Opentype.info is the weblog of the German designer and author Ralf Herrmann. Currently, this weblog is about topics such as typography, webfonts, signage, wayfinding and spatial cognition.

Ralf Herrmann studied graphic design at the Bauhaus University Weimar. He is the author of several typography books and founded the type foundry fonts.info and the German typography community Typografie.info. With a partner he founded the design studio Seite7 in 1999. Since 2009 he is the editor of the German typography magazine TypoJournal. Currently Ralf Herrmann is doing his PhD at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. In his dissertation he will research the implications of cognitive map research applied to the design of maps and wayfinding systems.

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Public Talks

  • 2009: Sign09 Conference, Vienna, Austria; Book Fair Leipzig, Germany;  Forum Typografie, Weimar, Germany
  • 2010: Typo Berlin, Germany; Webfontday Munich, Germany; Typogravieh lebt Symposium, Weimar, Germany
  • 2011: AtypI Reykjavík, Island; Webfontday Munich, Germany; Buchstabenmuseum Berlin, Germany
  • 2012: Publishing Conference Munich, Germany; Tag der Schrift Zürich, Switzerland


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