Lars Harmsen

Professor Lars Harmsen studied visual communication in Basel and Pforzheim, already founding the design agency MAGMA in Karlsruhe during his time as a student. 2014 he moved on to Munich as a partner and creative director of Melville Brand Design. Since 2011 he has been a teacher for concept, layout and typography at the University of Dortmund. He is the founder of the type foundry Volcano-Type as well as the editor of the Slanted blog and magazine (since 2014 published by Slanted Publishers, with Julia Kahl). His nationally and internationally award-winning work focuses on typography, corporate and editorial design. Beyond that he writes for a variety of design and typography publications.