Johannes Erler

Johannes Erler

Graphic Designer, Art Director, Founder (Hamburg)

Erler, born in 1965, studied communications design in Kiel and worked for Lo Breier, Erik Spiekermann, and Neville Brody before co-founding Factor Design in 1993; he has since become one of Germany’s top designers. In 2010, he left Factor Design to found EST ErlerSkibbeTönsmann with Henning Skibbe and Christian Tönsmann. The company does corporate, editorial, and type design for corporations, institutions, and publishing houses in Germany and abroad. One of their areas of expertise is the overall look and image of theatres in Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Bremen, Düsseldorf, and Stuttgart, among other places. Erler was also the art director of the German newsweekly Stern from 2012 to 2014. He has written and/or published various books on design (including a monograph on Erik Spiekermann) and is a columnist for the design magazine Page. Erler also speaks at design conferences and universities, and is a member of a number of design juries. He lives with his wife, two sons, and dog in Hamburg. www.est-agentur.de

 

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