Typotalk with Lars Harmsen

Typotalk with Lars Harmsen

Perspectives by Design—Typography and Space

Author: Nina Vollmer

In the context of the exhibition Dagmar Buhr: Lui at Neues Museum in Nürnberg, bayern design presents a Typotalk with Lars Harmsen, Creative Director at Melville Brand Design and Co-founder of Slanted Publishers. In Prof. Lars Harmsen’s Typotalk, the focus is on typography in space, from “A” like Art and Anarchy, “C” like Corporate, “P” like Public, and “Z” like Zoo.

Like few other design elements, typography reflects the diversity and heterogeneity of a city. Typography produces new urban spaces and interacts with the places and people of a city. Typography can represent the identities of a city, its people, companies, brands, and organizations, thus creating social to commercial spaces. Typography can make cultural patterns of action visible, reinterpret them, and question them. Typography can convey information and guide people through the city. Typography in urban space is the work of designers, engineers, amateurs, and children.

Immediately before the Typotalk, there will be a Typowalk with type designer Mona Franz and government building officer Rebecca Pröbster through Nuremberg. Fonts in the city will be presented and analyzed for their design during this event. Separate registration is required for this event. Combo tickets are available.

About Prof. Lars Harmsen

Prof. Lars Harmsen is a professor for design and typography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Creative Director and partner at Melville Brand Design in Munich. Additionally, he is the founder of Slanted Publishers. The main focus of his work includes typography, corporate and editorial design, as well as brands in space. He is the founder of the font label Volcano-Type, editor and Creative Director at Slanted Blog and Magazine, and the author and designer of numerous books on design, typography, and photography. Harmsen is the curator of the artist book series 100for10 and a co-founder of Poster Rex, a screen printing poster project. He has received over 100 national and international awards for his work.

Typotalk with Lars Harmsen

Thursday, February 8th, 5 p.m.

Neues Museum in Nürnberg
Luitpoldstraße 5
90402 Nürnberg

Tickets for the Typotalk are now available here.
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Typotalk with Lars Harmsen