Linnorm is my second attempt at designing a typeface, but the first time trying to make it legible and actually usable. I also started this typeface in a workshop on the basics of type design.
Linnorm is based on the distorted curves found in moiré-like patterns, although this reference is hardly—if at all—visible.
The typeface is still work in progress.
[Previous Name: Thule; changed for the same reason Nasa renamed »Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69«]
Typeface / 2019–Ongoing
My first encounter with type design within the framework of a workshop on the basics of type design led by Sandra Winter at the Faculty of Design.
It is constructed entirely without any curvatures and based on 0°, 45° and 90° angles.
In the block course Typography IV we were divided into teams of three people each and assigned topics/terms for which we were to design a digital product, among other things; each project was to be completed within 24 hours.
Our group had the coordinate 25°N 71°W—the Bermuda Triangle. We designed an interactive map (using the ePub format for quick implementation) on which the user can click through different levels of information, such as the last known position of ships or airplanes. By superimposing these layers, new information levels and contexts are created.
Map, E-Book / 2019
The idea behind this 7-inch vinyl is to explain how to operate a turntable in a easy to understand and fun way. The operating instructions are printed on the cover and can be heard as audio as well.
Cover Design, Concept / 2018–2019
Poster for the release event of the publication »Neue Texte – Was ist Typografie?« in collaboration with the student project Café Paradiso.
The poster contains the complete texts of the publication, which are overlaid by the event information.
Poster Design / 2018
Publication with texts by students of the Faculty of Design on the question "What is typography?
We asked ourselves this question in the first typography lesson at the beginning of our studies. The texts were written after the first two semesters of typography and form partly answers, partly follow-up questions and content-related discussions of the topic.
Publication / 2018
This map was designed as a guide for applicants and first-year students so that you can explore the Mathildenhöhe on the day of the entrance examination and find possible places to pass time or grab something to eat.
On the day of the entrance examination, the card was hung up as an A1 poster. In addition, we have also designed it as an A3 card to take away.
In collaboration with Paul Jürgens
Map, Poster Design / 2018