Ferdinand Ulrich is a typographer and a design researcher. At p98a.berlin he explores with Erik Spiekermann how letterpress can be redefined in the twenty-first century. His research and writings on type history have been published in the US, in the UK and in Germany. Ferdinand regularly teaches typography (UdK Berlin, Burg Halle, FH Potsdam) and gives guest lectures (MIT Media Lab, Cooper Union, Carnegie Mellon University, and others). Since 2015 he has been working on a PhD at the University of Reading, researching the transition of type design technologies in the early digital era. The project is supervised by Gerry Leonidas and Sue Walker and is funded by the AHCR in the UK.
An introduction to tools and shapes before PostScript