Type: Matthias Hofmann, Marc Droz & more from Western Europe

Matthias Hofmann‘s poster (left) for client Neustahl GmbH won a Platinum Award in the Typography3 competition. Based in Luzern, Switzerland, Matthias Hofmann is a self-employed graphic designer born in 1970 in Basel, Switzerland. He has taught for over 15 years and his posters are exhibited and awarded in poster shows worldwide.

The typeface design to the right was entered into our current Typography4: Typeface design competition. Created by Marc Droz of Nouvelle Noire in Zurich, Switzerland, the typeface was designed “as a contrast to existing clarendon like typefaces, Colroy is slightly more geometrical, its style seemingly constructed. At the same time it maintains the vibrancy characteristic of the slab serifs.”

The typeface above was also submitted to our current competition. Designed by Michael Parson of Typogama in Geneva, Switzerland, the typeface ” is a bold, dynamic script that can be used for branding, editorial design and short passage of text.”
Parson is the founder and sole designer behind Typogama. He currently runs Parson Research,  a small design agency established in 2002 with local and international clients, and he also teaches two courses on Type Design and Branding at local design schools.
The poster to the right was designed by Gunter Rambow of Guestrow, Germany. Titled “Der Sandmann (The Sandman),” the poster was meant to promote the Opera by Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini.
Gunter Rambow’s philosophy on work is that “everything is important.” He  is an award-winning graphic designer and photographer, who studied glass painting at Staatliche Glasfachschule Hadamar and later graphics at HBK Kassel. He has served as a professor of graphic design and visual communication at Gesamthochschule Kassel; Tongji university, Shanghai; and HfG Karlsruhe, where he is emeritus professor.
The Typography4: Typeface Design and Type in Use competitions are open for your entries! Enter your work before Tuesday, January 23.