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 —
Typeface-Family-Dialogue-01-Manuel Typeface-Family-Dialogue-02-Manuel Typeface-Family-Dialogue-03-Manuel Dialogue is a typeface family I crafted during my MA at Reading. More info on the website of the course: Dialogue / Labiba or on Issuu: Specimen. For licenses please get in touch.


— 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



— Teaching Type Design in Cairo —
Cairo-Arabic-Type-Design-SS2018-Supervised-by-Manuel-1
Cairo-Arabic-Type-Design-SS2018-Supervised-by-Manuel-2
Cairo-Arabic-Type-Design-SS2018-Supervised-by-Manuel-3
Cairo-Latin-Type-Design-WS2017-Supervised-by-Manuel
Cairo-Latin-Type-Design-WS2018-Supervised-by-Manuel
Cairo-Latin-Type-Design-WS2018-Supervised-by-Manuel
Students had to develop a typeface related to a chosen Movie Character, Latin+Arabic (5th+6th semester), with Kholoud Khaled, Cairo, 2017/18





— Some more impressions of my work —
Typeface-Super-Health-Conceptional-Fashion-Label-Manuel
Logotype and type customisation for a Conceptional Fashion Label, 2017



Corporate Identity for the sustainable product label Megalomania, Photos by Patrick Müßiggang, 2015


Experiments with variable fonts for Google Fonts, Interface Design and Type Design Experiments for Google Fonts, 2016/17


Various typefaces and experiments, 2012—14


Corporate and a series of event identities for an international gathering in Halle, 2012—13


Amsterdam-Exchange-Exhibition-2012--Snowboard-movie-leaflet-poster-2011 Event Identity for an exhibition in Amsterdam, 2012 // Leaflet/Poster for an independent snowboard movie, 2011


Klub7-Website-Design-Code-Manuel-Markus-2014--moholy-naghy-installation-2011 Webdesign and Code for the Art Collective Klub7 with Markus Lange, 2014 // Moholy-Nagy Installation, 2011


BURG-Jahrbuch-2016-Manuel-Patrick Year Book for the Burg Giebichenstein University with Patrick Müßiggang, 2016/17





Academic Background
I graduated with distinction in typeface 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 2019