Celebrating 15 years of TYPO Berlin moments (1)

Since our first TYPO Berlin conference in October 1996 (actually since FUSE 95) our photographer Gerhard Kassner (image below) is saving all the historical moments with his digital camera(s).

Gerhard Kassner, Berlin, October 1996

Some days ago I went through our huge archive to select the highlights of 15 TYPO years. We will publish some of these pictures on a daily basis during the next weeks. Have fun.


Neville Brody and David Berlow holding a type-design presentation plus discussion at TYPOstage in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, October 4th 1996; click to enlarge and find yourself among the listeners …

Günter Gerhard Lange (1921—2008) holding up the weekly supplement DIE ZEIT magazin during TYPO96 press conference. The weekly newspaper celebrates TYPO96-speaker and design superstar David Carson. GGL was a huge fan of DC because he loved designers who break rules.

All images © kassnerfoto.de


Neville Brody

Neville Brody is a designer, typographer, art director, brand strategist and consultant and has established himself as one of the most prolific, innovative and influential graphic designers in the world. Neville is also the founder of the Research Studios network with studios in Berlin, New York, Paris, Barcelona and Tokyo. Having redesigned The Times newspaper and the BBC website, current clients include LVMH, Nike, United British Media, Nokia and Converse together with several arts and culture based organisations in the UK and Asia.
David Berlow

David Berlow

David Berlow entered the type industry in 1978 as a letter designer for the respected Mergenthaler, Linotype, Stempel, and Haas typefoundries. He joined the newly formed digital type supplier, Bitstream, Inc. in 1982. After Berlow left Bitstream in 1989, he founded The Font Bureau, Inc. with Roger Black. Font Bureau has developed more than 300 new and revised type designs for The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Hewlett Packard and others, with OEM work for Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation. The Font Bureau Retail Library consists mostly of original designs and now includes over 500 typefaces. Berlow is a member of the Type Directors Club and the Association Typographique International, and remains active in typeface design.

Günter Gerhard Lange

*1921 University Studies:
  • Academy of Grafic Arts and Book Arts, Leipzig
  • Highschool of Fine Arts, Berlin
  • Lecturer for visual Communication at the Master's School of Graphic/Print and Advertisement, Berlin
  • Art Director of H. Berthold AG Berlin, Stuttgart/Munich
  • Consultant for visual communication and lecturer: Advertisement Academy, Munich (U5)
  • Lecturer at Highschool for applied Arts, Vienna
David Carson

David Carson

Graphic designer legend, typography rebel, surfer and art director of music magazine “Ray Gun”.