Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen was born in 1965 and studied communication design. In 1993, he moved to Paris, where he worked with Grapus founders Gérard Paris-Clavel and Pierre Bernard on various projects, including the Centre Pompidou. Bergerhausen originally planned to stay in France for a year, but ended up spending seven years there, including filling a grant post at the Centre Nationale des Arts Plastiques in 1998. In 2002 he was appointed professor of typography and book design at Mainz University. In 2004 he launched decodeunicode, a project sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research, for which he received numerous awards. Prof. Bergerhausen has given lectures all over the world and founded the Institut Designlabor Gutenberg in Mainz in 2004. Working with Siri Poarangan, he published “decodeunicode — Die Schriftzeichen der Welt” in 2011. The book was awarded the German Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Gold in 2012. His latest publication “Digitale Keilschrift” deals with digital cuneiform writing. Johannes Bergerhausen is a member of ATypl.
Among Prof. Bergerhausen’s awards are the Red Dot Best of the Best, iF Award Gold, ADC Deutschland, TDC New York, Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Schönste Deutsche Bücher, European Design Award best of show.
Photo: Ilka Helmig