branding.
Den Haag, NL
Bold Monday is an independent Dutch type foundry established in 2008 by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen.
Character Type designs bespoke typefaces for both small companies and large international brands. Henning Skibbe and his network are based in Hamburg, Germany.
Mark Simonson Studio
Saint Paul, US
Process Type Foundry
Golden Valley, US
Their works range from publicly accessible fonts on their websites to custom fonts for clients such as Chevrolet and Walker Art Center.
Sharp Type is a digital type foundry based in New York City. The foundry produces custom & retail typefaces for print, digital, and environmental design – for brands, design houses, and publications.
Swiss Typefaces is a type design company known for innovative views, creative approach and the high quality of typefaces.
The Basel School of Design
Visual communication is an independent cognitive tool. It is made visible, imaginable or comprehensible by visualizations.
Design West Summer School
Design West is an international summer design school located in the beautiful village of Letterfrack in Connemara, on the West Coast of Ireland.
With its bachelor and master degree programs, the modern campus provides around 500 students with optimal prerequisites for personal creative development.
They develop design solutions for products and services, design and design content for various communication channels, and move creatively in a digitally networked environment.
Designers have been trained in Münster since 1878. The design department can look back on a long and good tradition.
Hochschule der Künste Bern
The HKB focuses on the development of your project from the first idea to the final implementation.
Think ahead. This is the claim of Konstanz Master students. Only 20 applicants are selected each year.
The master program Gutenberg-Intermedia at Mainz University of Applied Sciences trains up to sixteen talented undergraduate and graduate students in the field of media-independent design practice and research.
The cooperative self-image, which focuses on the free creative development of the individual, is also reflected in the structure of their website.
Here you will find a versatile collegium of designers, artists and cultural and humanities scholars, an excellent infrastructure for creative work, a growing network of cultural and economic institutions and doctorate.
Merz Akademie Stuttgart
The growing importance of the media industry goes hand in hand with a heightened awareness of the influence of the media on the entire economy, politics and society.
New Design University St. Pölten
St. Pölten, AT
As an international and lifelike location for advanced design, engineering and business education, the NDU trains creative minds to drive the transformation of society and engage with the work and design processes of the future today.
Open Set Summer School
Open Set is an independent education platform that promotes the social relevance of design and visual culture.
schaubau – international summer school of design dessau
schaubau is an international summer school which takes place once a year in the heart of Dessau – the city of the Bauhaus. A design camp, which is targeted at all creative students, craftsmen and -women, creators of value of all designing disciplines like design, architecture and art.
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Master students of Visual Communication will implement a self-selected, research-oriented design project. You work exploratively and forward-looking and strive for new insights, methods and aesthetics.
032c is a magazine and apparel brand. Our workshop in Berlin-Kreuzberg is a production and research center, where we assess and contribute to contemporary culture. Our findings are published digitally and as a collectible manual for freedom, research, and creativity, printed twice annually.
The new monothematic magazine “Brasilia” by young Hanoverian designers is looking for a definition of neighborhood in its first issue. It tells stories of designers for designers and those who feel at home in this environment.
A collective of creative minds with a heart for a colorful society. They believe that every person enriches our world no matter where it comes from. For that he needs a chance – and it starts in your head. They find, helps talk to each other. And do more. That’s why they create ideas that create space for diversity.
Editorial design is at the heart of their activities and they offer a contemporary and tailor-made visual language that combines stories, photographs, illustrations, typography, video or digital to convey the values and know-how of the entities they work with.
Previous creatives answer the questions about the concerns of our time – be it via interview, photography or text.
Journalism is social commitment. The non-profit organization FROH! e.V. has set itself the goal of initiating social design processes and develops journalistic formats that open up discourses about values.
The komma magazine is a presentation platform for student work of the Faculty of Design at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.
It is a magazine that features real stories, personal reflections and epiphanies from people around the world. It believes that travel isn’t about fancy hotels or tourist destinations, but about immersing oneself in someplace entirely foreign to feel extremely uncomfortable so that one can learn from it. It believes that travel is a state of mind.
nomad is a design and social magazine. It interprets design as shaping the future and thus as a catalyst for social developments and individual lifestyle.
Reports, the independent magazine for narrated present. Outstanding authors report in exciting reports from this world. Researched locally, personally with the protagonists and off the beaten track.
Varoom – The Storytelling Issue
The Association of Illustrators is the professional body for illustration in the UK. Established in 1973, the AOI champions illustrators and the illustration industry with education, promotion and campaigning to achieve a thriving industry for us all.
Already in 1946, Werner Achilles GmbH and Co. KG was founded as a “gloss foil laminating company” in Celle, Lower Saxony. Today, the Achilles Group is considered one of the leading paper refiners and manufacturers of high-quality presentation products.
Antalis is Europe’s No. 1 wholesale group for the distribution of paper, packaging and visual communication materials.
Arbeitskreis Prägefoliendruck e.V.
Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE
Creative, style-forming and unmistakable – these are the characteristics of embossed foil printing. You know him from exclusive packaging, book covers, high quality printed matter, art reproductions.
Not only implementing a print, but adapting it perfectly to your needs – this is what we see as our task as Druckerei Vogl. We are not afraid of special demands and like to go unconventional ways. LE-UV Offset, High Gamut – all in-house achievements to make our printing results even better.
Neustadt a. d. Aisch, DE
The Onlineprinters Group is one of the market-leading online print shops in Europe. They produce individualized printing for more than 800,000 customers in 30 countries throughout Europe, right up to the complete exhibition stand in-house production.
