Guide to Gender-Sensitive Language and Typography
The German publishing house form just published Typohacks by Hannah Witte, the first guide for gender-sensitive typography in the German language. As this is a huge topic right now in Germany, we’re very proud to finally present this book in its final form. Funded by a highly successful crowdfunding campaign in 2021, the book has already found a lot of supporters and fans before it was even published.
It was awarded with the iphiGenia Gender Design Award which honors the world’s best gender sensitive designs. Read the full jury statement: “Typohacks, the handbook for gender-sensitive typography in the German language, unanimously impressed the jury because of its topicality. The work provides a comprehensive introduction to both the current methods of gendering and the discourse on anti-discriminatory language. Understanding the use of gender-sensitive language as a creative, typographical task is an important and new perspective for designers. The work addresses the topic holistically: in addition to practical examples, it deals with current questions about the power of language and the political responsibility of designers, thus providing impulses for design practice as well as for the current debate.”