In the context of the exhibition “Dagmar Buhr: Lui” in the New Museum Nuremberg, bayern design presents a Typotalk with Lars Harmsen, Creative Director at Melville Brand Design and editor of the magazine SLANTED.
Like hardly any other design element, typography reflects the diversity and heterogeneity of a city. Typography in urban spaces is a multifaceted design element that shapes and reflects the identity, culture, and navigation of cities, created by a diverse range of individuals from professionals to amateurs.
For the last 20 years, Harmsen has focused on typography, corporate and editorial design. As a former Creative Director at MAGMA Brand Design, he moved to Munich and is currently Creative Director at Melville Brand Design. Six years ago, he founded the font label Volcano-Type, which developed into the influential SLANTED blog and magazine. In addition to his professorship at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Harmsen now operates SLANTED PUBLISHERS with Julia Kahl and remains a passionate graphic designer with numerous national and international awards.