GRÄFE Druck GmbH
GRÄFE Druckveredelung is a specialist for the revaluation of print products.
HKS matching colors
They make two of the world’s leading paperboard brands, Invercote and Incada. They are preferred by some of the most demanding brand owners on earth for their durability and design versatility.
They provide you with know-how and creative concepts from their close collaboration with manufacturers, the printing industry and the creative industry.
Josef Spinner Großbuchbinderei GmbH
The production of hard covers and soft covers is the central production focus of the bookbindery Spinner.
Letterjazz realizes your dream print project. About a decade ago, everything started with a single press in a garage. Today, they also master Letterpress in large print runs and formats. Also: embossed foil printing, screen printing and many more specials. Every wish of a designer can be made possible here.
With Metapaper a platform is offered on which you can be inspired by fascinating print objects.
Papierfabrik Scheufelen GmbH + Co. KG
The paper mill Scheufelen can look back on more than 160 years of tradition. A time span that has always been used for innovation, making it possible to become what it is today: the European market leader for coated premium papers and board, with worldwide exports to more than 40 countries.
Papier Union GmbH
As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Inapa Group, Lisbon, PT, Papier Union, Hamburg, is one of the largest European wholesale paper groups. As a service company focusing on fine paper wholesale, Papier Union is one of the industry leaders in Germany.
Papyrus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Papyrus has a bigger mission than just delivering the right products on time. As a service provider, they create solutions that help companies and their employees be more successful.
Römerturm Feinstpapier GmbH & CO KG
For more than 130 years, Römerturm has been synonymous with high-quality fine art and artist papers that are unparalleled as “cultural assets of the senses.”
Seismografics JK GmbH
Seismografics is one of the most versatile print refiner and packaging manufacturer in Germany and a specialist for cross-media communication and one-to-one solutions.
The source is you. You provide a theme, a product, an idea or a finished design and they bring movement into play.
Conferences & Fairs
33pt – SHOW HIDDEN CHARACTERS
As the term suggests, they are mostly hidden in the subtext of programming, video games, novels. They act in the hidden, enable us to perceive, set the accents so that we can experience our information in a structured way. They are mediators between the authors and the readers. Not about ASCII, UNICODE or DISPLAY should be spoken at 33pt / Editorial Lab # 2, but about those who are mostly carefully hidden in the imprint. The designers of magazines, magazines and portals. They report on the interaction in editorial offices, explain the connections between the different work steps and reveal their secret codes for the reader’s construction.
A’ Design Award
The A’Design Award and Competition is for designers, innovators and companies that want to highlight themselves to attract the attention of media, publishers and buyers.
ADC Design Experience
The Art Directors Club for Germany is an independent association dedicated to finding and promoting excellent creative communication.
New York, US
The Type Directors Club is proud to inaugurate Ascenders, which recognizes the work of designers who are 35 years of age and under.
Initiated and organized by students of the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim the CAPTCHA Design Festival takes place for the 5th time this summer. The workshops and the symposium revolve around this year’s topic DIMENSION. Together with our participating students reputable guests from Design and Art will develop innovative and new ways of designing. The results will be presented in a final one-week exhibition.
Three days of a dazzling festival for editorial designers, art directors, juniors and students, journalists, publishers and storytellers, photographers, infographic artists, illustrators and all the other fans of outstanding creativity.
Hessen Design Routes
The Hessen Design Routes reopen their doors in six Hessian cities and become the venue and showroom for design and creative design. The design festival shows the creatives behind the many outstanding design solutions that emerge in Hesse and shows how fundamentally design shapes our everyday culture, our lifestyle and our world of goods.
I Never Read
I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel is an art publishing fair taking place in June during the Art Basel week. It focuses on printed matter, gathering national and international, institutional and independent publishers.
Indiecon brings together magazine publishers from all over the world. Founded in 2014, it has become a hotspot for innovative publishing ideas and collaboration in the creative fields.
Łódź Design Festival
The heart of the festival being a collection of curatorial exhibitions created in relation to the annual guiding code, presents different perspectives on design.
Open Source Festival Congress
The OSF has been in Düsseldorf for twelve years – the pop and culture festival for the creative scene in NRW. Every year around 7,500 visitors flock to the beautiful grounds of the racecourse in the middle of the Grafenberg Forest and celebrate a colorful mix of music, art and culture.
Torino Graphic Days
PLAY, REPLAY DESIGN! Graphic design has a dual nature: it mixes rigor with experimentation and creativity to create an ever evolving scenario. Using the ludic language as a universal communication field, the festival aims to be an open event mixing irony, fun and curiosity. A place where professionals, enthusiasts and kids of all ages can discover communication, visual design and art playing with us!
TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.
Typofest is a design biennial for people who love calligraphy, lettering and type. The third edition of the festival program contains an international conference and several workshops with remarkable professionals in the field.
Tÿpo St. Gallen
St. Gallen, CH
The Tÿpo St. Gallen sees itself as a forum for professionals and design-savvy people, seeks and promotes the exchange of speakers and audience. In addition to presentations, there is plenty of time for discussions and an inspiring supporting program.
The Leipziger Typotage is an event organized by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Druckkunst Leipzig e.V. Since 1995, the event takes place annually in the Museum of Printing Arts Leipzig. Initially designed as a two-day event, the program of the Typotage since 2008 essentially focuses on a Saturday in the spring.
UNCOVER offers unusual constellations, for example, when creatives and craftsmen come together. The formats range from classic conferences to innovation labs for urban development, for example.