Graphic and Type Design
manuel (-at-) vongebhardi.de




I’m an independent type designer and consultant giving guidance to create distinctive high-quality typography that sets you apart. I’m located in Leipzig (DE) and Cairo (EG) – where I teach Latin and Arabic type design at the German University since 2017.



Selected Type Design

Dialogue is the Latin typeface family I crafted during my MA at Reading. Get a first impression on the website of the course: Dialogue / Labiba or on Issuu: Specimen.


Selected Research

Variables of Type is a systematic investigation into all formal aspects of type. Even though it is mainly focused on the latin script I am not excluding others but trying to find a flexible system which could describe any writing system and its scripts in detail — work in progress.
more about → (german)

Update, partially online now: Type Design Framework



Some more impressions of my work

Experiments with variable fonts for Google Fonts, Interface Design and Type Design



Academic Background
I graduated with distinction in type design from the University of Reading (UK); got my BA in Graphic Design from the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle; and studied one year at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.




Last Update: Feb 2018